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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.
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm, Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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mastercard, check, amex, discover
Price Range
Old Town Chinatown, Neighbors West-Northwest
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Taverns, American Restaurants, Bars, Brew Pubs, Caterers, Night Clubs, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Cuisines: Caterers, Brew Pubs, American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
rudest server EVER

I will never go to this place again due to the rude waiter who had our table. HORRIBLE! Rude and slow on a not particularly busy night. Crab bisque was good, but my stomach felt ill from the bad vibe from the waiter (male, medium to large build, with short brown hair). Don't go there! There are so many options, why spend your hard earned money to feel tense instead of relaxed?



Provided by Citysearch - 
Amazing Tuna Melt

Went for Sunday brunch. Menu was not the usual group of tired brunch offerings. Each dish was anchored in the traditional but taken to a different level or re-interpreted. Tuna melt BLT was delicious, the pork belly infused the tuna with a great flavor that took this normally ho hum sandwich to new heights. The staff were friendly, upbeat and very knowledgeable about the menu. Over all a very enjoyable meal.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Service was abysmal

The two of us just wanted a basic lunch, and we hadn't tried this spot yet. All was good until the server started to ""serve"" us. No help with the menu when asked for suggestions and recommendations for first-timers. Just a smirk and pointing to the section of lunch entres. She seemed put out to help and we didn't feel welcome. When we wanted to order beverages, she couldn't be bothered to tell us what they had, or give us our menus back so we could look for ourselves. Then she only showed up again when it was tip time.

Good food, but for what you get it's too expensive. If I'm going to spend $20 for lunch, it better be a grand slam experience, but this just left us flat. We may go back, but not anytime soon.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Spendy, just ok

Our dining group went last Saturday. Definitely not your typical ""tavern"" and no burger on menu (I'm veggie anyway). Nice that they have a reasonably priced 3-course fixed price menu, but I ordered off menu since I didn't like the choices on fixed price. Several others did order fixed price - we found the salads really lacked flavor (and were nearly $10 if ordered off menu!). I got crab bisque (really good) and fish (just ok, the sauces really had no flavor and brussels sprouts were tough). Overall probably would not go back - too spendy for what we got, much better out there for same price or less.

Lynne Homeyer


Provided by Citysearch - 
Happy hour specials made us very happy

Loved the eclectic flavors - the coconut milk & lemongrass mussels, the fish tacos, hangar steak frites. Great beer and wine choices, too. Friendly staff, and right on the new green light rail line. Jackpot!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good food and Great Service

My husband and I first went here for a birthday party, and were so impressed with the waitress and the food that we had to come back on our own. Our servers have been excellent every time we have been back. I love the seared chicken with mac and cheese. My husband is obsessed with the lamb burger. This restaurant seems to make a real effort to showcase local wines, spirits and beers. I would like to see a little more variety on the menu, and a greater focus on seasonal items - but everything we have eaten has been fabulous. The food is fresh, nicely presented, and well seasoned. I highly recommend the happy hour menu if you are looking for a deal. The only downside appears to be a lack of air conditioning. We went one day when it was in the low 80's (with no breeze) - and it was uncomfortably hot inside.



Provided by Citysearch - 
good but can improve

great place! has a lot to offer, with good balance of mutiple of factors that is unique to portland. i wish they can put food out quicker from the kitchen, especially ordering from the bar and stop over cooking the burgers. it's really good but could be better if they can get the temperature right. food in the dining room was great!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good Burgers

Great Burgers are at the Davis Street Tavern... Dig the ambiance as well.. This is a nice spot to visit
while shopping in NW.



Provided by Citysearch - 

Excellent food and great service! A must try! There was a private event in the back when we were there so we had to have dinner in the bar but it was fine. Great atmosphere!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Don't sleep on this one...

We had the best Valentine's dinner EVER at this spot! Every course was phenomenal and we took advantage of the smart wine-pairings with each course. The food, service, and space were all amazing. Portland should be proud to add this one to the mix. We are looking foward to coming back to this place.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Chic yet warm atmosphere with beautiful delicious food

This place is one of the best restaurants I've been to in a while. I am so excited to have it in the neighborhood! Our group of thirteen came in for a work party, and it couldn't have been a more perfect spot. We were given 5-star service the entire night. The atmosphere was warm and cozy, yet very modern and sophisticated. Not too loud, it would be the perfect romantic spot with its soft lighting. AND THE FOOD....was incredible. Beautifully presented, but also a decent amount of food on the plate. I have a big appetite, and I was very full after the crab bisque and the sea scallops. EVERYTHING on the menu looked wonderful. The happy hour wine is only $5 a glass, and they also have a very impressive wine list. Visit this place often...I know I will!



Provided by Citysearch - 
OH yum, a new little gem!

I met a business group here for lunch today thinking it would be a casual tavern. It was so much more. The ambience is sophisticated and warm at the same time, the wait staff was professional, and the burger was DIVINE...shoestring french fries the way I like em, crispy and salty, so so good. I love open aired places but sometimes not the noise, but despite the lofty feel (with exposed brick my fav) this place was not noisy. Also on the menu is lamb burgers, fabulous salads, and a cozy winter special of grilled cheese and tomato bisque soup. Everything was to die for!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best New Place in Town!

Hey Everyone, we all know 2008 has been a bit tough on our pocket books and our lives, So for 2009 I found and suggest when looking for a great place, with the option to take it easy, have an amazing meal for you and your spouse or girlfriend, boyfriend, or a new date, or just your friends, take them to DAVIS STREET TAVERN! It is Located on NW 5th and DAVIS in Old town two blocks north of the US Bank Tower! You can spend just a few dollars and get an amazing Lunch or Happy Hour or for a few extra stay and have Dinner, you won't be disappointed! The Chef has gained much of his experience from the East Coast working in award winning kitchens to serving celebrities, he loves to cook and it shows in his food! Try the Imported cheese plate, beet salad and oyster plate or Get ready for an amazing Burger and shoe string fries, Best in Town Mac' N Cheese or you can step up to the locally grown Lamb and mouthwatering Steaks! If it appeals to you and you are of age Davis Street Tavern, offers a vase selection of local and imported wines, local beers and infused spirits!You can have a quiet and candle light personalized dinner in the quieter portion of the Restaurant or you can go to the Tavern where the atmosphere it bit livelier! Either way you won't be disappointed and you will want to come back again and again! I have, both with my wife, our friends and a large 30 person party! Thanks DST!