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Holdfast Dining - CLOSED

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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Secretive to a fault (what lies behind the barn door?!), and the most compulsive cooks I have ever seen, bending over with delicate fingers to provide the likes of pine, fennel, turnip, vermouth, sea buckthorn, goat milk in tiny bits and pieces on your 5...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

We came across this small cozy fine-dining place thanks to those who provided their feedback on-line based on their positive dining experience. The talented chefs at this place served a fixed-menu comprised of many courses with wine pairings. We had a wonderful experience watching the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mymeo44
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Each individual part of each individual course is prepared with incredible care. The result was an absolutely wonderful meal with an amazing combination of flavors. It is a dining experience. The focus is the food. While the price of the dinner may seem high to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Forro66
Reviewed November 14, 2017

Phenomenal food! During the past few years we have had the pleasure of eating in some remarkable places in Melbourne, Paris, Stockholm, Venice, NYC, and Fäviken (sorry about the bragging!). Holdfast is at the same level, and Portland should be proud! This *is* a real...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank JPHvS
Reviewed October 11, 2017

When you're contemplating marking and memorializing an important event, consider doing it with a memorable EVENT rather than a THING. This review features a stand-out dining experience in Portland. But, take note, you should plan this in advance! This is a single-seating restaurant with a...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank WalterCr
Reviewed August 14, 2017

The location is intimate, with mostly a chef's counter for seating and one table set to the side. From your vantage point, you are able to see the care and precision of the plating and every one of the nine courses was beautifully executed. The...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Mary V
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Absolutely terrific food, the best we ate on our recent trip to Portland. Went as a group of 6 - the setting is relatively spartan but works well. I think we had 9 courses in total, and I think only one of them was anything...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank bubbleblowernz
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

We had a nearly transcendent evening at this restaurant. Reservations only, with one seating per night, and serving the same food to everyone, at the same time. The small crew of three serves up inventive food (I've had fennel pollen in charcuterie, but never charred...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank DebMacD
Reviewed November 30, 2016

This is a once-a-night seating restaurant, with 9 courses, 5 wines, and remarkable service in a very informal almost warehouse setting. Typical of hip eastside Portland in 2016. The food, which competes with the very best in the city, (even Pigeon, Coquine, Paleys, Davenport, Castagna,...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank CondeCox
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Calling Holdfast a restaurant, is analogous to calling Disney World an amusement park. The general idea is the communicated, but all of the details are lost. The is the best explanation I can come up with for the evening we spent at Holdfast. It is...More

Date of visit: November 2016
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