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Vista Spring Cafe

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2440 SW Vista Ave, Portland, OR 97201-2351
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I don't live very far from the Vista Cafe. It is such a great place to meet with family and friends. Good salads and pastas. They usually can find a table for you even if it snowing.

Thank 44Maxwell44
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Located high in the west hills, the Vista serves simple and tasty Italian food, great soups, and little individual pizzas. The location is in a residential nrighborhood. There always seems to be plenty of parking. The prices are reasonable and the building is vintage. This is a hidden gem away from the tourists. Full bar and friendly staff

Thank Carl R
Sarasota, Florida
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

When you see this small corner restaurant there are virtually always people sitting outside at the tables enjoying their food and the weather too. It is on a corner and once we visited we became fans too. The p;rices are reasonable, the food is good and the service is prompt. Once you try it you will return, as we did... More 

Thank MaryandJoseph819
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This neighborhood restaurant has great service - you can park on the street. Pizza menu? Oh yeah! One entire side of the 8 1/2" x 11" menu is PIZZA. Yet, I chose the Soup of the Day and the Spaghetti and Meatballs. And the IPA beer! When we are in Portland, we ALWAYS stop here for lunch. You should too.

Thank Joseph D
Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Easy to find,as it as the junction of Vista and Spring Street! Friendly staff with a good menu and very reasonable pricing. A variety of booths and a bar make this a short wait place even on busy days. Look up when dining to admire the beautiful antique Indian punkah fans suspended from the ceiling.

Thank Michael W
Bellingham, WA
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The ruben is excellent. Service was good. Atmosphere was nice. Lots of good lunch items on the menu. I didn't save room for dessert but they looked good too.

Thank Wade B
Battle Ground, Washington
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

First time visitors to this neighborhood café.Four of us were each impressed with the food quality for each of our menu selections(Cubano,Quiche,Pizza,Salad). Service was exceptional.Location made for easy parking.Nicely decorated for the holiday season.

Thank Michael E
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

My family and friends have been enjoying all that the Vista Springs Cafe has to offer since the late 1980's. It's warm and inviting - quaint and is most beautiful at Christmas. • In response to several negative reviews I'll have to say I've never experienced disruptive children - although it is child friendly - and if children were poorly... More 

Thank Judy T
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I spent 23 US$ here on a hearty french burger (ciabatta bread), a small green salad and in a cherry cobbler. The meal was delicious, well served and freshly made. The restaurant is far from downtown, but it is the closest decent local place to go when you visit Washington Park and have a rental. The service is a bit... More 

Thank PMTexas
Portland, Oregon
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75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

An old standby in a very nice residentual setting. Relaxing, welcoming environment with very good food. Great Ceaser Salad for this lunchtime meal. Busy, so we sat at the bar. Good service. Just a wonderful casual restaurant.

Thank Twotravelers1935

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2440 SW Vista Ave, Portland, OR 97201-2351
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-222-2811

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