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Veritable Quandary - CLOSED

1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
+1 503-227-7342
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (161 reviews)
“osso bucco” (110 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
Neighborhood: Downtown
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1 - 10 of 1,688 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have not been to their new location. Drove past the old location and their building is demolished.

Thank colby j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To the best of my knowledge, this restaurant is now gone--hence the "terrible" rating. I hope they reopen somewhere else.

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately this icon of Portland has now closed its doors for the last time. What was one of the best watering holes in Portland is now gone forever. Goodbye VQ. We had some great times.

Thank mpn7330
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was so awesome....but longer there. the owner....who was there every day and a great guy... sold it so the city could build a building.....so sad...I had gone there since I was a kid and taken my wife there as well as an adult...the pizza...More

Thank twolf1717
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

The original VQ was outstanding and a Portland fixture, but has since closed to make room for a government building. I understand it's been reincarnated as simply 'Q' a block down and a block over, but we haven't tried it yet. Looking forward to though!

1  Thank FoodieWineFun
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Pricey but great local cuisine. If you're staying downtown go for happy hour. Always go when we're in PDX!

Thank Tamra D
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Delightful vintage restaurant near the river under a tree. Wonderful - or perhaps Perfect - outdoor dining. Great old bar. Known for their brunch which is both fancy and simple. Best veg burger in the country. Eggs Benedict a fave for many. Really a beautiful...More

Thank JoKiddo
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Not the same as the old but the food is excellent. The service is friendly and amazing. Really great spot downtown.

Thank WombatboyOR
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch with a business associate and had an excellent meal and great service. I would recommend this to anyone wanting great food and service/

Thank Craig L
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Now close, sadly, after decades of brilliant meals, we enjoyed birthday dinner here with a dear friend and her husband. They made it a special evening for us. Service was top notch as usual and the food and drinks and dessert all exceeded our expectations....More

Thank TeamRealMcCoy
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$20 - $40
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-227-7342
  • E-mail