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Natural Selection

3033 NE Alberta, Portland, OR (Old Town - Chinatown)
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Ranked #13 of 3,596 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 31st
Transit: The Trimet Bus #9-Powell/Broadway can be boarded on Broadway Ave in the Portland City Center. The bus crosses NE Alberta at 27th, a few blocks from our location. Broadway and Radio Cabs are a good option for travelers. Ample bike parking available.
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Portland, Oregon
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I have had the good fortune to have eaten at Natural Selection several times. We usually eat here for special occasions. Most recently a birthday; and, just made a reservation for New Years Eve. The menu is fixed and you always have a vegan option across every category. These guys really knock it out of the park. I've never had... More

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had the tasting menú and the food was exquisitely prepared, innovative and full of flavor. There aré vegetarían and vegan opciones as well as gluten free. I had the wine pairing, which was well done, but too heavy on sweet whites for my palate. You might want appetizers, the portions are on the small side.

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ok the title isn't very descriptive so I'm breaking rule #1 of writing a review but my little sister brought my wife and I here because I'm a vegetarian (It's all veggie food) and I was thoroughly impressed. Ever been to the famous Green's restaurant in SF? This is better. No offense Greens, I like you too. They provide a... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We sat at the "Chef's Table," where we could see the kitchen staff preparing dishes that were both delicious and beautiful. It was fun to watch the food being prepared, but even more enjoyable to savor each mouthful. Another reviewer described the food by referring to "complex flavors and intricately prepared dishes," and those words are appropriate to describe our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had the opportunity to dine several weeks ago at Natural Selection. Located in an unpretentious part of NE Portland (possibly redundant), it offers an intimate venue that seats no more than 26 happy diners at a time. Happy, because it is no easy feat to land a table at N.S. without a reservation well in advance. That said, we... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Natural Selections was a to-be-savored experience. I don't think my wife and I have ever experienced such complex flavors and intricately prepared dishes. The intelligence, creativity and care of the preparation shone through. We much appreciated that NS was strict about reservations, so there wasn't extra waiting for a table, something uncomfortable for the diners, the folks waiting and the... More

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Woodside, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Whenever I travel, I seek out vegetarian restaurants, and Portland was no exception. To my surprise, Natural Selection proved to be the BEST veg restaurant I have been to in the U.S. Better than Candle 79, and better than Millenium. It is small and intimate, with an open kitchen, and an atmosphere that highlights the passion for excellent food. The... More

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the four course menu with wine pairing, overall a really good value. Great view to the kitchen, it's really entertaining to watch your food being prepared.

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Kensington, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Probably our favorite restaurant anywhere. Delicious. We always look forward to visiting it when we are in Portland.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I had a great meal here recently. We each ordered different items off of the 4 course menu so that we could share and taste through the menu. The food was fresh, inventive and flavorful. My husband said he could eat vegetarian much more often if it had this much flavor! If we were locals, we would... More

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Additional Information about Natural Selection

Address: 3033 NE Alberta, Portland, OR
Phone Number: 503-288-5883
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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