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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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5:00 am - 12:00 am
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Scratchy Service

Very nice space to eat even when crowded. Thought went into hanging acoustic curtains around which really helped. And then there was some really great background music. Duck breast and foi gras were superb. Only downside was the really patchy service. Asked for an ice bucket for the wine which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Leslie T
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very nice space to eat even when crowded. Thought went into hanging acoustic curtains around which really helped. And then there was some really great background music. Duck breast and foi gras were superb. Only downside was the really patchy service. Asked for an ice bucket for the wine which when it finally did arrive then left to us to... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Leslie, we never want to disappoint when it comes to food or service, so while I'm glad you enjoyed the duck breast and foi gras, I wish we could've done a better job of serving you. Our wait staff all works diligently to make sure that you have the absolute best experience possible, but it sounds like the dinner service... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

There are a lot of choices in the Pearl district and this was one of the places recommended by a local. It has an upscale vibe to it and is a good place to enjoy the scenery, both inside and out on the street. I had the smoked duck breast which had a very nice smoky flavor to it. The... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Happy to hear that someone recommended you to come our way! I'm really glad you loved our smoked duck -- it's definitely one of my favorites, too. Oh, and by the way, a big thanks for the kind words -- I know everyone on staff will appreciate reading what you had to say. Hope to see you again soon! All... More 

San Francisco, CA
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I went to Portland for a getaway weekend and we wanted to have one night out at a romantic, good restaurant. After much research of restaurants near our hotel, Marriott City Center, we found Bluehour. It was a 10 minute, easy walk from our hotel and I knew as soon as we got there that it was... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I really appreciate the kind words you wrote here, and I know Jessie will be thrilled to read all that you had to say. We always want to make sure that we give all of our customers the absolute best, so these words truly mean a lot to us. I hope the rest of your stay in Portland was a... More 

Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was a very special Valentine's Day evening we spent at Bluehour! This beautiful, elegant restaurant is very worthy of high praise for many reasons. Our cocktails created by a lovely young lady at the bar were top notch and set the tone for the evening straight away. She was, in a word, delightful. Our table server was equally friendly... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Valentine's Day is such a special day, and I'm happy we were able to be part of your amazing date. From the cocktails, to the wine, to the smoked duck, and everything in between, I'm flattered by your compliments, and I couldn't be happier to welcome you back soon! Best, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Vancouver, Washington
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

An upscale restaurant in the Pearl. Great ambiance, good for social or private dining. Friendly and very accommodating personnel, exceptional wait staff providing great service. Food above average but pricey for sized portions. Excellent adherence to reservations and table requests.

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I really appreciate these words, and I'm glad you were impressed by our food and staff. I look forward to welcoming you back soon! Take care, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This was my fourth dinner at Bluehour over the past three years and was definitely the least enjoyable. The previous visit was also a drop off from the first two in almost every way... Service (including knowledge of the food and beverage menus), specials, food quality and temperature, pricing, etc. This was one place you could count on a manager... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Bill, it's really disappointing to hear that we let you down. We strive for consistency in each dish we serve, as well as in the service we provide. It sounds like you visited us on an off day, as I know the team here works hard to ensure we always give our customers the best. I hope you'll continue to... More 

Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

last time I was here: our waiter was awful. Seemed like he was having a terrible day. We were sitting outside and it took FOREVER for us to be helped. And same with the other 4 outside tables. My hamburger was almost raw- beyond pink- disgusting raw meat. And as I recall the waiter didn't ask me how I wanted... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

To disappoint you once is a let down for us, but to have disappointed you twice is truly unacceptable. We pride ourselves on serving high quality food and providing high quality service, so I'm shocked to read that we fell flat in both regards during your visits. When you come to Bluehour, everything from the food, to the ambience, to... More 

Hobbs
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Granted there a different tastes in restaurants. However, having traveled the world and eaten at some of the top 50 Michelin's (including many dining establishments in Portland) - Bluehour is great in quality and service. No rush - timing met our needs and entrees and firsts were superb. Bluehour stick to what you do - Portland needs to recognize and... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Wow, David, your respect and support means a lot to me and all of the staff here who work so hard to give our customers the best. I look forward to welcoming you back very soon! All the best, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A group of eight of us had Thanksgiving dinner at BlueHour. There was a special prix fixe menu with three choices of appetizers, main courses, and dessert. Overall, it was fine but not outstanding. It was very busy that night, so the servers seemed a bit hassled, and given the larger size of our group, we were seated right next... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I want to apologize for not completely impressing you during your visit with us on Thanksgiving. The prix fixe was intended to be a unique departure from what we usually offer. As for the atmosphere, I wish you would've let your server know about the chill -- we would've happily worked to make you and your party more comfortable. I... More 

Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We arrived 30 minutes before our 6p reservation and asked for a seat at the bar to have a drink while we waited. The bartender was great, perfectly attentive and made a great White Russian. I received a decent pour of Bullet rye and we sat for about ten minutes, talking and enjoying ourselves. The hostess offers us a table... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I again want to apologize for putting a damper on your special Thanksgiving, Rob. Your experience has honestly weighed heavily on me, and words really can't describe how disappointed I am to have let you down. While I generally hear great things about our food and service, that is no excuse for the experience you had here. I can only... More 

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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 - 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

Questions & Answers

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