About Stanford's - Jantzen Beach

Whether you are craving fresh seafood, a gourmet hamburger, a perfectly prepared steak or another of our delicious offerings come join the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner or our popular happy hour. Signature dishes include our cedar plank-roasted warm brie, our famous barbecue ribs, and delicious cocktails created by our talented 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.

12200 N Parker Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Brunch Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
North Center Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 285-2005

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

Parking Details:
Great large parking lot

Public Transit:
Take Bus to Jantzen Beach Shopping Center

Executive Chef:
Jason Shallenburger

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Stanford's - Jantzen Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (7)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Authentic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

food was good and so was the service.
But It was a little pricey

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I visit Stanford's about once a month when I am in town for business. Consistently great seafood-Salmon, Columbia River steelhead especially, great preparation...and consistently great, friendly, knowledgeable servers...only disappointment was they took the chocolate molten cake off the menu...definitely worth a visit!!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was super slow and could not get the order right took 45 Minutes to get a coke other people got seated and got drinks wile we sat and waited for are drinks to come out

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Through Ansestry we were connected with a cousin from my dad's side of the family. I had communicated with my cousin via email & learned so much. My cousin who we hadn't met lives in Roseburg OR & she & her husband were comming to Portland for a Dr. appointed & asked if we could meet for lunch at Stanfords Jentzen Beach. Yes we can do that. Two of us from Federal Way WA, one from Lake Tapps & one from Milwaukie OR met at Standfords Jentzen Beach. The get together was wonderful. Lots of laughter shared pictures & look forward to get together again.All the food was delicious and waitress delightful. They allowed us to stay untill about 3:30 so we could visit not knowing why we were staying so long. A big THANK YOU. We talked so much we didn't think about taking pictures.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Very enjoyable dinner! food is awesome!
Service is exceptional. overall a grand experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fun, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As a vegetarian would love to see more variety. The inside is really getting run down. Nothing has been changed in years and years.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Went to Standfords the first time at the airport. Had a great meal. This time, we celebrated a birthday and all of our meals, plus dessert was fabulous.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Felt like a roadside cafe with overpriced food that was prepackaged and frozen. Menu states 12oz hand-cut ribeye steak and what you get is a 1/2in thick frozen steak that looks like the same one you can buy at Dollar Tree. Overall would not recommend and or return. There food used to be so much better, it was very disappointing.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

We have enjoyed Stanford's in the past, but this time the food wasn't up to par. My husband's chicken (on top his salad) was very dry and my $2 lobster tail was over cooked and stringy!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 31, 2017

There for 3rd Wedding Anniversary before show at Expo Center. Service, food and atmosphere excellent. Would recommend for any reason.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Stanford's never disappoints!!! We eat here often and get great service and great food every time. We love the ambiance and when we ask for special seating we always get it. We will be back again and again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Awesome service and reservation thru Open Table was easy. Very convenient for us having just come from the Cirque De Soleil show at the Expo Center. We saw other folks from the show at Stanfords waiting on line for a table, while our Open Table reservation let us be seated immediately. Thanks!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our first visit with friends. Very friendly service- great food. Would recommend and will definitely go again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My partner and I came here for lunch as part of our date day. We had made reservations, but they weren't needed for our 12:30 pm on a Saturday. The food was incredible and the service outstanding. It definitely set the tone for a great date.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We recently enjoyed our monthly Red Hat dinner at Stanford's Jantzen Beach and had a wonderful time. We were a little boisterous, but the staff was extremely accommodating and our seating was somewhat secluded. A fun time was had by our entire group. We were the energetic noise-makers!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

We celebrated our 44th anniversary and we also did it for our 43rd and we'll do it again. Food was great. Being on a Tues. it was quite and comfortable. I had asked for a table due to my husband's disability. The table next to us was celebrating a 75th Birthday. We all had a good time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food wasn't to great, had their Brunch, Eggs Benedict w/biscuits. Hollandaise sauce tasted strange not the usual taste and biscuits tasted bland. Their Salmon Chowder was to die for thou, definitely loved it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We were lucky to have an attentive and very pleasant waitress - Kayla.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Mini class reunion with 5 of the 8 of us celebrating birthdays. Our server was an absolute gem!
We were able to hear each other without a problem. The food and drinks were good. We ended up staying 3 hours!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Actually - all of the above. Very enjoyable by all who were there.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We went for my husband's birthday dinner on a Monday. We think perhaps our waiter had too many tables or perhaps they just didn't expect to be so busy on a Monday. Waited 10 minutes after seating to be acknowledged. Another 10 minutes to return and take our order. The waiter was coordinating with other staff to assist (smart guy--give him a raise !) so everything was delivered by someone different. However, the food arrived pretty quickly, and it was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Surprisingly nice patio

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Stanford's provides good food at a reasonable price. It's my go-to place for business lunches.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Always a great place to dine. Great selections of food, and also beverages.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 2, 2017

I've mostly found the bar drink orders seem to take WAY too long to be delivered. I was a server for 20 years and didn't see any reason for the delay. We were in late Sunday afternoon. Loved that they had happy hour all day. We had 3 seafood entrees and the ribs that were all excellent and served quickly by the attentive staff. Our server was nowhere to be found. Maybe he was new.......?? We always have great food, but the drinks are usually slow to be served.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The service is definitely a strong suit. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was good. Decent place to eat.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Always a wonderful place. I was disappointed in the salmon dish...the noodles and sauce were WAY too sweet, thick....almost nonedible. They were out of our favorite the Porabella mushroom appetizer.

Service was outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent greeting from hosts, better than excellent service from restaurant server and food was prepared well and tasted wonderful.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 20, 2017

In my view, everything was perfect. Great food selection. I tried something new and enjoyed it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

THE SERVICE WAS GOOD, BUT IT TOOK OVER AN HOUR TO GET OUR FOOD, IN A NON BUSY RESTAURANT. OUR WAITRESS WAS GOOD, BUT WAITING OVER AN HOUR TO EAT WAS A BIT MUCH

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

it was a very nice experience for Father's Day. the three of us enjoyed our meals and the service was great. we will return soon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Took our family here to celebrate our Daughters graduation from collage.
Had 9 attend and the service was fabulous.
Our waitress was very attentive and took car of us as royalty.

My wife & I used to come here when we were dating to eat the blackened prime rib. It is not on the menu any more but they do serve some nice entrées.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Great service. She was very accommodating with the kids. The whole family enjoy

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Food was good. Service had issues. Had one order incorrect and had to redo that. Then when check came both the wrong entree and the correct entree were on the check overcharging us by one entree. It was fixed but never received an apology or explanation.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Group of 9 for together for my husband's 40th birthday. Good was good, service was great!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Stanfords never, ever disappoints. We come for our anniversary monthly. We love the attentive service, wonderful food soft, comfortable atmosphere. I call Stanfords my go to, constant, delicious, most wonderful place around. Love my Stanford's

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We have HS (50 year reunion this summer!!) friends lunch here almost every month and it has always been excellent! Exceptional service and staff , delicious food!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Our server was quick to greet us and the rest of the dinner proceeded well. The wine & drinks are expensive for my taste. We had the sushi appetizer which was great. Then we had the pecan crusted sole served over a creamy risotto with veggies. It was FABULOUS! The fish was crunchy and perfectly cooked. We shared a dinner and they split everything in the kitchen for us. The Jantzen Beach location is my favorite place for Happy Hour too!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful raspberry Bellini and the most wonderful French toast and bacon. All for a good price too

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Didn't know they had brunch! My French toast was awesome. My husband's eggs were cold, but the server replaced them quickly.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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