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4950 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
+1 503-477-9224
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Ranked #8 of 3,640 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: German, Swiss, Fondue
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Authentic Swiss cuisine from our family heritage, served in the heart of the Alberta Arts District of Portland Oregon
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I decided to have a 5 meal course here. Good reviews, small place (please do reserve a table before come) and I love European food (but English, of course). They offered me fresh baked crunchy bread and two kinds of spicy sauces as a courtesy. Great start: slices were yummy. Then I had the the Swiss rosti topped with raclete... More 

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Wickenburg, AZ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What a fun and tasty treat this was to find as we had a day to fiddle around in Portland. We were checking out Portlandia sites and needed a bite to eat. We happened upon this place during a time when the owner's parents were visiting from Hawaii and there were special items on the menu. If only we had... More 

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Surigao City, Philippines
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The owners ran the place, they were very accommodating. The food was not so good though. :( Their snitzels were not as crisp, their apple strudel was more like pie crust base.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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233 reviews 233 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

the name is now swiss hibiscus........ we hadn't been here for awhile, and wanted to return for lunch...i began with a heineken, and my partner had the pinot noir...we stared with escargot, which was delectable... she also ordered the leek soup...i had the tuna salat and she had the wild rockfish special with rosemary potatoes...the warm bread and entrees were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Swiss Hibiscus (formerly Cafe Hibiscus) is an authentic Swiss culinary experience. On a recent visit to Portland to see my son, I wondered if there were a true Swiss restaurant where we could celebrate Swiss Independence Day, August 1. As Portland is the new foodie capital of the country, lo and behold, there was Swiss Hibiscus. Being of Swiss heritage,... More 

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SwissHibisucus, Manager at Cafe Hibiscus, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by during your visit to Portland. We look forward to having you again. More 

Katy, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Don't do as we did - drive miles to get here, then find it's closed until the end of September!! Looks like a nice place though, so will try again if/when we're next in the area.

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SwissHibisucus, Manager at Cafe Hibiscus, responded to this review

Hi Mandy - We are so sorry to hear that you were visiting Portland and made specific plans to visit us (during our temporary closure). We hope that you come back again soon. -Swiss Hibiscus More 

Clinton Township, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you want to relax and eat great food here's the place to be. Would recommend the goulash with the hash brown and escargot :) don't forget the onion soup. Fantastic service! Would definitely come here again! Too bad the only coffee they had was French press... Some like it but not really a fan of it.

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My girlfriend recommend this restaurant, and we were delighted. Price is reasonable, great service and excellent food. We were lucky enough to go on a night when owner Jenny's parents were helping out from Hawaii where they had a restaurant. Dad is Swiss and mom Hawaiian. A nice little neighborhood gem!

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Palatine, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you love German food, don't miss this place. Everything was home made, and the spaetzle was delicious. The pork Wiener schnitzel and goulash were to die for--we were all practically licking our plates. And the salad dressing--which they make on site--was unique and fabulous. There are only five tables inside and three outside--they had a sign posted that they... More 

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Milford Kansas
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Between the seven of us we ordered almost every variety on the menu. We were in agreement that it was some of the best food we had eaten on our long trip. We were too busy eating to take pictures :)

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Additional Information about Cafe Hibiscus

Address: 4950 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Phone Number: +1 503-477-9224
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
Cuisine: German, Swiss, Fondue

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