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Olympia Oyster Bar

4214 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217-3133
+1 503-841-6316
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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4214 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217-3133
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

What you should expect: sustainably harvested seafood, served family style, cooked in front of you by the Owner/chef, Mahlon Chavez and her talented staff. This was one of the most unusual and enjoyable dining experiences that I can remember. The venue is small and intimate...More

Thank HarryM919
Reviewed September 3, 2018

My spouse and I shared the Olympia platter. It was superb. Wonderful oysters. Great lingcod ceviche. The trout conserva was delicious. A nice selection of dry white wines. A pleasant atmosphere and helpful wait staff. I highly recommend this place to lovers of oysters and...More

Thank Dooglas
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Tried so hard to be patient with us tourist. So rude and sarcastic. Food was good but whole evening was ruined and no to mention the bad odor

Thank themommacat1
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Josephine was wonderful. Great knowledge of their menu and wine list. Cooked oysters were the best!!!

Thank rtc1618
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic meal with the family. Hidden gem on a very interesting block surrounded by residential neighborhood. One gets a strong sense of old neighborhood gentrifying. The food here was definitely gentrified. Hip, modern place, no fancy frills, but the food was insanely out...More

1  Thank Lacheng
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Olympia Oysters on Mississippi is the real deal: an oyster bar with a matching wine list and full bar. Can you say “bubbles?” Do you like at least a dozen choices? Are you only comfortable bellying up on a bar stool? Then this is the...More

Thank EdgarCosset
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Such a hidden little gem of a restaurant. Was not crowded when we went and the oysters were so fresh. We splurged and ordered the Olympia Platter. Was a great way to try a little bit of everything but the oysters and ceviche were our...More

1  Thank cdw_89
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Went here twice, so that's a good opening statement! I was sceptical about how different oysters could be from one bay to the next....this place put me right. Every variety was individual, prepared perfectly by the chef based on the unique characteristics, and really worth...More

Thank Simon T
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Tried this place for Portland Dining Month & loved it. Incredible oyster selection & outstanding service. Although plates are meant to be shared .. portions are a bit on the small side. The Prawns were outdoing .. with heads on.

1  Thank raflag
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

I visited Olympia on a Wednesday night for dinner while in town for business. At first I was not sure I was in the right area as the restaurant is in a storefront and is pretty low key. Don’t be put off by the industrial...More

1  Thank Danieljkeller
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Liz B
May 22, 2017|
Response from mstickler | Reviewed this property |
Not really, downtown is really the SW section of the city, as is the Hotel Rose, this restaurant is in the NE. You certainly would not want to walk between the two. But Portland is a smallish, safe city and has very good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4214 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217-3133
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-841-6316
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