Tavern on Kruse

4.7
876 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
Locally sourced and seasonally inspired, Tavern on Kruse changes menus every 12 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. Our space is elegant, but our staff is friendly and jovial as we see "people" as the reason for dining. We look forward to meeting you.

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 876 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall1food4service2ambience1

We made reservations for outside and it was raining. The only solution they had was giving us a table and saying we must be out by 8:15 to make room for another reservation. Which we had 1 hr to eat so not a big deal but they didn't really need to tell us that. They proceeded to stick a paper telling us we had to be done by 8:15 right on the table in front of my husband to stare out during his birthday meal. Set a terrible tone for the whole night and was completely unnecessary. Food was good and fast thankfully, but it was loud and not great for a special occasion. I get restaurants have had it rough but let's not make everyone aware of normal restaurant logistics.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spring tasting menu celebration!
* Green Gazpacho
* Humbolt Fog Cheese Tort
* King Salmon
* Grilled Rack of Lamb

Highly recommend!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first time there - outstanding food supported with outstanding service. From the mixed drinks to the diverse menu, this is a must visit. Again and again!

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mazdie
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The service was well paced and the waiter checked in just enough to ensure that we had everything that we needed but not too often where we felt like she was asking and pressuring us. It was the perfect balance. And the food was good they ambience outside was nice.

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vipBarney24
Portland
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service is excellent and food is very good too. Highly recommend

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Ekcn
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all the way around! Fabulous place.

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JimM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time - great service, great cocktails, great food!

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vipLisaK
Portland
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food in a contemporary setting. We enjoyed having the indoor/outdoor feel of the garage door opened.
Everyone was happy with the food, from the deep fried Brussel sprouts, to the Bone-In Ribeye and featured "Tasting/ Wine pairing" meal the food was excellent -- a little delayed at times, but otherwise fresh & well-prepared!!

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AimeeW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Delish! Delish! You must eat the burger and the brussel sprouts. SOOOOO GOOD!!! The Cubano is also AMAZING!!!

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MonicaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome drinks, great service...is there anything else to say really?

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MCCRJG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent! Patio heaters would be a nice addition...and some wind break- food got cold quickly. Otherwise all really good.

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Mondozer
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Waiter was great. Food came quickly. But service was slow getting started. Food portions were acceptable but quality was mediocre, bland, like eating at a chain restaurant. Not as I remember from when they first opened, which was excellent. I blame the pandemic. Too bad. Offers a nice music venue but dining isn't great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch menu. Best in portland.

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vipPDXMom
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside and it was a nice setting but they got rid of the heating lamps so it was cold. We ordered the hanger steak to split. It tasted great but the portion was extremely small. We will come back but wish the portion size was bigger.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely atmosphere. Wine and food were good. Service was excellent. However the noise immade it challenging to have a conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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AmandaA
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We’ve had stronger meals here before - generally my ahi was a little bland not enough slaw or wasabi and as usual the appetizer doesn’t come with enough toast points. My husband got 3 shrimp for $7 extra. It was our anniversary and we love the outdoor setting but disappointing meal this time around.

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vipcubs
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Tavern on Kruse. Definitely one of our favorites !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat outside. Lovely spot. Only downside was road noise from Kruse Way.

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Aprilfool411
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time here and we enjoyed our time here. There was four of us and we had an assortment of cocktails - all were very good. I was a little disappointed at the wine list - limited but covered all bases. The signature cheese appetizer was memorable and not to be missed. The raviolis unusual and delightful. I had the fried chicken dinner - the collard greens and Mac n cheese were excellent. I was a little disappointed with the fried chicken in that one piece was over cooked, the other piece was perfect. I also did not care for the honey over it but others may desire that level of sweetness. The fish and chips was very good and the skirt steak was reliably prepared. The desserts were unique. My husband and I shared the pear cake - very dense served with ice cream. It was good but I am not raving about it. The other couple shared the mouse and it was outstanding - very pretty presentation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Our waitress was not attentive at all and took forever to get our order, bring our drinks then even had to ask bus guy to cash out. Food is always good there!

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tayloru
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A foodie delight!

Light, airy & delicious beignets, croissant French toast, tender, well-seasoned rib eye, moist delicious biscuit, smashed potato eggs Benedict w/ hollandaise sauce. It was a brunch for the ages.

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vipmusicgal
Portland
50 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious dinner. It was nice to meet David.

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JuliaO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice. We had a good outdoor table - the area around the back with green foliage behind. Lots of space, nice staff. Food always pretty good.

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TracieH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails & food - especially enjoyed the Green Gazpacho!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is delicious and thoughtfully prepared and showcased.

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vipRonaldY
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Comfortable atmosphere. I don't know the owner, however, I know who he is, and see him actively involved in making sure the facility and service is impeccable. Also, was impressed when he called me personally to see if we were OK with sitting in a specific area.

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vipBarney24
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent Service -definitely worth eating here

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening having dinner with my family!! Great service, great food, good value!!

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JudyG
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my birthday dinner with friends at Tavern on Kruse. My meal was great. We weren't rushed through the dinner. Our waitress was fantastic! She was professional, friendly and made great recommendations. Thank You for the wonderful night.

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bethg
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food every time!! A favorite place always!!!

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was slow. Drink arrived in a dirty glass. King salmon was outstanding. Sauce for Hangar steak not as awesome as usual.

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vipCindyM
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! Service was fantastic! We will definitely return:)

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BillW
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Jerry, the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PatS
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to be back at one of our very favorite restaurants - it did not disappoint and we were thrilled to see our favorite server!

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ShelleyR
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

It was my daughter‘s 21st birthday. It was really loud and hard to hear and the food was pretty average. My husband and son both left hungry after ordering flank steak and a cheeseburger respectively. The room they put you in for the restaurant area really lacks any sort of charm or ambience. We had a minor so we couldn’t sit in the bar area. I have been several times and each time I felt it was fairly average foodAnd above average prices so I probably won’t return again anytime soon.

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

place is great...,.heated tables are genius.....no hesitation

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Mikey
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were awesome. Nice clean place and not loud. Able to carry on a conversation. Prices were high though.

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vipWasmuthk
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was incredible and did not oversell the food which exceeded our expectations

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ShawnaJ
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server Joe, was outstanding. I had the Tavern Burger and it was one of the best I've had in a long time! We shared the crab creamy, garlicy sauce topped with large pieces of fresh crab. We will definitely be back again soon!

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 876 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.