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“Very nice people and a great view of the city” 5 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 #32 of 3,687 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Burnside
Transit: Public transportation is available via Max Transit system and Tri-Met.
Albany, Or
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“Very nice people and a great view of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

Our group started out to go somewhere else, but they were closed. It was suggested that we try the Portland City Grill. So away we went. This was on a Sunday evening. When we arrived at the check in podium we were told that there were no tables in the lounge area where we wanted to sit. Checking furthere, we were told that there were tables in the dining room that were available and we would be welcomed to sit in there by the window. The waited that came to help us was very good and friendly. While there we did look at the menu and found it to be very interesting. Overall this was a great experience and we look forward to coming back for a meal.

The view of the city from our table was awesome.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oregon
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9 restaurant reviews
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“Great view but needs some updating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

My wife and I arrived on a Saturday 15 minutes before opening. Great idea. Waited with others at elevator then at 4:00 to 30th floor. Got a booth in the bar and the view was really great. Have been to the tram but that's just up, look around, then down. Had a couple of drinks and some excellent bar appetizers. Two complaints were: just as you exited the elevator you were met with a musty, public restroom smell. The other was the overall worn look to the place (stained cushions, warn arm rests, etc.). Didn't dine in the restaurant but this was just what we wanted.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monterey, California
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“What A View!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2009

We had drinks and the dragon roll app. while waiting for our dinner, which we ended up cancelling cuz we were too full from the roll. This thing is HUGE and delicious! We did have room for dessert, however... The " burnt cream " ( which is reallY creme brulee ) was heavenly! It's served with homemade whipped cream ( the BEST I've ever had ) and a hand rolled honey cone cookie with MORE cream inside. YUMMO :O) We were fortunate enough to get a window booth and once the sun set, the lit up city was beautiful! Even while the sun was still up, the view of the river is really cool. In the evening this place turns into a " pick-up " place, so if you're going there for the view and food, I'd suggest going early; around 6pm or so. The service was very good and they have a piano player in the evening.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Average food for a "great view restaurant"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

Average food for a "great view restaurant"

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“Portland City Grill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

great food- but they served us so quickly that we were out in an hour! If you are a member of the younger crowd or want to belong to that crowd- dine in the lounge- looks like a happening place. If you plan to spend the evening, tell them you are not in a hurry. Spectacular views from the 30th floor of this building.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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