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Oregon Culinary Institute

1701 SW Jefferson St, How do you make a reservations, Portland, OR 97201-2553
+1 503-961-6200
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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08:00 - 18:00All hours
1701 SW Jefferson St, How do you make a reservations, Portland, OR 97201-2553
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Five old friends who have regularly dined together over a twenty year span, decided to try this out of the way gem. First the service: everything is done by the senior students in one of the three curricula offered here. Any minor flaws were easily...More

Thank davejann
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Some of the dishes prepared by these student chefs can't get any better. We do lunch here. At $12.00, you get a choice of four great salads/starters, four entrees, and dessert that usually is their own cheesecake and that chocolate torte. Heck, that torte is...More

Thank beergardenboy
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The help is all students studying various aspects of the restaurant trade. The attention to detail is wonderful. The food is wonderful and although the wine list is short, the choices are excellent.

Thank John V
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The food was good, but the students need to work on their serving skills. Our waitress insisted on using the moniker "dear" each time she addressed us--a pet peeve of mine. We were a group of 28, and not only did the tables get served...More

Thank Lynn J
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had dinner at OCI twice so far. Both times the food was delicious and well presented. For less than $25, we got a Three course meal! Salad or Soup, followed by a Main Course, then Dessert! For another modest price, you can order beer, wine,...More

Thank SamGebala
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch at OCI. The students did a fantastic job serving, and all the food was delicious. I especially loved the soup. Will definitely visit again.

1  Thank Kristin G
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have been here several times before and try to visit every time we are in Portland. They haven't disappointed yet. Because the staff are trainees, service isn't always ideal but they do remarkably well and are watched and well coached. Some of the dishes...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Call ahead of time to book as OCI is popular with knowledgeable locals as a great place to eat and take guests. Not easy to park, so allow a little extra time. Let's start at the beginning. You will receive a friendly welcome and, then,...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Amazing meal. Perfect in every detail. The service was spectacularly attentive. The food was uniquely flavorful and attractively presented. Attention to detail in every respect. I don't often find a meal that counts as extraordinary, as this was. Elegant and affordable! Limited choice menu, and...More

Thank lifel0ngtraveler
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My wife and I joined an old, old friend who trained down from Seattle to meet us at the restaurant. We were seated immediately and the waiter was most welcoming. The best appetizer was the carpaccio -- delightful! I had a very good trout and...More

Thank Margaret11111
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 SW Jefferson St, How do you make a reservations, Portland, OR 97201-2553
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-961-6200
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The Oregon Culinary Institute has prepared students to develop the skills and confidence to pursue their passion for food in the restaurant industry. Since 2006, we have been the only independent, locally owned college-level culinary school in the international food hub of Portland. Our 32-week and 64-week, hands-on training programs include culinary arts, baking and pastry, and restaurant management. Financial aid, scholarships and payment plan options are also available. Request more information or schedule a tour - call Oregon Culinary Institute today!
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