We've been to Orenco Grill about a dozen times and have enjoyed every trip.
The dining room is clean and crisp, very inviting. From the front door there are a number of tables to the right and more tables as well as booths to the left. Straight ahead is a walk-way in front of the open kitchen toward more table seating in the "back" as it were. We have always dined in the booths, but I doubt there is a bad seat in the house. Except when music is live, in which case farther away from the music is way better than closer!
We are not regular enough, or I haven't retained the schedule clearly enough, to know when live music is played. And live music is kind of cool. But when we've been there an music is playing it is really more uncomfortable than nice. The venue is pretty open and kind of loud in general; when music is playing the noise is almost deafening when close, and uncomfortable when seated away. That said, we've dined often enough in the late afternoon that we've not had an issue.
The food is excellent for us. They offer a variety of meals; steaks, pork, chicken, fish, pasta, as well as dinner salads and sandwiches. The steak sandwich rivals any I've had anywhere. The food is very good, and the pricing quite in line with other restaurants similar to this. We have never experienced a bad meal here and I would guess the steaks are excellent, just like everything else; however, personally I find it difficult to pay $25-$29 for a steak meal as I can cook this for far less money at home, but that's me.
Service has been nothing but outstanding; our servers have always been very accommodating, known the food, and have been downright pleasant. They have a nice selection of draft as well as bottled beer; the wine selection is not huge but also will not break the bank. Iced tea is made perfectly.
The location is excellent in the heart of the Orenco Station area of Hillsboro, with ample street parking as well as a huge lot with nice large spaces just behind the building.
Orenco Station Grill is worth a visit if you find yourself in Hillsboro and are looking for lunch or dinner!
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