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2301 NW Savier St, Portland, OR 97210-2513
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Chandler, Arizona
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109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our friends, locals in Portland, introduced us to Besaws this morning. We all enjoyed our dishes and were wonderfully satisfied when we left. A little disappointed in the brisket side order as it was dried out -probably sitting in the warming tray too long. But we'll be back!!!

Thank RG S
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134 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner with a group of friends. I had pork cheeks. Others had the duck breast, tortellini and Besaw's board. Service was a touch slow (but we did have a large group). Food was average. Nothing really bad but nothing really special either. My pork cheeks were served in a bowl with brown gravy -- not as I would have expected.... More 

Thank Cotney
Golden, Colorado
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at 12:20 pm for Sunday Brunch and were told it would be a 35 minute wait, but we were seated after 20 minutes. They gave us a choice of Chef's counter (with view of the kitchen) or a regular table. We chose the counter and enjoyed watching the folks in the kitchen weaving in and out, flipping, tossing... More 

Thank Dana O
Ventura, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An institution in Portland now serving dinner. The charcuterie was excellent and the meals obviously lovingly prepared.

Thank Carolat67
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu was well rounded without being too big and the food was so good! I will definitely recommend this and will go back next time I'm in town!

Thank tproveaux
Portland, Oregon
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226 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never had the chance to visit the original legendary Besaw's so I was excited to visit the new location as soon as it opened. First of all, the new restaurant is stunning. It's in the area of NW Portland that we called "The End of Portland." I really liked the old fashioned cozy booths and the beautiful ceiling and... More 

Thank TravelingTrixieBelle
Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by here for our final meal in Portland and we're very glad we did. On the weekend there will be a wait but they serve free coffee and there are benches outside. The building and neighborhood that Besaw's is in is cool. Very airy. We sat at the bar and the bartender/server was a funny guy. Really positive. They... More 

Thank chuzzbro
Portland, Oregon
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Besaws opened up in a great new location. Twice as large and the food was imaginative and delicious. I had a Belgian waffle and had a choice of 2 toppings. My partner has zucchini French toast with basil anglaise. The prices were moderate also. Loved it.

Thank Mary K
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We have been away for quite some time and looked forward to brunch here. The new place is not quite like the quaint original. It was not as cozy and the food was not as homey, nor was the staff. We were sad with the change, though understand. Hopefully, our next experience will be better and tastier.

Thank NYC_to_BKK
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We will be back, even if it is to just see Cody! He was wonderful! Seriously. the food is fantastic. If your meal does not come with a scratch biscuit, you need to order one. I had the hash, husband had the benny. Craving it in the middle of the night now!

Thank DoolsCalgary

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 NW Savier St, Portland, OR 97210-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: 5032282619

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