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St Jack, Portland, OR

St Jack

4.5
4.5
2564 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Chef and restaurateur Aaron Barnett's unique menu features rustic dishes from the countryside of Lyon, the heart and soul of French cooking. We are excited to offer full service inside as well as the covered patio. Please make a reservation for your party and we can't wait to serve you!

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 360-1281
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Aaron Barnett
  • Private party facilities
    Our dining room and barroom can be enjoyed together or separately to best suit your event. For celebrations, special dinners or luncheons, our space lends itself to Portland elegance, ensuring a lovely occasion for you and your guests. Give us a call at 503-360-1281 or email info@stjackpdx.com.
  • Private party contact
    Joanna Scarpelli: (503) 360-1281
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Portland
  • Cross street
    NW Raleigh Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,564 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

2,564 Reviews
  1. Willa

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was just ok. Service, including a stellar wine rec, drinks, etc all great. We still enjoyed ourselves.

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  2. Lisa

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great to go here. The mussels are a highlight and everything else tends to change. They always have really good cocktails! The outdoor seating is a bit loud, but not too bad

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  3. MomDiner

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic, the ambiance was so fun, and the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. I would highly recommend it and can't wait to eat there again.

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  4. LindaH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was beautifully presented and tasted out of this world. The service and management were first rate. Our out-of-town guests from the East Coast were totally impressed and had a fabulous time. The inside atmosphere was energetic and would have been too loud for senior hearing aids, but we dined on the patio which was quieter despite normal street noises. The price reflected the quality of the preparation, quality of food, and service— but that was to be expected. Thank you for a special evening.

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  5. TheBeguine

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food memorable meals. Hospitality is beyond excellent

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  6. ArturoM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is everything you hope a fine dining experience should be. Exquisite food, fantastic hospitality. Maybe I'm way off, but it feels like the establishment actually cares about this place and its menu, there is a rare liveliness to the kitchen and atmosphere, much needed in this bleak landscape of jaded restoration experiences where no one seem to acknowledge the presence of customers. Deep gratitude for the fantastic dinner me and my wife had for her birthday, many thanks and congratulations to the St. Jack's team!

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  7. PDXdinnergal

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice little place. Nice bar. Food was good and drinks are well balanced. We had what seemed to be a new waiter. He was friendly but didn’t know the drinks or wine Menüs yet. Tar Tar was good, liver was just so so, steak good/ok and the egg cheese pastry was great. We are very spoiled with great food options, so I’d rate this as good but not great. Casual dining.

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  8. windpig

    Portland

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bavette was probably one of the best steaks I’ve ever had (and one of the most expensive). Overall, food is excellent, in a beautiful space (bar), if priced on the high side.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This used to be one of our favorite Portland restaurants. Disappointing this time. Seems like the energy to excel is lacking.

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  10. AshleyM

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience. I mentioned an anniversary dinner in the reservation and they went above and beyond to make it special. We had the chicken liver mousse and steak frites and everything was fabulous! Servers were attentive without being too much. We we very happy with our decision to book here!

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  11. RubyL

    Portland

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    First, the waitress spilled the soda on my husband’s shirt, she did not bring wet towel or bring a new one until we asked. Second, the chicken dish was not fully cooked, we saw blood on the meat, we raised our concern to the same waitress, she had chef to recook the same dish and came back to us saying:” For the record, it was fully cooked.” If you are so certain that was fully cooked, why you recook the same one and brought it back it’s not red anymore, you should tell the chef to explain and ensure that it’s 100% cooked. We stated that we were celebrating something special, we did not feel being treated special, especially that soda $3 was on the check too. Like no way!

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  12. FernandaA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s was amazing experience. Thank so much for one glass of champagne 🥂 🎈💕🌸

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  13. AmeliaD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a lovely experience celebrating a birthday at St Jack! Our server, Justin was phenomenal, the food was superb and the surprise dessert made the birthday boy so happy! 100% recommend this experience for special occasions or just because.

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  14. DavidB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I went to St Jack with my wife for dinner. The hamachi crudo was served warm / had been out of the fridge / off ice for a while and had obviously been prepped before serving. The oysters were not fresh and served at room temperature in spite of being served on ice. My salmon was undercooked / 80% raw, and was served along with my wife's salade au tomate and poached prawns (ordered as her mains), more than 45 minutes after our appetizers. In the 45 minutes that we waited for the mains, the waiter only said anything when I ordered the $7 olives and asked if they could be served quickly. We were told that the olives would be "on the house." The prawns and salade au tomate were excellent. The olives were also very good. The rest of the food, mediocre. The bottle of cidre we ordered was not available as it was warm. To be given "as a courtesy" a $7 plate of olives with a total $238 bill at a restaurant with the reputation of St. Jacks felt cheap. The staff should have intervened sooner. The atmosphere in the restaurant is good, decoration and music on par with the prices, but it was made clear to me that St. Jack's is mostly about the bottom line and not "pour l'amour de l'art". It's important that good restaurants balance their financial success with the love of the art and science of cooking, but St. Jacks, and La Moule (where I've eaten several times and don't expect haute cuisine) are clearly focusing on the business. I've been a line and lead cook in New York and Portland, lived in London (among other places), and food is our family passion. My Latina wife is a partner in a large law firm. The way the waiter interacted with her after hearing her accent was awkward. I also went to look for my jacket in my car while waiting 45 minutes for the food, and the waiter turned away when he seemed to be looking for me while standing outside the restaurant. It was uncomfortable and made Portland feel like a small town. St Jack should be better.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered their top dollar aged ny steak. I like my steak medium. The server suggest medium rare and I said let’s split the difference. He said no problem if it comes out under what you like we can step it up. Ok great. The steak came out at what I would have called between blue and rare. Seared but almost like an ahi tuna raw on the inside. I sent it back and they brought back at a fair rare but I could barely eat it. Super disappointed. The piece of Salmon that was served as their king salmon dish was a super weird piece of meat as well. Pretty disappointing On our main dishes. That aside, the oysters were amazing. The gougeres were maybe the best thing I’ve ever eaten and the Madeline’s were top notch. Our server was great until the steak send back.

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  16. EmilyP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible staff and service with delicious food to match. The attentiveness of the staff was perfect, not too much but never felt like I needed to ask for anything. Such attention to detail and they focus on creating an experience where you feel special.

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  17. ChuckD

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My steak was rare and cold in the middle when I ordered a it medium-rare. The steak tartare was good but the rest of the dishes (Hamachi, Salmon, Steak) was kind of boring. The drinks were good.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve always loved St Jack’s since day one in your old location and still love our experience at the new location every time, especially the bar ambiance and that gigantic candle!! Frites, butter lettuce salad, chicken liver mousse ,goug’eres-and glass of rose’- WOW!!! HEAVEN!!!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can not recommend enough. I made a mistake when I made reservations but St. Jack were so great that they we still able to accommodate us. The food was outstanding, the service was outstanding. I wish I lived in Portland so I could go more often! Thank you St. Jack!

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  20. Sean

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Patio is on busy NW 23rd, and near a hospital so several ambulances went by with full sirens, busses pass within a couple feet of diners, someone yelled out of a pickup truck to enjoy our meal! Service was good but aggressive. We were rushed through the meal... our whole dinner with drinks, appetizers, mains, and dessert took just 1 hour despite having an early 6 PM reservation. No time or space to talk, we were interrupted by different servers every 2 or 3 minutes, and asked how our food was multiple times by multiple people. We had everything we needed, but it wasn't relaxing or fulfilling. Food was great tasting and authentic French, albeit quite overpriced. Would not return or recommend unfortunately.

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  21. alexanderp

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Loud obnoxious couple in next table Waiter stated that we need to or entrees with app which we did apps came out right away but it took 45 minutes to get entrees after we finished apps. All the while listening to the obnoxious couple with a giant can of red bull the restaurant did not sell.

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  22. PaulD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wife and I met a friend there to celebrate a new job offer...I mentioned the new job celebration in the rezy notes - and when we got seated at the bar, bartender Carter had a round of bubbly waiting for us as "welcome and congratulations on the job". That is next level good service that kinda never happens in portland anymore. We already love St. Jacks - so the little touch of a pour of bubbly is really well received!

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  23. MegB

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service in a gorgeous setting. The Poulet is to die for. We will be back!

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  24. DutchGuyInPortlandOREGON

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic date night dinner. Service was impeccable, and the food was amazing. The warm olives with the baguette were a great starter! The best escargot we have ever tasted. Seriously probably ruined it at any future eatery. Salamon was perfectly cooked. Wines by the glass were impressively curated. Will be back!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything we ordered was delicious. Some of it classic French, some of it surprising. Lots of French wines and an interesting cocktail list. My 2 adult children and I loved it and had a great time.

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  26. GheorgheP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, good wine, very good foe grass and baguette. The dry aged stake was good, however the cut could have been much better for the price, too much silver skin kind of ruined it. Desert was to die for.

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  27. MPDX

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic dinner. Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. One of our favorite places in Portland.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Nice wine list. Wonderful service. C'est magnifique.

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  29. NickP

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Will write next time after 2nd visit will try soon

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  30. Anonymous

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious but expensive. Nice interpretation of basics. Food was top of the line.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Delightful authentic French food

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and service! Prompt, friendly, food was absolutely delicious.

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  33. ElizabethV

    Portland

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for our 21st anniversary, the food was delicious, service was great and we had a lovely meal.

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  34. DanaD

    Portland

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We are longtime fans of St. Jack, having dined at the original SE location, the NW location, and even the (sadly) short-lived Lake O location. We have always loved their bistro-with-a-NW-vibe approach. However, this visit was not what we have come to expect. The service was poor and the food was just 'ok'. We were disappointed and so were our out-of-town guests. Our main courses took well over an hour to arrive to our table, and arrived with no explanation or apology for why they took so long. We noticed a lot of food coming from the kitchen, so we're not sure what happened with our order, but had the server simply offered an explanation or apology, it would have been a different experience. But we were offered no explanation. Sadly, we will not be returning soon.

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  35. Bennington

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The foie gras tart and the moules were wonderful. Service is friendly and professional and thoughtful. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the chance to visit St Jack during the StarChefs restaurant week to try the DemKota Ranch Beef TarTare. Highly recommend.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful and the knowledge about the wine list was greatly appreciated.

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  38. FalkensMaze

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Execution of the food is truly exceptional. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the entire country. When pairing with one of the recommended Oregon Pinot's it's just magnificent. We are from South Louisiana and know food. This place takes the NW ingredients with their French influence and turns up the dial. An absolute must if you are in Portland.

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  39. Tori

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and always great service. I love St Jacks!

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  40. davidj

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great restaurant. Caring friendly staff . From top to bottom everything we orderered came out nicely paced - oysters chilled perfectly Great mignonette sauce … very good reasonable wine list . Crusty bread and butter . It was like being in France. Even the olives were super … dining room is charming too . Would run back

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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St Jack is rated 4.5 stars by 2564 OpenTable diners.

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1610 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    NW Raleigh Street
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Aaron Barnett
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 360-1281
  • Private party facilities
    Our dining room and barroom can be enjoyed together or separately to best suit your event. For celebrations, special dinners or luncheons, our space lends itself to Portland elegance, ensuring a lovely occasion for you and your guests. Give us a call at 503-360-1281 or email info@stjackpdx.com.
  • Private party contact
    Joanna Scarpelli: (503) 360-1281
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