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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.

1105 NW Lovejoy Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
11th and Lovejoy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(971) 222-7327

Website:
http://seresrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Please contact us or go to our website for more information on catering options.

Parking Details:
Portland Streetcar -
NW 11th & Marshall Southbound

Executive Chef:
Zhi Wei He

Additional:
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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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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4.0

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4.0

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4.0

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3.7

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81% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2016

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2016

Very nicely prepared, but not a very adventurous menu. Came on a weekday night, and it was mostly empty.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 8, 2016

7 of us celebrating my mom's 80th birthday with a lunch feast. Wonderful food, wonderful service-- I highly recommend it!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 6, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 2, 2016

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Both patrons entrees were way, way too salty. Sesame Shrimp and Gen'l Tso. Fried rice was very good and not too slaty.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Very unexpected and welcomed. The details are fantastic

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Great food, beautifully prepared and served.

The lamb with cilantro is outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Nice Chinese food in the Pearl. The prices are reasonable, and the food has consistently been good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 16, 2016

It was excellent for sharing between several people. I highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 15, 2016

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."

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 10, 2016

The food is excellent, presentation is beautiful, and the service is very attentive. Portions are generous, and a good value for the money. We love it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 8, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 3, 2016

High prices. Mediocre food. Nobody there on a Friday evening.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Good food, good atmosphere, and good service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on April 27, 2016

The food is always very good, and the vegetables are remarkably good. They always come out fresh and tasty. We had excellent service as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on April 20, 2016

Ingredients are fresh, crisp vegetables, and full of flavor. MoShu Pork is a favorite but you must ask for it since it's not on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on April 13, 2016

This restaurant is one of our neighborhood favorites. Local, organic veggies, no msg, cooked in a way that brings out freshness and flavors. Love the Sungari fried rice, salt and pepper calamari and Peking duck salad rolls.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 11, 2016

Our first experience was a solidly positive one. We ordered wine and several happy hour items to share. The size of servings was impressive and each dish was delicious. Plus, there's a good selection of gluten free options! We will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Fantastic food. Start with the Sizzling soup. Amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2016

We dined early with a toddler. All our choices were delicious. I ordered tofu and vegetables prepared kun pao, and feasted very happily.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2016

Great Pearl location - always great service and great food... Never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 12, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 28, 2016

We have been eating at Seres for years. Love the high quality, locally sourced ingredients used in their delicious food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 22, 2016

It's a shame-great location and lovely space. They need to do better. It's always the same...

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2016

Very friendly service, wide variety in menu items, very delicious food in a nice atmosphere. We enjoyed our time and dinner.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2015

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2015

Loved the food, service and my entire dinning experience. Well done!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 11, 2015

Best Chinese in Portland!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 28, 2015

We love this place. Best Asian food in Portland.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 24, 2015

The lobster wontons were not crispy nor was the crispy duck

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Had szechuan chicken and Kung pao chicken, bottle of wine and signature cocktail, all was amazing!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2015

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 12, 2015

We had excellent service and the food, as always, was fresh and delicious. We eat here often and are always very satisfied. The vegetables, in particular, are superb and the hot & sour soup sets a standard in Portland.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 26, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 30, 2015

The menu offers so many gluten free options, which is very unusual in the Chinese restaurant world that we love it here. The service is wonderful and it is in a great NW Portland location.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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