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RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

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Steakhouse
We have added outdoor seating under a tent! Please note that this seating is weather dependent and therefore cannot be guaranteed and may be cancelled at any time.

For more than 7 decades we have been offering guests the best steaks in town, providing impeccable service with an unmatched wine list. With 75 years of continuous family ownership, RingSide Steakhouse Downtown is a legend in the world of steakhouses. Start with RingSide's world famous onion rings...a recipe that is a closely held family secret. Choose a steak from a menu offering a variety of USDA Prime selections that are aged a minimum of four weeks and hand cut on the premises. Choose a wine from more than 900 labels. Wine Spectator has recognized RingSide Steakhouse yearly with its Best of Award of Excellence since 2001.

Support RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown during COVID-19

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5064 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding steaks and sides, great service and the team really made us feel safe. The best steakhouse in Portland no doubt about it.

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vipStevenJ
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for steaks.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

There were way too many people for comfort and the prices were really over the top!
Not what we were use to after dinning at the Ringside for the last 15 years.
Not coming back when we return to see my father in April!
Sorry, lost your overall appeal!

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PatrickC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best atmosphere and food in Portland. We love the Ringside. They are taking the best precautions against covid, can’t wait until things get back to normal.

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ShadraB
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best service I've ever had anywhere! And I really loved sitting by the fireplace.

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GregH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ringside is the best steakhouse and fine dining establishment in Portland, hands down. Everything was delicious.

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JimD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The onion rings were a delight as usual but the salad was terrible - basically uneatable.. My end cut was over done and tough and the knives you hand out are in a real need for sharpening. The serving size was fair but your prices are getting real close to unfair. We will return on occasion but only when we need an onion ring fix along with the pills beer and we may just do that in the bar.

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OregonGuy
Portland
46 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Classic Portland restaurant with great food and top notch service.

JM
vipJMAR10
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bar in town and amazing service. Go to place for old school vibe.

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JimmyJjammz
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let's start by saying a trip to Portland always has an agenda to visit the Ringside. From the dinks to the food, you can't go wrong here. Scott was our waiter and as usual, he was amazing and his service was second to none! This particular dinner was something to look forward to in our current Covid times. We noticed they cleaned all the tables and chairs to make sure that they were being diligent with their practices for a safe dining experience, The bone in ribeye, baked potato, ahi tuna plate and salads were awesome. Did someone mention onion rings? A trip to the Ringside without them is not worth going in my opinion. Anyhow, hats off to Scott and the staff. Not to mention a glass with Blanton's on the rocks made this an ideal experience that I was able to share with my amazing woman!

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JeffreyT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Ringside. Andy Merklin is fantastic! Our waitress was outstanding.

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vipILoveMacandCheese
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a little hesitant to have a table outside, but it was actually very nice. They lead you through the restaurant to a tent set up in the back. It reminded me of an outdoor wedding reception with cafe lights and a faux wood vinyl floor. It was slightly chilly, but they had warned us to bring a jacket if we wanted to. I was glad I did. I could see it getting cold out there if it was raining or windy, but I don’t think that wouldn’t stop me from going.

The service was impeccable as usual. Food delicious and hot. They had all the items we normally order on the menu and the onion rings were perfect.

We will definitely go to Ringside again, I was glad they found a way to let us show our support to them and their employees during this interesting time.

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Patiodining
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Steaks were disappointing

Rib eye ($60+) was tough n filled with gristle

Filet mignon was over cooked

Baked potato was miniature and mealy

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fantastic “birthdays” dinner with a friend. Everything was perfect - from the food and drinks, to the service, to the outdoor seating area. Beautiful. Thank you, RingSide!

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Luvlife
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

It was a busy Friday night as we showed up at 7:30 for our reservation. We sat in the bar. Our waiter was trying hard but it took 30 minutes to get our onion rings. So that was disappointing. We ordered spinach as a side dish that never showed up. It was not what we have come to love at ringside, where their service is superb. We were happy to support one of our favorite spots. Just wish the kitchen could have gotten our appetizer and our dinner out quicker.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Seated next to kitchen door resulting in a dining atmosphere more like Red Robin than upscale steak restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, service, and food ... as usual!!

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pfvuna
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING!!! The steak was mouth-watering and amazing!!! Cooked to perfection!!! The baked potatoe and mushrooms were delectable!!! The customer service was A+, the severer was delightful and suggested the most yummy Reisling which I got two glasses of😊😊😊 this has been a long time favorite of mine and I’m glad I came back for my bday dinner🥳🥳🥳

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MelT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ringside has adapted to COVID so well. We ate in the tent and it was seamless. The food was perhaps the best I have had there. So impressed.

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GordonW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have gone every year On our anniversary for 66 years and once again it was great thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Filets were dry and definitely needed a sauce on top.

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DanielO
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience3

My favorite place in Portland but I am so tired of all of the Covid restrictions and masks. It's long overdue to stop this madness!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. From the valet to the host/hostesses to our server and all those we did not interact with: kitchen and bar staff. Everybody did their part to pamper us and make date night special. Our server, I can’t remember her name (short hair on the sides, long up front, bubbly personality) was just absolutely amazing and fun to interact with. The couple across the way seemed high maintenance and she handled them expertly. Her wine recommendations were excellent and everyone was very attentive. Looking forward to another meal when life brings us back to Portland. Thank you RingSide.

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EmmaD
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food & service. Can't go wrong with Ringside.

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JoshFromPDX
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ringside is a true classic! A traditional steak house with great food and great service. I've eaten at steak houses all around the world, and Ringside remains my favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Our server was excellent. The food was spectacular and the wine was delicious.

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MarianneP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 12th wedding anniversary. We saved up to have dinner at the Ringside. My husband's favorite cut of meat is Prime Rib and he was so looking forward to to having it. I personally am not a steak person. So I usually have the delicious Hamburger. Of course we order the Onion rings first!! Unbeknown to us, they do not serve the full menu because of the pandemic. My husband couldn't order his Prime Rib and I couldn't order my Hamburger. We were disappointed to say the least. So my husband chose the Ribeye, and I ordered the chicken. Well, it turned out that he liked the Ribeye better than the Prime Rib! And me, who doesn't eat steak, took a bite of his steak . It was so good! I would order that next time! So we ended up liking our meal very much.

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AppreciatesGreatFood
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat it is to enjoy a dinner at Ringside. A family-owned Portland icon that continues to deliver quality meals and exceptional service.

I have great memories of my parents taking me to Ringside for a special meal. This time I introduced my husband to Ringside - and their onion rings! The steaks were perfect and the service friendly. We’ll be back!

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CurtisCharlesPDX
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The down-grade from 5 stars is due strictly to COVID precautions. I didn't feel welcomed or wanted; I felt like I was a potential infection and not much more. Server wore a mask AND a face shield. When she retrieved silverware, she used a glove. There was an expectation that I wear a mask except when actually eating. I couldn't hear what she was saying clearly. Ridiculous. I know it's the rules, but ridiculous.

I will be back, but not until masks are nothing but an unpleasant memory because the experience was not the upscale dining I was seeking.

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MorganT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been hearing about RingSide for years, and it did not disappoint. I had the onion rings, rib eye (med-rare), sautéed pole beans, and the Granny Smith apple crisp for dessert. Everything was incredibly delicious, the service was excellent, and I look forward to coming back again.

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Nomadmom
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We go to Ringside every year for the prime rib we had on our first date there 12 years ago. The Coronavirus has exposed us to many new experiences. Now there is prime rib only on Wednesday night, so instead we discovered their amazing steak, mine with a chunk of lobster on top. Somehow, the baked potatoes are always five times better than the ones I make at home. The price is steep, but there was plenty leftover for the next day. We had only one issue: the outdoor dining space, while well-executed, was stark and plain. More plants or fabrics or something creative would be good. (See Cafe Nell.) Indoors, the environment was as warm and cozy as ever.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable atmosphere, amazing food, outstanding wait staff.

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MartineH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We sat in the outside space for health and safety reasons. It definitely lacked the same vibe as the inside, but... safety first. Our server was good and we had our water glasses attended to regularly. Food was as good as it always is, so that was very satisfying. I miss being inside, but clearly others are not concerned as we were. The interior of the restaurant felt at Covid capacity as we exited. I am personally not ready for that. I think they could spruce up their outdoor space and they will definitely need to add heaters if they are going to continue to serve outside. I'd also suggest blankets (yes they need to be one use and then disinfected), but not sure if this is realistic.

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BrittneyW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service. We will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ringside took good precautions with COVID-19 safety measures, and we felt very safe and taken care of. Easy parking, delicious food and excellent service! Would recommend for sure.

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RichClaussen
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, a great dinner at Ringside. Still our favorite steakhouse in Portland. Outside was very comfortable and hope to see it still enjoyable in the colder months.

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RobertB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite steakhouse in Portland. Service and food quality always excellent.

JJ
JimJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was better than ever. The best steak I’ve ever had.

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PennyP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have previously dined at Ringside many times and have typically had excellent service and enjoyed delicious dinners. This visit was superior to all prior visits. Scott, our server, was exceptional, with a great sense of humor and just the right amount of attentiveness. He was a delight. Our dinners were all even better than we have experienced in the past. A lovely evening. Thank you Ringside.

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EdwardT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife and I are so pleased The Ringside has reopened! It's our all time go to dining establishment. The food was outstanding and the service was as expected excellent. Our family will making many trips there in the future.

FAQs

RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 223-1513.

RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 5064 OpenTable diners.

RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.ringsidehg.com/.

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.

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