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“HAPPY HOUR IS A TREAT HERE” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Portland City Grill

Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave, 30th Floor Bancorp Tower, Portland, OR 97204-3604 (Downtown)
503 450 0030
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Ranked #33 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Burnside
Transit: Public transportation is available via Max Transit system and Tri-Met.
PORTLAND,OR
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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“HAPPY HOUR IS A TREAT HERE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Happy Hour is serious business in Portland and the really smart restaurants take it that way. Often we think you might get tiny bits of easy to prepare pub grub but at the PCG you get items you would find on the dinner menu, just small plates but never skimpy. A recent rainy Sunday found us in a window booth waited on by the delightful Erin who represents the brand the PCG has created. We had caesar, cali roll, shrimp/grits and two drinks each for $43.05 + tip.

Great presentation, wonderfully prepared and excellent services with a view of Mt. Hood...well, almost. Got a lightning show instead.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alyssa H, Manager at Portland City Grill, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thank you for your excellent review. We are so glad you loved the happy hour, food and service! Thank you for giving us a try and we hope to see you in the future.

Cheers,
PCG Team
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Portland, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Dinner in the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Beautiful view from high above downtown Portland. Food excellent and ambience exciting. Bar is a good place to meet new friends.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alyssa H, Manager at Portland City Grill, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thank you for the review! We are glad you had a great time. We hope to see you here again soon.
Cheers,
PCG Team
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San Francisco, California
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“Best views in Portland, good drinks and food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Portland City Grill is great! It's a must see for the views and the food is ok. It's got the best views in the city from 30 floors above ground. I went on a Sunday where they have Happy Hour menu and prices all day. It's a great deal for tasty small plates. There is also a brunch option in the dining rooms. I opted for the bar.

I had the salmon cakes which were chuck full of salmon and had a little spicy kick. The crab roll was good - the rice a little dry. I had the Super Nova drink which was very tasty. I left with a about $30 bill.

i went Sunday around 2p and it was not busy at all, I had my pick of great seats. I recommend that you stop by, even if just for a drink so you can enjoy the view. The server was nice.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Go for Happy Hour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My roommate and I are on a budget, and we were excited to hear that one of the best restaurants in town had a happy hour. The view was fantastic, and prices were completely fair. We still paid more than an average meal out (about $20 each person), but we got two drinks and a filling meal. We we're happily surprised!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alyssa H, Manager at Portland City Grill, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Thank you for choosing Portland City Grill for your happy hour. We are pleased to hear that you loved it and hope to see you again soon.
Cheers,
PCG Team
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“Mixed result”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Wine list is good and views were spectacular. Kitchen had a very off night and didnt cook steaks or fish correctly. Otherwise the food and service was better than average.

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Alyssa H, Manager at Portland City Grill, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the views and wine list. We are sorry that the food did not exceed your expectations. It is our goal to provide the very best food, beverages and service. We hope you are able to give us another try in the future for a truly excellent experience.
Thanks again,
PCG Team
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