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Portland Prime

121 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204 (Old Town - Chinatown)
503-223-6200
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Ranked #471 of 3,539 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
Cross street: 3rd & Pine
Transit: Portland's Light Rail (MAX) stops 2 blocks away on 1st & Oak.
Description: Featuring fresh Northwest seafood, prime steak and chops along with farm-fresh produce and specialty items made by local artisans and purveyors. A glowing wood fired oven, charcuterie station and oyster bar, vintage cocktails, local craft micro-brews and barrel-to-tap wines by the glass from Oregon vintners are hallmarks of the Portland Prime experience. The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and happy hour daily features a Champagne Sunday Brunch. A private dining room is available and seats up to 40 guests with an adjacent wine cellar.
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

In the embassy suites hotel, but this was a great place to go. Good local wine and reasonable oysters. Little high in price but we were treated we were treated well by the staff.

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Another wonderful meal out with my hubby--we took advantage of a "two-fer" on prime rib. So good. We have several steak houses in town, and have eaten at all of the. My husband thinks this meal shot to the top of the list. Cooked to perfection, real horseradish. Whipped garlic mash for a side (included). Tried the caesar salad, loved... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We ordered a Greek salad, bruschetta and a wedge salad. Bruschetta was ok..Greek salad left out the kalamata olives. Took 15 minutes to get waitress back to table. When we asked about the olives she had no idea they were to Bo on salad. Went to kitchen and returned 10 minutes later and said they were out of olives. I... More

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Lafayette, Colorado
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117 reviews 117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I was wrapping up a day in Portland and was staying at the Embassy Suites, where this restaurant is located, and decided to go in for dinner. The service was very good, quick and attentive, but they were out of quite a few items (to be fair, it was later in the evening than the normal dinner rush, and a... More

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Frank T, Owner at Portland Prime, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal while in Portland. We hope that you decide to come back and visit us the next time you are in Portland. More

Reno, Nevada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and was very pleased with the atmosphere, the food was very good and they got our lunch to us quite quickly, which is important at lunch time. We ate in the bar area where we could watch some golf and people watch on the street. We would recommend this restaurant

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Hilo, Hawaii
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123 reviews 123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews of Portland Prime we did not know what to expect from our Groupon selection. The restaurant atmosphere is a classic steak restaurant with lots of dark wood and glass. White tablecloths on the tables and the waitstaff in long sleeve white shirts with small black bow ties. My wife had the rib eye which was cooked and... More

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Frank T, Owner at Portland Prime, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear about your recent experience at Portland Prime. We truly appreciate the positive words about the new menu. The prime rib is one of our signature dishes and we are happy your wife liked it! Look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
261 reviews 261 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
411 helpful votes 411 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We decided to splurge and eat here on our first night in downtown Portland. The restaurant is connected to the Embassy Suites hotel, where we may stay if we return since it’s a Hilton brand hotel. Everyone was very nice, but the first table was too narrow for us so we moved to a table with more room. Our waitress,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visit this restaurant often and am, frankly, amazed there are any vacant tables. Their steaks, seafood, salads, and especially soups are as good or nearly as good as any in town. However, the service is much better than most, and you can always get a table without a wait (except maybe when live music is playing). Also has one... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Food is below average with poor meat selections and not at all what you should expect from a truly 28-day dry aged beef. Cuts are too thin and excessive marble makes for a chewy meat with little flavor save the juicy gravy they pour on it. Offered several potato choices which are extra. Server recommended the whipped over all others... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

While staying at the Embassy Suites we decided to dine here for a special birthday dinner; and we were so glad we did! Friendly service and attractive atmosphere! We split the chopped salad which was very ample. Our entrees were chicken marsala and the braised short ribs...both were excellent. Our server brought out a very delicious bread pudding as a... More

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