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Uptown Billiards Club

$$ - $$$
Northwest District
American, Bar, Pub
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120 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210 (West Burnside)
+1 503-226-6909
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Beaverton, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time that I have dined at Uptown Billiard for their tasting menu and once again, the chef didn't disappoint. This month's offering (November) was root vegetables and my friends and I enjoyed each offering. Although not as big as a full serving would be, the five plates leave you feeling very satisfied and not overly full.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Chef Peter Kuhlman hit it out of the park on the tasters menu. Each of the five courses was a delightful taste treat. The focus food for the evening was peaches-so each course included some form of peach: Serrano ham wrapped peach slices, peach purée, peachy-cheddar biscuit, peach soffrito and peach galette. The menu was creative. The service impeccable. the... More 

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Thank emking_12
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

I've been to Uptown Billiards Club and tried their tasting menu. One time the theme was Cherries and it was all very creatively plated and solid as far as flavors. The second time I went it was a Melon theme will all the dishes being pretty good as well except for the dessert which was a blue cheese cheesecake that... More 

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Thank Haakon H
Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

This is a great place for billiards, with an upscale ambiance for billiards and a fine restaurant and bar. The only thing I would like better would be to see is more vegetarian options on the menu. The bartenders and servers are always friendly and give excellent service. It is conveniently located on NW 23rd Avenue, one of the best... More 

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Thank Tricia S
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

The first I went was over 2 years ago during Feb. when they had the 5 course pairing which the theme was chocolate. I was absolutely sold on this place. My husband and I had basically a reservation every 2-3 weekend for when the new theme came out. We will continue to come not just for the food but also... More 

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Thank heath1515
Portland, Oregon
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

This visit was for our company holiday party. When the location was announced, the idea of going to a "pool hall" did not appeal to me. As it turned out this place is magnificent. Great ambiance. Great food. Pool tables, ping pong tables, dart boards. It didn't take long for the party to really start rocking. It was probably the... More 

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Thank Mark P
PORTLAND
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182 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is a very unassuming place (with an exterior entrance that gives you no sense of what the place is like as you climb a long set of stairs). Yes, it really is a pool hall but a stylish one... HOWEVER, the main dining area is in a rear area that is cordoned off (with large curtains), and is very... More 

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Thank MARK K
Torrance, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

Uptown is one of the top two bars I have ever visited, and the other one on the list is not in Portland. Hallelujah for bar food that doesn't make you regret eating it; thank the chef for his amazing five-course meals. I'm a wine fan, and their wine list is impressive. The setting takes you back to a different... More 

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Thank Nancy K
Portland, Oregon
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is the classiest place I have ever played pool in. And the bar is a classic vintage style all dark wood. They have great craft beers and cocktails. Bar menu is superb and happy hour is even better.

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Thank Ron B
Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We found this place to be just OK. To start with, the stairs to enter the place are drab and dirty - kind of a funky musty smell. When you enter the establishment you enter the bar area and we were greeted by a nice young lady who showed us to an empty dining room. We did show up on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210
    (West Burnside)
  • Public Transportation: On the 15 bus line, max stops by the MAC Club about 5 or 6 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-226-6909

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