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Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

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Coffee Shop, Dessert
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707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
503-232-2640
Website
Today
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quirky, late-night coffee house

Love this place. I've taken many friends here over the years, it's not well-marked but it is centrally located in inner SE. Be prepared to wait, that's part of the charm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Amy K
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romantic
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Love this place. I've taken many friends here over the years, it's not well-marked but it is centrally located in inner SE. Be prepared to wait, that's part of the charm.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are up for a yummy treat semi-late at night, Rimsky's is the place for you. It is the ultimate hipster-feeling coffeehouse/dessert cafe. My favorite nights have been spent listening to oboe musicians in the main room, or playing board games in the couch area. It has bizarre decorations (completely with frightening mannequin), and fun notes hidden in the... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went with my daughter after a late show. Lots of people working there, but they are not very attentive. It felt like customers were a bother in their day. Once you got someone's attention they were nice, but don't expect to see them again. I never could get a bill, so after 15 minutes I just put money on the... More 

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Happy Valley, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you're looking for a different experience but still want a good dessert or coffee, this is the place to go. It's a hipster hotspot for sure. Your experience might be a little inconsistent as a result. We had great service and great desserts when we went. The live piano music was great. Make **sure** you make a visit to... More 

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Chicago
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited Rimsky's at the recommendation of a friend and found the entire experience strange. First, it is very difficult to find. No sign, nothing to indicate it was anything but a dark, run- down old house. We arrived a bit after 7:00 on a week night and found one other couple on the porch, rattling the door. As we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

So, first of all, an admission: I don't like coffee. Please put the knives away, it just means more for the rest of you, after all. But I do like Rimsky's: their tea, hot chocolate, and other beverages are quite good, and their desserts are great. I wouldn't say they're the best I've ever had anywhere, but they're really, really... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Great date night out! Relaxing live guitar music, fun quirkyness, and good desserts. Highly recommended for an off the beaten path calmer nightlife

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

A nice place to meet a few friends. The live music, delicious desserts, and fun atmosphere makes this one of a kind. Don't miss it - there's no indication it's anything other than an old house along SE 12th except for the neon "open" sign in the window. And don't expect fast food - either in taste or time. If... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Shocking how terrible the service was at this place!! The waitress was verbally rude to our table of five. I asked her if there was any specials we shouldn't miss and she make a face at me and said "well, I haven't tried everything." When she brought the coffee out to us she reached over me and dumped a spoon... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

The marrionberry cobbler was phenomenal and the black current tea refreshing. Had the table that changes height, and the odd upstairs makes it a safe bet to throw first visitors for a loopy adventure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-232-2640

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?