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250 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-2953
503-226-3394
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Ranked #531 of 3,621 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $34 - $80
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
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Everett
Transit: Bluehour is located three blocks west of the NW 10th and Everett stop of the Portland Street Car.
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.
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Toledo, Washington, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had Thanksgiving dinner at the Bluehour. While not what one would expect for such a famous holiday, the food was excellent. I do think it would be ideal for a lucnh date or dinner date, especially for a special occasion.

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us on Thanksgiving, Carolyn! I'm really glad you had such a good holiday with us -- we tried to put an interesting spin on things by departing from the typical foods expected, so I'm glad you enjoyed what we were serving. Hope to see you again soon for lunch or dinner! Bruce Carey Owner More 

Lake Oswego, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I've been a long-time fan of Bluehour for almost a decade and have sampled brunch, dinner and lunch as well as happy hour. The ambiance is always nice -- modern but not stuffy, and the service is good. I highly recommend this Portland eatery.

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Thanks for recommending us! We're always trying to put a new twist on our dishes, so I'm happy to read you've enjoyed coming to see us for so many years! We really appreciate the support and look forward to seeing you soon! Take care, Bruce Carey Owner More 

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were in Portland for just 2 nights. The 1st restaurant of choice for this dinner was too noisy & too cramped. We wanted somewhere quiet & with great food, of course. We decided on Bluehour & we weren't disappointed. We were sat by a window. The restaurant was subdued & we can actually hear each other talk. We had... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I'm really glad you were able to find us after not being able to try out your first choice, but more importantly, I'm happy we provided you such an enjoyable evening. I'll be sure to let Lieb know of a job well done -- he's a great server and will love reading your kind words. Don't be a stranger if... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Love that Blue-hour's happy hour goes till 6:30. There's a varied menu & several price points. The $20 bottle of red wine was delicious!

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Glad you've had a good time at happy hour with us, Cathy! We try to keep things fresh by changing up the menu, so hopefully we always have something new for you to enjoy! Hope to see you soon for another bottle of wine! All the best, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We met two other couples here for dinner - great atmosphere. We sat at the table right in front of the kitchen, enjoyed watching the staff in action. I had the halibut for dinner, it was prepared perfectly and more than I could eat. Service was very attentive. Will return.

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

You got the best seat in the house -- it's always really fun to watch the chefs at work, and I'm glad you got to experience that! It's even better to hear that the food you watched cook also happened to taste so good. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your halibut, and I hope we'll be seeing you soon. Thanks for... More 

Ventura, CA
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

This was recommended by the hotel concierge as having "ambiance" if you consider thumping techno music and a seriously overpriced menu to have ambiance. The food was good, but small portions for the price. Not a good value. There are too many other fine restaurants in Portland to comeback here.

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I'm really disappointed to read this, and I'm sorry that our vibe wasn't exactly for you. You mentioned that our menu seemed overpriced given the portions we provided, but our prices are based on the high quality ingredients we use and the skilled staff that we hire. I'm incredibly sorry that our flavors didn't make those prices more than worthwhile.... More 

Bothell, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I had delightful dinner at Bluehour. Excellent service. Beautiful food. Great tasting. Prices at tad high for serving size.

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing! I couldn't be happier to hear that you had such a lovely dinner with us, but I want to quickly touch on our prices -- we strive to serve the best food around, and that means investing in high quality ingredients. Our prices reflect this commitment to delicious food. All that aside, I hope... More 

Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great atmosphere, great service excellent food other than the rib eye. I cannot get over why the most expensive entree in the menu is probably one of the most bland food I have ever eaten. Tip: over everything else but the rib eye.

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Well this is disappointing to read. We never want our rib eye to leave you underwhelmed, so maybe we need to take a look at how we're preparing it. That said, our rib eye does usually impresses, so this may have just been a one-off situation. Regardless, I want your next experience with us to be better. If you visit... 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 - 80
Cuisine: French

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