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Bluehour

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250 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-2953 (Everett)
Bluehour is located three blocks west of the NW 10th and Everett stop of the Portland Street Car.
503-226-3394
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bluehour means different things to different people. In French literature...
Bluehour means different things to different people. In French literature it describes any time of day "of heightened emotion." In Portland it has come to mean "a great place to dine." As the premier modern restaurant in the Pearl District, Bluehour opened its doors in 2000, with what Gourmet Magazine describes as, "the most sophisticated, contemporary food in town." Guests choose between the elegant dining room or the casual cafe and bar. Simple, delicious and classic describes the Mediterranean cuisine we create in the Bluehour kitchen each night. The menu is printed daily, but Bluehour standards remain, like the pillowy potato gnocchi with black truffle and the perfectly seared, bacon wrapped sea scallops. Our cheese cart is among the finest on the West Coast, featuring regional and international artisan cheeses.
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  • 37
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Only had drinks here

We were wandering through the Pearl District, on a hot day. We stopped into a shop where we bought a ceramic and glass cat. We asked the staff where we could go nearby to get a drink. They recommended Bluehour. A great location with an excellent wine-by-the-glass list.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
John_Schunhoff
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Cortez, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Although the food was good, not great, I would not recommend Bluehour. We visited on a Tuesday and the restaurant was so noisy I left with a headache and ringing in my ears. I cannot imagine what it would be like on the weekend.

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I'm incredibly sorry that things were so noisy during your visit. Because of our extensive use of sound dampening drapery these rare sorts of complaints are rooted in one particular table or party, so I wish you would've let us know -- we would've been happy to move you to a new area of the restaurant had we just known... More 

Portland, OR
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Having been a chef myself for many years, it takes a lot for me to go to an "expensive" restaurant. Far too often I am left unsatisfied and thinking to myself, "Man, I could have done better than that at home for a lot less money!" The nice thing about BlueHour is that when the meal is over, I can... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Tony, we're always happy to have your support, and I'm so glad that you continue to join us after all these years. We'll see you soon! Best, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were wandering through the Pearl District, on a hot day. We stopped into a shop where we bought a ceramic and glass cat. We asked the staff where we could go nearby to get a drink. They recommended Bluehour. A great location with an excellent wine-by-the-glass list.

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you were recommended to come our way, John, but more importantly, I'm glad you were able to take a second to relax with our wine list! Thanks for the compliments! All the best, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Irvine, California
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

can't comment on the full menu, but went for happy hour and were pleasantly surprised with the food and the prices. had a delicious vegetarian gnocchi and my husband had the burger (which he said was outstanding). good drinks as well.

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

It's always nice to hear that our happy hour has impressed -- thanks for all the compliments! You and your husband made some wonderful picks with the vegetarian gnocchi and burger, and I appreciate you writing about your experience here on TripAdvisor. Best, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Corvallis, Oregon
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90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We dined here on the fourth of July - so I don't know if we had a typical or atypical experience. We had a great dinner - the pace was relaxed, the restaurant was quiet and peaceful, we weren't hurried, we had great service, and the food was well worth it. The wine list was good - it was really... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Glad you joined us to celebrate the Fourth, Sarah! It was such a beautiful night, and I'm happy to hear that you had a great time with us. Hope you'll get to join us for another evening of Pinot Gris and good food soon! All the best, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Palm Springs, California
Level Contributor
58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband and I joined 5 other people for a business dinner. Had a very nice table and an affable waiter. The Cocktails were tasty and fun as was the decorative Deserts. As for the appetizers and main course- I have to say that at least several of us were disappointed. The appetizers were tiny and expensive. I wish that... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I'm sorry to see that our portion sizes let you down. Our appetizer options are all intended to be "small bite" portions, but it sounds like your server didn't explain that to you. As for your pork chop, I wish you would've let us know about that crust not being up to par -- we absolutely would've made things right.... More 

ssi
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Three nights in Portland three different dinner spots . This the one promoted and reviewed as beautiful food beautiful people beautiful service was a resounding disappointment , worst of our three dinners. One waiter 3 hostesses 3 or 4 bus people. Had celebratory glasses of french champagne to start ,with tasty crab pasta although I was hard pushed to find... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

As you saw in our other reviews, we typically provide a much better experience for our customers. When something does go wrong, we'll always try to make things right, and I'm sorry that our efforts didn't go over as well as hoped. I sincerely hope you'll join us once more, maybe for a happy hour next time you're in town... More 

Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were downtown on business yesterday and decided to try Bluehour for lunch. We were delighted with the quality of the food. I ordered the scallops with potatoes and vert jus, and all were perfectly cooked. My husband enjoyed his chicken salad (although found it a bit overdressed for his liking -- perhaps we just need to remember to order... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Leebot, I'll be sure to send your kind words into the kitchen staff-- they'll love knowing that you enjoyed the chicken salad and scallops. I'm glad you decided to go for a bit of dessert -- sometimes you have to give into your sweet tooth, and I'm beyond happy to see that you couldn't resist any of the sweet treats... More 

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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Want to have an experience with great service, food and drinks? Bluehour is a must. Seated immediately for a party of 3. We went during happy hour and had some amazing drinks which were creative and you could really tell that a lot of thought went into their creation on the menu and love into them when they were being... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Michael, it means a lot to read about your happy hour experience with us. I always enjoy knowing that we were able to host our customers for a great night out, and our bartenders and kitchen staff will love hearing that our menu exceeded your expectations! See you soon, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Woodburn, Oregon
Level Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Some of the most amazing french food ever! Had the lamb for dinner, it was perfectly prepared & so delicious! Also, don't miss out on the grilled foie gras, your mouth explodes with flavor. Service, absolutely amazing. Mgr. there was definitely on top of his game. Loved this beautiful establishment & fine dining experience, you get what you pay for.... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

So happy you chose to spend Girls' Night with us, and I'm even happier that you were so impressed! From the lamb to the foie gras, your compliments mean a lot to me, and I hope we'll be seeing you again soon! Best, Bruce Carey Owner More 

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Additional Information about Bluehour

Address: 250 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-2953
Phone Number: 503-226-3394
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD $34 to $80
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 250 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-2953
    (Everett)
  • Public Transportation: Bluehour is located three blocks west of the NW 10th and Everett stop of the Portland Street Car.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-226-3394

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $34 to $80
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

Bluehour means different things to different people. In French literature it describes any time of day "of heightened emotion." In Portland it has come to mean "a great place to dine." As the premier modern restaurant in the Pearl District, Bluehour opened its doors in 2000, with what Gourmet Magazine describes as, "the most sophisticated, contemporary food in town." Guests choose between the elegant dining room or the casual cafe and bar. Simple, delicious and classic describes the Mediterranean cuisine we create in the Bluehour kitchen each night. The menu is printed daily, but Bluehour standards remain, like the pillowy potato gnocchi with black truffle and the perfectly seared, bacon wrapped sea scallops. Our cheese cart is among the finest on the West Coast, featuring regional and international artisan cheeses.
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?