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Take in the sweeping city and landscape views. Sip a standout wine or craft cocktail. Dazzle your palate with seafood inspired by Northwest, Island or Asian milieus; an expertly prepared steak; farm-fresh salad; or another memorable dish. Our attentive staff will make you feel at home-in our rarefied air 30 floors above Portland.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Asian, American, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed March 19, 2022

We went to PCG with four family members to celebrate two birthdays last night and had been greatly looking forward to our evening, as we remembered the excellent dining experiences in past years but this celebration was stressful and terribly disappointing. Landry's has changed the...seating so they can get the maximum number of people in for dining such that there's only enough room for one person (wait staff) to pass in between each table. When we walked in our jaws dropped open and frankly, it now looks and sounds like a cattle car. Unfortunately we sat next to a large, loud and inebriated group of approximately 16 people also celebrating a birthday. These folks were shouting from one end of their table to their friends at the other end (they took up two tables). We were having to yell across our table to converse and asked our server if he could ask this large neighboring group to quiet down, as we couldn't hear each other across the table. Nothing happened as I'm sure their waiter didn't want to lose the tip. They left a few minutes before we did and the restaurant was still incredibly loud. Our group of six consisted of 25 to 40 year olds and two 67 y/o people..... we're not just a bunch of grumpy old folks. The food: I'm told the steaks were very good, the rack of lamb was on the fatty side with one of the two sections under cooked, and the chicken dish had dry sections. Waiter: Our waiter's name was Adam and he did a fantastic job under the circumstances. He was knowledgeable, attentive. and apologetic for the delay in food (they were slammed of course) and for our "neighbors". BTW, we presented our parking ticket for validation but because we had to wait so long for drinks, appetizers and our food, the comp didn't fully cover the 2.5 hours we were seated. We enjoy other Landry restaurants such as The Chart House, The Original Stanford's and we have reservations at the Claim Jumper for next week. To sum it up, if we wanted all the noise and cattle-car experience we would have eaten at a McDonald's that has a Play Land attached to it, though that would probably have been less noisy. Needless to say we won't be back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 4, 2022 via mobile

Food was great. We requested our meat to be cooked a certain way and it was executed beautifully. Drinks were tasty and the view is to die for. We went during sunset time

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 13, 2022

If you can get a window seat, it's the best view for dinner in the city. Food was great and the portions are generous. We had calamari, salmon, and jambalaya. All were 5 star worthy! The only negative part of the experience was that the...restaurant was so crowded and doesn't consistently enforce mask policies with guests. We saw folks in shared elevators without masks and several walked up to our table to look out the window without a mask. You probably should avoid this restaurant for a while if you're Covid-19 conscious/immunocompromised.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 5, 2022

Upscale restaurant, and a good value overall. Four of us all ordered different entrees. Each one was properly prepared, attractively plated and tasted great. Excellent wine, beer and spirits selection. Impeccable service. All with an outstanding view of Portland.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 3, 2022 via mobile

Delicious food, stunning views of the city. Try to get a window seat. Service was s little slow but we were there on a holiday.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 17, 2021 via mobile

We brought some clients to Portland City Grill who were in town from Malaysia and while the ambience and view is what we have always experienced at the Portland City Grill that was the only thing that resembled the way it used to be. The...food quality has gone downhill while the prices have gone sky high. We understand that the restaurants are experiencing their cost increasing as well but their price hikes per meal are not inline with what we see at the other restaurants around Portland including fine dining restaurants. $53 for four pan seared scallops? $65 for a New York steak with two pieces of asparagus and one tiny clump of potatoes. Our bill was $250 for four people with no appetizers and no adult beverages (or any beverages for that matter we stuck with water.) The short ribs were one of our favorite in the past however this time it was very dry and bland and our guest who ordered the $65 New York steak did not receive a steak that was cooked anywhere in the ballpark of what he ordered. We did not want to complain and have them re-cook anything as we did not have time to wait for the change. I am just hoping that management does read these reviews and that they take it to heart. Sadly they will not likely lower their outrageous prices so we will skip the view and take our clients to other restaurants around Portland that serve amazing food.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 2, 2021

Great views of the city, Mount Hood and Mount Saint Helens. Food was well prepared and the wine list was perfect, however service too slow.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 7, 2021

The views are fantastic. I wish that it would be a more relaxed atmosphere. I got the vibe it was a high end place, which is fine, but I was on vacation and wanted a place to enjoy great views and a relaxed place to...have a cocktail. The service while I was there was great, nice staff.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 4, 2021 via mobile

Several issues with this place (1) Food is truly unremarkable - except for their spin on crab cakes and chocolate torte everything else is just unremarkable. (2) If you’re there for the view, reservations don’t cut it even if there are many open window tables...readily available. The hostess provided some lukewarm explanation about arriving 15 minutes early and that on-time for reservation doesn’t mean anything. Okay. (3) Service is not worth the meal. The couple times we have gone there, the order of operations has been confusing. Waiters seem to take orders at random and miss at least one party at the table for at least one order. Drinks will definitely NOT be flowing, somehow we were not asked about a second round, dessert came to a dry table with just residual water. So plan to hound your waiter otherwise you’ll be waiting around for nothing. (4) Dont forget they only validate 30 more minutes than Whole Foods :) So while you wait for inadequate service you’re also running the clock on your 2 hr parking which is a finishing touch to the experience. (5) Furthermore do not go there during prime time. The contingent is not for people who want to enjoy dinner but rather those who don’t know how or when to photograph. The amount of flash that was on as people were trying to take pictures of the view out of the reflecting windows was spectacular and then they kept going for it, like they would achieve a different result in subsequent shots. Maybe the restaurant should invest in a photographer like medieval times and reduce the tackiness of flash photography… also don’t new phones have an exposure setting?More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

The Portland City Grill is a true four star restaurant. The service and food are impeccable. This is truly is a must do in the city of Portland.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2021 via mobile

Portland City Grill is my favorite place to go eat. The filet mignon is my fave & the view is breathtakingly beautiful. The Sunday mimosa brunches are also amazing! The blood orange mimosas are delish!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed July 29, 2021

I would call this place more of a touristy restaurant more than anything else. If you are new to the area or want to impress clients or a date this might be the place to go. The views are great. The food and service is...just ok. The young male host needs to be retrained. This is not apple bees or Friday's, he needs some polishing or move him somewhere where he is not the one that leaves the first impression to guests. Our server was new (she told us), she was ok. The prices are high so I expect more. Im glad I tried it, glad I wasnt paying but Im not going to be a return customer. My parents and the other older people in our group liked it... so there you go!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021

We were fortunate to get a reservation last minute. Samantha our server was very knowledgable about the menu and attentive without being overly so. We had a romantic booth which offered perhaps one of the better views of Portland. My cioppino was prepared with halibut,...calamari, shrimp, scallops & Dungeness crab on top with toast with goat cheese. It was a good one. My wife had short ribs that were marinated with sweet ginger and slow cooked with house mashed potatoes and curry carrot purée. It was a good choice on her part.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021

We came here on our last night in Portland. Great view of the city from the 30th floor. However the food is just as good as the view. My son had the clam chowder which was the soup of the day. Good soup but unnecessarily...had bacon added. I had the apple/gorganzola salad which was good but needed a little more bleu cheese. My wife had the tuna nicoise for dinner. It was very nice, huge salad. I had the scallops which were cooked perfectly and the accompanying vegetables were interesting and good as well. My son had sushi and a salad for his main course, all good. Service is outstanding.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 21, 2021

Lovely views, clean, comfortable and exceptional service. Sushi Roll was fantastic. Delicious, moist and prepared professionally. Kalbi beef, richly sauced, tender, moist and enjoyable. Crab cakes, (more crab than"cake"), fresh, crispy and the best we've eaten ever. Need reservations to capture a window table, so...take note. Special food at a special place.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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They are not known for lunch; this is more of a happy hour and dinner venue. Happy hour prices are very reasonable and they have good items to pick from
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5