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Uptown Billiards Club

$$ - $$$
Northwest District
American, Bar, Pub
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120 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210 (West Burnside)
+1 503-226-6909
16:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Corvallis, Oregon
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252 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on recommendation from Nick at Saucebox and were not disappointed! Loved the atmosphere, the drinks, and the pool tables. Great service too.

Thank Beth M
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We went here for a company party. They rented the whole place out and we had a great time playing pool, playing blackjack, having drinks, eating the buffet and socializing. I really liked the layout and the atmosphere of the place and would go again!

Thank David D
Beaverton, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was the second time that I have dined at Uptown Billiard for their tasting menu and once again, the chef didn't disappoint. This month's offering (November) was root vegetables and my friends and I enjoyed each offering. Although not as big as a full serving would be, the five plates leave you feeling very satisfied and not overly full.... More 

1 Thank michellebrin
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Chef Peter Kuhlman hit it out of the park on the tasters menu. Each of the five courses was a delightful taste treat. The focus food for the evening was peaches-so each course included some form of peach: Serrano ham wrapped peach slices, peach purée, peachy-cheddar biscuit, peach soffrito and peach galette. The menu was creative. The service impeccable. the... More 

Thank emking_12
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I've been to Uptown Billiards Club and tried their tasting menu. One time the theme was Cherries and it was all very creatively plated and solid as far as flavors. The second time I went it was a Melon theme will all the dishes being pretty good as well except for the dessert which was a blue cheese cheesecake that... More 

Thank Haakon H
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is a great place for billiards, with an upscale ambiance for billiards and a fine restaurant and bar. The only thing I would like better would be to see is more vegetarian options on the menu. The bartenders and servers are always friendly and give excellent service. It is conveniently located on NW 23rd Avenue, one of the best... More 

Thank Tricia S
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

The first I went was over 2 years ago during Feb. when they had the 5 course pairing which the theme was chocolate. I was absolutely sold on this place. My husband and I had basically a reservation every 2-3 weekend for when the new theme came out. We will continue to come not just for the food but also... More 

Thank heath1515
Portland, Oregon
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This visit was for our company holiday party. When the location was announced, the idea of going to a "pool hall" did not appeal to me. As it turned out this place is magnificent. Great ambiance. Great food. Pool tables, ping pong tables, dart boards. It didn't take long for the party to really start rocking. It was probably the... More 

Thank Mark P
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183 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is a very unassuming place (with an exterior entrance that gives you no sense of what the place is like as you climb a long set of stairs). Yes, it really is a pool hall but a stylish one... HOWEVER, the main dining area is in a rear area that is cordoned off (with large curtains), and is very... More 

Thank MARK K
Torrance, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Uptown is one of the top two bars I have ever visited, and the other one on the list is not in Portland. Hallelujah for bar food that doesn't make you regret eating it; thank the chef for his amazing five-course meals. I'm a wine fan, and their wine list is impressive. The setting takes you back to a different... More 

Thank Nancy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210
    (West Burnside)
  • Public Transportation: On the 15 bus line, max stops by the MAC Club about 5 or 6 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-226-6909

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?