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Cabezon Restaurant

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5200 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR 97213-2666 (NE Sandy Blvd.)
(503) 284-6617
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cabezon is a cozy restaurant about a 10 minute Uber ride east of downtown. But it is well worth the ride. For starters, the blini with trout caviar was spectacular. This was followed by a large mound of huge mussels, topped with fries and a yellow sauce... some of the best mussels we've ever had. Entrees were the delicious cioppino... More 

Thank jvj24601
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Land at 3:00, rent a car ($$$$$) drive to Marriott and check in. Search for "seafood" and this place pops up. Looked like a likely possibility. Easy to make an "open table" reservation for 6:30. Local draft beer and a martini to start. Shrimp bisque. B+ (just a bit too salty) Cioppino with white gulf shrimp, local fish, Dungeness crab,... More 

Thank Mark A
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great meal on the way to the Portland airport for an evening flight! Seafood was outstanding as were the salads. Pink lemonade was a real treat and unexpected.

Thank Goldinlondon2012
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

For the second year in a row, a reservation led to a fantastic dinner. Restaurant appears to be a local gem as it is filled with locals not tourists. Dining can be outside or inside, not a large space but excellent. Children have been seen there.

Thank Kerry G
phoenix, AZ
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We are summer visitors and went to Cabezon last year, and even though we love to try all the fabulous restaurants in Portland, this has become one of our favorites! We just returned from another fabulous dinner with our friends. We all agreed that every dish we had was outstanding, creative, well flavored, and a very attractive presentation! One delicious... More 

Thank jtimbo
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a good seafood restaurant and saw the TA reviews for this restaurant. Glad we went as we had excellent food. I had cioppino which was very good with one exception - too spicy. The others in our party had basil shrimp over lentils and salads which they were very happy with.

Thank Trevor H
Bend, Oregon
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368 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Portland is becoming famous as a food destination and you will find most of the best restaurants in the neighborhoods where the rent is cheaper than downtown. An excellent example is Cabezon found just off Sandy Blvd in Northeast Portland. Cabezon means a scorpion fish ( or a stubborn person) in Spanish and you might guess that they specialize in... More 

Thank DoctorM
Gresham OR
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Went on Saturday night and had a great dinner. First time but not our last. Had a wonderful Caesar salad with great dressing - very fresh. Also tried the basil wrapped shrimp. I could have eaten two orders it was so good. It comes with glass noodles and vegetables. Also had the cioppino and the fish was very fresh. Friend... More 

Thank marbellawalk
McLean, Virginia
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had a fabulous meal at Cabezon. It is easy to get to in Northeast Portland - away from the hustle and bustle of city center. The food is locally sourced and everything, except the bread, is made on site. We sampled the Chive Blinis, Kale-Radicchio Caesar Salad, the catch of the day, and the lavender-honey Creme Brulee. Everything served... More 

Thank DrQuinnVA
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Tucked away in a corner of NE Portland, this restaurant is worth a drive. Great decor and cozy atmosphere, the food and service and wine was spectacular--this is from a California foodie and wine lover. All four of us loved our meals: wonderful crusty bread and butter, delicious tomato soup, freshest of fresh oysters, pate to die for, an excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Seafood, Soups
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5200 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR 97213-2666
    (NE Sandy Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 284-6617

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?