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“Good Greek food in on NW 23rd” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dorio Cafe & Taverna

Dorio Cafe & Taverna
1037 NW 23rd Ave #200, Portland, OR 97210 (Northwest District)
(503) 219-0633
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Ranked #252 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: Greek
Neighborhood: Northwest District
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Neighborhood: Northwest District
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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203 reviews 203 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Good Greek food in on NW 23rd”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I have been on the lookout for good Greek places since we moved here. On the plus side, it's easy to get on on 23rd and Marshall, they have outside seating, the service was good and most importantly, the food was delicious. We had the pastitsio and lamb kebabs. Both were very good. There are very few Greek wine choices, so we had Italian wine. The restaurant doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. It isn't a nice restaurant, but it isn't quite Greek diner. It is a good place with good food. we had a good experience and would definitely go back.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Portland, OR
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“It's fine but I wouldn't make a special trip.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This place is fine. The hummus is nothing to write home about and the chicken I had was just fine. There are better Mediterranean restaurants in Portland, there are (or were) worse. Good for people watching along 23rd, and would be nice with friends.

Visited January 2012
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Love the food and the price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Really good food.Every bite tastes great. I thoroughly enjoy the food ,then I get the bill and I feel so satisfied!! Nice family owned ,great music. Great food and love the price!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pacific Northwest
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Terrific food and outstanding value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

I've eaten at Dorio 4 times since discovering it and love it.. The avgolemona soup is very good and a generous portion. The lamb skewers over seasoned rice are excellent. Each time the lamb has been tender, juicy, and well seasoned. I usually skip the rice that accompanies most entrees but not this time. Excellent rice. Lunch for $11 - what a great deal.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Finally, Great Greek Food in Portland!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

For 12 years we've been trying to find a really good Greek restaurant in Portland. We knew our quest was finally over with our first bite of the fried calamari, with its superb side of tzatziki, at Dorio in the NW area of town. Most of the menu is "small plate" style, so we were able to try many dishes from the Greek fries to lamb and chicken skewers to light-as-air meatballs. (Be sure to have a glass of ouzo with them--the taste combination is amazing!) The moussaka was outstanding, rich and tomato-ey and topped with a delicate bechamel. And the triangle of baklavah at the end of the meal was unlike any we've ever tasted: In place of the usual soggy stack of chewy filo, we were presented with a fragile tower of pastry, still crisp and layered with nuts, scented with cinnamon and cloves, sweet but not cloying. The owner could not have made us feel more welcome, and the wine list was varied enough to satisfy most palates with well-chosen and well-prices wines. We hope to return to work our way through the entire menu!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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