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Virginia Cafe

American, Bar, Pub
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820 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2519
(503) 227-0033
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the food and service here. The bartender/waitress was friendly and music not too loud that you had yell over it. Over all a very enjoyable lunch experience.

Thank Rose S
Portland, Oregon
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280 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

A business associate and I went there for lunch. We were very impressed at the architecture and old style decor. But the booth "bench" seats were uncomfortable, the menu was pretty limited, and the service was just okay. There weren't very many customers. I had the London broil with fries, and a cup of chili. The server never did ask... More 

Thank Eugene F
Melbourne, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Blessed are the meek because they won't take up a bar seat at The Virginia Café! My husband got rained in here on a previous visit and loved it, and when I finally went there, I instantly knew why. It's a saloon and part of Portland's history. Step in off the street and it's another world, thanks to the wonderful... More 

Thank MelbourneMeg_12
Vancouver, Washington
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stopped in there on a Friday evening and it seemed like a standard bar with standard pub food. The server was nice and prompt.

Thank TKWalt
Seattle, Washington
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Happy New Year 2016. We had a fantastic breakfast on New Year's Day (they were serving until 2pm and it was 1pm)... The familiar style and flair were still abundant! Years of Napkin drawing contestant winners framed in the hallway! Playful decor (definitely adult themed, but not too raunchy)! :D Perfect savory breakfast to begin our road trip home and... More 

Thank Grammie62
Portland, Oregon, United States
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355 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

we love coming to the virginia cafe for lunch before tuba xmas....leah is always friendly and quick...she has our xmas stocking up too...i began with a pbr, and my partner had a hot bourbon drink i think...both hit the spot...i had the melted veggie sandwich with a salad, and she had the veggie burrito with tots and spuds...everything was delicious,... More 

Thank Teresa M
Charleston, West Virginia
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72 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Service ok, food ok. Had to request silverware. Had The California sandwich with tater tots. It certainly presented well, but neither had much flavor and didn't taste terrible. In a city with as many restaurants as Portland, there are many better choices. Unlikely to return.

Thank Rick H
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Last Saturday, my colleague and I went to Virginia Café for the great burgers and beer. We sat at the bar where bartender Jamie was on duty. I was casually watching the bartender interact with patrons, taking credit/debit cards to process at the POS machine in full view our seats. I noticed that when that when Jamie took a card,... More 

Thank Capt C
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Cool little beer joint within walking distance of the Paramount. An easy place to spend the afternoon reading with a pint.

Thank tamilynw2015
Stockton, New Jersey
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149 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We went here at the last minute because we were hungry and it was late on a Sunday evening. I didn't expect much since it is a bar. I shared a turkey sandwich that came with French fries. Both were very good. The nachos we had beforehand were only so so.

Thank Sandra M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2519
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 227-0033

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