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About Seres Restaurant and Bar
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.
Portland, OR 97209
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
11th and Lovejoy
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact us or go to our website for more information on catering options.
Portland Streetcar -
NW 11th & Marshall Southbound
Zhi Wei He
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
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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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.
Seres Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Leisurely, Well Paced, and Very Good!
My husband and I enjoyed date night cocktails (mmm Mandarin Cosmo) and potstickers followed by Mu Shu Pork and Kung Pao Chicken. The cosmo was deliciously citrus with orange and lime notes along with the traditional cranberry juice. Maybe it was the Mandarin vodka. The potstickers were a little doughy but tasty. The mu shu was a lovely traditional presentation...with flaming hoisin!? The kung pao was good and spicy and we took home enough for another meal. The ckeck was presented with a complimentary sliced canteloupe wedge. Very nice! We've added it to our favorites list!
We love Seres. The food is always cooked to order, is very fresh, and portions are generous. The presentation is beautiful--all of our plates were picture oerfect.
The wait staff is very attentive and friendly.
It's a but pricey for weekend lunch as the lunch menu is only good Monday through Friday. But it's worth it!
Lovely Ladies Lunch
Nice hum of mostly business folks. We had reservations so had a wonderful booth with linen tablecloths reserved for us. Food (kung pao chicken and flank steak) was very tasty if a little sweet. Mu shu pork was perfection and nicely served and presented.
I'm taking my husband back next week!
Terrific, as always. No better Chinese food in PDX, including the old stand-bys. One of my criteria for judging Chinese cuisine is the fried rice. If it comes in soggy dark brown globs saturated in soy sauce, I'll pass. At Seres, no way. Light, barely brown, and fluffy. The House Fried Rice is superb. Also, had the Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp. It is baked and not just fried shrimp with white sauce drizzled over and is a regular the many times I've eaten at Seres.The lettuce wrap to begin with was crunchy and tasty and the mu shu pork was delicious. I'll be back many more times and recommend it to anyone, especially those who are tired of the standard muck that passes for "Chinese Food." Try Seres and you'll know what I mean. By the way, they make a fabulous margarita called "Sungarita."
A group of gentlemen that get together to enjoy asian cuisine for lunch took a break from eastside and Beaverton restaurants for noon get together at Seres. Parking was not a problem on street at noon on a Wednesday. The decor is modern with a nice asian theme and the noise level was low to moderate (one of our group has significant hearing loss; low noise levels is always a plus for us). Service was very attentive and pleasant, and we didn't feel rushed at all during the 90 minutes we were there. We order 5 different entrees, four off the menu and a "chef's choice" and all were very good. Seres advertises fresh ingredients and this came through in the bright but complex flavors in each of the different dishes. We enjoyed all the plates and did not have any leftovers! You will pay more at Seres than at many chinese restaurants in Portland, but we left feeling that the value of the experience was worth the premium price.
We love Chinese food. We travel often enough to Vancouver BC and San Francisco to specifically have dim sum. We have had Peking Duck along the way and fell in love with it so much on our last BC trip, we spent the past few months dining at the Pdx spots that offer it. Seres is hands down our favorite Pdx place for Peking Duck and one of the best in our tenure. It rivals the best experience we've had in BC. Their roast duck dish (don't have to preorder 24 hours for that) is exceptional, great substitute if you can't call ahead to pre order Peking Duck. Same juicy meat, crisp skin and unlike every other spot is Pdx - not at all greasy!!! We also love the beans, general tsos chicken, any soups, shu mai, their fried rice selections, scallops in tangy sauce, prawns on orange dipping sauce. There's a large selection on their menu. We haven't checked it all out but we're going to get there as we have enjoyed every meal and it's on our dine our rotation. I come here with family, friends, business associates as well. They become fans. If you like Chinese this is the best quality in Portland.
We visited Seres last year for our anniversary and did so again this year. We actually got a 20% off e-mail coupon for being a Seres customer for 1 year, which was a nice surprise. Our food was very good and the service was just as good as we remembered - the only slightly annoying occurrence was a young couple that let their toddler run around the restaurant opening and closing all the drawers under the wine displays, which was a bit disruptive. I am a mother, and I know toddlers are energetic, but really??? Anyway, not Seres' fault - just rude patrons.
Family style asian is DELICIOUS food and the drinks are quite good too. the rosemary one and the chambord one were great. part of my group shared the twice cooked pork, general tsos chicken, sauced shrimp and they were all great.
We reserved a group of 12 for NYE on Dec 30th, which on the one hand was wonderful to find a place that took us on NYE the day before. The next day I called at noon to confirm we were good at 7 PM for 12 people, I talked to 2 people who said yes we were all good. An hour later the restaurant called and said they over booked and we had to move to 8 or not come. They barely apologized, and we actually lost two of our friends who were planning on coming at 7 because 8 didn't work for them. We kept the reservation but it would have been nice if they had been more apologetic.
During the meal it was hard to get orders in and water. So service ok. food and drink great.
Our large hungry group of seven arrived a bit too early so we took a 30 minute walk before returning on time for our reservation.This time the staff allowed us to be seated and we immediately ordered drinks, appetizers and entrees. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Seres even sent me a 20% OFF coupon which they even honored on Christmas Day. Everyone agreed that this was one of the best Chinese food restaurants ever. Our waiter Jimmy was outstanding.
I was visiting from out of town with my girlfriend and had dinner with an old friend.
If I could find a restaurant like this in Chicago, I would be a very happy person. We had lamb curry, scallops, green beans, and Kung Pao chicken. All dishes were very good. The beans and chicken dishes were the favorites. Food was well seasoned.
We will come back next time I am Portland.
We ordered a nice bottle of wine from the list, which was opened and presented well. We started with the delicious hot & sour soup. We also shared salad rolls, vegetable fried rice, and the Sungari Lo Mein. Everything was excellent, plus they gave us some delicious tea cookies to finish.
I like casual Asian restaurants but haven't found any favorites in Portland. The presence of a bar and a competent bartender in an Asian restaurant was a great plus for us. We tried lamb and chinese pancakes (beautifully assembled at table by our excellent wait person), duck with mushrooms and bamboo, and salt and pepper tofu and a side of perfectly steamed pea pods which were great additions to the other food. Food was excellent. I do not like a dominant black pepper flavor so both the Lang and the tofu were not "my" repeat dishes, but they were well prepared, so I strongly recommend everything we tried. Yes, this was way too much food for two, but husband got a great dinner the next day when I left town. We shall return!
We've been going to Seres for years. We took a friend for dinner and, as usual, it was fantastic. The meat in the sirloin with broccoli dish melted in your mouth; the tangy broccoli was cooked expertly (not hard, not mushy and perfectly seasoned); the calamari was tender and flavorful; and the General Tso's chicken wasn't the over-breaded, goopy mess you find in many restaurants. It was fresh white meat coated in a light, caramelized sauce that left the outside of the chicken crispy and the inside moist. We'll be back ... again, again and again.
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