The Woodsman Tavern

4.6
1202 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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About

Thanks for stopping by to check out Woodsman Tavern! We do not offer reservations through Opentable at this time, but we would love to see you. Jump on over to our website at www.woodsmantavern.com to make your reservations. While you’re there you can check out our menus too! We hope to see you at Woodsman Tavern soon!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Afternoon Hours: Saturday & Sunday 3:00pm-5:00pm
Oyster Hour daily 5:00pm - 6:00pm, all day Monday
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Phone number
(971) 373-8264
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Gaul
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
46th Avenue
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Parking details
Parking is on-street or in the parking lot located on the corner of SE Division Street and 45th Avenue next to Stumptown Coffee.
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Public transit
Portland Trimet bus line #4 Division/Fessenden stops at 45th and SE Division (stop ID 1465).
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent fried chicken, service was very good just a overall good dinning experience

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

My perennial favorite. Iove bringing people here.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

My niece loved the food and the atmosphere, as we knew she would. We all enjoyed the great leftovers too! Hail to their fried chicken!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Nice room, amiable wait staff, good food. I found it not exceptionally good, mostly because the chef was overly liberal with the oil and salt.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Wonderful night out with great food, this is our favorite place to eat and catch up with friends and family.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a nice Easter brunch here. We had a reservation but due to the holiday they were running a little behind. We sat at the bar and ordered cocktails which were very good. Loved the Bloody Mary’s. After being seated we ordered some appetizers. The salmon lox was delicious. The four of us ordered different items on the menu. The breakfast potatoes and sriracha mayo was excellent. The pancakes were tasty too. We would all go back for another brunch or happy hour. I really like the decor and feel of the space. It’s also very clean and I always appreciate that.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was super good. Would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I've been wanting to go here for years and the place delivered on everything I'd heard. GREAT food. Service was good. The atmosphere was warmly lit and felt like a lodge. The only down side was it was a bit noisy so it was kind of hard to hear my wife thanking me for the Birthday Gift even though she was right across the small table from me. Other than that a good evening.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything was incredible!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Solid menu top to bottom-Starters, Entrees & Sides. Loved starting with the Roll Specials and a a Wedge Salad. The Fried Chicken is spot on too.
This is a fun neighborhood spot.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Went there for Portland Dining month and the 3 course dinner was excellent. Wasn't as great a value as a few other restaurants went to in March for dining month, portions were a bit on the smaller side, but still worth the $33 because of the quality of the food. Husband had fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy and was wonderful, we shared the two meals and good way to taste various menu items. Craft cocktails are always wonderful tasting even though a bit spendy. Wait staff is very nice especially the hostess. Love the ambiance of the restaurant, very dark and cozy.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great dining month birthday celebration with friends. Delicious vegetarian option available for non- pork eating friends. It was a big hit with all of us.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I ❤️❤️❤️ The Woodsman. It’s a fixture for me!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Super loud and dark. Busy place and service can be intermittent

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Best meal I've had in 2018. That Chef Dou Adams can cook. This place is a no brainer.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Our group of 7 had a great time. Our Server was very friendly and helped us choose our exceptional dinner. The cocktails, appetizers and main courses exceeded our expectations. WE will definitely recommend our friends and family.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

3 of us had a lovely meal during Portland Dining Month.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It lived up to the billing. The food is truly exceptional. Definitely one of the top restaurants in Portland. The collards and mash potatoes and gravy remind me of classic southern cooking. My wife had the trout and is still raving about it three days afterwards. I had the fried chicken which was superb especially the presentation and seasoning. Great drinks also.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

meat heavy, multi course meals, prepared with fresh ingredients. Excellent for BRUNCH!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Got there a little late for our reservation, about 10 min and they were super happy and warm to see us. Our server Sarah was amazing and was super helpful on guiding us through the menu and making us feel welcome, made us laugh and guided us to our awesome menu choices.

The bologna sandwich, chicken liver mousse and the lobster rolls were all great. And would come back for the Bologna any day but that it the southerner in me!

See y’all soon’

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner. The food was good. Nice wait staff. Very busy and loud for a Sunday night. Not sure we will come back as it was a little overwhelming for a date or conversation. So you basically sit there and eat, and look at each other.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Sunday brunch. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Delicious brunch options, great for savory dishes but not many sweet choices. Our server was a fun time. Our table's only gripe was the Michelada was severely over-priced at $9 for a basic red beer.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I love the Woodsman, but this last meal, the Sunday after st Patrick’s Day, the Woodsman was off it’s mark. Too busy, slow service and the noise level was overwhelming. That said, I’ll return to the Woodsman because I feel this was an off day.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We enjoyed the braised pork with creamy polenta and the blackened catfish. The pork was tender and flavorful; my husband didn't want it to end! The catfish was tender and moist, not overly blackened, and served with a very bright tasting sauce that paired perfectly with the fish. The collard greens were indeed some of the best I've tasted; tender, silky, and flavorful with just the right amount of bacon and seasoning. The buttermilk panna cotta was a perfect way to cap off the meal. The only downside was very slow service. It took nearly one hour from the time were seated until we received our main course. The place was also very noisy. They were going to seat us in the middle of the room next to the wait station and bar but we asked for a seat next to the window that was away from the fray. It was very pleasant and I would recommend asking for this location if you want to have a conversation without shouting at each other.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We loved the woodsman tavern. All of the food we had was delicious and perfectly seasoned. The hush puppies, biscuits, and the fried chicken are not to be missed! The only thing that fell below our expectations was the pecan pie.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Liked the 3 course fixed price menu. Pork & soft polenta were very rich, but very tasty.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Location was perfect. Food was great. Service took quite a bit longer than expected.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Amazing food. The best biscuit we have had. We came to try their dining month menu but their everyday menu looks even better. Noise level is high (in the sports bar area) and seating just a bit cozy but the food and friendly staff are more than worth it.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Technically, the food was very well cooked. However, there was a notable lack of seasoning (salt and/or black pepper) on the fried chicken. That was the only true disappointment of the meal, but it was a big one. Collard greens might be the best I've had in PDX (which is saying something). Desserts were excellent, as well.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The best Eggs Benedict in town. Also creative with their drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was amazing! The service was excellent, our food came out really fast. The space is cute, my only complaint is that it was incredibly loud. My husband and I felt like we had to yell at eachother to be heard. I would definetly still go back though.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Went here for our 8 year anniversary with our infant baby. Delicious food, excellent service, and they were accommodating to our baby.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Always great now even better. Loved the new booths on the Bar side and the Fried Chicken is fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

What a delicious dinner for a date night. We enjoyed a dozen oysters and the Portland Dining Month special and were not disappointed. Service was on point - just right with the attentiveness and never felt rushed - and the meal was amazing. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Went for Pdx dining month. Food was great. Service was just ok. For having a late reservation (9pm) and it not being that busy I felt that the service could have been better.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Wonderful flavors. Great service. PortlNd dining month special was a good value.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the Tavern and felt that the service was both friendly and attentive. The mini crab roll was tasty but a tad small for $8.00. I thought the fried chicken was outstanding -- very close to the best in Portland, if not the best. The biscuits were very good. The mashed potatoes with gravy were good. My dinner partner did not enjoy the Portland Dining Month selection as much as I enjoyed the fried chicken, but we will return to try the double cheeseburger and other items on the menu!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food was great. Music a little too loud. They added TV’s in the bar area- too bad.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Our food was delicious, and the service friendly. We'll definitely be back!

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