Verde Cocina en la Perla
Come to Verde Cocina in Portland's Pearl District for a workday lunch, happy hour with friends, dinner, or a relaxing weekend brunch with family. We're conveniently located on NW Hoyt between NW 11th & 12th ave- just around the corner from some of Portland's hottest art galleries and a few blocks from Portland's beloved Jamison square.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Good and service were wonderful! I recommend heaters for the outdoor seating area. We weren't uncomfortable because we dressed appropriately, but the food cooled off pretty quickly
Had a lovely dinner there with a friend. She ordered the vegan mole dish and I ordered the carne asada salad - both were delicious. I even ended up going there again for lunch the next day, which was equally tasty!
We had a nice meal in a great outdoor dining area.
It was so exciting to take my daughter to dinner and have a completely gluten free menu. The food was exceptionally fresh and flavorful. Would go again and again.
This is my 3rd time having brunch at Verde Cocina, 2nd time at this location. Excellent friendly service and incredible food. The menu items are authentic, delicious, well presented. Very unique items.
We love Verde Cocina but can't always get to the farmer's market to get it. Healthy and delicious the food is always delicious and is a different take on Mexican. The menu may seem overly health food oriented, but don't let that fool you! The fresh vegetables are a great addition to delicious, Mexican food. Get the gringas con mole or the poblano relleno, which is baked not fried. Their guacamole is great. Highly recommend. Nice to have as a mid-priced, nicer sit down Mexican restaurant.
Our experience on Thursday afternoon was everything we have come to expect from Verdi Cocina. Good food, good service, and (bonus) at that time of day, very quiet. Of course, we'll be back.
Excellent food. Since all is gluten-free, my husband can enjoy a bowl of mac & cheese (with superb pork belly bacon and veggies). I had pork enchiladas, which come with veggies and a yummy coconut-poblano sauce. Service was very good. It's kind of an odd little space (compared with their more interesting former space on Glisan), but in a good location. Although we sat inside last night, they have great outdoor spaces set up. We have been fans of Verde Cocina for years and last night was a great reminder of why we love it.
Biggest negative was the service. But in these COVID times, it's very hard to fault for that. Also, we elected to sit outside, which put us under a somewhat temporary looking pop up thing with a very stick wooden table. Now for the good stuff. 100% gluten free!! Great menu! The joy of being able to order a quesadilla was immeasurable, and it was really good....heavy on the veggies but that's okay. Some good spicy salsas and an excellent guacamole. Most menu items could be vegetarian or vegan and mostly meats were an added item. Servers were nice and aware of the slow serving time. If I lived in Portland I would definitely return!
Food and service was very good. The building housing Verde Covina is under renovation/repair, very loud construction noise took away any conversation we could have had.
Will not go there until construction is done.
Nice place and great food. Thanks for a lovely evening.
Really healthy menu... too healthy in my opinion.
I made a reservation on open table. It was confirmed. When we go to the restaurant they did not honor the reservation. They said they did not have a table. I showed them the confirmation email. They said the problem was with open table and not them.
The food was fine. Pretty bland and lacking salt & pepper, using the fresh chips helped (those were amazing). Overall, "spicy" isn't spicy......
The service was absolutely terrible. And the drinks were disappointing.
Friendly service but currently under construction, so not the best atmosphere.
As for the food, it was hit or miss. The pork Chile rellano was quite good. However, the Verde enchiladas were pretty bland. The Verde salsa was coconut based and lacked the acidity and/or spice you would want to flavor the other ingredients.
I get the approach of putting a unique spin on classics, but it's risky if the result is less flavorful than the original.
We visited Portland for three days and booked five OpenTable restaurants. This was far and away the best. The layers of flavor they get into their food are amazing. The area is also much nicer and more relaxed than downtown.
Always great food and service. Chips and guac were on point. I had the Nor’wester with salmon. All ingredients fresh and delicious.
Super flavorful and healthy brunch. We’ll be back!
The service was great and the restaurant environment was pleasant. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and answered all of our questions.
We had a great dinner here! I was with my 17 and 12 year old daughters who aren't picky eaters, but have a definite idea of what Mexican food "should" be (we live in San Diego, which informs that (limited) idea), but regardless, they very much enjoyed this fresh and interesting twist on Mexican. My meal was amazing. There were plenty of vegetarian options and bravo for having a mocktail menu! I'm alcohol free and it's always nice to have fun options. Thank you!
Additionally, our server was friendly, genuine and attentive.
Awful food and serv
Great ambiance, Mexican sauces, staff and a variety of veggie and vegan options! Every time we come to Portland we eat here. It’s uniquely Portland Mexican. Gracias
Verde Cocina is a local treasure everyone should try once.
Good food, quality service
Great meal for our friends from out of town. Always so fresh and healthful spin on traditional Mexican dishes
Great meeting place for a business dinner. Attentive wait staff. Something on the menu for every imaginable dietary need. Every was delicious. Only hassle is parking.
great place for "mixed diet" groups, accommodating those on restricted foods as well as offering great selections for those who are not. service was excellent, food was great. would absolutely return
Great food. And great place if you have dietary restrictions.
The food was so bland, that i didn’t finish 3/4 of my meal and left hungry. They called it “chicken fajitas” but was really a bowl of baked chicken, kale, carrots, a piece of onion and a side of garbanzo beans and 2 corn tortillas. Not like any fajitas I’ve had! Despite looking well seasoned, it had no flavor! My fiance said his steak was “not like BAD bad, just bad”. Service and atikoapgwde were fine.
Great food with fresh ingredients for a reasonable price. Plus lots of delish vegan options.
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Creative preparations, fresh ingredients, deliciousness served in a friendly, engaging manner by people that really seemed to be concerned with your enjoyment of the food and experience- nice job!
Food was great. A little on the expensive side for what you’re getting.
The vegan fajitas with grilled shrimp; to die for!
well prepared and good food albeit somewhat expensive
About average, large portions.
My date and I were impressed with the uniqueness and quality of the food. Not another Chevy's by any means, but still familiar enough so as to satisfy less than gourmet tastes.
Fantastic food. The brussel sprouts with bacon are amazing and could make a full meal by themselves. Having a menu with paleo and vegan options was great.
Excellent find! Tasty food! The brussel sprout appetizer was on point!
Always delicious. Highly recommended. Brunch is my favorite!
You can order delivery directly from Verde Cocina en la Perla using the Order Online button. Verde Cocina en la Perla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 894-9321.
Verde Cocina en la Perla is rated 4.2 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.