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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saw the happy hour at Paleys and thought we could show close to 5 and get in, but had to sit at the bar. The do take reservations for happy hour-interesting. Great wines, perhaps the best HH wines in portland. and very good food, burger, fries and duck wings... We will return.

Thank tfizzle
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Service began a little rocky with a misunderstanding about who our server was; however, once that was rectified everything was great. They ended up comping us wine to apologize. The foi gras was unbelievable. The amuse bouche was delicious and they threw in small French meringues with a little ice cream at the end. It was perfect because we were... More 

Thank alwmlw
Honolulu, Hawaii
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My son visited us from New York City. We wanted to treat him to the Northwest cuisine. Wow!! We all had (my wife, son, and I) order the five course dinner, with wine pairing. The chef selected each dish. When asked if we had any dietary restrictions, my wife said she couldn't eat coconut (no problem), preferred no cream like... More 

Thank DMUH
Plattsburgh, New York
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153 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We ate at Paley's Place last night and had an interesting evening. The menu does not have what you would call standard fare, being much more creative. The amuse bouche starter was an apple bisque shooter, which was quite good. The special soup of the night was a fennel bisque, which seemed to lack depth of flavor. On the other... More 

Thank David C
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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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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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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129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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?