Portland City Grill

★★★★☆
  • 111 SW 5th Avenue 30th Floor

    Portland, OR 97204

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  • 503-450-0030

About Portland City Grill

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  • Seafood Restaurants
  • Steakhouse Restaurants
Details
  • After Work
  • Martinis
  • $$$
  • Bar Scene
  • Business Dining
  • Date Spot
  • Dine At The Bar
  • Group Dining
  • Happy Hour
  • Local Favorite
  • People Watching
  • Romantic Dining
  • Special Occasion Dining
  • View Dining
Hours
M-Th 4pm-9pm, F-Sa 4pm-9:30pm, Su 4pm-9pm
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I was there a few weeks ago an had a great experience. A wonderful view, excellent food and very helpful staff. I am not a big red meat eater but I went for a steak, good choice, very tender and juicy, cooked perfectly pink. Oh, the

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I was there a few weeks ago an had a great experience. A wonderful view, excellent food and very helpful staff. I am not a big red meat eater but I went for a steak, good choice, very tender and juicy, cooked perfectly pink. Oh, the

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Great food, atmosphere and above all else...impeccable service. What a treat. We bring our out of town guests here often and they love it every time.

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Great food, atmosphere and above all else...impeccable service. What a treat. We bring our out of town guests here often and they love it every time.

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Great space and view! Terrible food but great drinks. It is what it is. Great place to hang out if you don't care what you're eating.

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★★★★★

Great space and view! Terrible food but great drinks. It is what it is. Great place to hang out if you don't care what you're eating.

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This is my favorite place to bring out-of-town guests for happy hour. Even if it's cloudy out, you still get an amazing view of downtown and the east hills. The food is great and very varied, plus at happy hour you get great deals!

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This is my favorite place to bring out-of-town guests for happy hour. Even if it's cloudy out, you still get an amazing view of downtown and the east hills. The food is great and very varied, plus at happy hour you get great deals!

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Parking is underground - enter on the east side. Validate your ticket with your server for free parking after 4pm. But, to get the best seating in the bar area, be in the lobby at 3:30. (Elevators do not go up to 30th floor until 4 sharp)

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★★★★★

Parking is underground - enter on the east side. Validate your ticket with your server for free parking after 4pm. But, to get the best seating in the bar area, be in the lobby at 3:30. (Elevators do not go up to 30th floor until 4 sharp)

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Love it so much

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Love it so much

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the food was wonderful and my wife enjoyed the blackened salmon. the atmosphere was as good as the food.

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★★★★★

the food was wonderful and my wife enjoyed the blackened salmon. the atmosphere was as good as the food.

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With all due respect to some previous reviewers, are you sure you were at the right place? Tall building, spectacular view, interesting and varied menu that DELIVERS, not one that promises much but is better written than cooked? Helpful,

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With all due respect to some previous reviewers, are you sure you were at the right place? Tall building, spectacular view, interesting and varied menu that DELIVERS, not one that promises much but is better written than cooked? Helpful,

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It is my first time in Portland City Grill.I like the service and the view but I don';t like the food.My husband had a very bad food poisening ,terrible.experience.\r
I think i never come back.A good place like that should serve people

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★★★★★

It is my first time in Portland City Grill.I like the service and the view but I don';t like the food.My husband had a very bad food poisening ,terrible.experience.\r
I think i never come back.A good place like that should serve people

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This place use to be my favorite when i would come sit in the resturant area (when i was under 21) but now i've been sitting in the "happy hour" area...which is pretty crowded, and it can take up to an hour to end up finding a seat. The

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★★★★★

This place use to be my favorite when i would come sit in the resturant area (when i was under 21) but now i've been sitting in the "happy hour" area...which is pretty crowded, and it can take up to an hour to end up finding a seat. The

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Portland City Grill is known for its famous "happy hour". They have people from the downtown checking in after work and eating at the bar area. It can get busy with all the people checking each other out and all that goes on with that kind

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★★★★★

Portland City Grill is known for its famous "happy hour". They have people from the downtown checking in after work and eating at the bar area. It can get busy with all the people checking each other out and all that goes on with that kind

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The view is great on a clear day, but the service stinks! They will leave you waiting for an hour and when they seat you they make you feel like they are doing you a big favor.

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★★★★★

The view is great on a clear day, but the service stinks! They will leave you waiting for an hour and when they seat you they make you feel like they are doing you a big favor.

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My girlfriend and I had dinner here one night and have been going back atleast twice a month since then. They have excellent quality in food, and great service as well. A must if youre ever in Portland : )

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I had dinner here one night and have been going back atleast twice a month since then. They have excellent quality in food, and great service as well. A must if youre ever in Portland : )

Pros: Delicious food, Happy hour.

Cons: None.

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I've been here twice and have always had great service and enjoyed the wonderful view. I made a reservation for my boyfriends b-day. We showed up early and they had the table set up and decorated. The only downfall are the prices, but thats expected.

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★★★★★

I've been here twice and have always had great service and enjoyed the wonderful view. I made a reservation for my boyfriends b-day. We showed up early and they had the table set up and decorated. The only downfall are the prices, but thats expected.

Pros: view. food. service.

Cons: prices.

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Service is just okay, but would be better if it matched the prices they were charging. It's a gamble to get a table during happy hour, since it's open seating and people squat for 20 minutes at the best tables, biding their time until cheap food comences. When it arrives, food is so-so. Mostly fried and portioned skimpily.

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★★☆☆☆

Service is just okay, but would be better if it matched the prices they were charging. It's a gamble to get a table during happy hour, since it's open seating and people squat for 20 minutes at the best tables, biding their time until cheap food comences. When it arrives, food is so-so. Mostly fried and portioned skimpily.

Pros: Elevator ride up

Cons: Expensive drinks, food is average

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Good place to take visitors to Portland. Nice views.

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★★★☆☆

Good place to take visitors to Portland. Nice views.

Pros: Good Sushi small plates

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You can save money and avoid line and cover charges plus get discounts on your tab at your favorite clubs and restaurants. Check out www(dot)theblackkey(dot)com for more information.

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Went for happy hour and the food was mediocre. When the bartender was asked to come up with a drink to show her creativity she came up with Knob Creek on the rocks. WOW! I asked for a martini and she had someone else make it. Oh, and she called my husband "pumpkin". They shouldn't hire just on looks.

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Went for happy hour and the food was mediocre. When the bartender was asked to come up with a drink to show her creativity she came up with Knob Creek on the rocks. WOW! I asked for a martini and she had someone else make it. Oh, and she called my husband "pumpkin". They shouldn't hire just on looks.

Pros: great views

Cons: bar food and service

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I am from out of town but had my wedding and reception in Portland. My mother-in law arranged for the rehearsal dinner at the Portland City Grill and it was amazing and fun. Unique foods, smooth service it was a great time.

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I am from out of town but had my wedding and reception in Portland. My mother-in law arranged for the rehearsal dinner at the Portland City Grill and it was amazing and fun. Unique foods, smooth service it was a great time.

Pros: Great appetizers and bar, loved the service

Cons: none

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This is the who's who 5 ocklock happy hour. Best looking people watching in town and the food is delicious and cheap.

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This is the who's who 5 ocklock happy hour. Best looking people watching in town and the food is delicious and cheap.

Pros: best happy hour in town

Cons: drinks are still expensive

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I've visited this restaurant on numerous occasions. I can count on good quality on most days but have found that it is not always the case. I hope that they will keep a close eye on delivering hot food and not cold.

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★★★★☆

I've visited this restaurant on numerous occasions. I can count on good quality on most days but have found that it is not always the case. I hope that they will keep a close eye on delivering hot food and not cold.

Pros: veiws, menu, usually great service

Cons: sometimes food quality varies

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I love the view, the atmostpher, food and service. ..not sure you can ask for more. :]

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★★★★★

I love the view, the atmostpher, food and service. ..not sure you can ask for more. :]

Pros: food, prices during happy hour, parking

Cons: sometimes gotta make reservations...

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Reservations are a must! We were able to call that day and get reservations for later that night. Parking is confusing if you are not from Portland, but you can validate your ticket at PCG. Overall, great meal, great service, fun night out! Views from the 30th floor are outstanding!

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★★★★☆

Reservations are a must! We were able to call that day and get reservations for later that night. Parking is confusing if you are not from Portland, but you can validate your ticket at PCG. Overall, great meal, great service, fun night out! Views from the 30th floor are outstanding!

Pros: great food, great service

Cons: very dark inside, loud

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Great view. Great food! Great place for a date!

2
★★★★★

Great view. Great food! Great place for a date!

Pros: service is wonderful

Cons: parking can be a hassle

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Wonderful food with an amazing view of the city and our waitress was insanely helpful with any questions we had regarding the city, or our meal. It was a wonderful experience all in all. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic/ formal night out.

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★★★★★

Wonderful food with an amazing view of the city and our waitress was insanely helpful with any questions we had regarding the city, or our meal. It was a wonderful experience all in all. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic/ formal night out.

Pros: great food, great service

Cons: I am not local anymore :(

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It is an amazing view...but the service and food is not...

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★★☆☆☆

It is an amazing view...but the service and food is not...

Pros: View

Cons: Everything else

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thank you for nice atmoshpere and beautiful views

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★★★★★

thank you for nice atmoshpere and beautiful views

Pros: great food

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We went last night for Happy Hour. We ordered burger, fries, and few other items. I asked for BBQ Sauce. The waitress said "We do not have BBQ Sacue at the restaurant". OK, then how about Blue Cheese Dressing. Same answer. How does a restaurant not have BBQ Sauce or Blue Cheese Dressing?

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We went last night for Happy Hour. We ordered burger, fries, and few other items. I asked for BBQ Sauce. The waitress said "We do not have BBQ Sacue at the restaurant". OK, then how about Blue Cheese Dressing. Same answer. How does a restaurant not have BBQ Sauce or Blue Cheese Dressing?

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Obviously the views from the 30th floor of about anywhere are going to be fantastic. My biggest problem with this place is that it reminded me a little of eating on a cruise ship - they have turning the tables and moving people in and out down to a science. Our (obviously pre-made) appetizer came out within 1 minute of ordering it. The plate was still cold from the fridge where it had been stored..... My food (duck) was average at best. When I finished my meal, my fork had not been down more than 10 seconds before somebody came by and took my plate. The guy picking up empty plates was stalking the floor looking for people who had finished their meal. I wont be back.

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★★☆☆☆

Obviously the views from the 30th floor of about anywhere are going to be fantastic. My biggest problem with this place is that it reminded me a little of eating on a cruise ship - they have turning the tables and moving people in and out down to a science. Our (obviously pre-made) appetizer came out within 1 minute of ordering it. The plate was still cold from the fridge where it had been stored..... My food (duck) was average at best. When I finished my meal, my fork had not been down more than 10 seconds before somebody came by and took my plate. The guy picking up empty plates was stalking the floor looking for people who had finished their meal. I wont be back.

Pros: great view, nice decor

Cons: rushed through dinner

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Pros: Quality food

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Customer serice was outstanding!! Food was served very fast. Fun atmoshpere.

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Customer serice was outstanding!! Food was served very fast. Fun atmoshpere.

Pros: food

Cons: none

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I had their special which was filet topped with crab. It was done perfectly to my order and was truly delicious. The server was attentive but not bothersome and allowed me able time to visit with friends and take in the amazing view. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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I had their special which was filet topped with crab. It was done perfectly to my order and was truly delicious. The server was attentive but not bothersome and allowed me able time to visit with friends and take in the amazing view. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: delicious food, great service, awesome views.

Cons: very popular bar, so the wait can be long for the bar

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Brought an out of town guest here for lunch, the view made it the perfect place. The food was just fine and the portions were not too large; we didn't think the prices were overly expensive. Our waiter was friendly and made good menu suggestions; however, his white jacket was filthy! The napkins and plates were also very worn which made everything look grubby.

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★★★☆☆

Brought an out of town guest here for lunch, the view made it the perfect place. The food was just fine and the portions were not too large; we didn't think the prices were overly expensive. Our waiter was friendly and made good menu suggestions; however, his white jacket was filthy! The napkins and plates were also very worn which made everything look grubby.

Pros: View, people watching

Cons: A bit worn around the edges

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I brought two out of town guests to view Portland and have a wonderful meal. The service in the restaurant was perfect. The waiter was helpful and didn't rush us. The Kung Pao calimari was fantastic! Though I had ordered that terrible glass of wine in the bar (service not very good and really loud in there), the mohito I had in the restaurant was great. I ordered New York steak - which for some reason comes only at 20 oz which is way too big. However, it was very good quality. I asked for it medium rare and it was more on the rare side. The sides were decent. I highly recommend the fresh cookies for dessert. Be prepared for the bill! Still, once in awhile, it's a special place to go.

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I brought two out of town guests to view Portland and have a wonderful meal. The service in the restaurant was perfect. The waiter was helpful and didn't rush us. The Kung Pao calimari was fantastic! Though I had ordered that terrible glass of wine in the bar (service not very good and really loud in there), the mohito I had in the restaurant was great. I ordered New York steak - which for some reason comes only at 20 oz which is way too big. However, it was very good quality. I asked for it medium rare and it was more on the rare side. The sides were decent. I highly recommend the fresh cookies for dessert. Be prepared for the bill! Still, once in awhile, it's a special place to go.

Pros: Wonderful preparation of food, nice menu

Cons: Really bad Pinot Noir at $12 a glass

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We requested an appetizer (waiter never asked) crab cakes, the large Australian lobster tail and the 22oz. Porter House Steak requested Medium. There was no offer of a salad or soup (Guess they figure the fat guy does roll large with the dolla dolla bills yawl!) but I was fully prepared to drop a few large on dinner for two. The steak comes out and they ask me to check if the temp is to satisfaction?. The fat guy never sends food back but I couldn?t even cut the darned thing even if I was a ninja with a Katana slicin? thru your melon! OK guys! Pay your freaking gas bill turn up the flame and cook the freaking food. How hard is it to throw that little sea creature into bath and boil until it turns redder than the devil in a cell with Bernie Madoff after he was scammed on the market.

The bearnaise sauce lacked that normal zing that makes you say oooh laaa laaa and was rather flat on the pallet. During the course of the meal the service was somewhat lackluster. The wait staff appeared more enthralled with aerating and filtering wine and heating cognac or brandies than checking to see that their guest where enjoying the meal. The wait staff was nice and responsive but lacked polish. They failed to offer wine/scotch, salads or soup and made excuses that they cooked the steak properly and I must have wanted a medium well steak because they cook to temperature. Overall I would save your money and your time?. And can you believe a fat guy skipped desert? Well PCG got skipped for dessert like ferris bueler skipped a school all day and without paying the tab. The only saving grace on an otherwise abysmal experience was the manager taking the steak charge off.

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We requested an appetizer (waiter never asked) crab cakes, the large Australian lobster tail and the 22oz. Porter House Steak requested Medium. There was no offer of a salad or soup (Guess they figure the fat guy does roll large with the dolla dolla bills yawl!) but I was fully prepared to drop a few large on dinner for two. The steak comes out and they ask me to check if the temp is to satisfaction?. The fat guy never sends food back but I couldn?t even cut the darned thing even if I was a ninja with a Katana slicin? thru your melon! OK guys! Pay your freaking gas bill turn up the flame and cook the freaking food. How hard is it to throw that little sea creature into bath and boil until it turns redder than the devil in a cell with Bernie Madoff after he was scammed on the market.

The bearnaise sauce lacked that normal zing that makes you say oooh laaa laaa and was rather flat on the pallet. During the course of the meal the service was somewhat lackluster. The wait staff appeared more enthralled with aerating and filtering wine and heating cognac or brandies than checking to see that their guest where enjoying the meal. The wait staff was nice and responsive but lacked polish. They failed to offer wine/scotch, salads or soup and made excuses that they cooked the steak properly and I must have wanted a medium well steak because they cook to temperature. Overall I would save your money and your time?. And can you believe a fat guy skipped desert? Well PCG got skipped for dessert like ferris bueler skipped a school all day and without paying the tab. The only saving grace on an otherwise abysmal experience was the manager taking the steak charge off.

Pros: Great view, steak was OK after re-fire & location was great!

Cons: Overpriced, Food quality control was not up to snuff

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My wife and I went here for a romantic anniversary dinner. The view was incredible but the food was terrible. Over-sauced, over-priced and undercooked.

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My wife and I went here for a romantic anniversary dinner. The view was incredible but the food was terrible. Over-sauced, over-priced and undercooked.

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If you want the views, just to the OHSU cable car. Please dont waste your time and money at the Portland city grill. We were so disappointed. It is way overrated. Food sucked, service sucked and it's overpriced. In this economy just save your money and go see the Portland views from OHSU cable car for like $4. YA! Don't mention it....

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want the views, just to the OHSU cable car. Please dont waste your time and money at the Portland city grill. We were so disappointed. It is way overrated. Food sucked, service sucked and it's overpriced. In this economy just save your money and go see the Portland views from OHSU cable car for like $4. YA! Don't mention it....

Pros: Views, umm NO, only if you get the seat by the window

Cons: food, service, overpriced, snobby staff

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This used to be one of my favorite bars to visit. Ever since the company switched owners, the quality has steadily declined, and I've noticed the "regulars" are no longer regular. The drinks aren't as good and the prices have skyrocketed. No thank you. But hey, what a view.

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This used to be one of my favorite bars to visit. Ever since the company switched owners, the quality has steadily declined, and I've noticed the "regulars" are no longer regular. The drinks aren't as good and the prices have skyrocketed. No thank you. But hey, what a view.

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If you're looking for a great view of the city, this is definitely the place to go. Nothing compares if you're fortunate enough to get a window seat. But be prepared to pay top dollar for all the entrees, appetizers and drinks. Everything is ala carte so as long as you know that in advance and you're willing to part with saved up funds, this place makes a nice place to visit for a special occasion. Shy away from the sushi, however, unless you're into dry, undercooked rice and tasteless fish. The head sushi chef has moved on to open own establishiment and it's starting to show.

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If you're looking for a great view of the city, this is definitely the place to go. Nothing compares if you're fortunate enough to get a window seat. But be prepared to pay top dollar for all the entrees, appetizers and drinks. Everything is ala carte so as long as you know that in advance and you're willing to part with saved up funds, this place makes a nice place to visit for a special occasion. Shy away from the sushi, however, unless you're into dry, undercooked rice and tasteless fish. The head sushi chef has moved on to open own establishiment and it's starting to show.

Pros: Great view, nice service

Cons: Poor sushi, high prices

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Great views (from the 30th floor), terrible sushi. We didn't try the other menu items, so I can't really judge the quality of all the food served. Perhaps it's better. The sushi was almost inedible. We sent half of it back and asked for a refund. All in all, I think you're paying for the atmosphere here. Do not go for the sushi. There are better, and cheaper, options in Portland.
If you're going for the views or bar-scene... this place might suit you well.

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★★★☆☆

Great views (from the 30th floor), terrible sushi. We didn't try the other menu items, so I can't really judge the quality of all the food served. Perhaps it's better. The sushi was almost inedible. We sent half of it back and asked for a refund. All in all, I think you're paying for the atmosphere here. Do not go for the sushi. There are better, and cheaper, options in Portland.
If you're going for the views or bar-scene... this place might suit you well.

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In August of 2006 I had my wedding at the beautiful Portland City Grill. We used all three banquet rooms and had a fabulous time. The food was first class! We had everything from prime rib to salmon to sushi and it was all beautiful and delicious. With just over 100 guests, it was the right amount of room and the perfect ambiance. I couldn't have asked for more! The staff went above and beyond our expectations by changing over the room from ceremony to reception in a matter of minutes! If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't have changed a thing! The food, the view, the party, everything was perfect! Thank you Portland City Grill!

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In August of 2006 I had my wedding at the beautiful Portland City Grill. We used all three banquet rooms and had a fabulous time. The food was first class! We had everything from prime rib to salmon to sushi and it was all beautiful and delicious. With just over 100 guests, it was the right amount of room and the perfect ambiance. I couldn't have asked for more! The staff went above and beyond our expectations by changing over the room from ceremony to reception in a matter of minutes! If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't have changed a thing! The food, the view, the party, everything was perfect! Thank you Portland City Grill!

Pros: Ranked one of the top one hundred restaurants in the nation!

Cons: You may not always get a window seat

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I am writing this in August, 2008 about my dinner there on Friday, December 7, 2007, but I just found this site. I had a special friend that I flew up from Los Angeles to spend the weekend in the Northwest. Included was dinner at the Portland City Grill. This place has got to be one of the most special settings in Portland, and I really wanted special care for my guest. I was not disappointed with service or drinks, but was with the food. I believe we had fillet mignon, which was great, but the sides - mashed garlic potatoes - were an incredible disaster, dry and devoid of flavor. In any case, I did write the restaurant upon returning to Los Angeles, outlining that I came there, traveling quite a distance, and was disappointed with the meal. I never received any comments back from the place. My only feeling on this is, for such a great place, that the sides were so poorly managed . . . it was also disappointing that they never sent anything back - I was not looking for freebies or anything, just perhaps an acknowledgement, and something that says they are aware and working on the problem. So, overall, I would not have done it any differently, but perhaps send back the sides until they were done correctly, since that would be the only way to reach the management.

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I am writing this in August, 2008 about my dinner there on Friday, December 7, 2007, but I just found this site. I had a special friend that I flew up from Los Angeles to spend the weekend in the Northwest. Included was dinner at the Portland City Grill. This place has got to be one of the most special settings in Portland, and I really wanted special care for my guest. I was not disappointed with service or drinks, but was with the food. I believe we had fillet mignon, which was great, but the sides - mashed garlic potatoes - were an incredible disaster, dry and devoid of flavor. In any case, I did write the restaurant upon returning to Los Angeles, outlining that I came there, traveling quite a distance, and was disappointed with the meal. I never received any comments back from the place. My only feeling on this is, for such a great place, that the sides were so poorly managed . . . it was also disappointing that they never sent anything back - I was not looking for freebies or anything, just perhaps an acknowledgement, and something that says they are aware and working on the problem. So, overall, I would not have done it any differently, but perhaps send back the sides until they were done correctly, since that would be the only way to reach the management.

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Friends took me out for my birthday..very special occasion. We had reservations for 5:30PM on Saturday evening, figuring we could get a window seat, but alas, not meant to be. However, we had a very nice table witha semi-view. Having arrived early, we sampled the bar and some appetizers; very crowded, but totally cool atmosphere. Drinks and food were great. After we were seated, our waitress came over and introduced herself, asking who's birthday it was. She made me feel really special all night. Drinks and wine were great, the food orders were correct, although my filet mignon was a bit overcooked. She did ask that we cut into our steaks to see if they met with our approval, but I didn't want to return it, so I ate it. The meat was good, potato perfect, veggies satisfactory. I was given a complimentary desert (with spoons for everyone). All in all, a very nice, very special event.
But ummmm.... the food. I've had much better. For the price, it should have been world class, but in fact Portland has better dishes. Most of the presentations were acceptable, but not spectacular. And although I didn't complain, do not serve the guest of honor an overdone steak! They should rethink the chef and make the room as grand as the atmosphere. Great time, may go again, but it's the experience, not the food.

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★★★★☆

Friends took me out for my birthday..very special occasion. We had reservations for 5:30PM on Saturday evening, figuring we could get a window seat, but alas, not meant to be. However, we had a very nice table witha semi-view. Having arrived early, we sampled the bar and some appetizers; very crowded, but totally cool atmosphere. Drinks and food were great. After we were seated, our waitress came over and introduced herself, asking who's birthday it was. She made me feel really special all night. Drinks and wine were great, the food orders were correct, although my filet mignon was a bit overcooked. She did ask that we cut into our steaks to see if they met with our approval, but I didn't want to return it, so I ate it. The meat was good, potato perfect, veggies satisfactory. I was given a complimentary desert (with spoons for everyone). All in all, a very nice, very special event.
But ummmm.... the food. I've had much better. For the price, it should have been world class, but in fact Portland has better dishes. Most of the presentations were acceptable, but not spectacular. And although I didn't complain, do not serve the guest of honor an overdone steak! They should rethink the chef and make the room as grand as the atmosphere. Great time, may go again, but it's the experience, not the food.

Pros: view, service, ambience

Cons: food was good, but we've all had better.

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Portland City Grill is a great place to go to soak up some amazing views of the city and take advantage of some cheap happy hour appetizers. You also have to purchase a cocktail or "beverage" while in the lounge, so my fiancee and I decided to try Oregon's Pinot Noir because we've heard so much about it and love pinot noirs. We were greatly disappointed. We don't know if it was just this brand or if all oregon pinot's taste like watered down white zin with no body or fullness? So, we had to send it back because we weren't willing to pay $12 a glass for that. The waitress seemed a bit offended, but was accomodating. The happy hour appetizers were pretty good and pretty big for the price too. Overall the atmosphere here was not laid-back at all, a bit uptight, so we didn't really feel at home here. Would recommend this place for the views, but probably wouldn't go back again. If you want great food with a great atmosphere, we would recommend Park Kitchen.

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★★★★☆

Portland City Grill is a great place to go to soak up some amazing views of the city and take advantage of some cheap happy hour appetizers. You also have to purchase a cocktail or "beverage" while in the lounge, so my fiancee and I decided to try Oregon's Pinot Noir because we've heard so much about it and love pinot noirs. We were greatly disappointed. We don't know if it was just this brand or if all oregon pinot's taste like watered down white zin with no body or fullness? So, we had to send it back because we weren't willing to pay $12 a glass for that. The waitress seemed a bit offended, but was accomodating. The happy hour appetizers were pretty good and pretty big for the price too. Overall the atmosphere here was not laid-back at all, a bit uptight, so we didn't really feel at home here. Would recommend this place for the views, but probably wouldn't go back again. If you want great food with a great atmosphere, we would recommend Park Kitchen.

Pros: great views, happy hour

Cons: uptight, bad oregon pinot noir

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We celebrated our anniversary here on Saturday night. We got a seat near the window. The view is spectacular. We had the crab cakes and lobster wonton appetizers. They were fabulous. We then had a dinner table also near the window. Reservations were needed. Dinner was perfect. Steaks, salads and the mocha creme bulee was sensational. I'd highly recommend City Grille for a special occasion or special event.

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★★★★★

We celebrated our anniversary here on Saturday night. We got a seat near the window. The view is spectacular. We had the crab cakes and lobster wonton appetizers. They were fabulous. We then had a dinner table also near the window. Reservations were needed. Dinner was perfect. Steaks, salads and the mocha creme bulee was sensational. I'd highly recommend City Grille for a special occasion or special event.

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The view is really 5+ stars, and makes it worth going. I've been there twice in the last month, and every few months during the past couple of years. The food ranges from average to very good, but not exceptional.

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★★★★☆

The view is really 5+ stars, and makes it worth going. I've been there twice in the last month, and every few months during the past couple of years. The food ranges from average to very good, but not exceptional.

Pros: View, view, bar menu, food for any taste, view

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I took my husband here for his birthday. When I made the reservations I let them know it was a special occasion and they went out of their way way to make it special. The views are of course great and the service was wonderful. Helpful but not hovering. The food was great!! I read one of the previous reviews about not being fresh, I'm not sure what happened but that was NOT our experience. My husband had the special steak oscar with asparagus and baked potato and thought he'd died and gone to heaven. He raved on and on about it. I had the lamb and it was done perfectly. We had the dim sum dumplings for an appetizer and loved how delicate they were. They brought my husband an apple bread pudding that had caramel sauce that was to die for. All in all it was a wonderful night. I did chat with two young women sitting at the next table who were from Japan who were dinning extensively on the sushi and they said it was wonderful.

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★★★★★

I took my husband here for his birthday. When I made the reservations I let them know it was a special occasion and they went out of their way way to make it special. The views are of course great and the service was wonderful. Helpful but not hovering. The food was great!! I read one of the previous reviews about not being fresh, I'm not sure what happened but that was NOT our experience. My husband had the special steak oscar with asparagus and baked potato and thought he'd died and gone to heaven. He raved on and on about it. I had the lamb and it was done perfectly. We had the dim sum dumplings for an appetizer and loved how delicate they were. They brought my husband an apple bread pudding that had caramel sauce that was to die for. All in all it was a wonderful night. I did chat with two young women sitting at the next table who were from Japan who were dinning extensively on the sushi and they said it was wonderful.

Pros: The food, the service and the view

Cons: current construction arround the building can make getting to the garrage a little longer.

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This is a great restaurant. Very classy, good food, good drinks, spectacular views. However, we have requested a table w/a view the last few times when we made reservations weeks in advance and we were assured we would get a great table and then when we show up it's not a table by the window! The food is excellent, but sometimes we feel it's a little overpriced. Very good, but I don't necessarily think the menu prices should be as high as they are. (That's my only complaint.)

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★★★★☆

This is a great restaurant. Very classy, good food, good drinks, spectacular views. However, we have requested a table w/a view the last few times when we made reservations weeks in advance and we were assured we would get a great table and then when we show up it's not a table by the window! The food is excellent, but sometimes we feel it's a little overpriced. Very good, but I don't necessarily think the menu prices should be as high as they are. (That's my only complaint.)

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This is my first time writing a review of any kind, but I thought my dining experience needed to be heard. We had reservations at 8:15 on Sunday night, to celebrate my daughters birthday (her choice). Service was perfect, our waitress was very knowledgeable about wine selections, and helpful in suggesting food items. I drink a lot of water and my glass was never empty. If the food had been half as good as the service I would have given 5 stars. I ordered the Kung Pao Calamari as an appetizer, the kung pao sauce was very strong, but it would have to of been much much stronger to over power the fishy taste of the squid, it was NASTY. Our salads were acceptable and my wife had the salmon and it was about average in taste. My daughter had sushi, and said she has had better. I ordered the Parmesan Crusted Jumbo White Prawns, it was pretty on the plate, but it was not fresh and the taste was unremarkable. The view is amazing. The worst part was not at the restaurant, it was after we returned home, where my wife and I spent half the night on the toilet. This is one place you will never see me again.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is my first time writing a review of any kind, but I thought my dining experience needed to be heard. We had reservations at 8:15 on Sunday night, to celebrate my daughters birthday (her choice). Service was perfect, our waitress was very knowledgeable about wine selections, and helpful in suggesting food items. I drink a lot of water and my glass was never empty. If the food had been half as good as the service I would have given 5 stars. I ordered the Kung Pao Calamari as an appetizer, the kung pao sauce was very strong, but it would have to of been much much stronger to over power the fishy taste of the squid, it was NASTY. Our salads were acceptable and my wife had the salmon and it was about average in taste. My daughter had sushi, and said she has had better. I ordered the Parmesan Crusted Jumbo White Prawns, it was pretty on the plate, but it was not fresh and the taste was unremarkable. The view is amazing. The worst part was not at the restaurant, it was after we returned home, where my wife and I spent half the night on the toilet. This is one place you will never see me again.

Pros: service, view, ambience, easy parking

Cons: food, food, food, sitting on the toilet half the night (WASH YOUR HANDS PEOPLE)

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All the happy hour items were delicious the cocktails were fabulous. Happy hour gets crowded fast I had to stalk a table for 30mins before my friends and I can sit down. After the waiting then great service, ambiance and delicious food. Would go back again.

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★★★★★

All the happy hour items were delicious the cocktails were fabulous. Happy hour gets crowded fast I had to stalk a table for 30mins before my friends and I can sit down. After the waiting then great service, ambiance and delicious food. Would go back again.

Pros: Happy Hour

Cons: Waiting for tables

Message from Portland City Grill

Take in the sweeping city and landscape views. Sip a standout wine or craft cocktail. Dazzle your palate with seafood inspired by Northwest, Island or Asian milieus; an expertly prepared steak; farm-fresh salad; or another memorable dish. Our attentive staff will make you feel at home—in our rarefied air 30 floors above Portland.

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