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The Driftwood Room

#104 of 3,409 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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729 SW 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-1906
+1 503-219-2094
10:00 - 00:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 14:00 - 23:30
Fri 14:00 - 00:30
Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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Redmond, Washington
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great bar tending staff - knew how to make a great saver AC drink. They need better lighting design. I used a flashlight to read the menu.

Thank puffinz2016
Portland, Oregon
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301 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Such a cute, tiny, throwback bar. It is dark, which is great! Small with a few tables around the back. Great place to sit at the bar. Comfy chairs and an attentive bartender that knows his stuff. The Manhattan is great. The deviled eggs with pork belly are decadent. Went well with the bubbly! Good service, a discount during Happy... More 

Thank shewholovestoeat
Arlington, Virginia
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Driftwood room is a throwback to a 1950's bar. Dark, with comfy seats. The bar does offer specialized cocktails which were interesting. But the quality of the food has slipped. We have been here on other occasions and it was fine. The "crispy" shrimp was a soggy mess drowning in siracha sauce. I love spicy food but this was... More 

Thank Kauaidudette
Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Time to wind down, grab a martini with 3 olives and sit back and enjoy the comfort and quite. Darkly lit just enough to be inconspicuous.

Thank cgarlvr09
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Their happy hour wasn't that great of a bargain but the cocktails were good and the ambiance was relaxing. It had a very swanky 1950s vibe. What a great hotel bar!

Thank micromaniac
Portland, OR
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This bar is located inside the Hotel de Luxe which is decorated in old Hollywood luxury but the Driftwood has an equally unique decor of dark and sultry with the driftwood as art. The bar has very low light and intimate seating for sexy hushed liaisons. The bartenders know their stuff- a must in this craft cocktail town. We enjoyed... More 

Thank CarrsPDX
Sacramento, California
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Small bars have a unique charm. People are often apt to chat to strangers and share fun stories in this one. This bar has a capacity of probably less than 30 people, with small table seating and at the bar. The bartenders are classic Portland experts with a wide selection of spirits. They have a small bar menu if you... More 

Thank Carolyn S
san clemente, ca
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Very dark, romantic bar. Cozy seating. Wonderful cocktails and bites. Early and late-night happy hours.

Thank laurieSanClemente_Ca
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in driftwood for a drink before dinner. The ambiance was very nice and the service was great. The room is very small and quaint, it is a great place to have a drink on a date. I had the springtime in Paris (my new favorite drink) and my husband had a Manhattan. Both drinks were very good, I will... More 

Thank Kristin S
Portland, Oregon
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for happy hour before going to crystal ballroom. Drinks - nice $5 Pilsner and Pinot Grigio. Very attentive service. The food. We had charcuterie plate and salmon. Both good. Waiter brought extra bread for charcuterie on request. Atmosphere was great for a quiet drink. Dark. Small tables. Unique decor. It was mid-week so there was plenty of space.... More 

Thank Paul_K_Oregon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 729 SW 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-1906
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-219-2094

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?