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Review of Fishwife

Fishwife
Ranked #415 of 4,587 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

From the outside, you may think to move on to a sleeker spot but you'd miss out on quite a treat! Everyone in our party was very satisfied with their orders. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. Definitely a place to go to for good seafood at a lower cost!

Thank Mssweden
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

A little off the beaten path but a terrific neighborhood seafood spot. Family friendly with good service and prices. I have had cioppino at many places and this is as good as it gets. Tasty broth, plenty of chopped vegetables and a nice variety of seafood.

Local attractions are the University of Portland and the historic St. Johns bridge. If you cross the bridge, you're very close to Forest Park - the largest urban wilderness in the US and full of hiking, biking and running trails.

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Thank Steve B
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Make sure you check their hours as they are also closed on Mondays. The place is always full of repeat customers so that tells you something. Have stopped by a few times only to find a line to get in, so was happy on this stop to get a table right way. Everyone @ the table enjoyed their choices. The Oysters were both fresh & delicious. I only wish the bowl of clam chowder was a little larger & a with a touch of butter. The staff was friendly & prompt.

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Thank B_VWestCoast
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Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Totally great spot for really fresh saeafood in a homey spot. The waitresses were super friendly there's lots of specials every night it's definitely worth a try

Thank travelmuchV
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Was looking for great seafood in Portland, not just good. We found Fishwife which was a little bit of a trek, but worth the drive. We tried the clam chowder, lots of clams and creamy, the sample plate was nicely battered and fried to perfection. Local beers to choose from. Overall nice place.

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Thank rmo95470
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