Portland City Grill

Portland City Grill

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Hours
Sun
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Food and ambience
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Does this restaurant have live music
About
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
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,383 reviews
Excellent
1,342
Very good
731
Average
223
Poor
54
Terrible
33
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

tan822
Oakland31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Beautiful view! Live music was great and at a perfect volume, not too loud even right next to the piano. Service and food were good, a little pricey but you are paying for the view and it is worth it. Would come back.
Written March 15, 2024
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Christine Y
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
My husband and I recently went on a date night to Portland City Grill for his birthday and we were very disappointed with the service. We are usually not very picky about service but when you book a reservation in advance, you expect to be seated within 15 min of your reservation time or at least expect transparency from the hostess. Instead, we checked in for our reservation on time, waited for at least 30 min standing in the lobby and finally we were told if we wanted we could sit in the bar. This was a special occasion for us so had we known we'd be seated first come first serve in the bar we wouldn't have bothered with a reservation at a fancy restaurant and would have chosen a different restaurant. From there the service was what you'd expect in a bar, not in a 4-5 star fancy restaurant. To top off the experience, when we were paying the bill they asked if they could validate our parking, took our parking ticket, returned it and as we were driving out of the garage we found out the ticket had never been validated so we had to pay full price for parking. We have been to this restaurant in the past and have never had as poor service as what we experienced so not sure if we'll be back anytime soon.
Written February 19, 2024
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Nathan B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
It took 50 minutes to get a glass of wine. On a Sunday at 6pm. 1st time there, with family. After 20 min, our oysters arrived (they were not good, too small and had been placed upside down so the brine spilled out of most of them) and I was told they didn’t have the white wine I ordered. I was also told they were out of my entree, the branzino. So we ate two appetizers( oysters and bone marrow) before my first drink finally arrived. And guess what? Server said they had found the original wine (a Sancerre) after all. 50 minutes to get a single drink. Bad oysters. Crowded. 6 feet clearance in the parking garage. Small menu that didn’t have featured entrees even on a weekend. Generally uninspired drinks menu. You are paying steep prices bc the place is located on the top floor of a bank tower. You sure aren’t paying for service.
Written February 19, 2024
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Dick L
Battle Ground182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
The lines were long, reservations obviously needed but still there was a wait. New Year's Eve, of course. After a short wait we were seated in the busy, busy place. After wine was ordered (beer for me) we four chose the special meal of the night. My wife and I both chose the 16 oz. steak, medium rare, after a salad course (the beet salad for me, the Caesar salad for her). Our friends had the filet with lobster. Even though this was the busiest night of the season the service was excellent, the food was well prepared and delicious.
Written January 8, 2024
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InSearchofQ
Chester254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
This is a really nice restaurant with amazing views of the city. I think that you are paying for the view in part. We visited on a Saturday night, so it was really busy, and the services was pretty slow. One thing I noted was the staff with a tablet going around and checking the status of clients and what tables were ready to "flip". I thought that was disconcerting and we felt rushed while we were eating.
Written December 13, 2023
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lulugirl
18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
We came here for dinner to celebrate my son’s college graduation. The evening started off great, we were given a table by the window, and the atmosphere is wonderful. Waiter came by and greeted us, asked if we were celebrating anything, and he chatted with my son about his graduation and future plans. Very nice. We said we’d like to order some cocktails and he said he’d be right back. 10 mins go by, and he finally came back. As he was taking our order, he knocked over a full glass of water, which broke a wine glass on the table. There was glass and water everywhere. They had to totally reset the table. 20 mins later our drinks finally come and our martinis are no longer cold. We made the best of it, and ordered dinner. They brought my husband the wrong food, but not a big deal and it was sorted out. My son enjoyed his meal, but the rest of the meals were mediocre. The waiter brought my son a piece of cake, and said “happy birthday!” This is after their conversation about being there for a graduation celebration. The check came, and we put out $200 in gift cards, along with our CC. He ran the cards and brought back the ticket with the balance of $35. In big numbers he wrote what the original bill was, as he must of been worried that we’d tip on the $35 instead of the original bill. Just seemed like sort of a weird thing to do. A bunch of minor incidents, that added up to our evening not being what I should of been.
Written November 3, 2023
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Kilee S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Not a family-friendly environment. Went to enjoy a few appetizers during happy hour (at 4pm) with 3 adults and my infant daughter, was turned away and told we would only be allowed to sit in the dining room because we have a minor with us and happy hour is not served anywhere but the lounge. This is not listed anywhere on the website or the happy hour menu that minors are not allowed to sit in the lounge. Then on the way out we still had to pay $8 in for parking because it took us more than 10 minutes to go up to the restaurant, get turned away and then go back down to the car. It would have been REALLY nice to know children aren’t welcome during happy hour before driving 30 minutes there and then getting stuck in traffic on the way home with an 8 month old.
Written October 27, 2023
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Beth_sage
Minnetonka510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 family
We were staying close by and this was our night to splurge. It also happened to be prom night and saw lots of young couples - extra fun! Marco was spectacular. The oysters were divinely fresh. I had the tuna salad nicoise, my husband the steelhead and my friend had the filet mignon. All were delicious as were the drinks we selected. And we could not resist the creme brulee.
Written October 9, 2023
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Idaho Native
Idaho298 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
Really not good! I got the rack of Lamb and ordered it medium rare plus. On small rack was done nicely and the other was raw it had on been seared. They said they would give me a dessert. The rack of Lamb was 50+ dollars the dessert 10. No offer to cook another one even though for that price there is only 2 small racks. The steak my wife had was very good but slightly overcooked. Salads were excellent and the pork belly was just there. Overall it wasn't as good as a family diner but close to 5x the price.
Written September 28, 2023
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cmabene
Dallas136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
Visiting Oregon on vacation and spent the first night in Portland. Portland City Grill was recommended to us and it was wonderful. The views are beautiful and the staff was outstanding. My husband had the salmon blackened and I had the braised beef short ribs. We split the cheesecake for dessert. The food was delicious! Great start to our vacation. Would highly recommend the Portland City Grill.
Written September 14, 2023
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Pnw C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Beautiful view with nice ambience, and great service. We have been multiple times over the years and the service and food are always great.
Written August 17, 2023
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PJW
Wexford3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 business
Great place for a lively dinner. Great music and really good views of Portland. Calamari was the best of all appetisers and steak was cooked/seasoned perfectly.
Written August 12, 2023
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HertsNeil
383 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Great view from upper floor office block. Service friendly but slow on a busy night. Starters average, fish tepid and overcooked. You can always tell the quality of a good restaurant by how they cook their fish. Overall disappointing.
Written July 31, 2023
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Charlandria D
Chicago12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
This place was crazy loud and busy. We looked at the photos and went to the site, saw it was pricey, but we wanted a nice dinner during our trip. It was like a cafeteria. We were all crowded in to this one room even though there was another large room available. (They started to seat it AFTER our dinner rush) We had to wait at least 15 minutes to even be greeted by our server and another 35-40 minutes for our food. The apps were really good (calamari and bread with olive oil) our dinner wasn't bad but when your bill is over $215 for 2 people before tip you don't want average. We were sat in the middle which and could still see a little out the window it was indeed a nice view. We made reservations and requested a window or close to one and didn't get it but it was worth a shot. I think the most shocking is this was on a Wednesday evening so I wouldn't dare step foot here on a weekend. If you're in a group and don't care about talking to most of the people and want to impress your group with an expansive dinner this is the place. If you're looking for a romantic date night look elsewhere. It was chaos. My husband had to sit with me on the same side of the table because we literally couldn't talk to each other. There's not any kind of dress code so dress up if you want to but there's going to be people with flip flops, baseball hats, and t-shirts who probably get better service than you. Our tables weren't cleared, my husband got one refill of tea, and I was never asked if I wanted a second glass of wine. The only attention we got was when it was time to pay the bill. The hostess was the silver lining of the evening. She was nice and chit-chatted with us while we waited and walked to the table. Other than that I was not impressed.
Written July 24, 2023
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Elizabeth L
Baltimore1038 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Six of us enjoyed a dinner here. Food was good and the views even better and more beautiful at sunset. However, it is unbelievably noisy and it was hard to have a conversation. Our waiter while competent seemed too busy to give us perfect service.
Written July 23, 2023
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