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) #253 of 3,595 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Italian, American,
1001 SE Water Ave, Ste 160, Portland, OR 97214-2147
+1 503-235-2294
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, American, Grill, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1001 SE Water Ave, Ste 160, Portland, OR 97214-2147
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food and wine selection; knowledgeable waiters. The atmosphere was very relaxing and inviting. I would definitely go back!

Thank Jules B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The industrial look is highlighted by huge doors that can be opened to bring the outside in. Service was good as was the food, however I only gave them 3 stars because they were out of everything on the menu that I wanted to order....More

Thank pdxworldtravler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time here, first time for dinner. I like the atmosphere, the industrial look. Waiters were fun and friendly. Had the tasting menu. The appetizers were refreshing! The pastas were ok. Fish was good but smells too fishy. Desserts was good. Skipped...More

Thank RRla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very good lunch with business associates in Portland. The vibe was cool, the open air concept fresh and the food was tasty. The only slightly negative was the service. Our server was good not great. Overall a good lunch experience. I would...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 4 of us had the chef choice on the menu, so we ate and ate the many items that were brought to us. The asparagus soup, the beet & avocado salad, the radish & strawberry salad, the salmon entree and the cheesecake were some...More

Thank runningingoregon
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

In reviewing a restaurant I consider food quality, taste and presentation, ambience and service. Considering the excellent reviews that this restaurant has had, the service did not meet my level of expectation. We had to initiate almost every contact with the server asking for refill...More

Thank Florence B
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We went to Clarklewis last night for a special birthday party and it was fantastic!! The food was excellent--very spring fresh with fiddlehead ferns and morel mushrooms. The steak was wonderful, the portions were ample with a lot of fresh asparagus cooked perfectly. One vegan...More

Thank Joan2006
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Atmosphere ? Kind of like the inside of an all-black warehouse. Noise level: much too much ! Service and food : good; not great Prices: mid-30's for halibut or lamb dinner Drinks: pretty good, but expensive

Thank bob l
Bruce C, Owner at clarklewis, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hi Bob: We are working hard at Clarklewis to earn five stars from every customer who visits, so I'm disappointed to hear that we did so poorly with you. Thanks for the feedback. It inspires us to try harder in the future. Best, Bruce Carey

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The place is LOUD. The atmosphere is unusual, non-traditional -- just plain odd. It's located in a 'warehouse' where they chop their wood in the entryway -- did I mention this place is loud? The food was slightly better than average and the waitstaff is...More

Thank OR_Foodie229
Bruce C, Owner at clarklewis, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hello Foodie 229: I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the ambiance at Clarklewis. The industrial setting is not for everyone, but we do try to make every customer feel welcome and satisfied. I appreciate your feedback. Best, Bruce Carey

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious lunch, loved the ambiance and the service. Had a very nice, crisp Clarklewis white wine and the bread from Central Bakery was truly amazing-now we need go to the bakery as well. Pastrami sandwiches were a hit!We will go back to this...More

Thank richard g
Bruce C, Owner at clarklewis, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hi Richard: Thank you for this terrific review of lunch at Clarklewis. We look forward to impressing you again with our dinner menu. Until then... Best, Bruce Carey, owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 SE Water Ave, Ste 160, Portland, OR 97214-2147
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-235-2294
  • E-mail
Clarklewis creates delicious, hand-crafted Northwest cuisine with Italian and French influences, and proudly support local, organic farms. With exquisite farm-to-table ingredients, Clarklewis is a sophisticated gem on the creative frontier of Portland's unpolished Inner Eastside in the industrial district. The chefs offer an ever changing seasonal menu that features fresh from the market produce. Chef Alex Diestra's hearty dishes from the wood-fired rotisserie find their perfect complement in the fresh, unmanipulated flavors of the best in local produce.
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