Tavern on Kruse

4.7
698 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
Locally sourced and seasonally inspired, Tavern on Kruse changes it's "Seasonal Harvest" menus every 8 weeks as we weave the season's perfectly-fresh and perfectly ripe bounty into our offerings.

Our executive chef, Nathan Bates, spent four and half years at the Michelin 3-Star "Fifth Floor" in San Francisco, working under Laurent Gras (who Celebrity Chef David Chang calls "the greatest chef in the world." While there, Chef Nate was part of preparing the 90th birthday party for Julia Child which was made famous in the climax of the movie "Julie & Julia." Nate also headed the kitchens at Portlands "Lucy's Table" and Portland's best-kept culinary secret, the "Uptown Billiards Club."

Parties larger than 10pp must give us a call at 503.303.5280.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 698 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vippdxoriginal
Portland
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for a birthday dinner. So happy to have a restaurant open for dine in. Had the beet and chèvre ravioli with burrata. Delicious! Go support your local restaurants.

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TrishT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. I had the Lake Oswego steak and it was to die for. I love the atmosphere. I will be back.

JD
JDT311
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place to meet up. Nice cocktail and food selection. Great in summer evenings pre covid.

LH
vipLauraH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here

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WendyT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great first dining experience after Oregon lifted its in-person dining restrictions. Customer service was top notch.

JJ
vipJanetJ
Portland
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So glad they are back open and they were busy!!! Great service and the food perfect!

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DaveM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything has always been good here but, the opening night excitement was over the top, Staff, Customers, everyone very happy to get back to a semi-normal life, very fun experience.

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vippampe
Montana
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a joy to be back in the Tavern. Exceptional service from Jean and great food.

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MaryH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love Tavern in Kruse, especially when they have live jazz music. The food is always great. Only complaint would be to add heaters at the back where the wind blows through.

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Carolina
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was especially pleasant. Really enjoyed the burger and will be
coming again soon.

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HeatherS
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavern is one of my favorite places to dine! Everyone is always so kind and the food never disappoints!

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vipBobS
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty and recommended

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Jeanne
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. We had the Pepper Fried Chicken, roasted brussel sprouts and pumpkin ravioli and each of them had a wonderful, rich balance of flavor. Our server was also fantastic. Such a treat to eat there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great atmosphere. Great food. They really do an all around superb job.

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BillP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The winner here is value as I haven't found anything better at these prices. I have only been in the area for about a year and thanks to 2020 haven't gotten out as much as I usually would but this is a place was a winner for me. Nice variety from sandwiches to dry aged steaks along with equivalent variety to the wine list. I will back many times.

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KimiC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The music was a little too loud, it was hard to have conversations.

MD
MaryD
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our server was amazing. My husband ordered the steak medium rare and it was served rare. We asked another server if we could have it cooked a little more. That server had a little "attitude" about how they would have to cook another steak and that is "our medium rare". Our server came to the table and she took care of it immediately and told us how they would cook it a little more for us by placing it in a separate pan. She was wonderful, and the steak was delicious.

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ShadowMom
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch and catch-up with good friend. Excellent salad for me; her Eggs Benedict was scrumptious! Drinks were delicious, too. Nice place -- give this one a try!

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JoseR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service most notable!!!
Sometimes service in this part of the country is can be very disappointing. Not here. All the staff were attentive and pleasant. Food was delicious.
Great value for the quality.
Outstanding evening.
Wish we didn’t live 40 miles away

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Girls night out

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YummyFoodNomNom
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. We were able to get a reservation at the (chef's) counter within an hour of sitting down. Felt very comfortable with the COVID social distancing and sanitation process in place.

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vipDianne
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall great if you don’t count we had a reservation and the reception staff tried to persuade us sitting at the kitchen counter was the only option because the restaurant was busy!
Unbelievably ignorant

CG
vipCityGalNY2OR
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great, service is friendly and professional, ambiance lovely!

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tables were dirty and they did do a fast wipe before we sat down. Service a bit slow but waiter was very nice and did a great job.

The appetizer of crab-artichoke dip was not very good. Whatever Milk, cream they put was runny/watery and lack taste.

The Tavern Burger was good and dessert was fine but nothing special.

Like the musics but too loud.

Not sure if this was a bad day for them or them. I will give them another try before I would say if I recommend it or not

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came to lunch with my sisters and food was good. Service was outstanding!!! Will come back!

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AngeleneP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was just OK. A little irritating that we had to wait 10 min for our table which we had reservations for. Space and ambiance was great. Food and price not so much. For what they serve, their prices are astronomical in my opinion. Tiny portions like you are at a super fancy establishment, but they are not. I will most likely not dine here again.

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dinam
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good. The staff very friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and just kind. I love going there. Evening jazz even better!

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MATTHEWJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great burger with nice service! I’ll be back within a week

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vipRobertM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a lovely time at Tavern on Kruse, and this was no exception. Lots of space in the building. And the staff was accomodating and flexible when we requested a different table. As usual, the food was outstanding and worth the cost. Presentation was beautiful. Drinks were delicous. Tip: go on a jazz night in the summertime.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I had our first date night out together in 2020. There was live jazz, really good food and excellent dessert. The atmosphere was fun but still intimate. Love the Tavern.

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soooograteful
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tavern on Kruze has been our favorite this Summer. We came for the spectacular musical offerings thanks to the generosity and vision of the owner, but were delighted to find the menu varied and well crafted. The diner can count on a culinary rewarding experience with each visit.

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KraigS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had their salmon and steaks dinners between my wife and I. Then related ourselves to the cheesecake and ice cream. The service was way high and the friendliness of the staff was wonderful. Their bar was very nice as well.
We came here for our 26 wedding anniversary dinner, but didn't ask to make a fuss of it. The place was perfect for a night out. I suggest making reservations as this is a hot spot.

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Clphil
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavern on Kruse is one of our favorite restaurants to go to!!! The food is ALWAYS delicious and the service is excellent! Their outside dining is the best around. Their staff is always friendly! A great restaurant all around!!!!

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lindam
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very slow service. Had to keep reminding server to bring things that had been requested. I have been disappointed the last two times. Won’t be going back anytime soon

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Bita4
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good time, poached eggs were over cooked but everything was very good

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vipLisaK
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect Brunch location for a family on the go. Our pancake expert, loved the extra large pancake combo. Our Keto dieter loved the house salad with a generous serving of sliced chicken breast. Our adventurer loved the breakfast burrito and I thoroughly enjoyed the Tavern eggs over easy with bacon and smashed and baked potatoes!! The vibe was modern yet relaxing. All in all, a total hit for a family whom loves to brunch before we go in our separate directions:-)

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vipMicheleL
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the same waiter as last time and he is terrific. The halibut fish and chips were fantastic. We enjoyed the live jazz band as well. We ALMOST forgot we weren't dining out in the middle of pandemic!

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RexR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great service and food. Unique place.

NJ
NikiJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice outside venue with adequate separation. Sitting by the waterfall is very nce.

FAQs

Tavern on Kruse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 303-5280.

Tavern on Kruse is rated 4.7 stars by 698 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.