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Seres Restaurant

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Pearl
Chinese, Vegetarian, Organic
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1105 NW Lovejoy Street, Portland, OR 97209-3423 (11th and Lovejoy)
971-222-7327
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Seres Restaurant, formally Sungari Pearl is located in the Pearl District...
Seres Restaurant, formally Sungari Pearl is located in the Pearl District and has been serving the greater Portland area since 2003. Seres Restaurant features modern Chinese cuisine with emphasis on sustainability. In addition to using organic produce whenever possible, Seres’ dishes feature local ingredients such as Oregon's Painted Hills Natural Beef and beancurd from Portland’s own OTA Tofu Company. Chefs at Seres prepare dishes with lower sodium and no added MSG. They believe Chinese cuisine can be delicious AND good for you.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A pleasant surprise

We went to Seres at 7:00 on Christmas Day. As we would imagine, we ad to do some searching to even find a list of places open for dinner. What a find. We love Chinese food. Great Chinese food - even more. Seres was great. General Tao's chicken is the test and this was amongst the best we've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
CooksofCrocusHIll
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went to Seres at 7:00 on Christmas Day. As we would imagine, we ad to do some searching to even find a list of places open for dinner. What a find. We love Chinese food. Great Chinese food - even more. Seres was great. General Tao's chicken is the test and this was amongst the best we've had -... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Our family visited this restaurant on Christmas Day, for a late dinner. The establishment was completely booked, but the hostess moved tables to make sure that we had a place to sit down and eat. All of the staff is very accommodating and pleasant, and the food was terrific! They offered a special holiday meal with two appetizers, soup, and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great food. Happy hour is worth it. They mark what is GF and has peanuts. Try the small plates to get a taste of lots of things. Great for kids too (even for happy hour). High quality Chinese. If you use the small plate menu you can eat without spending too much and get enough food.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best Chinese Restaurant in PDX, right in the Pearl District. Helpful staff provides excellent choices, my favorites include General Tso's chicken, Moo-Shu Shrimp, Happy Family and Mongolian Lamb. Enjoy their small plates and Happy Hour specials too. The owner is always working right along side her happy staff.

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Roseburg
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This restaurant has potential to be great. The service was fair. I felt as if most of the servers were inexperienced and we had a few instances of miscommunication. We came in with someone on a knee scooter obviously unable to go down steps and were immediately led to a table down the steps. When we pointed out we could... More 

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Maryland
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223 reviews 223 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The lamb curry, dumplings, and pepper pork were excellent. Our server was good without being intrusive. The restaurant is very appealing. I would eat here again.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A wonderful Chinese place that cooks with healthy ingredients including lots of "gluten free" options. We made a reservation for a Sat. night, but I think you can just walk in. Try the peppered lamb!

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medford or
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Read some negative reviews of this restaurant, so was unsure going in....glad I decided to give it a go. Pleasantly surprised. Solid choice, good restaurant. Ordered off the 'happy hour' menu. Actually really liked this, not so much for dollar savings, as I probably spent more money this way lol. But liked the small plates, to be able to sample... More 

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Bellevue, WA
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We have eaten here a few times in the last few months when in Portland. We go back because the food always is fresh and everything we have tried has been very good. The staff is friendly and attentive. There are some very nice wines available. Our last stop was in the bar during happy hour. The long "party table"... More 

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Ennis, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

It was great. Order one meal and some appetizers if there are only two in your party! Liked best beef satay appetizer and disliked the deep fried and sauced orange chicken since I don't eat fried food

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1105 NW Lovejoy Street, Portland, OR 97209-3423
    (11th and Lovejoy)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
  • Neighborhood: Pearl
  • Phone Number: 971-222-7327

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vegetarian, Organic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Seres Restaurant, formally Sungari Pearl is located in the Pearl District and has been serving the greater Portland area since 2003. Seres Restaurant features modern Chinese cuisine with emphasis on sustainability. In addition to using organic produce whenever possible, Seres’ dishes feature local ingredients such as Oregon's Painted Hills Natural Beef and beancurd from Portland’s own OTA Tofu Company. Chefs at Seres prepare dishes with lower sodium and no added MSG. They believe Chinese cuisine can be delicious AND good for you.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?