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Bluehour

#304 of 3,350 Restaurants in Portland
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250 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-2953 (Everett)
503-226-3394
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4:00 pm - 11:00 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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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This fancy place has a great burger , with a real smoke flavor. $8 for burger with blue cheese and bacon, $4 for fries, $4 for draft beer, a bit more but much better than some other popular places. If you come after happy hour they still have a burger and fries for $15 and I think the draft is... More 

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Thank Larry R
Ashland, Oregon
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a fine upscale restaurant for the last night of our family visit to Portland. Honestly it was a joke! The menu was dull with very few options. We were seated given water and then ignored for 15 minutes. We finally flagged someone down and gave our drink orders and asked for bread. When they finally came... More 

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Thank caiman4
BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

It really sounds like dropped the ball when you came by, and I'm truly sorry about that. What you described is odd, though, so you can rest assured I'll talk to the team and look into what might have happened. Best wishes, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How do they manage to have such great mixologists at the bar...all the time. The cocktails here are great, and the happy hour menu is just right.

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Thank Sylvia N
BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Sylvia, it's always a pleasure to make sure each guest receives the finely crafted cocktail they deserve when they come by, so it's wonderful to know we've always been able to impress. I appreciate the kind words and am looking forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Auburn, California
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

It started to pour, so we ducked into the nearest restaurant & found this gem...& it was happy hour. Yay! Cocktails were good & you could choose from a variety of food options within the happy hour prices. Atmosphere was sophisticated yet comfortable & the staff was friendly yet professional.

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Thank kkdqueen
BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you were able to escape the rain and have a cocktail or two! Thanks for taking the time to leave these kind words, and I'm excited to have you back in again soon. Best wishes, Bruce Carey Owner More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended that we have dinner at Bluehour tonight. We were allocated a great table, the service could not have been better, the food was art on a plate, the quality and flavors were outstanding, the wine list was comprehensive and we chose a Willamette Valley Chardonnay that was excellent. Without qualification this was the best food we have... More 

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Thank Terry W
BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Terry, I'm thrilled you had a wonderful experience when you came by. After all, making sure each guest gets the high-quality service and food is our top priority. Thanks for taking the time to leave these kind words, and I hope to have you back again soon. Best wishes, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We were walking in the Pearl District, with no real dinner plans,and decided to try Bluehour. without reservations we were seated quickly. The server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Food was awesome...asparagus soup, steak, and an excellent bottle of wine. A nice spur of the minute dinner. We will be back.

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Thank jansenhawk
BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you decided to come in to give us a try, Jansen, and even more thrilled everything from the soup to the wine was able to satisfy. Thanks for taking the time to write this review, and I hope to have you back again soon. Kind regards, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Albany, New York
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207 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I attended a group dinner at L'heure blue, the separate dining area behind Bluehour restaurant. The service was excellent. I had garlic soup and Alaskan halibut. Both were very good. I will return sometime to have dinner in the regular part of the restaurant.

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Thank Bourlinguer60
BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Knowing we were able to show you the excellent service and food you deserve is wonderful, so thanks for taking the time to let me know. I hope to have you back again soon. Kind wishes, Bruce Carey Owner More 

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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Chris Carriker creates visually stunning and interesting high cuisine. Definitely the crown jewel in the Bruce Carey restaurant group. They have a 10 course tasting menu that changes daily depending on ingredients available. Don't be daunted by the thought of ten courses, they are mostly little tastes and not too overwhelming. I'm looking forward to another visit to try another... More 

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Thank Haakon H
BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Haakon, I hope you had the chance to read my response on Yelp, but I still wanted to reiterate my thanks here. I'm so glad you had a wonderful experience when you came by and am looking forward to the next time you come by to experience Chris' kitchen. Kind wishes, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This was our first time dining at Bluehour, and the entire meal was amazing. Top to bottom, start to finish, handled by pros. The food was excellent, the ambiance was lovely and the ability to have a conversation with our friend visiting from out of town was so nice. A place that truly cares about their guests having a positive... More 

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Thank Joanna L
BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let me know you had an amazing time, Joanna, because our number one priority is making sure each guest has a perfect experience. I hope to see you again soon. Kind wishes, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Fullerton, California
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The manager and staff provided superb service. We had a fantastic selection of wine and the food was very tasty! From the starters to the entrée to the desserts. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were celebrating a business combination. There were a number of other things going on nearby: a man proposing (she accepted); a birthday group and four... More 

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Thank gardnar
BluehourPortland, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Providing superb service paired with amazing food in a fun atmosphere is our top priority here, so thank you for letting me know you and your group had a great time. Hope to see you back again soon. Kind wishes, Bruce Carey Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$34 - $80
Cuisine
American, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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, 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: 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. Our cheese cart is among the finest on the West Coast, featuring regional and international artisan cheeses.

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