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Radar

4.7
286 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Radar is a neighborhood destination for great food and drink. Located on Mississippi Avenue, Radar offers New American cuisine, weekend brunch, craft cocktails, and beer and wine, as well as a chance to watch the chefs in action in the open kitchen.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Breakfast, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Phone number
(503) 841-6948
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Shaver
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Parking details
Parking time zones on Mississippi Avenue are only monitored between the hours of 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 286 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was excellent. This is a very small restaurant and the menu was somewhat limited, but everyone in our party found something that suited them and the quality of the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and cocktails and great people and service! Larger groups are harder, so need to plan ahead and make reservation. Really fun to sit at the bar and watch the food and/or cocktail prep. Smaller and larger plates with lots of variety makes it fun to share food. Also great brunch on the weekends!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My Family and I enjoyed Saturday brunch and the menu was versatile enough to accommodate our Picky Eater. We noted the seating were more fitting for groups of two or less, as there are only two large tables near the entrance.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Always a pleasure at Radar - great rotating menu. Everything is delicious and delicately crafted. And owner Lily is as sweet and pleasant as ever - thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Radar is amazing. They take reservations, which you might need depending on the day/time. Brunch on the weekends is awesome. This was my 2nd time for a dinner time, and both the steak & the rockfish were eye-rolling-back-in-your-head amazing! Best gin & tonic ever. Ever. Order different things and share is my recommendation because NOTHING is to be missed and that way you can taste many of the amazing flavor pairings they manage to come up with. Servers/host folks are always nice, have helpful advice for any dietary restrictions which this time my dining pal had. Lily wasn't there this time but the nice man covering was as pleasant and as helpful as she always is. This is worth a trip to my neighborhood! Local, fresh, all things yummy, but not like much of Portland dining: these folks make you feel welcome!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was our second brunch visit to Radar. We loved it just as much! The food is made from fresh, quality ingredients and tastes like someone cares. Nothing is overly fatty, oily, or too saucy, and everything has a an elevated made-from-scratch flavor. The menu is interesting, so a good spot for foodies. This is NOT diner food! The atmosphere is cozy, with lots of tables for two in a very narrow space. The staff is friendly and knowledgable about the ingredients. They are gracious but busy - you might have to flag someone to get another carafe of water or coffee refill. Worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We just love Radar. This time, we enjoyed the butter lettuce salad with green goddess dressing, the beef tartare, the rockfish entree (moist perfection), the apple galette and the cherry-chocolate-chili pot de creme. The hosts are warm and welcoming and sitting at the counter is truly "dinner and a show."

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This is a special place! Food and service are both fabulous. Food is beautifully prepared and served. One of the owners is the main server and her husband the main chef. Everything about the place is welcoming and comforting. Food is french-influenced and focused on local ingredients. A neighborhood gem that we will be returning to often!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We loved Radar. The service was really spectacular. This is a small operation and I love that. They do everything well. Can't wait to return.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Drinks were awesome, food was just ok. Ambiance was great. Service was not great, but it was an interesting/sad day for the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Our first time at Radar and we will definitely return. We went there for their 3 course Portland Dining Month menu. The food was delicious, the service attentive without being cloying and we liked the intimate feeling of the restaurant. A really nice find!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Loved everything about this place. Cant watit to try their patio in the summer!!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Cute spot, nice staff, good food. Went there for brunch and will do it again.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The key to the excessive praise is the personality of the staff. I’ll leave it at that: you know who you are.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Welcomed warmly upon entering the restaurant and seated at the bar with a lovely cocktail while we waited for the table to be ready. Food was delicious and drinks were tasty. Overall a very enjoyable experience. We didn’t feel rushed or ignored they had great timing.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was great but there was a long wait in between corses

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

One of my favorite go to places for brunch. Food is always great. Service can sometimes be a little slow and we sometimes have to wait a bit to place our order.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Absolutely wonderful !!!! Food was beyond delicious. Just a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always amazing food! Extraordinary staff and owners who care about your dining experience!. Highly recommend and fortunate to have this gem in our neighborhood!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Service was a little slow in terms of getting our drink and food order but we weren’t in a hurry and the food was great as usual. One of my top go to places for brunch.

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

This place is fine, but nothing really to write home about.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Lovely spot for brunch, food and service were great! Being able to make reservations made delicious brunch on a Sunday in Portland possible for a bunch of ladies with more plans for the day.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

RadarPDX never disappoints... innovative and fun, good service and tasty food. Recommended.

PS: Parking can be tricky, allot a little extra time.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Good food and attentive service.

Solid technique / execution for most dishes. Cauliflower fritter was a bit bland, but the house-made gravlax was excellent, as was the rockfish. Balanced, well made cocktail, and wine suggestion was good pairing with fish.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Narrow, almost uncomfortably cramped spot that is BIG on creativity and flavor! We loved our brunch, and glad we trekked over to this neighborhood to check it out. Food was interesting and fresh. Will definitely eat there again when in Portland. PS. Really appreciated being able to confirm a reservation via Open Table!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious dining; lovely atmosphere and perfect staff!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Radar is our go-to place to bring out of town guests. It's friendly, intimate, yet busy and energetic. The food is always on point (that salted licorice ice cream? GASP), it's local, it's simply prepared but delicious and inventive. The service is always fantastic. If you haven't been, go. If you like brunch, GO. Just make a reservation first or you'll be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I can't wait to go back to Radar. It'll be hard not to reorder exactly what we just had: the Butter Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing, the Steak Frites, and the unbelievable Bone In Pork Chop with Creamy Polenta. The steak came with a fabulous Bordelaise Sauce as well as an Aioli for dipping the wonderful crispy frites. The pork chop, which I believe was brined, was so juicy and flavorful, I dreamt about it. I wish I could remember everything in that dish's description, but I'm sure that if there's a pork chop on the menu, you'll be happy if you order it. We drank a lovely Corsican Rose and enjoyed every drop of it, too. I'd say this meal was quite memorable!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

This place pulled off a miracle; there were 6 adults and 1 toddler. Everyone loved their meals. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Radar has fantastic food in a cozy environment. The staff is friendly and provides a high level of service. This is one of my favorites for a nice occasion or fancy date night. Weekend brunch is also incredible.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and our entire dining experience. The three of us each had a different entree - one had steak frites, another had the pork chop and the third had the rockfish. All three dishes were quite tasty. We will return!

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

The food is simply outstanding with each dish well done. The service is top notch and the environs are good. There is a heater under your seat if you sit in the windows, but it can get really warm after an hour or so. Staff is more than willing to accommodate dietary needs/preferences. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Must-have is the smoked pork shoulder or the frittata of the day.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service at Radar is the best on Mississippi. Fried cornichons with buttermilk sauce that had a hint of tarragon will ruin you for fried pickles. The pork shank was crispy on the outside and fall apart tender on the inside. I highly recommend the poached pair with blue cheese crisp. The sweet with the savory is a beautiful combination. If you haven't been to Radar yet you should make a reservation today.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We will definitely be back! We didn’t get mains but opted to share a bunch of small plates! We loved all the food including: Pork shoulder with grit cakes, deviled eggs three way (super creamy and amazing filling), beef tartare was a HUGE portion and our favorite dish of the night, bluefish pãté with pickles was yummy, and the shrimp fried with this crazy flavorful batter and zesty aioli. Fun cocktails, wine and beer so there is something on the drink menu for everyone. The food was definitely the highlight but we also really enjoyed the counter style/open kitchen. It provides a casual atmosphere but still Would be great for any date night. Thanks for the great service and food!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

It was just great! Our server was friendly, the open kitchen was fun to watch. The pork shoulder was delicious. Whatever you do- have that.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Absolutely superb! Went with a group of 6 people and each person raved about their meal. It was a huge hit! The duck, beef cheek, and pork were especially divine. We are already planning on going back!

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

I find many restaurants noisier than I would like, due to my hearing, but apparently that's what most people like - a lot of background noise. Personally, I like to be able to hear my dining companion. I note that your survey has no selection under noise level for "Too noisy". But other than that, the food and the beer were excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Ate by myself at the counter and it was fun to watch the dishes being prepared. Seemed like a nice low-key spot for a good meal. Would come back if in the area again!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We really enjoyed the food, my friend and I really liked the latkes! We were seated 3 to a pretty small table, but it worked out fine. Would definitely go ahead, just may request to sit at the bar instead

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