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Limelight Restaurant & Lounge

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6708 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202-5618
+1 503-235-5797
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good26%
  • Average43%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
Feb 21, 2018
“Not Charlie Chaplin'd dive bar but pleasant all the same”
Apr 17, 2017
“College area dive bar”
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Bar, Pub, American
6708 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202-5618
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Well, the name of the place does make me think of Charlie Chaplin as it is the title of one of his old films. But that is where the connection ends. The Limelight is a dive bar sharing space with a restaurant. I can'r speak...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed April 17, 2017

I like this place but always feel out of place being here with the younger crowd (I am 40). They are always nice though.

Thank Fred_n_Aaron
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Blue drinks with a real gallop, freshest calamari strips, I don't know what is up with 3 star reviews but add in pool and shuffleboard and dark corners to sit in. If you don't get the vibe that's ok, I don't want it to be...More

2  Thank Grit D
Reviewed January 15, 2017

bar food but the worst mixed drinks I ever had. So much hype so little delivered. If our friends force us to go again we will get wine and beer and stay away from their "Mixologist".

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed July 27, 2016

I have been going here for years. So many things I love about it. We always go to the lounge and right when we walk it you are greeted with big smiles and hellos. They have Rotating art the walls that you can purchases and...More

1  Thank Penny W
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Yes, The Limelight is a neighborhood dive, but it is awesome! They have a backroom which is a bar, with TV's, and a front room (where we sit) with booths and tables. From the fresh strawberries they put on the waffles, to the amazing happy...More

1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed January 6, 2016

We walked to this little neighborhood gem. I just loved the area. It was mid afternoon and quiet so we had lots of attention. Our food came quickly and we all enjoyed our meals.

1  Thank Jazzie D
Reviewed October 16, 2015

I start with the notion that perhaps it's the bar, not the dining room that must keep this place open. I was exploring the neighborhood on foot, and after walking by other restaurants that had lots of customers, I chose to visit this one, which...More

Thank Eugene F
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We love this place. It is always our stop for a late night snack and a night cap. Service is always awesome and the local art they have available is always so much fun to look at

Thank Kenda Z
Reviewed November 16, 2014

Clam chowder was okay--but tasted kind of funny. Reuben was fine, the ambiance is cool but the lighting is creepy.

Thank bluemoon777
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February 28, 2017|
Response from tiredandtravelled | Reviewed this property |
Bar food. Burgers, soup, salads, fish and chips, salmon and tacos, nice happy hour menu. And on Saturday and Sunday what looks like a much better brunch menu. Good fries with ranch dressing.
February 28, 2017|
Response from Grit D | Reviewed this property |
Happy hour has your traditional deep fried goods. there's specials like salmon. basic but done well.
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
9:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6708 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202-5618
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
  • Neighborhood: Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
  • Phone Number: +1 503-235-5797
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