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Bluehour

#349 of 3,450 Restaurants in Portland
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250 NW 13th Ave, at Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209-2953 (Everett)
+1 503-226-3394
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Portland, Oregon
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175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Malbec and Tempranillo by the glass were sumptuous. We came for happy hour and I was prepared to stay for dinner, but I got turned off by the appetizers. Tempura asparagus sounded excellent - and it seemed to be whisked to us rather quickly from the kitchen. So much more then was my confusion why it wasn't hotter. (You... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hadn't been to Bluehour in years, so saved it for special occasion. It is a lovely, quiet restaurant --5 stars for ambience. Just the place for a romantic dinner. We eat out frequently in PDX and try new restaurants. I was not blown away by the service or the food this evening. Nothing bad, but nothing special. Given all the... More 

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Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Hi Michael: I'm sorry to hear that you found Bluehour on an off-night. That can happen, but fortunately for us it doesn't happen often. I hope you may try Bluehour again soon. We would love an opportunity to earn back those five stars. Best, Bruce Carey, owner More 

BKK
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met friends that have enjoyed previous experiences. The amuse bouche was flavorless and uneventful. The Caeser salad spoke to the standard (unnecessary) oversized serving. It was never mentioned that the portion should be shared- flavor, marginal. Two of us had pasta: undercooked and far, too salty. I ate a few bites and the server didn't bother asking why it... More 

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Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Dear NYC_to_BKK: I am so sorry to hear that you found Bluehour on an off-night. We are working hard to maintain the same highest standards we have upheld now since we opened in 2000. Obviously we have some work to do, but after meeting with my team, they guarantee that what you experienced will not recur. Thank you for the... More 

Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on the evening of Saturday 3/25/17 for The NowRuz (Persian New Year) Celebration! Restuarant was decorated for the occasion with a very majestic and beautiful Haft-Sin Table! It was an amazing and unforgettable evening, which started with a perfect 5-course Persian dinner along with very exotic cocktails with Persian spices and flavor! Bluehour is a beautiful and... More 

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Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Hi Shiraz: Thank you for terrific review and for the kind words which validate our hard work. We were all so happy with how that special night turned out. I am glad you could be there to celebrate with us. I hope we will see you another time soon. Best,, Bruce Carey, owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Must go to this place, Donald is the best bartender proving the best service. Great bar menu with great ambience. Twice this week :)

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Thank sfobes
Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Well, Donald is going to ask for a raise after seeing this review (and others). I'm glad you had a great time at Bluehour. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bruce Carey, owner More 

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Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Donald was our bartender, and it was an absolutely incredible experience. He was completely able to recommend drinks and bites based on what we liked. I am so grateful that we had such a knowledgeable host and bartender here at Bluehour. I would totally recommend this bar and Donald to any friend visiting this beautiful city.

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Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Raymond; Thank you for taking the time to share the good word about Bluehour, and about Donald in particular. I will be sure he sees what you have published here. He and the whole staff at Bluehour appreciate this validation of our hard work. We are looking forward to seeing you back again soon. Best, Bruce Carey, owner More 

La Center, Washington
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

I've heard so much about Bluehour that when I happened to be in the neighborhood I thought I"d stop for brunch (sunday). My daughter and I made a spur of the moment decision to eat there. We were greeted by our server who asked the usual questions before seating us. What surprised us was the restaurant was practically empty (more... More 

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Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to hear about this disappointing and awkward experience you suffered at Bluehour. It sounds like we have lost you as a customer despite my plea that this was an anomaly. But in case you do decide to try Bluehour again, I can guarantee that your experience will be vastly improved. Thank you for your consideration. Best, Bruce... More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

I chose to dine here on 'not my' President's Day because this is a spot of much accolades some time ago. But I haven't seen much (maybe my Chicago localeis why?) What would fresh eyes from a different city see? Um, I'm not from Portland, but I am from Chicago and in foodie terms I'm prepared. Bluehour is lovely and... More 

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Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Hello Jen from Chicago, and welcome to Portland. I'm so glad you enjoyed Bluehour. Thank you for the detailed review. I will pass along your comments to my team, and especially to Isabel our fabulous pastry chef. We take your observations very seriously. They inspire validation of our efforts as well as another look at that Crème Brulée. Hope to... More 

Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

My wife and I have had dinner at the Bluehour on prior occasions, but for some reason it has been a while since we last were at this restaurant. Dinner for two with no bottle of wine was $201 and for that price most people would expect a reasonably good meal and attentive service. Our waiter looked and acted bored.... More 

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Thank rzbww
Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Your review is painful for me to read because it is so far from our goal to provide always-excellent service and always-delicious food, reasonably priced. Obviously we missed the mark on your last visit, but I have to say, I think it must have been an off night. That's no excuse for what happened, but a plea that you try... More 

Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 5, 2017

After an amuse bouche or two and a glass of their house red wine, we tried the 10 course tasting menu ($60 per person, takes about 2 hrs). The small plates highlighted local ingredients from around the Pacific northwest, including oysters, salmon, mushrooms, edible flowers. Plates were pleasing to the eyes and presented a nice balance of textures and flavors.... More 

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Thank Rae S
Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Rae: We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the culinary journey we took you on at Bluehour with our chef''s tasting menu. It's a great deal for $60 too, non? Looking forward to seeing you back here soon. Best, Bruce Carey, owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $55
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 NW 13th Ave, at Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209-2953
    (Everett)
  • Public Transportation: Bluehour is located three blocks west of the NW 10th and Everett stop of the Portland Street Car.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-226-3394
Description
Bluehour means different things to different people. In French literature it describes any time of day "of heightened emotion." In Portland it has come to mean "a great place to dine." As the premier modern restaurant in the Pearl District, Bluehour opened its doors in 2000, with what Gourmet Magazine describes as, "the most sophisticated, contemporary food in town." Guests choose between the elegant dining room or the casual cafe and bar. Simple, delicious and classic describes the Mediterranean cuisine we create in the Bluehour kitchen each night. The menu is printed daily, but Bluehour standards remain, like the pillowy potato gnocchi with black truffle and the perfectly seared, bacon wrapped sea scallops.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?