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Papa Haydn

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$$ - $$$
Northwest District
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701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
+1 503-228-7317
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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British Columbia
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270 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Yes, my sandwich tasted great. I couldn't believe the grease on my hands and I certainly couldn't eat a full sandwich with this much oil. Served with fries (yes, I could have chosen a salad but we were off to a full vegetarian meal for dinner so didn't) which were very tasty (and oily.) Six of us ate and six... More 

Thank Speederchick
Seattle, Washington, United States
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017

OK, people freakin' love this place. So why was I less than impressed? Mostly, I believe it was the cattle car treatment of getting seated and the fairly long wait for service. The food quality, like all the review point out, is excellent. It's a limited menu, but you should find enough variety, and you will definitely experience good flavors.... More 

Thank Al D
Michael G, Owner at Papa Haydn, responded to this review

Al D, Thanks for your review. We appreciate hearing your opinion. Glad to hear the food was excellent as well as the desserts. If you decide to return sooner than in ten years or so you, may want to give our original location on the East side of PDX a try as it's 1/3 the size of our NW location.... More 

Westlake Village, California
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Papa Haydn is definitely a place you want to visit if you have a sweet tooth. I would say they have at least 20 different cakes you can choose from, each incredibly delicious. I had the chocolate truffle cake which was incredibly decadent and tasty. On the other hand, the actual food served there is nothing special. I had the... More 

Thank Robert B
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Great food and wonderful atmosphere. Great location on a fun walking street. The pastries are a specialty.

Thank Mama2world
Seattle, Washington
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Lemon chiffon cake. Raspberry and white chocolate. Papa Hayden's is a special place. This visit was solo. Started with steak and fries. perfectly cooked medium rare! yes. Then enjoyed a beautiful dessert that was worth every bite. pure heaven.

Thank MaryAlida
Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017

We stopped by Papa Hayden's on the way back from Mt. Hood. Fortunately, Papa's doesn't have a very strict dress code as we were apres ski. The staff was particularly attentive right from the moment we sat down, despite our disheveled appearance. Our waiter brought water immediately, and provided menus almost before we were all the way in our seats.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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368 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

I recently visited Papa Haydn with some local friends for dessert. I had come here for dinner over the years when in town and always liked the food. The dessert was no exception. I had the lemon curd tart, one friend had the banna creme pie and the other, the Mt Adams cake. We licked the plates clean. Our waiter... More 

Thank Dale H
Portland, Oregon
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Papa Haydn is a Portland institution but really can't understand why. Portland is littered with great restaurants but this isn't one of them (although it used to be). I ordered the green chili risotto because vegetarian options were lacking. Green chili and risotto do not go together. My friend ordered the butter lettuce salad and French onion soup. She couldn't... More 

Thank Seniye
Yakima, WA
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

We have dined at Papa Haydn's at least 100 times and always been pleased with the quality of food. Of course, they are also very well known for their fabulous desserts. Another nice factor is that the noise level is never overbearing and you can hear all the conversations at your table.

Thank maa3737
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

First of all, this was not my first time at Papa Haydn. I decided to get lunch in between shopping this last weekend of January. Now I do agree that dining solo can be challenging, because I always feel as though the service is not at its fullest. I'm often forgotten. That was definitely the case here. I ordered wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$27 - $40
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-228-7317

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