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Papa Haydn

701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
+1 503-228-7317
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
Neighbourhood: Northwest District
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really great food. Wanted to try almost whole menu and had to settle for just 2 entrees. Plus had to save room for dessert. We shared everything. Croque Monsieur with hand cut fries and Pork Tenderloin. Both were delicious. For dessert we had the lemon...More

Thank topthat
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the beauty of Portland--a city with walking and discoveries. You wander along 23rd NW and discover this place. Papa Hayden! The food is lovely. The place is lovely. And it is a grand place to watch the people. I wish I had skipped...More

Thank OctoberinOregon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

LOL! If you can get in which is a challenge, I kid you not. This is by far the best place for dessert selection in Portland area. You have about 50 different choices of fresh made dessert every night excluding ice-cream, which is not a...More

Thank Avik C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love this place. They always have amazing food, especially dessert. It is always full, so grab a reservation. Service is sometimes slow, but hasn't prevented us from coming back. Brunch is also amazing.

Thank Fred_n_Aaron
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't even THINK about missing Papa Haydn's...I think you land in Purgatory if you walk by and don't try it's delicacies....crazy good.

Thank X4518BIpaulv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mother's Day brunch couldn't have been any better. Great service and delicious food. The salmon benidict was the standout!

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Few restaurants have 40 years of bragging rights like Papa Hayden's. Originally known for their exquisite European style desserts, Papa Hayden's has expanded their menu to full on three meals a day. We were there for lunch and weren't disappointed. The French Onion soup was...More

1  Thank ZenDark30
Michael G, Owner at Papa Haydn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to dine with us. We love PDX, we love serving our customers and we aim to stay. "Du musst das Leben nicht verstehen, dann wird es werden wie ein Fest." Rilke

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here many times to take dessert home. But the wife and I had a little time to kill on NW 23rd. So we came in for lunch. Food excellent. Loved the warm cauliflower salad. Service was on their own time. Prices a little...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Looks expensive from the outside but it is actually not! Great service and a nice break from the rush on 23rd Street.

Thank travelingfolks2015
Michael G, Owner at Papa Haydn, responded to this review

Thx for braving our good looks and stopping in, ;-). Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in PDX. Papa and Staff--

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I just had a perfect meal with my daughter at Papa Hayden's in Portland . It's quaint - but on a delightful shopping street. We split the steak frittes, spring vegetable risotto and lemon pie ... Great service / loved our meal .

Thank Erin R
Michael G, Owner at Papa Haydn, responded to this review

Erin, Vielen Dank! Prosit. The Staff at Papa Haydn

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I'm deathly allergic to garlic. Can you offer dinners that are absolutely garlic-free? Ron Doctor
28 January 2017|
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Response from Michele A | Reviewed this property |
Call ahead and see.
What dinner and desert do you guys reccomend!
9 July 2015|
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Response from yaletowners | Reviewed this property |
I liked the burger on Brioche bun, however most items were good. As to dessert, anything will be good if not great, it is up to your personal taste.....chocolate or fruit forward or creamy. Nice to know you will not be... More
Do I need a reservation? Is there parking?
31 May 2015|
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Response from yaletowners | Reviewed this property |
If you can, I strongly suggest reservations. Parking is on the street and can be an issue depending on the day. Go early, stroll the neighbourhood and then enjoy your meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-228-7317
  • E-mail