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Paley's Place

Certificate of Excellence
Northwest District
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1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1609
Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a family dinner here this week. It is a very popular restaurant and reservations were not easy. Everything about this restaurant was excellent - the decor, the service, the food, etc. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back again the next time we are in Portland. It is expensive...

Thank John J
Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a true five-star restaurant and experience with a very inventive menu, attentive and well-informed staff and very good value. As we dine lightly in the evening, we tend to have the small (half-price) plate and add something from the very good range of side dishes. On this occasion, we took foodie friends from New York and they raved... More 

Thank Michael W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with out of town foodie friends. Frankly expected more. Seemed past its prime. Tables were close and room was warm. Waitress showed little interest and was not helpful. Sweetbreads were decent but nothing special. Food tends to be too salty. Too many exciting other choices in Portland, so will not be returning.

Thank wgb77
Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time at Paley's place and because the first time last year was so great we had high expectations. My husband and I are always looking for tasting menus with interesting wine pairings and this place does an excellent job with both. We again had a great meal, great wine pairings and great service so we were... More 

Thank MrsWinenaut
tulsa, OK
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Pretty building and quiet--just pleasant background music so you don't have to shout, thank goodness. Servers were attentive and knowledgeable, food was absolutely delicious, and the wines perfect. Portions surprisingly large. We had oysters, a vegetable (the artichokes and lemon!), a desert (the rhubard dish was superb), and were satisfied with half an entree. The ability to order 1/2 is... More 

Thank EllenDelller
Rebekah H, Social Media Manager at Paley's Place, responded to this review

Dear Ellen, Thank you so very much for sharing your experience here on Trip Advisor - it really means a lot to us! We're so glad to hear that our service, menu and wine list are hitting the mark! We appreciate your kind words so much. Hope to see you at Paley's again soon! Thank you again, Team Paley's Place More 

Lewisville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Husband & I had the tasting menu ($70 ea) with wine pairing ($40 ea) and this is the first place we've experienced where the menu was different for us both. While we shared the 1st course salumi plate, remaining 4 courses were different as were wines, and all were delicious. Outstanding service, knowledgeable and attentive staff, quiet noise level, and... More 

Thank NC2Chicago
Seattle, Washington
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201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Four of us arrived without a reservation. Without hesitation the hostess advised we could be seated if we wanted to dine right then. We did. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Small plates option is terrific.

Thank The2TravelingFools
Ashland, Oregon
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We went back to Paley's Place and the food and service were as good as any visit there in the past. The food is DELICIOUS, the service is attentive, they will accommodate special dietary needs. If you get a table in the bar area you can also choose from the bar menu from 5:30-6:30. It is costly, but it is... More 

Thank R&DAshland
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Top notch service and an excellent food selections .. beautifully plated. This place certainly ranks as one of our top 10 favorite restaurants in the Portland Metro area. We absolutely love the other restaurants associated with Chef Paley and his top winning chefs throughout this area.

Thank raflag
California, USA
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225 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant provided us with a wonderful dining experience. The service was impeccable, and the creative and diverse menu made it hard to choose. Both the sweetbreads and halibut were perfectly prepared. I loved being able to choose a half portion the choice for the entree, to save room for the wonderful deserts.

Thank CA7777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $80
Gluten Free, French, American
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1609
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: 15032432403

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