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Cabezon Restaurant

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5200 NE Sacramento, Portland, OR 97213 (NE Sandy Blvd.)
(503) 284-6617
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good local place

Food was good as was the service. Not a romantic spot as a little too noisy but great spot for friends to have a good meal and visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Anchorage, AK
Good for:
  • Business meetings
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Anchorage, AK
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food was good as was the service. Not a romantic spot as a little too noisy but great spot for friends to have a good meal and visit.

Thank Sitkalyn
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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228 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had Cabezon on our list for a while and we finally made reservations and took a bottle of wine. The place is tiny and tucked back across the street from the Laurelwood Pub and Rhinelander. We were seated immediately. Our server got us drinks before we were ready for the wine. We both ordered seafood from a pretty... More 

Thank s2npdx
Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The three of us agreed Cabezon has the best seafood we have had - ever. In various dishes we had mussels, oysters, clams, crab, shrimp, cavier, and cod. Each prepared and accompanied perfectly whether it was sauce, breads or veg. The creme brûlée' and chocolate pot were also outstanding. We had the recommended wines and the pairing was spot on.... More 

Thank MTTravelbug
Seattle, Washington
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of six devoured two and a half dozen oysters before dinner. They were great. I had the ciopinnio -- which we were told was always on the menu -- as did several others which almost lived up the the rave reviews others have given it (Dungeness crab was a bit tasteless) with fresh, perfectly cooked shrimp, good number... More 

Thank Foodtwosome
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was one of the best dinners we had for a long time. Fresh, inventive and surprising. The service was great and the atmosphere was very pleasant. This place is one of the reasons we'd like to visit Portland again.

Thank js972
New York City, New York
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121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little bit of a drive from downtown but well worth it for super fresh seafood. We had Oysters and local seafood specials. Everything was top notch with just enough in the way of seasonings and vegetables to enhance but not overwhelm the flavor of the fish. The wine list was also full of good local choices with thoughtful servers... More 

Thank Catherine c
Logan, Utah
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely restaurant is top notch. It opens at 5:30pm for dinner and you are seated at every other table. Candlelight and privacy add to the ambiance. The menu evidently changes daily as we were given a new one. I had New York Steak cut in tips over wonderful potatoes with onion rings on top. Others in my party had... More 

Thank LantainLogan
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141 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried this place with my wife on our anniversary. We had a delightful experience. Great cocktails, good food and great service. I had the lamb and my wife had the Ciopino, both were excellent.

Thank Cachims
Randolph, Vermont
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198 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This could be a one word review. Order the cioppino (a pseudo-Italian seafood stew supposedly invented in San Francisco) and you will understand everything about this place. It's fresh, spicy, local, and layered with flavors), The menu is mercifully limited, and yoou can't make a bad choice. We tried, but everything was good. Friendly ambiance and service to match.

Thank StepMorris1
Sacramento CA
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Stopped here for an early dinner while in town for a conference. Great seafood with fresh local ingredients. Mussels and fish were really fresh. Nice atmosphere, good service. The place fills up so get reservations if you want to eat during busy times. A more expensive than some places but really good food.

Thank Hiker-7

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5200 NE Sacramento, Portland, OR 97213
    (NE Sandy Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 284-6617

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings


Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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