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“Great view and good food but don’t linger.”

Portland City Grill
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Ranked #42 of 4,593 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Burnside
Transit: Public transportation is available via Max Transit system and Tri-Met.
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We, and another couple, celebrated our anniversaries there last week. While we had reservations we hadn’t asked for a window seat. We should have. The view is great, even if you aren’t by the window. We found the service good and not pushy. The crabcakes and shrimp tempura are very good appetizers. I was very pleased with the rack of lamb, 8 ribs and lots of meat. The best I have ever had. The filet was fork tender. It was a good idea to let them know that it was our anniversaries as they comped us deserts.

However, as noted, don’t linger. Since we were celebrating anniversaries we wanted to make an evening of it. We arrived a little after 7 and left about 10. While they do validate parking, it is only good for 2.5 hours so we were charged for an extra hour. Is their way of encouraging you to leave so they can turn the tables quicker? I took it as an insult considering the total tab was about $400.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Fabulous views of the City, matched by competent and extremely courteous staff,
not to mention the food was delicious and the prices are very reasonable for this kind of elegance!

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Thank Jim H
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Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

A must do for a visit to Portland!

The view is amazing and the food is equally as amazing. We started with calamari and sushi as well as the beet salad. I had the shrimp scampi and everything was super yummy!!!

I heard that they also offer an amazing happy hour where you can try smaller portions of menu offerings. It gets crowded though so arrive early to get a seat!

Thank Cathrab28
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

I love to come here for their happy hour. My favorite happy hour menu is the french fries as they add certain spices to make the taste more delicious. The place is cozy too.

Thank SN97405
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

we were visiting our daughter who has lived in Portland for a year...this is her favorite restaurant so she made us reservations....the sun was actually shining so the view was incredible....service was great and the food was excellent....i had the short ribs and they were very tender and flavorful...my husband had the salmon and it was perfect too... we will definately be back next time we visit.

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Thank MMTennessee
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