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Portofino

#422 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
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8075 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-6663
+1 503-234-8259
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16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Well, that was disappointing from my first contact with the staff to the last bite of my meal. My mom was excited to try this place as she had heard good things about it. We tried calling to make a reservation earlier in the day and we were put on hold for an extremely long time and eventually we hung... More 

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Thank Allo602
Seth m, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your meal with us, we try to make everyone happy, but sometimes you can't hit your mark with folks. And with the Seafood w/ Pesto, too? Because there are so many other nice reviews of that exact dish further down this site... More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 13 January 2016

If you have a larger party and want a totally different experience, book the cellar table. ! Just had my wife's 50th surprise birthday party there. The wait staff and owner were all in on the surprise and did a fantastic job. Oh, did I mention how the food was? Everything that we had was absolutely wonderful. Only suggestion is... More 

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Thank masterofyakitori
Seth m, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your party with us; we'll look forward to many happy returns! More 

Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We love this place. Seth the owner makes you feel welcome and they have a huge wine list. The warm spinach salad family style with their gnocchi in truffle oil is a great way to start and the sausage & calvatelli la vodka is one of the best meals I've ever had

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Thank jeff C
Seth m, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

Thanks, Jeff! It's always so nice to see you and your family whenever you come in for dinner. We'll look forward to your next visit! More 

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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

One in our party accidentally made reservations here but meant to call a different restaurant. Upon showing up at the other restaurant he called to cancel the reservation and was told we would be charged $15 a person for no show because they had turned others away due to our reservation. After consideration of 6 in our party ($90 missed... More 

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Thank Karen T
Seth m, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

I'm sorry you made a reservation at the wrong restaurant, and were "forced" to come to dinner with us. And the only reason we were partially empty when you came was because you showed up so much later in the evening than your initial reservation time(we were only about a 1/2 hour away from pulling the OPEN sign). But we... More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This was an unexpectedly delicious meal! Everyone had something different and all the meals looked perfect. Not only did they look perfect, the flavor was exceptional. We enjoyed an appetizer that had goat cheese and spice, wish I remembered what they were, they melted in your mouth! My sole with fresh vegetables was perfect. As I sampled the other meals,... More 

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Thank MaryAnn A
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I live in Sellwood and notice that ost people who head to Sellwood for Italian food aim for Geno's or a cena. Portofino beats them hands down. The simple menu offers tried and tested dishes that are both delicious and filling, and the specials are designed with local ingredients in mind. The limoncello is made in-house and rivals those of... More 

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Thank TnTDuckFans
Portland OR
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Usually very busy, which can lead to slower service, but the food is outstanding. You can't go wrong with daily specials. Our favorites include the gnocchi and whatever fish they're serving. Seasonally, they offer produce from their gardens, such as heirloom tomato salad - delicious! Do yourself a favor and make a reservation early.

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Thank tesspers
Geneva, Illinois
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Yum! After a day of wine tasting nothing is better than some great Italian (stick to your ribs) food! This place did not disappoint. Quaint Italian neighborhood restaurant. Great food, good service, and plenty of it! We all took home leftovers. We had the sausage and cavatelli a la vodka, wild mushroom fettuccine, and baked meatballs. Definitely hit the spot... More 

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Thank Stephanie D
Milwaukie, Oregon
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My friends and I stopped in to have dessert and an aperitif last Saturday night. We were greeted by the owner who asked us to wait 10 minutes for a table which we chose to do. He showed us to our table and the wait staff came and took our order. A few minutes passed and the owner came back... More 

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2 Thank Sharon H
Portland, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

My wife & I decided to give this place a shot last week. I figured a place with a book of wines and $20 entrees should be pretty good, right? Well, not so much. The place is quaint and small, so our being seated in the only available table in the back very close to a 6 top wasn’t a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
16:30 - 22:30
Saturday
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8075 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-6663
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
  • Neighbourhood: Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
  • Phone Number: +1 503-234-8259

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?