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The Observatory

8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2345
+1 503-445-6284
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb burger” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2345
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My dining companion chose The Observatory for a special occasion and I'd say it's more of a neighborhood restaurant. But a very good one! We enjoyed fresh oysters, calamari and some daily specials, washed down with Prosecco and a nice glass of red wine. Service...More

Thank Snert3
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We had a dinner there with friends and it was so delicious. We had trout and snapper as well as some appetizers. Everything was fresh and thoughtfully prepared. We will definitely be back soon.

Thank Tatyana K
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for dinner because of the great reviews. We were not disappointed. We had a slaw dog and a bowl of the Basil Tomato Bisque both were great. The drinks were creative and tasty. I had the Tom Hah and...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't expect too much after seeing the menu and prices. However, after a $$$$ meal in Sun Valley Idaho the night before we were pleasantly surprised by the food, and at 1/4 the price. The mussels were outstanding. Fresh, juicy and plump, cooked with...More

Thank MagnumPI808
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We just popped in for a quick cocktail. I must say, Tom Kah blew me away. It was perfect. We also had the Citrus Chili Shrimp Ceviche which was also very good. Will have to come back for dinner on another visit to Portland.

Thank SMP1212
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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We made it in time for happy hour and had local craft beer for only $2.50. We ordered the catch of the day, which happened to be fresh king salmon grilled perfectly. Service was fast and friendly. We stopped in while on a road trip,...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

An upper end restaurant in a working class section of town. You come here for the food and the reasonable prices. We had great soups, clams, and a very good sandwich---coupled with friendly service and a large booze selection. Great bar tenders. Will be back...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

We had heard about this place from family and other acquaintances and we were still not prepared for how good and how much food they serve you! Staff was excellent, and it isn't a surprise that the place is packed much of the time. Beverages...More

Thank jackfrost0904
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place. Great lamb dishes. Big size portions. Quick service. Crowded with locals. This is a great place to go for dinner. Their drinks are also fabulous.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

we hit portland at the end of a 600 mile trip and it was a warmish day. we were exhausted and hungry and had out dog with us. id heard about the observatory and im so glad we stopped for lunch. there was plenty of...More

Thank Gabrandall
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2345
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-445-6284
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