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Bluehour

250 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-2953
503-226-3394
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Ranked #497 of 3,548 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $34 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: 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
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We loved almost everything about Bluehour in Portland's Pearl District. The menu, portions (not large but delectable and certainly enough to know you've dined well), service and decor were all excellent. The curtains between the tables provide privacy and intimacy in an otherwise large room and guests seemed to dress up for the occasion. The wine list was very creative... More

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BluehourPortland, Bruce Carey, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Music aside, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for sharing, Rhonda. In the future, don't hesitate to let us know if the music is bothering you -- we'll gladly turn it down. Hopefully we'll get the chance to welcome you back again soon but until then, take care. Best regards, Bruce Carey Owner More

Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Dinner was great, started off with a dozen yummy oysters and the seared Foie Gras. Shared a couple salads - I liked how they served the grilled cauliflower salad. For entrees our table had fish, duck and lamb - everything was delish. The restaurant was extremely busy and so our meal took a bit longer than normal, but the service... More

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BluehourPortland, Bruce Carey, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed everything from the oysters to the Foie Gras! Thank you for taking a moment to share your five-star worthy experience with others. We sincerely appreciate your support and hope to serve you again soon! Best regards, Bruce Carey Owner More

Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stopped here for a quick lunch. I had a Caesar salad and spaghetti Bolognese. These are both lunch staples, and were well executed. Service was excellent and the space is contemporary and quiet. We will be back.

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BluehourPortland, Bruce Carey, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and reviewing us! We're thrilled to know you enjoyed the Caesar and spaghetti alike -- the kitchen will love to hear this as well. Hopefully we'll get to welcome you back soon but until then, take care. Bruce Carey Owner More

Marriottsville, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Thursday 7pm in Portland and no reservations. Tried to get into several places but all were too busy. Walking by front of Bluehour and noticed very few patrons inside. We were seated immediately. What an oasis among the usually noisy restaurants in the Pearl district. The cocktails were amazing. Such creativity! Food was awesome. The seared cauliflower salad was delicious,... More

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BluehourPortland, Bruce Carey, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit here, William! Thanks so much for sharing this with others earlier this week -- it means a lot to us. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Take care, Bruce Carey Owner More

Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The service was excellent, the atmosphere was comfortable but the food, for the price, was only OK. It looked very pretty but the menu is quite limited and nothing particularly special. For somewhere that sells itself as a fine dining option I expected something more. I would go again but probably only for pupus - wine and the cheese board... More

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BluehourPortland, Bruce Carey, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I'm sorry to see you weren't impressed with our food, since we put so much care and attention into everything on our menu. That said, we realize there's always room for improvement and will pass along your feedback to the team. If you have any specific suggestions you'd like for me to share, don't hesitate to send them my way... More

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Went here for a business lunch, nice atmosphere good for conversations. Menu was a bit limited although the food was good and they were accommodating to customize my order. Service was excellent and prompt. Overall good experience and would definitely like to go back for dinner.

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BluehourPortland, Bruce Carey, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your business lunch with us! You've covered everything we aim for, from excellent service to delicious food, and it means a lot to us, so thank you. Hopefully we'll get the chance to welcome you back again soon! Take care, Bruce Carey Owner More

Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We took our girls to Bluehour for a birthday celebration and love it. The staff was very attentive and kind, especially our waiter and the gentleman in charge of the splendid cheese offerings (make sure to talk with him and order cheese - he knows his stuff!). The drinks were excellent as was the wine selection. The food was wonderful... More

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BluehourPortland, Bruce Carey, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Happy we could make your birthday celebration that much better, Paul! Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with others on TripAdvisor. We're thrilled to see you loved everything from the food to the service, and look forward to sharing this with the team. Hopefully we'll get to welcome you back again soon! Take care, Bruce Carey Owner More

Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had dinner at BlueHour this past Friday. Here's what was good: the restaurant is lovely. The food was quite good. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. He was attentive (enough). The drink menu and cocktails were good. The chocolate panna cotta, although much more like a mousse than panna cotta was delicious! Here's what was not up to what... More

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BluehourPortland, Bruce Carey, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I am sincerely sorry if there was a mix-up with your order the other evening. I can understand why you would be frustrated — there's no reason why you should have to wait longer than expected for your food! We'll make a point of checking in with the kitchen about what happened to ensure we don't have similar mix-up's. What... More

Hood River, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We went to Bluehour on New Year's Eve ... sat outside with our dog for a quick nosh plate. The service was outstanding - they happily turned on an outside heater for us, and our server checked in on us regularly. We'd intended to get dinner but the New Year's Eve menu was fixed and we didn't like the options.... More

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BluehourPortland, Bruce Carey, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us on New Year's Eve! Though I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed the service, I apologize if you weren't satisfied with the portion sizes. Since the cheese plate is typically a starter, we tend to keep the portions smaller. Next time, feel free to let us know if you'd like more bread—we're more than happy to accommodate... More

New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

I don't understand they r not busier Everytime I've been excellent food and service but not very busy Very reasonable for the quality of food Greg Gonzales great new manager

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BluehourPortland, Bruce Carey, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Thanks for continuing to support us on Yelp! It's always gratifying to hear from a fan of our food and service, so I'll make sure to pass along your compliments to the team. Come back again soon! Take care, Bruce Carey Owner More

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