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Property Location With a stay at Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach in Portland, you'll be on the riverwalk and convenient to Portland Expo Center and Portland International Raceway. This hotel is within close proximity of Vancouver Farmers Market and Portland Meadows Racetrack.

Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 320 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Amenities Don't miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.

Dining Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Portland? This hotel has 36000 square feet (3344 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

Regular Hours
Mon - Sun:
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Phone: (503) 283-4466

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With a stay at Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach in Portland, you'll be on the riverwalk and convenient to Portland Expo Center and Portland International Raceway. This hotel is within close proximity of Vancouver Farmers Market and Portland Meadows Racetrack.
Hayden Island, North Portland
Hotels, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Corporate Lodging, Hotels-Apartment, Lodging
Other Information

Wi-Fi: Free

Price Range : Average

Swimming Pool: Seasonal, Outdoor

Tennis Courts: Yes, Outdoor

Check-In Time: 3 PM

Check-Out Time: 11 AM

Property Amenities: Multilingual staff, Breakfast available (surcharge), Elevator/lift, Express check-out, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Spa tub, Porter/bellhop, Conference center, Laundry facilities, Business center, Computer station, 24-hour front desk, Restaurant, ATM/banking, Meeting rooms, Gift shops or newsstand, Wedding services, Nightclub, 24-hour fitness facilities, Conference space, Luggage storage, Dry cleaning/laundry service

Room Amenities: Daily housekeeping, Shower/tub combination, Private bathroom, Hair dryer, Premium bedding, Air conditioning, Refrigerator, Blackout drapes/curtains, LCD TV, Microwave, Hypo-allergenic bedding available, Pillowtop mattress, Iron/ironing board, Desk, Coffee/tea maker, Premium TV channels, In-room safe

Pets Allowed: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Warm and wonderful

The folks at the Red Lion on the River truly understand the hospitality end of their business. A top notch facility that leaves nothing falling short.
We had the pleasure of staying at the hotel the first week in January, 2011 and found it to live BEYOND our expectations.
The rooms are large and recently remodeled, the restaurant and bar belong to the property and the STAFF .. just say they never met a guest they didn't like and they live that way.



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Dinner at the grill/resturant is a disaster

I had eaten at the hotel's resturant many times over the last 10 years and though not impressive, it was a good experience all around. So expecting more of the same I returned for a relaxing evening. Our waiter brought our menus and there wasn't enough light to read them. We asked for a table candle or a flashlight but none were available. We used the light from a cell phone to read the menu.
We chose corn fritters as an appitizer. they were so dry they were impossible to eat and we returned them. So we proceeded to order. I ordered $26 NY Steak, rare and asked for a substitute for the vegetable. I choose mashed potatoes. My date chose the fish entree. Guess what the dinner DIDN'T INCLUDE soup or salad, bread or a choice of vegatables like most resturants. I got an over cooked steak and runny mashed potatoes. We asked for bread and paid for a side order. The fish was bland and tasteless. Our server though nice, seemed confused possibly due to lack of experience. Hopefully the management will read this.



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Shenanigans – simply awful

We’d seen Shenanigans’ ads touting their fabulous Thanksgiving Day Buffet – what a mistake!

Because of their great view, we gave it a try. Boy, are we sorry!

When we arrived at 5:00 pm, the surly host (decked out in a $1,000 custom made suit, custom shoes and expensive watch) tried to stuff us in the back until we pointed out we’d made a reservation and had been promised a “window table” which we go, in the north corner.

Starting off at the appetizer table, we found slices of dried out, curled cheese, warm and wilted salads and stale bread – in all far less than appetizing – perhaps dangerous if the dressing had “turned” while warm.

The hot food buffet looked and tasted as if it had been set out in the chafing dishes at 10:00 am and had never been refreshed. The vegetables were cooked to mush that strained itself through the fork. At the “carving station”, the fellow gave us one, small slice of turkey; admonishing us to come back for another. It was so dried out and tasteless, we didn’t bother.

We asked the host if they intended to “freshen” their offerings; a suggestion to which he took great offense.

The good part: we didn’t stuff ourselves. They promoted their Christmas Day Buffet; we declined – and went to Shilo Airport’s (see review) instead.



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Horrible Place To Eat

I took my family there on Christmas day and I have never been so dissapointed in a restaurant in my life. First of all, NO ONE told us you had to pay for each drink separately. Secondly, I was under the impression that it was a ""BRUNCH"" which I thought meant breakfast and lunch combined. Where was the breakfast food??? They served mashed potatoes that you couldn't even use as wall papaer paste as they were too hard. Unfortunately, I did not pay attention to the price of the dinner and we were almost home when I realized they charged me an adult price for my 8 year old grandson. This is so very wrong. I will never ever eat there again nor will my family or friends that were also there. What happened to the ""olden days"" when the food was good??



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They're getting too greedy

They even charge for orange juice and coffee at the brunch.
Tables too crowded.



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DO NOT EAT HERE!! Unless you enjoy bad food and don't mind paying double for it, by all means eat here.
I have never ever in my life been so frustrated with a restaurant!

The service was okay but the food may have looked good but tasted horrible! I was not satisfied at all and they charge $27 a person, could've gone to Shari's down the street and the food would have been better! Not only that, I was charged DOUBLE for the meal of 7 people!! I called in to file a complaint with the restaurant and the girl who answered the phone said that all day she had received phone calls regarding a double charge under the restaurant's name, not a good way of keeping customers if they're going to continue doing that. I am extremely disgusted with their way of doing business and they are not being helpful at all. I am going to file for a dispute.



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Easter Sunday Brunch

I took my family to Shenanigans on Hayden Island, for Easter Sunday. Thinking that it would be convenient for everyone to arrive and have a nice brunch and visit. I have not been to Shenanigans since the move from Swam Island. It would be a GREAT change in pace. We arrived on time and found out that the seating for the brunch was running late, about 30 minutes. Well OK, we could deal with that. Thirty minutes goes by and did another check-in, the answer was very vague. At this point it was apparent that the staff was very unorganized. Waited another 20 minutes and checked in again, finally some progress, we were seated. While walking to our table we had notice the main coarse and at a distance looked good. So we gathered our plates and headed to the salad tables and then onto the main coarse. Finding that what looked good at a distance was not so good dishing it up. The choices of food were less than what we had seen while going to the table. We dished up what we could and started to compared notes amoung ourselves. At first I thought that it was just me, everyone had the same thoughts. That the food was not being replaced with like food, it was being replaced with what was in the kitchen. Turned out to limit your choices of food, this was at 1:30pm in the afternoon. Knowing that the bunch was advertised to run until 2:30pm, what gives? After our discussion at the table had started we also observed the quality of food available. The quality was much less than expected for this highly advertised brunch, we paid $29.00 per person. THIS SUNDAY BRUNCH WAS VERY MUCH A DISAPOINTMENT IN PORTLAND DINING.



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Excellent time had by all!!!!

A large group of us went to Shenanigans for dinner and later to their lounge Tuxedo Charlies. It was my mom's 65th birthday. We have not had such a good time together for a long time. The staff was very attentive to all our needs, they even had the DJ shout out a ""HAPPY BIRTHDAY"" to my mom. We'll be back for Easter & Mother's Day



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Spectacular Brunch

We use to come to Shenanigan's on Swan Island, and thought they were no longer around, but a friend said they are literally hidden in the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach. Sure enough there was Paul at the front desk, and sure enough there was the same great spread we enjoyed several years ago. There's a new Chef on board in the last year, and they put on a great spread. From the crab legs and poached whole salmon, my favorites to the wife's omlette, made to order, with all of the hot entrees, I think there are 19 total. Then on top of that the waffles are to die for, with like five different toppings. The desserts are good, as if we had room for sweets, but really in this economic times, its good to see the quality is there and really the value. I'm going to get the word out on this Portland favorite. We came back a week later for lunch and they had a very reasonable and really tasty luncheon buffet. Not too big and not to pricey for around $12 you can really get some great eats. If you ever ate at Shenanigan's on Swan Island, know they are still around and still got the good food.



Provided by Citysearch - 
This place is not worth a dime!

In the past I have been a couple of times at SHENANIGANS because friends wanted to go and I was never really impressed. In my opinion this place is way overprices and the food and service is not that great. But my birthday visit on 02/15 for Sunday brunch the worst experience I have ever had!
I arrived about 12.00 PM and the brunch was pretty well attended because they had a group in the hotel which I thought was a good sign because it should mean maybe that the food turnover will be quick and the food will be fresh etc. The opposite was the case. The food was cold, the burners were out at several stations and the fruit, cheese and cracker platter was pathetic. The cheese had been dried out which seems to me it had been out since A LONG TIME and the cracker had been stale. How can that be??
I brought this matter to the attention of the person in charge and she said she was taking care of the cold food. When I left, after I paid the full price and got asked to come back. How awful is that, the meal was awful, I told them about my bad birthday experience and they asked me to come back?? I also contacted afterwards the restaurant in writing but nobody could care less. I can only advise everybody not to go there. It is not worth your money and your time.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Hotel with View

My week's stay at the Red Lion was fanatastic with a picture perfect view of the river, The Service was warm and friendly. They provided shuttle service for me daily to take me from hotel to the convention center in Vancouver. Tom the driver was friendly, made arrangements to pick us back up, was always there with a smile. Service thoughout the hotel was ""what can I do for you?"" attitude. Room service was delivered within 20 minutes. All the employees seemed to love what they were doing. Great job, keep up the good work.



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Terrible Food and service.

We have had many meals at Shenanigans at the request of our mother. The food is always flavorless and lukewarm. If you're an adventuresome sort, their Sunday brunch is exceptionally bad. The food was generic, out of a can or bag and the wait staff seems to have other issues than tending to their customers. The items on the brunch menu frequently run out, at any one time there is never a complete selection, this item or that is has run out and it takes at least 15-20 minutes to be replenished. A glass of water was spilled near our table and it took them 20 minutes to clean it up-everyone walking to the buffet area was crunching over ice and slushy carpet. This place can NEVER be recommended. Unless you have a relative your trying to please by giving them their choice and are absent of tastebuds save your dining dollars and go anywhere else.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Upscale in interior design only. Service and Quality of Food barely average. Meal Price, more like

I'd call it pseudo-upscale. It is a lovely restaurant with great views. But the food is mediocre (or really horrible considering it is so expensive), the waitstaff was pleasant but inefficient and bumbly forgetting one person's order entirely and bringing a steak that was well-done instead of medium-rare. And personally, my meal was okay.

Our company (about 20 of us) went there for our Christmas dinner. Even though my boss knew the owners, and there were only three other tables in the restaurant, we still had a less than ideal experience.

In these tough times, there are so many better places to spend your money on a truly nice meal (for example the chart house or merriwethers- which cost about the same).

Given the current



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Terrible experience

My mother and I stopped in at the Shenanigans in Jantzen Beach for lunch. We browsed the menu, but agreed that the menu was overpriced. For example, the bowl of cantaloupe was $9.00. We chose the lunch buffet, listed at $10.50.
The buffet itself was pathetic to look at, set off to the side of the hallway and completely unattended. A lump of ham sat below a lamp of some kind, supposedly keeping the meat warm but not doing the job. There were about 5 covered trays of food that was lukewarm at best. The burners were not lit, and the food was almost room temperature.
We nevertheless decided to try the food and sampled the BBQ ribs, pulled pork, fried chicken, scalloped potatos and 'chef's vegetables.' The ribs were slathered in a sauce that was so spicy, we immediately lunged for our drinks before tossing the rest aside. The rib meat itself was tasteless, it was only the burning hot sauce. Next, the scalloped potatos that I could have made out of a Betty Crocker instant potato kit. The fried chicken was cold and tasteless, and the vegetables were raw and unpalatable. The only dish worth sampling, despite being cold, was the pulled pork but at this point we were both so disgusted, we had shoved our plates away.
During all of this, the lone waiter did not once ask us if our food was all right, if we needed more to drink, or mention a thing about our barely touched plates when he cleared them.
We went to the counter to pay and asked to speak with the chef who we explained our experience to. He sent the waiter over to the buffet when we mentioned the cold food and he announced the burners weren't on. He apologized, but did not offer to fetch the manager or offer to refund our money. The waiter then brought us our ticket, and they were still charging us $21. We asked why we should have to pay full price when we ate $3 worth of food, and he took $10.50 off the reciept.
I don't think we should have had to pay anything for that meal. It was terrible!



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First of all, my friend the bday girl left messeges for over a week trying to reserve the VIP area in the dance floor. Finally the night of our event, someone returned her call at 7:30pm. She had already conveyed to them that we had dinner reservations somewhere at 8pm. HELLOOOO??!! They would NOT accept her credit card over the phone to hold the VIP area and demanded that she come down and give them $100 cash if we still wanted the VIP area held. We bagged it and went to dinner.
After dinner we went to Tuxedo Charlies where bday wanted to simply touch base with the person whom she spoke to on the phone. The was first refused to be allowed to speak to the manager, then chewed out because she was ""clearly instructed"" to come and pay $100 cash in person to get the VIP area.....which ended up being double booked that night anyways!!!!
After being there for a while, the waitress who took my credit card so I could have an open tab seemed to have disappeared, so we went up to the bar and when the bartender asked what I wanted, I said I was wondering where my card was cause I have a running tab and cannot find the server. The bartender scrunched up her face at me and snapped back, ""I aint got your card. I don't know where your card is..."" and turned her back to me before I could get a drink order.
We were a party of 10 last night and will be advising everyone we know NOT to go here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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tuesday october 30 great halibut

great view and great food ! had stuffed halibut and it was delicious. service was lacking though and it took me 15 minutes to be seated , not good considering it was not busy. no hostess and no manager could be found when I asked to talk to one. got food before i got my drinks. great food but service needs help.



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Have eaten here twice; food seems OK but the service is very very slow. On the other hand, the dance floor in adjacent Tuxedo Charley's is the best in town, and if you're there on a Saturday night and they have the GOOD DJ working, it's a great scene.



Provided by Citysearch - 
good music at happy hour, all else is lame.

went for happy hour. Good music, food sucked, waitress came to work in a little yellow bus. might go back to hear good music, but that's it.



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Best Date I ever had

The veiw was so wonderful, both the restaurant and the lady sitting across from me. The food was excellent and we were seated as soon as we walked through the door. the atmosphere was very romantic with low surrounding light and table candles. We both had the buffet salad which was overstuffed with variety, and the penne pasta chicken which was slightly spicy but very delicous. The waitress was very polite and made sure that our dinner was a night to remember. I have never been to a better restaurant ever!

For the guy who is griping. Well of course you are going to be dissapointed... try doing something for your mom that others are not doing on that day, like make her breakfast.