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Davis Street Tavern

#409 of 3,415 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town - Chinatown
American, Bar, Pub
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500 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209-3622 (NW 5th Avenue)
+1 503-505-5050
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Phoenix area
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Ended our vacation in Portland OR (ewww) After walking and walking and walking through Pearl District, finally found this gem of a restaurant Happened to be there during happy hour, so ordered happy hour food Hello, loved the food Enjoyed fish tacos, tempura green beans and cauliflower, and pickled veggies. Oh my gosh, the pickled veggies! Im from AZ and... More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Limited wine selection. Good service. Kind of bar like atmosphere. Not super memorable but the food was solidly good. Not a particularly interesting menu.

Thank Todd E
Irwin, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Great food. Great selection of local beers great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Beautiful building. Very open and inviting to all ages and size groups.

Thank unkelrob
Portland, Oregon
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153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Very nice little restaurant. Simple foods, good service, fair prices. We stopped by for lunch while waiting for a train. I had fish tacos which were made with very fresh fish and great flavors including guacamole and other condiments. Very tasty! My wife had the roasted beet and pear salad which was very lite, crisp and tasty. Nice lunch and... More 

Thank Happydevo
United States
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We've stopped here for drinks and always enjoy it. Really nice cocktails and skilled/friendly bar tenders. My friend loves the 5th Street Manhattan. This time we were celebrating a b-day. Arrived at happy hour then kept our seats at the bar and enjoyed dinner. Both our meals were excellent - one steak and one scallops. We also spit a very... More 

Thank ReCycle958
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

A Portland gem. Went with a group and the spot won rave reviews. Superior entrees inluded, roast salmon, pork loin and chicken breast. Pork loin featured pureed roast carrots as a side and a coarse mustard sauce. Salted caramel Gelato not to be missed.

Thank Mhainey924
Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We dropped in for lunch while out exploring Portland and were super-surprised at the quality of the tuna nicoise; the artisan tomato soup and grilled cheese were also delicious. We were seated in a booth at the rear of the room and the service was exemplary. We returned for dinner a few days later and thoroughly enjoyed our meal, this... More 

Thank MelbourneMeg_12
Portland, Oregon, United States
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335 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Solid. Genuinely solid. Although stymied by a location that takes it outside of the conventional restaurant zones for Portland, the Davis Street Tavern offers an intimate environment with really sophisticated food. Their take on modern tavern or pub food is refreshingly appealing. We went on a nondescript Thursday night and had the place (it was a bit late for the... More 

Thank Wayne C
Portland, OR
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

They take reservations for lunch which is nice. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Service was attentive and just right. The noise level was lower than some places so it was easy to talk business. I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch. The Steak salad was the best I've had in a long time. I will be back often.... More 

Thank waveride
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Came here with my wife on a weekday night for dinner. It's a nice little restaurant with a cool bar. We shared the clams and the steak. Everything was tasty and well prepared. The only small complaint is that the steak as a bit too charred on the outside, for my wife's taste, but other than that, it was tender... More 

Thank Ricardo Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 27
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209-3622
    (NW 5th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: On the Yellow and Green Max lines. 4 Blocks from the Red and Blue Max lines
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-505-5050
Enjoy fine dining in a modern tavern atmosphere. Inspired Northwest cuisine is served in a historic Portland landmark. High ceilings showcase the massive Doug Fir beams, walnut floors and original brickwork. A full bar and over 100 selections of wine focusing on Northwest producers, showcases the bounty the Northwest has to offer. Three distinct dining areas offers guests a quiet dining experience in the main dining room or livelier setting in the tavern. Located in the heart of Old Town, Davis Street Tavern is an essential Portland experience.

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