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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
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7:00 pm - 12:00 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

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Lovely but strange coffeehouse

The coffees, teas, and desserts at this coffeehouse were lovely. The atmosphere was a lovely Portland Weird--especially at a few of the "special" tables at the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Benjamin B
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Cleveland, Ohio
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  • Romantic
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The coffees, teas, and desserts at this coffeehouse were lovely. The atmosphere was a lovely Portland Weird--especially at a few of the "special" tables at the restaurant.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

Address: 707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
Phone Number: 503-232-2640
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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