About Urban Farmer Portland

Urban Farmer Portland is a modern American steakhouse featuring indigenous and locally sourced food products from artisanal craftsmen. Located in the lobby of the Nines Hotel, a luxury collection property, Urban Farmer features refined dining in an elegantly understated atmosphere. Prime Beef, dry aged in-house, takes center stage alongside locally grown vegetables hand-carried to the kitchen door. Local wines, many of which are organic and biodynamic, round out a stellar beverage program that Portland's own crafted Spirits. Classic cocktails, refined urban setting, with panoramic city views as seen from the lovingly restored verandas that line the Historic Meier & Frank Building, circa 1909. Whether you desire a quick, delicious country-style breakfast, a "locavore" lunch featuring Oregon's bounty, or dinner and drinks for 2 to 20 in Urban Farmer's artistically designed dining room, we look forward to serving you with homespun grace and warmth.

525 SW Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97204
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 3pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
between 5th and 6th Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 222-4900

Website:
http://urbanfarmerportland.com/

Catering:
We offer many semi-private and private dining spaces for receptions or dinner from 10 to 80 guests.

Parking Details:
In addition to offer valet, there are 2 parking garages within one block of our location: Star Park located at SW 6th and Alder as well as Smart Park located at SW 4th and Morrison.

Public Transit:
We are located right on the Max Line at the Pioneer Place stop as well as the Steetcar Pioneer Place stop.

Executive Chef:
Matt Christianson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate with Chef Matt's Valentine's Day menu
Available 5pm - 10pm
$72/Person

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Private Dining

Urban Farmer is Portland's Steakhouse offering the very best the Oregon farmers, ranchers and fisherman have to offer within a modern, farmhouse chic environment.

Urban Farmer Portland Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.2

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4.4

value

3.8

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Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
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Business Meals (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Romantic (13)
Cozy (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Casual (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Seasonal (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Organic (8)
Authentic (7)
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Healthy (7)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful. Staff is amazing!

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·Dined 6 days ago

I love the atmosphere of this restrauant so much and had amazing food the first time I went that I wanted to take my husband there for his birthday. Absolutely everyone that worked there seemed at the very least miserable if not down right rude and really ruined our experience. I can’t believe I paid to valet my car, get charged more than the menu advertises and spoken to the way the bartender spoke to us!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We ordered off menu for some of our party and had lots of allergy questions for others in our party. They skillfully met every request and provided great suggestions of things/directions we hadn’t even thought about. For those of us who ordered from the menu, we were delighted with pairings, presentation and palette. Every note was executed beautifully. Gordon Ramsay would weep tears of joy over their scallops and risotto. Definitely going back. Worth every penny.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Usually the soup is a wonderful meal in itself. This visit there was barely any soup in the shallow bowl at all! Not worth the price and quite disappointing.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

For the high prices and what we expected to be a high level of service there were some notable issues. No one offered to take our coats (winter time) but we noted others had their coats taken. We were seated in a large room where we were the only party. It was about 40 minutes before anyone else was seated in the room. On our way to this room we passed several nice 2-person tables in nice areas with good mix of people. After our main course, our table was not cleaned (wiped down) after dishes were removed. It needed that attention. We were approached by at least two other person, other than our server, who asked how our food was - this was before we had a chance to have a bite of our food. It was a bit obnoxious, as if they were trying too hard, but in all the wrong ways. We left feeling like this place didn't have a good idea of what really good service is. We would not go back, not at these prices. Respectfully.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Pretty basic. Definitely a good deal if you want to enjoy a big 20oz Wagyu steak. It’s defin big enough to share. The rolls with black garlic butter are great. Loved the sweet potato that came with my duck- however did not enjoy their duck breast. Too rare for my liking and not very tender or tasty. I regret not sharing the wagyu with my husband or even just enjoying all the sides as a meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

First time diners...the food was plentiful and tasty. It wasn’t so loud and busy that we had trouble conversing. I’ll be back!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Romantic spot for decadent dishes. The ambiance with the addition of delectable comfort dishes cannot be beat! Looking to wow a date, go here!!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was outstanding and we had great service!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went here for a date. The food is excellent, but pricey. The cornbread was AWESOME, I would go there again just for that. Steak was cooked perfect and seasoning was mild. I had the yukon gold puree(creamy mashed potatoes) and it tasted really good, but concurrency was odd, just do mashed potatoes.......geesh.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Outstanding steak. Not so crazy about the decor and ambiance. Despite that, the steaks were amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Either on their website or when confirming our reservation they should have advised us that there was a special Christmas one price menu with ONLY ONE STEAK choice. We were very disappointed since we had booked Because we wanted steak.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This turned out to unexpectedly fall below our expectations. This is a beautifully designed restaurant with so much possibility, but it was our most disappointing OpenTable dining experience. Staff really needs to be trained better. Perhaps it was because it was Christmas Dinner and the restaurant was busy, but this fell short on so many levels from bland food: The shrimp in the appetizer arrived pleasantly placed and adorned upon arrival it may have been previously frozen. It lacked the sweet delicate flavor of a well-prepared shrimp dish: it was very bland. The salmon dished with baby carrots arrived dressed to entice one’s appetite, it too was miserably bland. Had it not been for the fillet surrendered by my partner, I would have not eaten anything with any flavor. It was a dismal Christmas dinner. But it was more than the disappointment in the food, after being graciously taken to our table we were surprised to see that instead of the table requested we, a party of two, were seated on a enormous table for six people across of each other. Servers had us seated so far apart that it would have been impossible to carry on a decent conversation. There really wasn’t any way to adjust our seats so that we wouldn’t be interfering the guests besides us so we ended up seating almost on each other’s laps. It was a choice between hearing one another or not. We had the saddest table in the dining area. Two guests lost in this white table cloth sea with a candle that died out shortly after we sat down and unlike all the other tables that had flowers on them, we had none. It was truly the worst OpenTable dining experience that we have ever encountered. There’s nothing like being made to feel unwelcome than to shove guests with reservations in an awkward corner on an poorly sized table with table settings not conducive to comfortable dining. It is better not to have accepted our reservations than to take them and not be prepared to treat your guest properly.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We have dined many times here and usually it’s a great meal/ experience. This time not so much as the Service was lacking. Our server was quick and friendly, but after the meal was served, we never saw him again to check on how we were doing.
While my salmon dish was good, warm, not hot, I prefer Hot...my wife’s Pork was as dry as leather and the accompanying pasta was like paper.

When the Floor Manager asked? I let him know.
This is where the experience went beyond expectation. We were comped my wife’s meal and my Whisky, a MaCallan 18yr. That was well beyond Excellent Customer Service. That’s more than either of us expected!

Well done!

Will we go back? Probably...

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great ambiance. Had to ask for bread, wine order was forgotten, rare tenderloin served to the wrong person, shrimp starter very average. Other than that, it was great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our favorite restaurant. Special occasions and especially brunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Healthy, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

they were very friendly and a great atmosphere to dine as well as after to sit out in the cool area and have drinks. fun and cool looking

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fantastic, magnificent food! The Chef is a Chef.
I am French and I know what I am talking about. Everything is so fresh, so well cooked, so well combined, thought and blended. Next time we come back, we will be there again. I will try to copy the butter squash soup as I noted the mushrooms blend which was divine. It is certainly one of the best in town.

Yammi!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Holiday menu was a bit overpriced for what was served, we missed being able to order off the traditional menu. It also meant spending literally hundreds more as a table of 6, we usually like to share a large steak sampler. Service was outstanding as was the food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I have been here many times and the food and service is consistently outstanding. Their steaks are a bit pricey but well worth it. I would recommend this to anybody who is a foodie

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Dinner out for Christmas Eve. Our waiter was fantastic. Love the atmosphere of the restaurant. Food was pretty good but not outstanding.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was my sister’s birthday and we had an amazing experience!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

AMAZING FOOD

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Service was very poor, server only came to our table 2-3 times and when the bill arrived, we found that $150 drinks from the table next door were charged to us. Very embarrassing for me as my group was out of town business colleagues and their first trip to Portland!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We love this place and it is our default for group meals and celebrating! It’s the atmosphere, service and food that keeps us coming back!

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

By far, one of the best restaurants in Portland. I've never had a more enjoyable experience all the way around. Our server was very knowledgeable. It was truly a wonderful experience. Best steak in town!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our service was spotty. Ordered an appetizer and drinks right away, one drink came out and then the appetizer came out and finally the second tap beer came out... It's okay to change a keg but offer another beer as a filler. Wait staff was very nice, just the hiccup with the keg and the long time for the check, but I'd rather wait a little while for the check than be ushered out the door, i normally wouldn't be annoyed by that if it wasn't for the long period of waiting for a tap beer. Steak was GREAT, Salmon was GREAT, wait staff was very nice, not sure if I cared for the ambiance. Will I return to this place.... Maybe once a year for a great steak...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service slow both before dinner while we were waitin and ordered drinks and at dinner. Food was quite good. Salmon cooked well. Need to order sides though because meals served without veggies

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Well.....we always come to urban farmer for dinner when in Portland.
Our last two experiences have lacked in steak quality, temperature and flavor.
Service has gone from excellent to just OK.
To be fair we had a very large group to service so timing was off.
Communication by staff regarding delays would be recommended.

We would suggest the breakfast here as the staff is better and the food is outstanding.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This restaurant, located in the Nines Hotel in downtown Portland, is primarily a steakhouse. It offers a number of different steak cuts and most cuts come from either grass or corn raised cattle. There are other offerings on the menu, but this really is a beef driven menu. We ordered steak (new York) corn raised. It was delicious. The sides, fries and vegetables ordered ala carte were also good. All came hot to the table. Service was very good. The biggest drawback is this restaurant sits in the atrium of the hotel surrounded on four sides by hotel rooms that can look down into the dining area. It really is a disappointing ambiance given the service and food. Be prepared for high prices. Although the quality of the food is very good we have been to steak houses that are as good for quite a bit less money. Given the location (atrium of the hotel) I really think the cost could come down a bit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The breakfast/brunch here is outstanding. Top quality ingredients and try the English muffin, best ever!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great venue and amazing food! Good for happy hour or dinner

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Could be the best food in Portland

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent service. My boyfriend was not feeling well, so our server brought him sparkling water with bitters for free. He also surprised us with an after dinner complementary flute of champagne. Very impressed. Food was incredible as well. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

A lot of money for an average steak

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Gorgeous ambience

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Steak was fantastic, and I recommended doing the tasting menu of all four NY strip offering. Notable wine list, I ordered the Opus One 2012. Note that the wines are all kept cold at this location, so give it a chance to decant before indulging. Plenty of seating, and plenty of bar space. 5/5 overall.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Organic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was excellent but the service was awful. It took over 30 minutes for our drinks after we sat, and over an hr for the first course. It was 3 people, all knew what we wanted, and start to finish, took 2 hrs. We wanted to turn the table as it was a Saturday but no one seemed in a hurry. Afterwards we went out to the lounge to have a post dinner night cap again to get out of the table and after waiting 30 minutes, got up and went elsewhere. For the price of this place, the food was worth it but not for that kind of service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place for a quiet dinner with someone special!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Disappointed. Breakfast started out with waitress spilling the coffee on the table and then never cleans it up. Service was underwhelming, the food was mediocre and menu selection was dismal. Considering Portland has such great dining options, I would not waste my time going here. Walk a few blocks to the Heathman or to Mothers, or Cheryl’s, they never disappoint.

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