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Dots Cafe

2521 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202-1238
+1 503-235-0203
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average29%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“black velvet” (3 reviews)
“photo booth” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
2521 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202-1238
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place that could accommodate 6 guests very quickly. We were lucky too be there for brunch. Our waiter was friendly and helpful and very patient. Lots of choices on the brunch menu. I ordered scrambled eggs with kale instead of potatoes. I really enjoyed...More

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Our daughter brought us here for lunch on our last day in Portland. The place is a classic retro Bar with great posters and an excellent bartender- Amelia. The food was outstanding and the service matched. Amelia's attention and her outgoing personality topped off a...More

Thank Joemacpd
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Dot's is a solid neighborhood hang out. Great happy hour, great mixed drinks. If you are on the Alaska dining program you can get extra points for eating here as well. I use my chase card to pay so I get chase points and alaska...More

Thank Allison_Hua
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I hadn’t been inside Dot’s Café since meeting up with a Dutch dame around the time th World Trade Center vanished from the New York Skyline. The only thing I remembered was that the artwork on their walls was quirky– Black velvet paintings. One of...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

The ambience is great with a split down the middle so it's half bar and half "all ages" dining during the day. Mostly local neighborhood folks and overall relaxed vibe. I recommend the Vegan Bowl. Brown rice, black beans, organic tofu, avocado and a little...More

1  Thank NICHENW
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Breakfast was very good, nice menu and lots of choices. Food took awhile to get to us, it did not appear that there was enough help in the kitchen. Server was very apologetic.

Thank JSD53
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Good food, very good drinks, relaxed atmosphere. Younger vibe seems to attract a younger crowd. Great neighborhood location.

Thank joeybear1955
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This a-little-bit-too-dark-inside-to-clearly-see-the-menu pub is "just alright".I might be back but probably not.I certainly would not go out of my way to come here again. It has a small to average size menu with the usual burgers and wings and all that and takes no zero...More

Thank KweqSmanit
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

A friend and I stopped in here to a burger and a beer and I have to say it was pretty good. I ordered the Dots Burger and if you like bacon and blue cheese this is the one for you.

Thank Salmonflies
Reviewed 29 May 2015

I stumbled on Dots while exploring Portland, I'm so glad I found it. The Happy Hour menu included great American fusion and comfort food, as well as lovely drink specials. I am very lucky I found it.

Thank Lisa H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2521 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202-1238
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-235-0203
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