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The Observatory

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8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2345
+1 503-445-6284
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb burger” (16 reviews)
“fry bread” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2345
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

I read through others reviews before I started mine... I do that quite often. I don't want to provide a repetitious review and like to add something new or helpful. So... Lets get this out the way.. YES! Parking stinks and the place is noisy!...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, food, drinks, and service! We had steaks and our son had fish...delicious and awesome! Service was very good. Our cocktails were tasty and unique. We were especially impressed with the flavor of our steaks.

Thank bernice1916
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Went for lunch. I had the chicken curry wrap with tomato bisque. Soup was very good. The wrap, however, was stone cold.....though it would be slightly warm. Hubby had buffalo chicken wrap with fries. It was good although a little more spicy than expected. Friend...More

Thank Lovestotravel022
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Been several times and have never been disappointed. Usually start with happy hour and then it leads to dinner and drinks... Lovely space with charming fixtures and art and a very shiny bar. back room is more for drinking, front is for dining and drinking....More

Thank jackwidely
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

I appreciated the nice but low key vibe of this place. Food was reasonably priced and high quality. That's hard to find in and of itself. I appreciated the kind service we had. At first glance you might think this would be a place with...More

Thank AdMdPDx
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

We were running late and there restaurant we had planned took eat at was closed when we arrived so I quickly looked at TripAdvisor and found that the Observatory was close by and open so we headed there. The décor is comfortable neighborhood bar and...More

Thank OrebudJD
Reviewed December 31, 2016

We have frequented The Observatory. One of our favorites in their Lamb Burger; another is the meatloaf. It's hard to go wrong as everything we've tried has been excellent. The service is also consistently strong. If you go during the early part of Happy Hour,...More

1  Thank ctomac
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Visited around 1PM to catch up with a friend over lunch. I noticed smoked trout as a house specialty, both salad and sandwich. I ordered the salad and it was a great mix of fresh spring greens, olives, nuts, and the nicely salty, smoked trout....More

Thank Beaniceguy
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Just had lunch today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was great and prompt. I had a grilled cheese with a generous amount of Tillamook cheese and had bacon added on for $2 more. The fries were amazing. Crispy but not greasy. Had a bowl of...More

Thank marc m
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is surprisingly big. There is a back bar and restaurant in the back with a pool table, bar, and tables all around. I went out with girlfriends and it was really fun because there is all types of food, cocktails, beer and wine!...More

Thank Madeline W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2345
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-445-6284
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