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Paley's Place

1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1609 (Northwest District)
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Ranked #82 of 3,559 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Pacific Rim
Neighborhood: Northwest District
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hawthorne, NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

While my dinner was good, and the prices were fair for the area and the city. Service was off. Not sure if they were having an off night, but it was fast and incorrect. I was disappointed and felt uncomfortable. I probably would not go back.

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Portland, Oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Year in, Year out, this is one of Portland's very best restaurants. Consistently high quality food and service would deserve a Michelin star (if Michelin bothered to do Portland!) Menus are seasonal and local ingredients are their forte. This is a linen-tablecloth restaurant with an exceptional wine list. I have visited here many times and never been disappointed in any... More

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Fullerton, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Chef beat the Iron Chef in Competition and his food is very goos. You need to go here to try very innovative food.

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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Paley's may be on the expensive side, but well worth it. The ambiance and service are lovely and the food is devine. Do not miss the charcuterie...it is out of this world fantastic!

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Jackson, Miss.
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281 reviews 281 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Paley's Place is one of those gourmet, organic restaurants that sources their ingredients locally and is run by an award-winning chef. Prices are crazy, but the food and service is absolutely fantastic. Definitely a splurge, but one we decided was well worth it. We started with the steak tartare and the taste of all charcuterie platter. Oh dear Lord. These... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would consider the meal that we had here to be the most overpriced meal for the quality and taste. I understand that everything they do tries to incorporate as much of the NW as possible and live the GREEN concept but I will never stop in here again. There are many more eating establishments within a 5 block radius... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We were at Paleys on a lovely warm evening and had a table on the veranda so problems others have reported of being too hot and the tables being too close together didn't apply. We loved sitting on the veranda, had excellent service and enjoyed delicious food. The availability of half portions was very welcome and meant we could happily... More

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New York City, New York, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had high expectation about this place but being let down. Seats are pretty close together and the place is a bit hot, hard to have a private conversation since people are on top of each other. Food was okay, nothing spectacular and the escargot bouillabaisse was un-appealing. sorry...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The ambiance of Paley's is wonderful enough and friendly, professional to boot! But the best part of the evening was my Braised Oxtail on Gnocchi! Simply superb...I did not want it to end. The salted caramel creme brulee was wonderful as well. I would definitely recommend and would love to return, myself! Give it a go.

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northern NJ
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We ate here our first evening in Portland and were really impressed by the food and the wine list. Excellent, inspired cooking, fresh, local ingredients and innovative presentation make Paleys Place a great restaurant. This despite being in a city, where new places open up each year with long lines, however venerable restaurants are still given their due. The service... More

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