We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
209 South Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
(541) 276-4120
Website
Today
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 62 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
WARNING - CASH ONLY

This was a very unique place to have lunch. My sister and I stopped there on our way home to WA. We saw the reviews so we figured we'd give it a try. The actual restaurant was small, but had fun decor. The service was fine, but they seemed to cater to the older crowd at lunch time. My sister... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
Alicia D
Good for:
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was a very unique place to have lunch. My sister and I stopped there on our way home to WA. We saw the reviews so we figured we'd give it a try. The actual restaurant was small, but had fun decor. The service was fine, but they seemed to cater to the older crowd at lunch time. My sister... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albany, Oregon
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Breakfast was fine. Service was pour. Needed water. Could have been cleaner. I do not mind old, but I like clean.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The female bartender was really nice (sorry I forgot her name) and the chicken was great. Fun and informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oregon
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Ate here when I was in town visiting about a year ago and now that I live in Pendleton I stop in at least a couple of times a month. The look is authentic Irish/Western (Leprechauns and Cowboys), the staff friendly and the price affordable. Try the chicken; it's made to order and worth the wait.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukie, Oregon
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

What a great little OLD spot downtown. Decent food, good service. Funky old bar, cool vibe. We just had breakfast, no drinks, but they looked good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This restaurant is in a building that has seen continuous use for 128 years. The food was good and the ambiance interesting and historical

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pendleton, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Going to the Rainbow Café is a cultural experience - there are a lot of regular "locals" in the café/bar, and LOTS of rodeo memorabilia on the walls and in the air! It is definitely worth the time and effort to see this local piece of history. I was dining in a group of six - everyone ordered the same... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashland, Oregon
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A Pendleton institution, recently restored and updated but still has its well-worn charm. Friendly folks, huge portions. You will NOT go away hungry.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pendleton, Oregon
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We went for lunch. The diner-style food was just fine. You go to this place for the Atmosphere. True Old West. There really is nothing else like it. No trip to Pendleton would be complete without a stop at The Rainbow Room.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Rainbow's is a good local bar with ice cold beer and a small menu of food. I had the cheeseburger and fries which was excellent for a bar burger. I wish I had gone back there the next day for another burger. I would go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Rainbow Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Rainbow Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 South Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Pendleton
  • Phone Number: (541) 276-4120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rainbow Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?