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1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1609 (Northwest District)
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Ranked #81 of 3,640 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
Billings, Montana
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Dinner at Paley's Place was nothing short of OUTSTANDING. I have never had a more tender, juicy, and delicious steak, than the one I had here! Their food is presented beautifully, with good size portions, and tastes divine! It's a small restaurant so reservations are a must. The cozy atmosphere is great because it doesn't get too noisy. They also... More 

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Oakland Township, Michigan, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful evening we had at Paley's Place recently. Super meal. Super ambiance. Super service. Perfectly pleasing evening on every level. And what a creative chef and mixologist. Great menu including the hors d'oeuvres and desserts. New and fun drinks. And they've been at it for 20 years. They've got a great thing going. If you're in downtown Portland,... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We loved everything about Paley's! Our friend had really talked up this restaurant to the point it seemed unbelievable until we experienced it. We sat at the bar and did the happy hour menu and the bartender was excellent. Josh was very friendly and attentive. We did a large sampling from the Happy Hour Menu. We got the oysters which... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This chef has taken things up a notch. The tasting menu is wonderful--great variety exceptionally well prepared. We got ideas for entertaining at home. Ambiance is lovely.

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Washington state
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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

On a recent evening, my wife and I stopped at Paley's to have a drink after dinner at a nearby restaurant. I'll describe something that I know has happened to almost everyone at one time or another....being ignored as you stand there waiting to be seated with empty tables in view. As you enter Paley's, there is a small desk... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The service was warm and efficient, and the food was really wonderful! We each had 2 half entrees, the 3-taste Cheese Sampler, salad, and dessert, which for us was the perfect amount of food. Loved it!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was another great restaurant that my husband and I ate. Portland seems to be a foodie's paradise. The service was great and the food was heavenly. The setting was also cozy and romantic. We chose 3 different cheeses as part of our appetizer. We also tried the pork and pecan terrine - a first for both my husband and... More 

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Portland OR
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

They have unique beautifully prepared dishes, an excellent wine list, and attentive and friendly staff. The restaurant appears to be converted from a home, which can be a challenge for a business, but they have done a great job of maintaining the character of the lovely old house while keeping a good traffic flow and making their patrons comfortable. We... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had some family from out of town and thought Paley's would be a perfect choice of Northwest cuisine and it was! The Salmon was fabulous, the duck scrumptious, the Pork Chop delicious. They serve Ken's bread which was a plus! They brought by these complimentary tidbits that were a lovely surprise, and they did it again at the end with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Two of us had dinner at Paley's. Started with the wine list which has moderate prices with wines from CA, OR, WA and Italy and France. I had the pork chop which was fantastic and my wife had the 6 oz salmon. Followed by a desert which was the apple tart and ice cream. The cheese plate prior to dinner... More 

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Address: 1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1609
Phone Number: 503-243-2403
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
Open Hours:
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: American, French, Pacific Rim

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