Paley's Place

New American, American
$ $
1204 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 243-2403
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm



  • 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.

Nearby places

838 NW 23rd Ave (at NW Kearney St)
1015 NW Everett St (at NW 10th Ave)
701 NW 23rd Ave (at NW Hoyt St.)