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“Solid food, but the trains”
Review of clarklewis

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Ranked #250 of 4,345 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Taylor
Description: Clarklewis creates delicious, hand-crafted Northwest cuisine with Italian and French influences, and proudly support local, organic farms. With exquisite farm-to-table ingredients, Clarklewis is a sophisticated gem on the creative frontier of Portland's unpolished Inner Eastside in the industrial district. The chefs offer an ever changing seasonal menu that features fresh from the market produce. Chef Alex Diestra's hearty dishes from the wood-fired rotisserie find their perfect complement in the fresh, unmanipulated flavors of the best in local produce.
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
991 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Solid food, but the trains”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

We attended a 6 person special occasion dinner. The food and options italian/mediteranean were quite good. Several of our party didn't see a mixed green salad on the menu, but one was prepared at their request. I had the buttermilk ricocotta salad with nasturtiums and free peas. Delicious. I went for the rib eye, which was tender, well seasoned at a great piece of meat, but at $35 it was a little pricey. Their desserts were also quite good but at $10, I think I'd rather bye a pint of Ben and Jerry's and save the money. Oh and when the windows are open, the train horn from Amtrak can be quite startling.

  • Visited June 2013
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oregon
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Foods fine, frustrating acoustics”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We enjoyed our food quite a bit. Asparagus starter only weak point in our meal. Quite average. Mains and desserts very good to excellent. Wine priced higher than most. The wood fired oven is well used. Noise level is just ridiculous. All surfaces are concrete, metal or glass. Very hard to talk to the person next to you; next to impossible to converse across the table. Unless they install some simple sound absorption, it will keep us from returning. Too bad.

  • Visited May 2013
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“NW cusine you will enjoy”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

You walk into the restaurant and you see wood for the grill. This makes you savor the possibilities of your dinner. Menu is small, but still plenty to choose from. Great wine selection and ambiance. .

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Catherine G
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West Linn, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not anything special”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Now that their are many "hip' places to go, clarklewis is just another so-so restaurant. I thought the food was lack luster and common. Life is too short to go to places that are not interesting.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Rhonda V
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Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not a good place for romance”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Friendly, good food, cool building but way too noisy. I was there for lunch so that wasn't too much of an issue but I would not want go there for a quiet dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Jazzganggirl
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