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Natural Selection - CLOSED

3033 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7035
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
12 Jun 2016
“A Culinary Light Has Gone Dark”
28 May 2016
“Eat your veggies”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Vegetarian Friendly
3033 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7035
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Alas it is true, all good things must come to an end. Natural Selection has closed its doors. My wife and I only discovered this resteraunt in 2016 but on the first visit it became our go to resteraunt for wonderful vegetarian fare with class...More

Thank betweentwoworlds
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Who cares about meat. This is tastier. You won't ever want a hamburger again So what if the customers are doofy guys trying to seem sensitive and impress their dates. Real men can like kohlrabi.

Thank SheilaNevins
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We're both mostly vegetarian, we eat fish periodically, and strive towards vaganism-we're also both foodies and enjoy inventive food with complex flavors and nice presentation-Natural selection hits it all-inventive, beautifully arranged dishes with interesting flavors-Unlike many vegetarian places, the menu doesnt feature tofu or other...More

Thank velee
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We ate at this resturant as a special treat for new year. Neither of us are vegan but we wanted to try something different. I believe it is the best restaurant experience we have ever had. It was a set menu for the night and...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I don't live here but this was my 3ed wonderful meal. It was a Big Birthday for me and I knew where I wanted to spend it. 7 friends and I will tell you it is one of the finest and most interesting meal we...More

Thank paxnrth
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The food is really quite good. A bit on the pricey side and a little on the pretentious side too. Ignore these and you will likely have a really good meal.

Thank yellowpixels
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Sad to once again write that my wife and I were both disappointed by Natural Selection. This used to be one of the best vegan restaurants, a world class restaurant. I've eaten at the best vegan restaurants in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York,...More

2  Thank JasperMarks
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Quite possibly one of the best meals I've had in at least the last 20 years or so. I dined here with a hardcore Italian carnivore and a sometimes vegetarian. Me? These days I'm a near vegan. I cannot remember a time when a mix...More

Thank TrvlGrl12
Reviewed 14 March 2016

As we drove by, I almost kept driving. How could a great restaurant be here? I'm glad I gave them a chance. The server could have been more engaging however, he was informative, polite and pleasant enough. The food was the star although a couple...More

Thank betweentwoworlds
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We had a fantastic meal on a Saturday night. The fixed price dinner is an event, even without the wine pairings. I found the atmosphere quite pleasant. Maybe I was just so focused on the food that I tuned everything else out. As a vegetarian...More

Thank Gayle G
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3033 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7035
  • Public Transportation: The Trimet Bus #9-Powell/Broadway can be boarded on Broadway Ave in the Portland City Center. The bus crosses NE Alberta at 27th, a few blocks from our location. Broadway and Radio Cabs are a good option for travelers. Ample bike parking available.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-288-5883
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