Paley's Place

American Restaurant and New American Restaurant · Northwest District
1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 47 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Saveur Magazine
    "shrine to the bounty of the Pacific Northwest housed in a rambling"(2 Tips)
    kate a.
    "vitaly loves truffles so I love vitaly (and kimberly)."(2 Tips)
    "Vitaly Paley is a legend and rightfully so!"(2 Tips)
    Christopher S.
    "Be sure to save room for dessert!"(4 Tips)
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  • pacific northwest
  • kimberly
  • tartare
  • escargot
  • wagyu beef
  • desserts
  • happy hour
  • candlelight
  • casual
  • salmon
  • meats
  • dinner
  • charcuterie
  • cheese
  • truffles
  • good for special occasions
  • quail
  • liquor
  • Team S.


    Team Slobbr · August 25, 2015
  • Natalia B.

    Superb service and excellent food. An upmarket restaurant but good value for the quality.

    Natalia Baker · October 21, 2014
  • Kelsey H.

    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.

    Kelsey Hukill · August 9, 2014
  • Jason F.

    ny times article

    Jason Feirman · August 6, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Ben Bettinger, chef of Imperial, eats here on his nights off. He loves the American wagyu beef tartare. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014

    Vitaly Paley is a legend and rightfully so! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu though we’re partial to the Stuffed Quail!

    CITY GRIT · August 1, 2014
  • Christopher S.

    Be sure to save room for dessert! While the food was wonderful the desserts were absolutely sublime.

    Christopher Stefan · July 22, 2014
  • Victoria H.

    Great food and not a bad seat in the house. You will not be disappointed!

    Victoria Hall · February 17, 2014
  • Bob M.

    Get a half entree so there's room for appetizers and dessert.

    Bob McIntosh · September 15, 2013
  • California Travel Tips - V.

    The smoked salmon pastrami was incredible!

  • Ryan G.

    Over-rated. Standard Portland.

    Ryan Griffin · September 8, 2013
  • Anthony M.

    The salted caramel Sunday at Paley's is truly out-of-this-world. All the food is wonderful and showcases unique ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.

    Anthony Maggio · April 27, 2013
  • Shay R.

    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!

    Shay R · December 27, 2012
  • grace k.

    Some of the best salmon and lamb ever tasted.. And a wide selection for charcuterie and cheeses.

    grace komjakraphan · July 28, 2012
  • Saveur Magazine

    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. Read more

    Saveur Magazine · April 9, 2012
  • Tess M.

    Not worth the $. Just fine but not exceptional.

    Tess McBride · March 30, 2012
  • Ben G.

    Get the cheeses for dessert. The local raw (unpasteurized) options are great!

    Ben Gellman-Chomsky · September 8, 2011
  • kate a.

    vitaly loves truffles so I love vitaly (and kimberly). tartare perfectly seasoned. chefs know what's just right. lisa does too, bar conversation? plenty of good dialogue for your next novel. go here.

    kate a · January 20, 2011
  • Eater

    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] Read more

    Eater · January 11, 2011
  • Charles A.

    Order a bunch of half plates to get a great selection!

    Charles Akimoto · November 26, 2010
  • Portland Monthly

    Fifteen years ago, Kimberly and Vitaly Paley helped jump-start a new Oregon cuisine. Blending New York restaurant savvy and French schooling with casual Portland style... Read more

    Portland Monthly · November 4, 2010
  • Tim V.

    Old fashioned is awesome.

    Tim V · July 28, 2010
  • Portland Monthly

    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 Read more

    Portland Monthly · July 1, 2010
  • Nick

    go eat here

    Nick · June 21, 2010
  • Janet J.

    Sit at the bar with Lisa if you can. Enjoy trying something new. Paley's is one place where I will try pretty much anything. They take northwest food, add a French flair, delicious. It's very special.

    Janet Johnson · December 6, 2009

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