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Paley's Place

1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1609 (Northwest District)
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Ranked #74 of 3,554 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Pacific Rim
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Northwest District
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246 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Love the food and wine at this restaurant. Seasonal,delicious options and entrees are available in half portions. Excellent wine selections. Wonderful service. Easy access via Max public transit.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Although location near streetcar stop and menu looked nice, main dishes were way too salty. We did like starter and the sorbet ice for desert,

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Las Vegas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

When previous dinner plan's fell thru, a local friend took me to Paley's because having been there many times, she knew it was a guaranteed hit! Located in what looks like a renovated home, this cozy location is great for an intimate dining experience where the conversation is just as important as the menu. But the menu is mouthwatering...so you'll... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Had a large party dine here recently. They took excellent care of us, for being a large party. We did have an issue with different courses being brought out to different people at different times. Food was exceptional and highly priced but you knew this going in. Complements to the chef!

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Santa Cruz
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I have no complaints about this restaurant. Our experience was awesome. Service was not pretentious. The value for the price was right on point. Portion size was perfect. The food was delicious and super flavorful. Oysters were outstanding! We also had a cheese plate, house cured meat, and a salad. My husband had an outstanding steak and... More

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Depoe Bay, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The food is good and local so the menu changes from time-to-time. What I really like is that many of their entrees are offered in both half and full portions. And the half portions are really good-sized. The lamb is delicious. The wine list is extensive with lots of Oregon wines. We went early on a Sunday night so service... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Only a relative small restaurant that looks like someones living room. Service sometimes a bit slow but it was busy. Food was very nice and they had a nice wine slection. We enjoyed our dinner here. Had been to Paleys before but will come back next time. One of the best restaurants in Portland.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had very high expectations of this restaurant from what we read (on the internet, in a guide book). This restaurant is not worth the money. The best thing we had to eat was the bread and the butter that was softened before serving. The wine list is totally overpriced (and deceptive upon reading). The basic vinagrette for a green... More

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Merto Ny
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Although I have been to Portland many times I had never been to Paley's Place. I had dinner there during my stay and it was excellent. The rooms are lovely, the staff very well trained and accommodating and the food was excellent. Our server was not only knowledgeable, but really polite and helpful. I had soft shell crabs and that... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We walked in off the street, since we were staying at the Inn at Northrup Station next door and had spent the day riding bikes in the rain at the Columbia River Gorge. We were just happy to be warm and dry. But then we started tasting the food and truly content set in. The staff was wonderful as was... More

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