Bluehour means different things to different people. In French literature it describes any time of day "of heightened emotion." In Portland it has come to mean "a great place to dine."
As the premier modern restaurant in the Pearl District, Bluehour opened its doors in 2000, with what Gourmet Magazine describes as, "the most sophisticated, contemporary food in town." Guests choose between the elegant dining room or the casual café and bar.
Surprising and delicious describes the Modern Northwest cuisine we create in the Bluehour kitchen each night. The menu is printed daily, so come in and enjoy Chef Chris Carriker's seasonally inspired menu.
Modern European, Mediterranean, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 6:30pm,
Saturday 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cafe/bar open after dinner until midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
$30 and under
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L'Heure Bleue is the private room at Bluehour that can accommodate up to 60 people for a seated dinner or up to 100 people for a cocktail style reception on any occasion. Private Event Manager: Alice Price
Valet parking is $6.00 and is offered after 5:30pm, Friday and Saturday evenings, at the corner of NW 13th and Everett St.
On all other evenings, street parking is available. Please call for garage recommendations.
Bluehour is located three blocks west of the NW 10th and Everett stop of the Portland Street Car.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Whether planning an elegant social affair or searching for a unique venue for a corporate meeting or outing, Bluehour offers professional catering services to ensure that the vision of your event comes to life. Available: full bar service, specialty cocktails, AV capabilities and personalized menus
Bluehour Ratings and Reviews
Fabulous as always. the Beet salad was i ...
Fabulous as always. the Beet salad was impeccable with differing textures and flavors. Presentation out of this world. Loved the halibut "chicarones" as an amuse! Oregon albacore was great as well. Different than Ahi, sustainable, color and taste clearly showed its freshness. Service attentive but not intrusive. Love this place. Elegant yet accessible. Has not fallen off my list of great restaurants in Portland. Good job, Bruce. You are still an icon in the city.
I have eaten here a few times and always ...
I have eaten here a few times and always had great food. This time I got the steak, and it was perhaps the most awful steak I have ever eaten. I actually had to spit it into my napkin. It was all gristle. They cooked it too rare (still mooing I think), took it back (which I NEVER have sent food back in my life) it came back, and it still was gross. Of the two bites I took, both ended up in my napkin. Server was great, great atmosphere, generally great food.
A beautiful PDX evening after a play alf ...
A beautiful PDX evening after a play alfresco dining. The service outside was superb, wine pairings spot on and food delicious.
The food and drinks were exceptional, th ...
The food and drinks were exceptional, the atmosphere elegant and not too loud, the wait staff's attention was impeccable, and I was so glad I picked Bluehour for celebrating my 53rd birthday.
We have dined at Blue Hour many times du ...
We have dined at Blue Hour many times during recent years. Also given gift certificates and hosted guests. June 11th was a celebration of my partner's birthday. We had an early reservation in anticipation of a relaxed and quiet dinner. Wait person was excellent. People that clear tables seemed overanxious and hurried. This detracted from otherwise leisure dining experience.
The plates were very small, and expensiv ...
The plates were very small, and expensive. We are steak tartare lovers and we have never seen such a small portion. Also the service was very slow, right from the beginning. It took 15minutes to get a bottle of wine. Very disappointed.
Great Place, Great Food, Great Everything
My wife and I went for the Chef's selection. The dishes were exquisite and plenty. The wine pairing was superb. We'd definitely recommend this restaurant and we will come back.
Great food and experience.
Great food and experience.
I was a little nervous to eat here as I had read a review saying they had lost a Chef recently..Well they are not missing their Chef as the food was fabulous and we live in LA and have foodie, high expectations.. The ambiance was perfect for what I wanted, downtown, trendy, hip and chic Portland.. PS. I am a native Oregonian and remember as a child when there was nothing built int he Pearl..It is nice to see my city all grown up and sophisticated.. Great wait staff, accommodated my (11) year old daughter with no issues. Yes Kuddo's on all front's to you!
So disappointed after so much hype! My h ...
So disappointed after so much hype! My husband and sons food was Luke warm and the potatoes were downright cold. We asked if they were supposed to be and the waitress said no and got them hot plates of fresh potatoes. My halibut was over cooked but I was so hungry I ate it as is. The did redeem themselves by comping all three of our desserts but still quite disappointed!
This was our first time to popular Bluehour. What a treat to finally enjoy a wonderful meal here. The decor is quite beautiful with long brown drapes separating the dining areas. Tables are spaced so that you have a sense of privacy. Our server, Brook, was especially personable and so willing to explain the food. He even told us a little about himself and how much he loved working the "front of the house". Well, it was clearly demonstrated during our delicious dinner. He was careful to explain how the chef preferred to prepare certain signature dishes. The seasonal pea salad with buttermilk dressing was outstanding. The homemade pastas are not to be missed. Split a dish of pasta with lamb ragu as a second course. We had pasta as our main course, but we are looking forward to returning to enjoy one of their exquisite meat or fish entrees soon! Highly recommend Bluehour for a truly memorable dining experience.
We found Bluehour to be a quiet, elegant oasis in the Portland food scene. The food was good, though maybe a touch salty. That said, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there.
Fantastic! The food is inventive and the ...
Fantastic! The food is inventive and the service was exceptional! Great ambiance and not overly pricey for what you get. Don't miss this place!
We went here for prom and it was wonderf ...
We went here for prom and it was wonderful! Such a great feel to Bluehour, and the servers were friendly, energetic, and very helpful :) The food was great as well! We all shared food and I every single one of the starters, salads, entrees, and desserts I got to taste were fantastic. I'm very happy with how our evening at Bluehour went!
Meal was good, especially the beets, but ...
Meal was good, especially the beets, but simply put, way overpriced.
Always a pleasure but they took it up a ...
Always a pleasure but they took it up a notch for Mother's Day brunch. Plenty of amazing food for the price.
The best Mothers Day Brunch I've had in ...
The best Mothers Day Brunch I've had in a long time. Pricey, but food was outstanding.
We had an incredible meal, service and o ...
We had an incredible meal, service and overall experience. It exceeded my expectations!
Normally one of the best in town. Must o ...
Normally one of the best in town. Must of come on an rare off night. The air was bad. Warm. Muggy. Sweaty. The air was not being circulated at all, very warm and Muggy and uncomfortable.
Sitting outside on a gorgeous day people ...
Sitting outside on a gorgeous day people-watching with great drinks (French 57 perfect on a sunny day). The Caesar salad was the best! It's a little pretentious and definitely spendy....so take advantage of happy hour!
Gone downhill - very disappointing!
Losing Chef Koi appears to be fatal for Bluehour. This used to be a consistently wonderful dining experience. Something has happened to kill the soul of the restaurant. No more valet parking, No Chef Koi, one of the great chefs in Portland. Mediocre food, amateurish service. Well intentioned but poorly trained staff. No reason to return, ever. Very disappointing.
Original presentation, excellent and ver ...
Original presentation, excellent and very fresh
From the minute we walked in, it was clear that customer satisfaction is important to the staff. The service was excellent throughout, the food and drinks were very good and the atmosphere was elegant. We are looking forward to our next visit.
Great Dinner Experience
We have been to Bluehour before and had the same outstanding meal and service that we experienced in the past.
Food is delicious! Service is very atten ...
Food is delicious! Service is very attended.
The potato soup was to die for , steelhead trout fresh and delicious with innovative greens. Cesar salad absolutely perfectly balanced. Do not miss dessert ! It is a foodies paradise!
We've eaten at Bluehour several times now, and have always had a wonderful dining experience.
Best food I have eaten in years!
The rabbit was the service was slow at first but worth the wait!
A+ Restaurant, through & through!
This was our first time dining at Bluehour, and the entire meal was amazing. Top to bottom, start to finish, handled by pros. The food was excellent (why isn't beet shortbread an every day thing?!? Mindblowingly good), the ambiance was so nice and the ability to have a conversation with our friend visiting from out of town was excellent. A place that truly cares about their guests having a positive experience. How refreshing in a city where too many places act like you should feel lucky just to be a part of their pretentious scene. Bluehour is none of that, just focusing on top shelf food, service, and atmosphere. We will most certainly be back, and will spread the word about how great Bluehour is.
Wonderful romantic restaurant with fabul ...
Wonderful romantic restaurant with fabulous food and great service. Menu changes daily. A favorite for a date night.
Not like it used to be
I have been to Bluehour a few times in the past and enjoyed the food and ambiance but things have changed. I was expecting the food to be amazing and it was just OK and slightly over salted. Service was good but a bit slow. For the money and the reputation, I was expecting a bit more of an impressive experience.
Need more menu items.
I've eaten at Blue Hour a couple of times before, the food was good. However, the menu this time did not afford a lot of options. There were no chicken entrees. The menu was filled with Rabbit, Veal, Lamb and Foui Gras. All a little eccentric for most eaters. There were no true salads, we ordered beets that the waitress said was kind of like a salad as it came with some type of lettuce that I've never heard of, very arugula-like. There turned out to be only 2 small pieces of this lettuce. The food that we did order was good but not great. I think that 3x is enough for me with this restaurant.
Great Date Destination!
We had not had dinner here for several years even though we live in the neighborhood. It was an exceptional fine dining experience!! Portions are a bit light so order an appetizer, salad and you will have plenty of room for desert. Everything was fresh and seasonal. We will not wait years to return!
elegant and refined
Enjoyed Blue Hour. Heard it had gone up and down. Thought food was elegant and cared-for. Not hip or happening. More New York than portland in a positive way.
What Happened to Bluehour?
To say we were shocked doesn't even begin to cover our feelings. We have been regulars at Bluehour since around 2005. We had not been there in a year. While we felt it may have dropped off a little in the last few years, this was unbelievable. It took 40 minutes for my wife and her friend to get their first drink. They no longer have valet. After the guys finally arrived it was another 35 minutes until we ordered. Five meals. I thought mine was not good, but everyone else agree that actually mine was the best. The manager came by and asked us how things were, we let him know they were pretty bad. He didn't see to concerned.
Great quality of food. Portion size too ...
Great quality of food. Portion size too small.
Family Get Together
We dined late (8:30pm) on a Monday night; thus, not sure if the noise level would be "quiet" on any other evening or time. The dining area was beautiful! The food was creative and spectacular!
Good for a business meal
The food menu is somewhat small, but there is a good wine selection. All the food items that we had were very tasty, and everyone in our party including those from out of town enjoyed it.
Portland Dining Month
Tried it with the dining month special. W everything was wonderful, the food, the low noise level, the atmosphere and the service. Will be back for sure!
Food was fine, but ultimately forgettable
Bluehour is exactly what you can expect from a fine European dining restaurant. The food, for the most part, was good, but not memorable in the least. The best dish was the himachi appetizer, but the main course, a polenta dish with mushrooms, was sorely underseasoned and considering the large portion size got boring very quickly. Our waitress, however, was incredibly friendly and the cocktails were great.
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