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

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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

4.3

ambience

4.4

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3.8

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82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (27)
Business Meals (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Groups (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Romantic (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Casual (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Fun (6)
Seasonal (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Authentic (5)
Healthy (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Do not hesitate, this restaurant is a perfect as I could imagine. Our brunch included a shaved vegetable salad with a delicious crunchy quinoa topping that was a big upgrade from the croutons you'd see at a lesser restaurant. The French Toast had a lovely bananas foster sort of jam with it, and real warm maple syrup of course. Service was flawless, and the room is warm and quiet.

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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was excellent, wine was a little expensive, service was absolutely impeccable! Loved the ambience, although our heartstrings were tugged remembering Meier & Frank and kissing under the old clock.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

I ordered a medium rare steak that came very rare, with parts of the middle even cold. The cheesecake was a huge disappointment to the night. The Mac and cheese was very good, as was the potato fritters. Service is good, but the food just didn’t meet my expectations at all.

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

The duck didn’t taste very good at all. Other then that all the food was amazing. The 7x steak was to die for. I have never had a steak that tasted so good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great, service was top notch, ambiance was great for date night. We went on Valentine’s Day. Expect to pay quite a bit of money for food and drinks. The tables are super close together. There is probably a foot between each table so you’re pretty close with your neighbors. Can literally hear their conversations. Which makes it a little awkward.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Very good steaks.
About $100 per person plus drinks .
Will go again !!

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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

The hostess was so awesome and accommodating. The food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

A surcharge added to the bill, are you kidding me!
Raise your prices and don’t tell me about it!

For that very reason I would consider not going back, not to mention the service was slow and unfriendly.

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 (México)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and cool place

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Portland has a lot of great restaurants. This isn’t one of them.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I love this place for brunch - come here often. The food is top notch with great variety to please everyone including gluten free options. What I like most is the noise level - the acoustics allow for a comfortable conversation. So many other restaurants are so loud. Drinks are great along with the fun and creative Bloody Mary bar.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place for a double date! Food was incredible as was our service. Love the vibe & you can actual have a conversation. We will be going back.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I love the brunch menu and everything I’ve had here tastes great, including the Tails & Trotter Ham Benedict.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went for a birthday dinner, had the ribeye and waygu beef, amazing, well prepared and melts in your mouth! Service was great, atmosphere was lovely. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great experience! Excellent food and good service. Steak perfectly done. Colleague's scallops were delicious. Good place for a business meal as things are relatively quiet.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I love this restaurant! We've always had positive experiences with the food and service. We also love that we can hear each other when we dine at Urban since the noise level is very manageable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 17, 2018

My daughter and I went for my birthday dinner, we were looking for a nice steak house experience. The staff and ambiance were as expected, a nice experience. I was very disappointed with the whole meal from appetizer to dessert. We were early for our reservation so sat in the bar, ordered a drink and the spiced nuts. Drinks were nice, nuts very bland. When we were seated we ordered the Prime Beef Tartare as appetizer, it was bland and flavorless. We ordered the New York Steak Tasting with the 7X Wagyu Beef which is 4 different 6oz steaks. Presentation was lack luster, served on a warm plate. The steaks were all supposed to be medium rare. They lacked consistency , one was rare, two were medium rare and the other medium. Each had it's own very distinct flavor, which was nice for the tasting. However, not worth the $100+ for the Steak Tasting. We ordered the Creamed Spinach Gratin for our side, it was runny and flavorless. For Birthday dessert we ordered the Molten Chocolate Cake. Again, very disappointing. The cake came dry, crumbly and not very molten. So all in all, for the amount that we spent on dinner. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant. I have had much better meals in this price range.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Wonderful. Staff is amazing!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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 (Portland)·Dined on January 12, 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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 9, 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 6, 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 5, 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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vip
 (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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was outstanding and we had great service!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 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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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 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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 (Portland)·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 24, 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 24, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 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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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 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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