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Bistro 23

#112 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5530 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230-1143
+1 503-262-5200
10:00 - 21:00
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in shortly after arriving to town. Had the Deschutes burger and the green pie. Both were wonderful! Stop by and see for yourself!

Thank Mwilliford
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86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My husband found this place on trip advisor and thought it seemed like my style. He was so right! I hope we get to go back during our trip here. The food was absolutely delicious, lots of healthy but very flavorful options. Friendly staff. You order at the counter but they bring it to your table. The side salad with... More 

Thank April D
Columbus, OH
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143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little bistro which was recommended by our hotel staff. The menu is mostly sandwiches but we did find a couple of meals for dinner. The chicken with mashed potoroos was good but nothing special and was not worthy of a very good rating. The pork chop was very tender and good but the sauce they put... More 

Thank 3CTraveler
Chicago, Illinois
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Had dinner here with a colleague, and not being from the area, we really were unsure as to what we would find. Wow, what a great experience. First off, the staff was awesome. Being new to the joint, we weren't sure how or what to order. The young lady at the register gave us some great suggestions, which we really... More 

Thank Coach5000
San Diego, CA
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The food is amazing! We had the tomato basil soup, wedge salad, brick chicken and garden salad. All of it was perfect and completely exceeded out expectations. It is casual where you order at the counter and they bring you the food, but exactly what we were looking for and just a short drive from the Hilton Garden Inn Portland... More 

Thank aross59358
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6 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Don't be fooled by the informal order at the counter, take a number, find a seat atmosphere. This cozy spot offers serious food. My wife had the autumn salad, a beautiful blend of greens and roasted veggies with just the right amount of dressing, and I had the polenta burger. Who would have guessed that a smooth, creamy grilled polenta... More 

Thank 272danas
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Self service place to eat. Nothing to brag about. Food is OK, but nothing spectacular. Tables are without table cloth and sticky. People there are to cool to clean or service.

Thank travelingpeddler
West Covina, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Was looking for someplace close to my hotel and found this little gem of a spot. All farm to table food. Now I know some people don't appreciate fresh ingredients but if you get a chance to hit this place up you'll change your mind. The food is not only fresh but had great flavor. The menu changes with the... More 

Houston, Texas
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The person at my hotel near the airport recommended this spot . Had the chicken and it was great . Just what I needed after a day exploring the Columbia Gorge area.

Thank vahanning
Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a decent restaurant near the airport that wasn't a chain. We wanted a local flavor. This hit the nail on the head. You order and pay at the counter but don't let that fool you. The food is great. We got the Pig in the Woods pizza - YUM - perfectly cooked, decent crust without being... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5530 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230-1143
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-262-5200

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