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Lincoln Restaurant

#332 of 3,559 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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3808 NE Williams Street, Portland, OR 97227 (NE Failing St.)
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Brave menu without the risk

This is a small boutique restaurant and bar in a up and coming part of town. Great atmosphere and intimate without being crowded in. Menu is tight and looks to often change. Portions are generous and well appointed with artisan touches and house made sauces. Past was amazing, steak cooked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
Hood River, OR
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, my husband and I really wanted to love this restaurant! It was on our list of places we wanted to eat at for almost a year. We finally got a date night, and decided to try Lincoln out. We booked it through Open Table and were seated right away. The restaurant is beautiful, but the rap music was a... More 

Thank SRS14
Hood River, OR
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is a small boutique restaurant and bar in a up and coming part of town. Great atmosphere and intimate without being crowded in. Menu is tight and looks to often change. Portions are generous and well appointed with artisan touches and house made sauces. Past was amazing, steak cooked perfect, and all paired very well. There are brave offerings... More 

Thank BlueC0llar
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The worse restaurant. Dont know if our problems were because it was the night before Thanksgiving. If that is the case, the restaurant should have been closed. Some of the problems: I had to go the bar to get my own drink. Food was mediocre. Found a piece of plastic in the pulled pork.( I guess that means they opened... More 

Thank Marsha S
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've eaten at Lincoln now several times, and in a crowded and very high quality restaurant scene in food-conscious Portland, this restaurant has yet to disappoint. This last time I started with a spare rib tartare and went on to enjoy the special lamb's neck with flat breads. Both were outstanding. We enjoyed a good wine recommended by our server,... More 

Thank Gregmo1
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Often eat at the bar, especially good happy hour menu. Premier casual dining spot in Portland's east side. Quickly becoming an institution - a go to spot.

Thank hpettit
High Point, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Our experience was really superb! We were staying nearby, had just gotten in, and our Uber driver recommended Lincoln. We are voracious foodies and were happy to have a well reviewed place nearby. Reading over the menu, the octopus, short rib tartar, and gnocchi had us on our way. It was a Thursday night, fairly early, and the restaurant was... More 

Thank tjh27262
Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

When we are tired, hungry, can't decide what we want to eat, need to be headed towards home and pub food will not do, Lincoln is our go to place for dinner. David's warm greeting when guests arrive help bring back some of the lost energy and enthusiasm after a long day out. Whether we are looking for entrees or... More 

Thank Patricia B
New York City, New York
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303 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice open restaurant. In nice weather sides open up feeling like you are eating outside. Good menu with fresh foods. I had a nice spaghetti with octopus and albacore. Others had the chicken. All enjoyed the meal. Desserts are a real treat especially the popcorn pana cotta

Thank Martyn S
Pittsford, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here earlier this week. The green beans with apricots were special favorite! We ordered a number of appetizers in addition to our entrées, and each dish was special in its own way. We also loved the setting of the restaurant, because it was a lovely evening, all of the windows were open to the street.... More 

Thank VIrginia T
Eugene, Oregon
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343 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

If you are more interested in unusual ingredients and how the meal looks this is the place fir you. Your friends will be impressed. If you are more interested in how the food tastes, go somewhere else. Don't get me wrong food is not bad it just isn't that great. Friendly staff and good service and a pleasant setting. Only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3808 NE Williams Street, Portland, OR 97227
    (NE Failing St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-288-6200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?