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Paley's Place

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Northwest District
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1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1609
+1 503-243-2403
Wed 17:30 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even from the initial call for a reservation we knew this was the right dining place for us. Rare to find this kind of vintage home with a charming porch in most urban settings at it really set the tone. Homey yet almost Scandinavian modern inside. The hostess had a terrific engaging personality and set us up for a terrific,... More 

Thank MatthewXCurry
San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance is nice, in what looks like a residential house converted to a restaurant. The food was delicious, as were the fun cocktails. The foie gras was wonderful. Service was also excellent. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank mpcSF
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you've never been, you have to go and you'll keep going back. Guaranteed. What a lovely gem I found. Exceptional service and attentiveness by all staff. It is popular Ana busy so if you are a big group, I would highly recommend booking. The spots at the bar are amazing.....I made such awesome friends. Blake behind the bar is... More 

Thank TracyDan102013
San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Wife and I came here for a date night. We were greeted by the friendly owner upon entering. The restaurant is not very big and the decor is somewhat modern. Lighting is just right to give you a romantic feel. Service was very good and not rushed so you can enjoy your meal. Food was very good. Can't go wrong... More 

Thank TravelWino76
Portland, Oregon
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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Decided on Paley's after trying out the Imperial a few months ago. Imperial was nothing stellar do thought we would try a more private and seasonal menu. Butternut squash soup was delicious. Main course of salmon was average. Nothing memorable although fish was cooked well. Full portion size I feel was small given the price tag. Dessert of crepe suzette... More 

Thank Sleepfairy1962
Portland, Oregon
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had jet-lagged guests just arrived from China who wanted a light meal so we tried Paley's Place for Happy Hour. It was superb. The same innovative cuisine that distinguishes this restaurant but at Happy Hour prices which makes it 'Mid-range'. Good prices on drinks, too.

Thank Michael W
Indianapolis, Indiana
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a very nice, quaint restaurant located in what looked like a really old but well-kept house. Our dinner party included ten people, and the staff did a great job taking care of us. The cuisine was more of an up-scale French influence that is a bit pricey, but the overall experience was quite good!

Thank indeaugie
Omaha, NE
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here on a Thursday night with no reservation and the hostess was very nice and got us a table. Food was interesting, exciting and absolutely delicious. Tried a couple of the dumpling dishes, brussel sprouts, rissoto, cod and pork belly. All were on point. Service was really good and staff very knowledgeable.

Thank brooklyn24
Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and I dined here for our anniversary and could not be more pleased. We had the 5 course tasting menu (Chef's choice) and as we were served different plates for each course we sampled 10 dishes. The duck was absolutely the best anywhere! The salmon was also amazing. Best beef tartar in the world! Both salads: beet for... More 

Thank bruceklein
far away
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188 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Paley's was recommended to me on a recent stay in Portland. I am very glad I chose to eat here. The restaurant is in a beautifully renovated home in a lovely Portland neighborhood. The menu is not huge, but each dish is interesting and creative. I started with Sweet Potato Bisque, a rich combination of sweet potatoes and cream, butter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1609
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-243-2403

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