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Sat, 2/17
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Seres Restaurant and Bar

167 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
Seres Restaurant in Portland’s Pearl District is a modern, sustainable interpretation of classic American Chinese cuisine. Everything from ingredients to practices follows a commitment to the health of diners as well as the planet.

In addition to using primarily locally farmed produce, Seres grows some of their own vegetables and garnishes. Seres' dishes feature meats raised with no hormones and no antibiotics, sustainably caught or sustainably raised seafood, and bean curd from Portland’s own OTA Tofu Company.

Essentially, you will still find every traditional long-loved Chinese food like fried rice, dumplings, or Kung Pao at Seres, however with a lightness and purity that is not only delicious but also important.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Chinese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(971) 222-7327
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Zhi Wei He
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Please contact us or go to our website for more information on catering options.
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Cross street
11th and Lovejoy
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Parking details
Portland Streetcar -
NW 11th & Marshall Southbound
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Special events & promotions
Our space can be customized whether hosting an intimate gathering or a larger cocktail reception up to 100. Please contact us and let us help to plan your next event. There are no fees other than minimum food & beverage purchase.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Seres in Pearl District, for social and corporate functions, houses space for groups of up to 100 for cocktail receptions and 80 seated. Overseened by veteran staff, we focus on thoughtful custom menus and other creative ideas to further enhance your special occasion.

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What 167 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3  based on recent ratings
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

You pay for high quality ingredients at Seres. The restaurant is spacious and beautifully designed. I had a lovely experience.

PDXfoodie (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Seres is always a favorite of ours. Portland has an unlimited choice of restaurants but we somehow come back to Seres for reliable, tasty and healthy food.

vipSSAPortland (Portland)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

My favorite Chinese in Portland -- amazing fried rice and the dry sautéed green beans are the best anywhere. Always enjoy my dinner here.

vipSteve (Portland)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

A great quiet restaurant choice in the Pearl with a large selection of chinese food. Ingredients are fresh and flavorful.

TDK22 (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food, must try anything lo mein. Mixed drinks are made to perfection. Friendly servers willing to make your night enjoyable.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Great would return

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
2.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Seres Pearl location sparkles. The service is good. And that's the end of the positive things sbout Seres.

It definitely veers on the expensive side, and is overpriced. We ordered kung pao chicken and seseme chicken. Apparently, they require separate ordering for vegetables because none were included in the meal. That was strike one.

Strike two: The poultry in the seseme chicken had no flavor. I get that they bill themselves as "healthy." So it wasn't breaded as usual. Seres' solution is to cut up the chicken into tiny pieces and sprinkle in some sesame. That's inadequate to say the least.

Strike three: The kung poa chicken was a little better as to flavor but was not spicy. Its supposed to be spicy. And not enough peanuts.

This restaurant is clearly for people with money who want to done in the Pearl and know nothing about Chinese food.

Jordan (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent food. Have dined here multiple times. Service can be slow during peak times, particularly holidays. Overall, the food is delicious, generally fast service, pleasant atmosphere. For those with serious gluten intolerance/allergy, they have so many options and I've never been contaminated here. Highly recommend the sesame chicken!

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

I've always really liked the food at Seres Restaurant but the service has been hit-or-miss. This time we went the waitress didn't pull my friend's soda even though he asked her to as it was flat and tasted terrible. Our waters weren't refilled in a timely manner and she even whacked one of my friends with her plate. She was slow to take our orders and even slower to cash us out at the end which was a problem because we were on our lunch breaks and had told her we needed to get going. There were only two other two-person tables in use there so I'm not sure why she had to spend so much time in the back with the chefs.
The moment was sort-of saved when they brought my friend a scoop of ice cream for her birthday but it didn't really make up for being neglected almost the whole meal. If you come here, it's usually better to call ahead with your order even if you're eating in.

vipJae97239 (Portland)
3.0  Dined on September 18, 2017

Typical over oiled and over sauced, under flavored Chinese food. Which is fine if a typical setting. Go upscale then expect better treatment if food. Place was near empty but service was average. Few would complain with food at $10-12 but charging $14-20 makes expectations rise too. Nice looking place, good spot. There's potential here