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Ranked #226 of 4,430 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N Shaver
Description: Radar is a neighborhood destination for great food and drink. Located on Mississippi Avenue, Radar offers New American cuisine, craft cocktails, and beer and wine, as well as a chance to watch the chefs in action in the open kitchen.
Reviewed September 12, 2013

With no real destination in mind for dinner we stumbled onto Radar PDX. The dishes are very creative and flavors. While we were waiting for or plates to arrive they offered us a sample of chickpeas with a wonderful seasoning with a little kick to it. They were crunchy and warm having been cooked in a light sesame oil. The Pimento Potatoes and Fried Cauliflower were a wonderful surprise of flavors and textures for the same old same old. We sat in one of the windows and enjoyed a great view of what was going on up and down the street as well as in the restaurant it self. We can hardly wait to return with friends and family.

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Thank Margaret U
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

The service staff as friendly and efficient. The food was flavorful, imaginative, surprising, and fresh. We started with very tasty cocktails and ended with amazing house made ice creams.
The spiced fries garbanzo beans were a delightful suprise.

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Thank Blkdog1
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Lily and John the owners are charming and professional in operating their amazing Restaurant. What a treat to sit at the counter chat with John as he prepares delicious dishes.I started with deviled eggs, sound mundane, no way, seasoned with sardines,mild peppers and bacon. My Wife ordered the arugula salad, simply outstanding. We Next shared the shoulder pork dish, a complete winner. We ended our food festival with clams, no let down.
All in all , a perfect dinner. Go there soon, because when the word gets out, it will be a long wait for a seat at the counter. But I assure ,worth the wait.

Thank Jefftimb
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We ate at the bar and watched the food being prepared, which was fun.
The cooks bantered with us and explained the ingredients.
All the dishes came quickly. They were unique and tasty.
Excellent selection of beer on tap.
Terrific salads.
The servers were friendly and knowledgable.
The desserts were out of this world.
Pricing was reasonable.
The only negative to the radar experience was that most of the entrees were fried.

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Thank jalepeno4
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

While visiting Portland, my husband and I were eager to try a unique dining experience. After a brief search on Yelp, we found this charming, local, tapas restaurant. We were intrigued by the variety of ingredients and combinations found on their menu - and the food did not disappoint. We were greeted by Lily, the co-owner and hostess, and selected a cozy two-person table along the wall with exposed brick. The atmosphere was warm, welcoming, casual but trendy, and somewhat romantic. I particularly appreciated the lighting over the table that did not shine directly into our eyes or onto the table, but was instead reflected upwards. The menu offers a concise selection of small plates. The diversity of options ensures that there will be something for everyone. We shared the arugula salad, manila clams, beef cheeks, and pork shoulder. While small plates, the portions are generous. Really, we would have been fine with three plates between us, but as we are not from Portland, we wanted to try more items. Everything was delicious, amazingly fresh, and well seasoned! The service was attentive without being overbearing, and accommodated my husband's desire to try a small portion of each of the beers available (almost like a flight of beers). To top it all off, we had dessert. My peach sorbet was delicious and palate cleansing. My husband grew up in Mexico so he was intrigued by the mole ice cream and found it to be phenomenal - he even went up to Jonathan (chef and co-owner) to compliment him on it. It was really nice to get a chance to talk to the chef for a few minutes. Also, the prices were very reasonable, and dinner was certainly an outstanding value (about $64 including our drinks and tip). I recommend this restaurant most highly, and only wish it was located in Maryland instead of Oregon!!! We would be regulars!!!

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Thank RSEG2011
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