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Seres Restaurant and Bar

4.5
174 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
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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Cuisines
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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Catering
Please contact us or go to our website for more information on catering options.
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Neighborhood
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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 174 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I used to go here when it was Sungari Pearl so I didn't know what to expect. Great food, service & atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was quite good, service was confused at best, but over all a really fun night!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We were looking for Chinese food and Mai Tai's and we found it at Seres Restaurant and Bar. Had best Mai Tai's we have had at a restaurant in a long time. Kung Pau Chicken and Fried Rice were delicious. Waiter was excellent and made us aware of quantities in each dish so that we did not over order.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food and great service

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This was our first time eating at Seres and we loved the food, cocktails and wine. Our waitress was very friendly. Atmosphere was a little more casual than we expected, but it was still nice. We definitely plan to go back and try a lot more things on the menu.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

This is the second time we ordered the Peking Duck. Each time the wait person was so proficient with making the wraps. Deliberate and skillful with the chopsticks and each wrap was balanced with duck, sauce, and scallions. Delightful. Always like the balance of ingredients to sauce, authentic to the Chinese tradition. Such a wonderful treat. Lastly, when walking by the kitchen, we are always greeted with a smile and a wave. It is these little touches that make one feel they are getting a home cooked meal..The reverence of any culture are the details in which the food is presented. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Found this restaurant on OpenTable and was a perfect Chinese meal. Kids loved the food, the waiter was friendly and accommodating to their tastes and allergies. And they had a good wine selection. Great for all!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Great would return

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

This was our second trip to Seres. Both times, the food has been very good. Noise level will just depend on how full the restaurant is. Wonderful variety of dishes, and everything we have tried has been well prepared. We appreciate the elegant atmosphere of this restaurant. It's not gaudy. Only downside: I ordered coffee at the end of the meal; would definitely finish the meal with tea rather than coffee next time.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

I loved Seres. The staff was very friendly. I had vege chow mein and shared pot stickers. The red chili sauce was excellent, not too hot. We all shared a big portion of the corn, crab and chicken (chowder?) soup. Excellent. The atmosphere is clean and modern. Parking was very easy as well. Lovejoy is not overally crowded.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food and drink. The Mandarin Cosmo is remarkably excellent as was the Hunan Pork with black bean sauce and the Moo Shu Chicken

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Some of the best food in Portland. Mostly organic, gluten-free, GMO free, free range chicken & meat, and delicious. Very affordable & we never have to wait for a table, even on a Saturday night.

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Very disappointing! I returned to Seres to repeat my previous experience and was surprised by the boring tasting food and over cooked vegetables. So sad!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Best Chinese food in Portland. The Sesame Beef is amazing! So is the General Tso's chicken. I haven't eaten Chinese food in a long time, mostly because a lot of Chinese restaurants don't have the highest quality ingredients. Seres was very impressive, I will be coming back for sure.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2017

We found the restaurant on open table. The description sounded good. We researched it on Yelp. Pretty good reviews. We are from out of town and were able to find it easily and able to park by the door. There were only a few other diners which was a surprise since it had such good reviews. Maybe because we are from Houston and we have so many outstanding Chinese restaurants I found the food just average or perhaps we just ordered the wrong menu items. Anyway the food was good and nothing was really wrong.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2017

The food is always tasty, and the veggies are very fresh. Very high quality Chinese food.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2017

very n ice quiet restaurant with a large menu and good service. In the pearl district.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2017

Pecking duck and preparation was the best I have every had with the lowest price. Service was also outstanding.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Non-traditional Chinese place. More like a modern fusion restaurant, but with Chinese cuisine presented in high style.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2017

Fresh flavorful ingredients. MuShu Pork is a favorite. Stir fried green beans are delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Always GREAT! The best Asian food in PDX. Waiter(s) helpful and gracious. Jim is a swell!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Food was not as tasty as the last time. Nuff said

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2017

The service was good but slow. Don't go here if you are in a hurry. Otherwise, the food is delicious as are the cocktails.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2017

After eating here we are still looking for a good go-to Chinese restaurant. Food was forgettable and the drinks were nothing special.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2017

Great location in the Pearl District. Very friendly waitstaff. Food was very tasty and authentic. Good everyday Chinese.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Fresh tasty Chinese food. Mu Shu pork is a favorite.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

The squid was a bit bland but the eggplant was outstanding and the service as good as it gets.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2017

Third time we have been food is amazing , sit in a booth very nice

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2017

Celebrated New Years Day for an early dinner.
loved the food.
Fresh and delicious Chinese food.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2016

If anyone can tell me a better Chinese restaurant in PDX, I'd love to go there. Have tried all the dim sum and big place on the east side and Departure downtown. None have the variety, freshness, or taste of the food at Seres. Jim always takes great care of us and even makes a few recommendations. The Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp is fabulous. Have never been disappointed. You won't be either. Kudos, Seres! Again!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

The food was excellent! Prefect place for Christmas dinner!!!!

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