About Radar

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.

3951 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Breakfast, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Cross Street:
N Shaver

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 841-6948

Website:
http://www.radarpdx.com/

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

Radar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Casual (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
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Good for a Date (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Cozy (12)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Authentic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Healthy (4)
Romantic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

This place is always amazing. We have been eating here on a regular basis and every time we are happy. The food is good but why we go is the cap’n kit cocktail. This drink is not on the menu. Lilly is such a wonderful person and always greets us and let us know about the status of our drink. With this kind personalized attention we love coming back and regularly bring friends and family to share the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Been twice, lovely both times. Great cocktails. Wonderful food. Try the roasted radishes-I generally don’t like radishes but these are wonderful. Service has always been great and advice about the wine spot on. Friendly folks and great food. I will be back!

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Reliably fabulous every time we go. Go for brunch and try to get a window seat. Or sit at the bar. All awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time to Radar and loved it. I had my brother and his girlfriend in town and we all enjoyed our meals. I also appreciated the waitress’ consideration for my dietary needs (gluten and egg free). My friend and I ordered the smoked fish hash and it was delicious. Strong coffee available, as well. Overall, cute spot, great food, and fun location on Mississippi!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We moved to Portland a year ago and are still finding these awesome brunch places. The service here is excellent, as is the menu selection and taste.
Definitely going on our “yes” list.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We love the food, atmosphere and people at Radar!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent food,
Personalized service, like being in a friend’s home
A neighborhood favorite

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a fun evening. Unique menu. Yummy. Would definitely come back again

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Loved it. Great food and cocktails. Even forced to order dessert! Peach cobbler

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Lily is an excellent host and has a menu that reflects the region and the seasons. Always top notch. We had a time limit so I did reservations for Sunday morning brunch, which is what I'd recommend since it is a smaller space. Great coffee, great food, great service. Thank you Lily & your amazing team.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Love the food AND the staff! Great food choices. Staff is very friendly & personable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Radar is the best! Consistently delicious, with wonderful service and atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everything at Radar is amazing. The food, staff, owners, paintings, drinks totally great.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

They changed our reservation twice to allow for traffic . Thanks

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We ordered too much to fit on the too-small table. Great that Radar takes reservations. So few brunch places do. Location great for strolling around after meal. Wonderful, creative menu, well executed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

A friend recommended we try this place for brunch. We were able to make a reservation for 4 people and they had everything set up and ready to go when we walked in. The service was prompt and the food was good. It was fun to watch everyone wait in line for Gravy while we laughed and sipped breakfast cocktails!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 18, 2017

First time at Radar, and could not be more happy with our food and service. The small plates and entres were brilliant! We will return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a fantastic meal at Radar, the restaurant was bustling, the kitchen staff were friendly and fun and not overwhelmed even with the fast pace of orders coming in.. we had a great night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Really phenomenal! Lily, Chelsea, the whole staff are fabulous. And the food is wonderful!!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Nothing special about this place. Limited selections, generally uninspiring.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

A fantastic dining experience right next to Mississippi Studios where we had tickets for a Monday night show. Our first time to Radar and definitely not the last, we thoroughly enjoyed the good, service, and ambience. Our server was also the owner, and was very helpful with our special dietary requirements and helped make our experience a meal we won't soon forget. Thank you Radar! See you again soon!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Healthy, Paleo Friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Order the brisket or the pork shoulder. Trust me. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Boise)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Nice spot on a busy street. Surprisingly quiet. Food very good. Octopus was a great contrast in flavors and texture. The "sweet" corn next to the charred Octopus was outstanding.
Cocktails were really good. The "standard" was quite unique. Service friendly, attentive, and perfect.
Escargots somehow did not get salted, a bit dull for that reason.
Nice neighborhood place.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Hands down, consistently nicest and best service in Portland. Warm, friendly and problem-solving if needed. Love it!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always a fun dining experience. Service can be inconsistant but the food is always delicious and it's the best Bloody Mary in Portland.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

A lovely dinner, very original and delicious cuisine, warm reception by staff, orally enjoyable.

Tags: Casual, Organic, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My husband and I came for dinner and had a great time! Such good food and love the decor! They easily did gluten free for me too! We are coming back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great brunch. Ordered the full English breakfast, steak frites, and the pick three with potato pancake, mashed potatoes, and Brisket. Everything was cooked as ordered, came out hot and fresh.
Service was excellent.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great at atmosphere, service and food in a vibrant neighborhood and street.
Food is easy to share and staff are very helpful in terms of making selections that will cover all needs and tastes. Creative and delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Creatively prepared food that's consistantly good. A great neighborhood find.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We were a party of three and were seated at a small table for 2. Chairs (metal) were very uncomfortable for us older people. The only other choice were the wooden benches for the larger parties.

We enjoyed the food and felt that this was a nice, friendly neighborhood place.

Gin and tonics were the best bet.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Terrific food, inventive drinks, great staff and service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This is my favorite place to take people from out of town. It used to be the VQ.
I love the feel of this space. Small and I love the big picture of the ship in the back.
Lily, who meets you at the door, is so nice and wants you to have a great night. She
jus oozes friendly. Right now, they have an amazing trout dish on the menu.
It is worth the trip in itself. Another must is the fried cauliflower. Thank you for
a wonderful evening...Tobey

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great food! Awesome Gin & Tonic. Had the chicken and it was perfectly cooked.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food, great service, great price.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We love Radar! Excellent service and great food. Can't go wrong with the steak frites!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The staff was so nice, explained all the dishes, made accommodations and let us sit and talk even after they closed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Organic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, People Watching, Cozy
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Living in Portland choices abound, but Radar keeps bringing me back. Tonight started with an amazing Aviation & Tonic, but this is not your fathers G&T its one of Portlands finest gins with a great house made tonic that sports a hint of star anise. The custom single 6" cube of ice keeps it cold without the melt. We savored the famous deviled eggs complete with caviar, peppers and house smoked bacon as we finished our cocktails.

A shared small plate followed, combining house cured kimchi, roasted Oregon corn and white beans into a spicy roulade which was topped with tender grilled octopus, this was amazing!

Our main course a classic Steak frites, medium rare perfection, tender with a grilled sear. A Spanish red complimented our meal.

The food, atmosphere and staff truly represent what is great about the restaurant sene in Portland. All this at a fair price in a really cool space. Enjoy your visit... Ill be back soon.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My favorite weekend brunch! Not the normal breakfast options. Allows diners to branch out. And Great mimosas!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Delicious brunch and they take reservations! It's a fantastic spot on Mississippi. There are only a couple of outdoor tables, but on a nice day they are a perfect place to sit. The food is really good, and they have a mix-and-match option for brunch so you can try a few things. I'll definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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