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Chez Machin

#263 of 3,412 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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3553 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-5141
+1 503-736-9381
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Portland, OR
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

If you want a perfect mix of Portland cool and a taste of France this is your place. Great service, savory food, and all the intangibles that make you feel like you walked off Hawthorne Boulevard into the quaint French Bistro you travel across the world to visit. Crapes are a must but I try something new every time I... More 

Thank WillPDX
Tacoma, Washington
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373 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Chez Machin has a new owner and we are sad about it. We have been coming here for almost 20 years and were disappointed with our entrees on our latest visit. To be sure, crepes are still their strong point and we found the ones we had quite good (about $6 per). Both sweet & savoury are still worth visiting.... More 

Thank jay s
Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went to this charming café for brunch. I had egg benedict. Wow! One of the best benedicts I have eaten. Also the bacon was very good. It was great to hear French music being played. It added to the atmosphere. There is a cover patio in the back. Service was very good. It was a lovely brunch and not expensive.

Thank clacdancer
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203 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Most savory crepes were $8-$10 each and are very filling, dessert crepes $5-$7 (and can be served with ice cream for $1 more), vegetarian options, great street. The Groupon makes this a good deal! :) The French Onion soup wasn't super great.

Thank expat_mbk
Roseville, California
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I just got back from a month in France so I thought it would be interesting to have lunch here. My server was pleasant but I had to wait way longer than I should have for a pretty simple goat cheese salad. Also, the cheese was weirdly breaded and fried - not sure why they felt that they had to... More 

Thank calyptephile
Pully, Switzerland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The service at this small French Bistro was friendly and efficient. Chez Machin's crêpes are the best I have had since returning to the states from living in Switzerland. You can even build your own savory crêpe . . . there was no food left on my husband or my plate. Do try an dessert crêpe and after dinner coffee... More 

Thank HelenHThomas
Portland, Oregon
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here with friends. A friend recommended that we try the escargot and crepes since she had it many times at this restaurant. Everything we ordered was great! The dessert crepe with lemon curd was amazing! The only disadvantage eating here is parking. We have to park a little bit far so we are not rush (one hour... More 

Thank btreid
Happy Valley, Oregon
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Variety of French crepes, prepared well. Also a variety of salads. My spouse had a delicious stew while I had a vegetable crepe, dessert was crema, very good.

Thank Carsonbetlar
Grants Pass, Oregon
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Stopped in on a Sunday, small but clean and great service. Delicious food, interesting menu. We all ordered crepes, and shared bites with each other. Lovely experience.

Thank oregonleslie
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

This cute little place has many great choices for lunch. Everything was fresh and nothing was ordinary. Nice wines by the glass. Lots of vegetarian choices as well.

Thank Susan T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3553 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-5141
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-736-9381
While Chez Machin's food is based on the local and rural cuisine of France, it has grown and changed with the times and culture of the Hawthorne neighborhood.
Chef Seth Neeser took over the kitchen in 2008. Since that time he has continued to improve and update the menu to keep up with the times. Keeping things fresh, current, local, and delicious is on the top of our priority list.

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