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820 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 227-0033
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Spot to Hang out

Yeah it's a little divy, but the service is great, music is fantastic, they have Ninkasi on draft and the pub food is decent. Good spot to drop in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Sarah M
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Really unfriendly and bad service. Drinks are nothing special. Some staff training is badly needed here. There are lots of cool bars in Portland. This is not one of them. Avoid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Yeah it's a little divy, but the service is great, music is fantastic, they have Ninkasi on draft and the pub food is decent. Good spot to drop in.

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great location across from the Multnomah County Library downtown Portland. The history of this restaurant goes back 100 years, but moved from it's prior location due to real estate development project. The original booths and decor are in the new location, so once you get inside it feels historic. My first visit the food was so-so. It's got such a... More 

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North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I arrived in town on a Sunday...apparently Portland is closed on Sunday. I parked my car near the square and started to walk, looking to eat at one of the many restaurants in the downtown area. Most of them were closed, but I did stumble on Virginia Cafe. I had the Steak sandwich with the shrimp Bisque soup. Mind you,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Last night I went to the VC with my boyfriend to meet my sister and her boyfriend for drinks. As soon as I sat at the table, I knew it was going to be an interesting night. It took our server (the only server) only a couple minutes to check in with the table, but I could tell that she... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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151 reviews 151 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Good Prices, good food, great atmosphere, amazing history. Just walked by looking for lunch and stopped in...no major fanfare to bring attention to itself, but obviously well known to be opeb since the 20s...original in its menu even though it is pub fare...great place to eat when you are visiting the Library or the Art Museum.

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Vancouver BC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stopped in for a burger but got so much more! Great service, great food at reasonable prices. Their menus tell their history in Portland and how the original owners went on to start the Spaghetti Factory chain. Loved the burger and the home cooked style fries. Pefect!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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250 reviews 250 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

we came an extra time for lunch to the virginia cafe's 100th anniversary...leah is always wonderful, funny, and she added plaques to the vintage photos in honor of 100 yrs...we all talked about the history around broadway when all the theater marquees were lit up going back before being demolished...we began with a pbr, and a gin lemon drink that... More 

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Houston, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place has amazing food. The waitress was very friendly and took the time out to provide us with insights on the city. The food was absolutely amazing. I had the three cheese grilled cheese and it was too die for. The prices are reasonable

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Oakland CA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I always get a wonderfully different version of traditional comfort foods delivered with panache and a twist by a quirky staffer who knows just what to do to make the meal a memorable experience. The restaurant is right in the heart of things and convenient to parking, shopping, library browsing. And the prices are easy to swallow,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 820 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 227-0033
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?