Paley's Place

Row 1

1204 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 243-2403
New American, American
$ $ $
Mon–Thu: 5:30 PM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM Sun: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • In a city famed for its ingredient-driven restaurants, special credit must be given to Paley's Place, a shrine to the bounty of the Pacific Northwest housed in a rambling, candlelit Victorian home.
  • Let's summarize it by saying this is the best place to experience new flavors. The escargot in tear bones is amazingly good and original! Love it!
  • This is the Balthazar of Portland: the place that everyone agrees on, and a restaurant that manages to be creative, yet so classic. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Get a half entree so there's room for appetizers and dessert.
  • Over-rated. Standard Portland.
  • Old fashioned is awesome.
  • The food is whimsical, earthy, and decadent. Consider one simple meal: a romaine salad, charcuterie, ravioli, pork shoulder with polenta. Featured as one of Portland Monthly's Best Restaurants of 2009
  • Loved this place! Had the truffle dumplings and I still dream about them!
  • Just ok. Resting on its laurels. Good wine list.
  • Menu is a little bit pricey. Happy Hour (5:00 - 7:00 pm) is a good deal; The best is the atmosphere and the music
  • Beautiful, simple, delicious food. One of the best meals in PDX!
  • One of the best burgers you will find it all of Portland. House-made brioche bread that melts in your mouth.
  • The food was really tasty but not as phenomenal as expected from the reviews online. Try beef tartar(amazing), cod, escargot w bone marrow. The wait was a bit too long & ambiance was too noisy/busy.
  • Dog-friendly!
  • Superb service and excellent food. An upmarket restaurant but good value for the quality.
  • Great bartender! I forget his name but he has dark-rimmed glasses & makes one hell of an old fashioned. Happy hour is affordable & tasty but beware of dainty portions. Regardless Paley's is worth it.
  • ny times article
  • Ben Bettinger, chef of Imperial, eats here on his nights off. He loves the American wagyu beef tartare.
  • Vitaly Paley is a legend and rightfully so! You cant go wrong with anything on the menu though were partial to the Stuffed Quail!
  • Be sure to save room for dessert! While the food was wonderful the desserts were absolutely sublime.