About Stanford's - Clackamas

Welcome to Your Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar! Whether you're craving fresh seafood, a gourmet burger, a perfectly prepared steak or another of our delicious offerings, come join the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner or our ever-popular happy hour. Signature dishes include our cedar plank-roasted warm brie, our famous barbecue ribs, and delicious cocktails created by our experienced team of local bartenders. Our classy and comfortable atmosphere surrounds you with warm wood and intimate lighting, and our experienced restaurant team is eager to please and delight you.

8416 SE Sunnyside Rd.
Clackamas, OR 97015
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday 11am to 10pm

Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm

Brunch Sundays 11am-3pm


Cross Street:
Sunnyside Rd & 8600 Block

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 653-9400

Website:
http://www.stanfords.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every Tuesday night at 5:30pm in the lounge.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Stanford's - Clackamas Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Romantic (4)
Authentic (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

We both ordered the swordfish, as it has been a long time since we have had that. It was overcooked and dry, not with the money charged. Their menu is pretty small, so when we do go, we like to try their specials. This was not the best choice for us unfortunately.

Disappointed unfortunately. We have been to Stanford's countless times, but it's stating to show decline the past several times.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not good tonight. Service extremely poor.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great steaks and prime rib. Great for fine dining and family

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

They have really stepped up their service since the last couple of times I have dined here. Food was great, only wish meal had been hot and not luke warm.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We had a lovely experience on 10-12-17 when we met for a birthday celebration! We were given a comfortable table in a private area! Five long time friends....able to enjoy an excellent visit....yummy food....and superb service (by Krysty).

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Service was a joke, took 30 minutes just to get the server to notice us. Wasn't worth the money. Will not be coming back.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Overall just a wonderful place to eat made having my girlfriends birthday amazing

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Never forget #Stanford's for all your (true) restaurant needs, & dining out! It never fails to satisfy everyone within any group I've ever been in, no matter how small or large. Great food, decent price, good variety, amazing drinks, great service... All within our neighborhood! Stanford's is a gem ~

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Business Meals, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our youngest son is heading off to college. Grandma happened to be visiting us that weekend. We made a reservation for six at Stanford's because it's convenient. It turned out to be a fantastic choice. The menu is easy for everyone to negotiate. The cost is reasonable. The ambience was wonderful. Service was excellent. We just had a very memorable dinner, and it was really better than I expected. Very pleasant surprise.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service was much improved from last time I was there. Food arrived quickly and was hot and tasty.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

It was an okay expirience I love stanfords for their baby back ribs and the last time I was here they were unfortunatly barley warm which really takes away from the food, this time I specifically asked the waiter to make sure the ribs come very hot and they were even colder that the last time :/ $26 dollars for ribs that are not to the best as they can be is pretty dissapointing... I like them like they typically serve them piping hot that's what makes you want to come back. As well as the waiter seemed like she just did bare minimum service.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always good value, friendly atmosphere, great staff and good food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My bridesmaids and I met for lunch here before they tried on dresses and it was such a great experience. Our table was set up in a private area and we had great waitress. I'll definitely make a reservation here again in the future.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Good food and we really liked our server, Olivia. We had a quiet room and the air conditioner was not blowing too cold (even though hot outside), which sometimes happens at other places to dine.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 1, 2017

JJ OUR SERVER WAS THE BEST, GREAT ATTITUDE, great suggestions. Jasmine our waitress was very personable and on the spot at taking food orders and drink orders.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Stanford's is always a treat. Our server was a bit on the chatty side but she was very nice. It did take several minutes to get an iced tea and it came after the appetizers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was not up to par especially given the price point. Service was good. Not sure were coming back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Not a bad place. Went there cause it was close to hotel & had availability. Food was good & plenty of it. I ordered one of the specials the swordfish was a little dry & tough but other than that great food!

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 24, 2017

I had the beer cheddar soup and house salad, outstanding! All the food at our table was top notch. A very nice meal. Nice ambience and pleasant service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I highly recommend Stanfird's!! The food was delicious!

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food: Hamburger, Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, House Salad
Not so great: Grilled Chicken & Lacinato Kale Salad - did not contain Lacinato Kale, instead curly green Kale was used which was not as tender and therefore difficult to eat.

Will definitely go back but check on whether ingredients are as noted on the menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We both ordered $30 entrees and the total bill with tip was over $100. We asked what came with the specials and we were told nothing. No soup no salad no cheesy bread. We were very disappointed. When you spend $100 you expect a little more out of your restaurant. I ordered a Tanqueray Gibson and the bartender said they don't have onions to make a Gibson. Another disappointment. In addition to that our server had no idea what a Gibson was and I had to explain to her how to make one.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Well, I've been going here for a while. Always liked the menu . The last two times I've been very disappointed. The menu has shrunk so much that we were having to decide what we were going to settle for, some food undercooked, some over cooked. I had chicken ceaser salad. Chicken was iced cold and dry, lettuce was warm and wilted😩 We were told the calamari was doughy because the cook never had calamari.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Held a baby shower dinner with 6 close friends, and had a great time. It ended with a bit of a bitter note because a manager dropped the ball regarding payment for my guests and my sister had tombs away from the party for a full 1/2 hour to take care of the situation. Very unhappy because payment was planned right before we arrived over the phone. Great food, even better server, just management didn't follow through to support their people on the floor.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 21, 2017

No wait, service was awesome. Our server took care of our every need. Delicious lunch served promptly. We tried a new cocktail, lavender martini? It was soooo good. We will be back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Usually do Stanford's for burgers, but decided to do the chicken tacos instead and I was impressed. Very good guac. and salsa. Plenty to eat. My wife had the Kale and chicken salad and wasn't very impressed. Came with no roll and the dressing had way too much garlic and was too sweet. While she would probably go back to her favorite burger next time, I am interested to try the different versions of the tacos...maybe lobster next!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Awesome lunch! I love the $3 wine special, a glass of Chardonnay or a red blend for 3 bucks! We had the chopped chicken BBQ salad off the lunch menu. The salad is called "half" but it was plenty big! It was around $12 which seems high for a salad but I guess that seems fair, maybe if there was a touch more chicken it'd be nice :))

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Disappointed during my last visit to Stanford's. We stopped in for lunch with about an hour and a half to spare before our next apointment. Service was very slow, we waited almost 45 minutes for meals to arrive after placing our order. Had to rush through our meal. Waitress didn't check in often, no water refills.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The food was good, though there was a bit too much fat on my pork chop for my tastes. Additional comment - I ate with a group of different friends the next night at the Lloyd Center Stanfords. The food at the Clackamas Stanfords was better than at Lloyds. Lloyds - the salmon was not hot by the time it reached the table and the potatoes were hard packed (not moist or fluffy and not even warm). Both locations had attentive servers.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The server was amazing, he took good care of us 3, very entertaining and funny

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We were in Milwaukie with friends and relatives for nearly six weeks and found ourselves going to Stanford's over and over, at least once a week. The food is always good, the service is always excellent, and the restaurant offers a comfortable atmosphere at reasonable prices, with just a little elegance. Some of the dishes, such as the seared Ahi, are wonderful.

Our favorite server is Christie, who takes great care of her guests and looks absolutely great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We visit this restaurant 2 or 3 times a month, and we always request to sit in Ashley's section (she's our favorite - very professional, friendly and remembers what we like). However, all of the hosts and servers are fantastic. We love the quiet, elegant atmosphere and the food is delicious every time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Took 30 minutes for someone to bring us water then waiter acted all annoyed we were ready to order. I understand it was Father's day but it was not busy while we were there. They have almost nothing available from kids menu, my husband's fish tacos were so greasy he felt like that was all he ate a pile of grease. My halibut was fine but my fries were soggy.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Broccolini was raw, cool, and hard to eat. All the meats ordered were under cooked and shrimp was over cooked. Everyone in my family went to culinary school or is an executive chef and they were disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Even though Stanford's was on the list under Open Table, neither the waitress or manager knew how to complete my order under Open Table so I lost 100 possible points when I paid the bill.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Sunday brunch - Potatoes would have been excellent, but were way too salty. Eggs were a little overdone. Pepper bacon was really peppery. Cinnamon rolls were just ok. Too much cream cheese glaze & it was lumpy. Excellent berry jam for biscuits, but they were savory biscuits... copious amounts of butter and jam for small biscuits.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The salad lacked any variety in greens and was chopped thin and was mostly iceberg which was lame. With that said the flavors were good and I enjoyed what it was. A few improvements would have made to very good.

Service was basic at best. Our waiter made no suggestions before we ordered nor did he recommend any options for the dishes we ordered. When we finished our entrees he simply dropped the check. Which is a bummer for both his tip and the restaurants sales as we both planned to have coffee and desert ( hence the salads). We would go again but the promise of a good experience became... more of the same ole same ole.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We were one of about 6 people in the entire restaurant on a warm Sunday evening. Even the waitress commented on how slow it was for them. I though that would equate to great and quick service. Nope. Once we ordered it too over 15 minutes for our appetizer to show up. My water glass sat empty for half my meal and our food took forever. And it wasn't a difficult order... tacos and a salad. My order was incorrect-- I had asked for cheeses and dressing on the side. It came with cheese on it and soaked in dressing-- for a $16(!!!!!) salad! My waitress offered to have it remade, but given how long it took initially I really didn't want to wait. Overall, disappointing and poor quality for the price. We don't go out much alone since we have small children.... next time we get the opportunity, it won't be Stanford's.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Everything was excellent- food, drinks, service, dessert!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Fair, service was much better than the other location near Janzten Beach. Still not overly impressed.

Tags: Romantic
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