Urban Farmer Portland

4.6
2237 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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CarterS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, reservations were flexible, our server was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant tucked in the 9s hotel!
Loved the drinks, food and service. Can’t wait to go for breakfast next !

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vipRayE
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful space, did not have the feel of a "hotel lobby" restaurant. Service was very good, attentive and friendly. Unfortunately the food did not live up to my expectations from other reviews. The charcuterie starter was tasty but could have been assembled from Whole Foods and had way too much of some things and very little of others -- it needed balance. We ordered the daily special, aged ribeyes. The steaks were very thin and unevenly cut; at the thickest it was less than an inch thick and tapering from there. For that price, I expected something thicker. My "medium" was medium-well on the thinner end and medium rare on the thickest bit; my partner's "medium rare" was very rare on the thickest point, and was wayyyy over salted. The potato tart was interesting, but very little potato and a lot of thick and bland puff pastry crust. Sauteed mushrooms were ok, but some of the woody stems had been left on. The waiter mentioned that there was some new staff in the kitchen and after all we've been through, I can appreciate learning curves and off nights. I would be willing to give them another try, but this was not a promising showing for my first visit.

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TimT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Spot on service, and delicious food. The steak and salmon were both perfectly prepared but the real stars were the fries and the mushrooms...maybe best ever.

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ErinH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I have a gluten allergy which was specified to waitress. Food was delicious, however I was very sick for days following my meal. Not sure if it contained gluten or the cross contamination was an issue.

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Nmac
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tomahawk steak was the best I’ve had , we also sampled the three steak sampler . The grass fed sample was over cooked and dry but the other two where amazing . We ordered medium rare but everything came out medium ( grass fed was med well). .however Despite the overcooking everything was delicious and the service was exceptional!!

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Urban Farmer Portland and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Van16
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Went with high expectations after reading reviews. Boy, they are wrong. The service was fine, the ambiance was fine but the food was truly very poor. All 4 in our party ordered steaks, 3 rib eye, 1 NY. All 4 steaks are best described as cold, tough and flavorless.

Will not dine here again.

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DonD
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Only ate brunch here. It is the quality and cost from an upscale hotel restaurant. Good but not great. As typical of hotel restaurants when you order an omelet that is all you get. Any side is an upsell item.

The Bloody Mary was boring. Not complex nor spicy and weak on vodka. Might as well just drink tomato juice.

Atmosphere is pleasant and quiet however.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! And the food was better than expected. Will definitely be back

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Thank you for choosing Urban Farmer Portland and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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molly
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Have had many positive dining experiences here, but last night was not one. Our server missed multiple items, food took forever and when we got it, it was cold. It was clear our $70 steaks had been sitting under heat lamps. Probably will not be going back, which is a shame because we love the space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak sampler, delicious food, amazing service and yummy wine!

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your steak sampler. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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KenM
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great business lunch - shrimp and grits has always been a favorite.

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Ken! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your shrimp and grits. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eggs, bacon, and hash - perfection!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak and potato tart were mouth watering!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Laura as a server and she was fantastic! Great food as well.

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vipOlegM
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Visiting friends

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CurtC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding culinary experience! Just make sure you're not watching your budget!! Drinks (2 double tequilas and 1 bottle of wine), charcuterie board appetizer, 3 entrees with 3 shared side dishes...$425 with 18% tip.

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dawns
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were not quite ready at our reservation time but then required we close our tab after ordering drinks that had yet to arrive. Food was good had to share the Tbone and a salad portions were very large. $500+ tab for four with some shared food, no dessert and a $70 bottle of wine makes it a one time visit spot for once. Also thought the atrium was open air but it is all indoor at the hotel.

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Rainier
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A surprise find in the 8th floor of the Nines Hotel. The high ceilings created an ambiance where having conversations were ideal. Service staff was attentive, do not go there looking for a quick in and out experience as the setting is meant for a calm causal dinner. Food was flavorful and properly proportioned. Remember the hospitality industry is experiencing unprecedented staffing and supply shortages and yet the Urban Farmer pulled off a great night for our friends. Thank you!

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vipKarieT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I don't like the brunch menu. When I come in for a business lunch, I would like to have more options. There were a lot of breakfast items on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Great atmosphere

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for choosing Urban Farmer Portland. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipBowie
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful hideaway as part of the hotel lobby. Skylight with a several story ceiling envelope the restaurant. Noise levels were low allowing for easy conversation.
No wagyu the night we were there, which was a shame, but plenty of choices. Loved the cornbread (as does everyone). Salads and vegetables soooo fresh and tasty. Steaks perfectly done.
Definite deserves a return visit

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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AmyS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Nicole was fantastic and went out of her way to help us and her menu suggestions were over the top!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing only bad this is we were served very undercooked steak and when you’re spending $70 on a steak you Expect more. Sides and everything else including the place were amazing. Just the steak was the only issue

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food was cold. We didn’t bother it send it back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was really great, food was amazing and staff was very attentive! Thank you 🙏🏾

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Urban Farmer Portland!

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andrew
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, phenomenal brunch, fed two for less than $50. Would absolutely recommend.

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Urban Farmer Portland and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was absolutely amazing- a fabulous, fresh representation of the Pacific NW. Definitely get the scallops!! Only downside was our waiter who was a bit of a pretentious jerk and focused on serving a large party instead of us.

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit with us! I will pass along your positive remarks to our staff as well as work with them on the issues you raised to ensure a better visit next time. Thank you for choosing Urban Farmer Portland.

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CaseyR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was fine. The sides sounded amazing on paper but were all very salty. Our steak came overcooked. The tender greens salad was great but very simple. Overall, the food was okay but definitely not worth the price tag.

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MaryB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding! She really made the experience for us.

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you Mary for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Urban Farmer Portland!

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vipKateM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner. The food was delicious and the staff was so friendly and accommodating!

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, KateM! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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vipRetailManager
Hawaii
50 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had breakfast 2 times . Atmosphere was pleasant, background music a little loud, ( we were seated next to speaker). Food was very good, portions were good sized. Prices were not inexpensive but fair. Service was very good, attentive but not intrusive. Overall nice place to eat. They did a very good job in every aspect of dining.

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vipRuthN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

All those beautiful plants you see in the photos of the dining room are plastic!!! Hostess never made eye contact. Staff seemed distracted and overworked. Food was ok but my filet was over cooked. Smashed potatoes were tasteless. Best thing we had was the asparagus. I don’t mind paying a lot for good food but this place is way overpriced. A huge disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and nice ambiance

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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AlissaP
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As locals, we are always looking for places we can go to on a whim, that has amazing food, good service and where we don't have to wait. Are you laughing yet? Well... we lucked out as we wouldn't normally venture downtown these days early in the morning but we did, and were pleasantly surprised at our adventure! We were greeted enthusiastically at street level by concierge, and ushered up to the 8th floor where we ended up in the surreal atrium cut out in the middle of The Nines hotel. While it's definitely got some hotel vibes to the decor, and I wouldn't call it cozy... but it's funky enough that it doesn't feel too run of the mill. The hostess welcomed us, and the service was accommodating and professional and nice! And to top it all off, the clam chowder, Caesar salad, and Farmhouse breakfast (plus Mimosa) was delicious. They have an array of brunch and breakfast food on the menu and it's easy to build a meal which to me is ideal. We place a high value a good meal and excellent service, so as it wasn't inexpensive it was definitely worth every penny which has been harder to find as of late. We left full and happy (and slightly tipsy) and are excited to have this hidden gem on our go-to list.

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Urban Farmer Portland and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leticia was amazing! And the food/wine was fabulous.

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vipIsauraR
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was great and the view was nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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TimD
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and a lot of food. The price is worth it but it’s definitely easy to get a big bill for two people. Drinks, wine and sides were all delicious. The steak sampler is great for two people.

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Comfortable environment with friendly, attentive staff.

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