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Veritable Quandary

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1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
503-227-7342
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11:30 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 2:30 am
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 545
    Excellent
  • 209
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
In a city of excellent restaurants, this one is exceptional

I have visited this restaurant twice and both times it was amazing. Great food, great wine, great atmosphere. The glass walled dining room is pretty and the other seating areas provide a comfortable, intimate setting for dinner. I appreciate the farm fresh ingredients. They truly make each dish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
dot678
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I have visited this restaurant twice and both times it was amazing. Great food, great wine, great atmosphere. The glass walled dining room is pretty and the other seating areas provide a comfortable, intimate setting for dinner. I appreciate the farm fresh ingredients. They truly make each dish spectacular. I am hoping that I make it back there this year.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very portland-y: local, sustainable foods, wooden interiors, great drinks, cute and quaint... I would recommend this place highly!

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drew333
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Although this place is a bit away from all the action (near the business district), it had a great vibe and a farm-to-table approach to dining. Exposed brick walls, hip energy and interesting food pairings make it worth a trip.

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Lake Mary, Florida
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Not your everyday breakfast, the staff makes the experience something to remember. One of our favorites spots during our stay in Portland.

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Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this review

Nope, this isn't your every day breakfast! :) Glad you enjoyed. Come back and see us next time you're in PDX! Cheers, Erin, GM More 

Portland, Oregon
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is what dining out is all about. Excellent food, outstanding service, and romantic ambiance. Great place to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. A wonderful example of Portland.

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Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this review

Happy to welcome you back on any occasion, Jessica! Thanks for reviewing us. Best, Erin, GM More 

Portland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

So many times, we seek a place that feels special yet has the charms of familiarity, like sitting in mother's kitchen late at night. We all remember those memorable first nights and sitting in the warm lit place and enjoying a snack or meal telling a loved one the wonderful stories of the night. This place is surely a place... More 

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Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this review

We love that title, Sean! Thanks for the fantastic review -- it was such a treat to read. Come on back and see us again soon. There's always something new on the menu! Take care, Erin, GM More 

Palm City, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

What a wonderful meal! The figs were a must have appetizer and the main selections were all very appealing. The walu fish dinner took the prize - perfectly done and beautifully served. All four of our dinners were standouts and I've heard it's especially a homerun for those choosing vegetarian options too. Nice selection of Willamette Valley wines and we... More 

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Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this review

Now that's a taste of Portland! Thanks for joining us for a bite, Pat. Keep us in mind next time you're in town! Best, Erin, GM More 

Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Ate in the cellar to celebrate an occasion with friends and family. Each meal that was ordered was delicious. Service was excellent. Loved the atmosphere at this restaurant. Don't hesitate to make a reservation. You will not be disappointed. I can't wait to go back.

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Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this review

And we can't wait to have you back! Thanks for the lovely review. Keep us in mind for Sunday brunch! All the best, Erin, GM More 

Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our server was fantastic, we looked up and they came with what we needed without being asked. The food was so tasteful, one of the best meals I 've ever had. Awesome experience!!

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Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this review

One of the best meals you've ever had? We're honored, Amalie! Thank you for the lovely review, and please come back and see us again soon! Cheers, Erin, GM More 

Florida
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Sunday brunch was packed as well as for dinner. reservations are recommended, It looks small but there is seating in the rear of the building. Osso Bucco is on the menu every night (other items change daily.

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Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this review

Can't get enough of that Osso Bucco! So happy to hear that you've enjoyed it as well, and that brunch hit the spot, too. Keep us in mind next time you're in PDX -- we'd love to have you back! Best, Erin, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 503-227-7342

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 2:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 2:30 am

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