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, Northwest, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday -- 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Thursday - Saturday -- 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday -- 10:00-3:00PM
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, 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
WE went after theater on a cold night an ...
WE went after theater on a cold night and enjoy warm meals of salmon and chicken with a beet salad appetizer. We also had a delicious half bottle of wine followed with coffee and ice cream for desert. Everything was very good and most enjoyable.
Brunch left lots to be desired. Doors o ...
Brunch left lots to be desired. Doors opened late at 10:05, ten minutes for a menu, potatoes dull and omlette dry. Waiter was kind and helpful, ambiance lovely. Never been there and always wanted to go; won't return for bfast but may try dinner.
We were visiting Portland with friends.. ...
We were visiting Portland with friends...we were THRILLED to eat here, as we had raving reviews from friends. Great ambience, beautiful restaurant . Nice staff. We opted for the 5 course prix fixed menu to experience the cuisine...it was pretty bland to be honest. Really bad at points. The gnocchi was delicious but overall it was pretty underwhelming.
We went to Bluehour for Thanksgiving and ...
We went to Bluehour for Thanksgiving and it was very disappointing. Perhaps the restaurant sets a higher bar during normal service, but the experience was hurried, the food was somewhat average and the service was preoccupied. Very disappointing indeed.
The staff was so friendly and accommodat ...
The staff was so friendly and accommodating! When booking I asked to be seated near a window if possible and they gave us, in my opinion, the best seat in the house! It made for a beautiful Thanksgiving. I would recommend BlueHour for anyone willing to spend a little extra for beautiful ambience, friendly staff, and wonderful food.
We were there for the Thanksgiving pre-f ...
We were there for the Thanksgiving pre-fixe dinner. The service is excellent and the food was....good. My husband and I both chose the turkey roulade. Why we ordered the turkey, I don't know, as we really are not that fond of turkey. In any case, it said it was a roulade but it turned out to be deconstructed....in other words; sliced turkey breast on a huge amount of mashed potato's (in comparison to the meat ratio) and a tiny little 'log' of dressing. We asked for extra gravy, as the amount put on the plate was nonexistent. The diners next to us ordered the sweet potato gnocchi and the pork short ribs...both looked very good and as they finished all of their entre's I can only assume that they were better than the turkey. The starters were good and the dessert was fine. I love the atphosphere at the Blue Hour and we will go back, of coarse, but NOT for Thanksgiving.
I wasn't blown away by this place - I th ...
I wasn't blown away by this place - I think I had higher expectations. The location is terrific and the decore inside is stunning, however for brunch I think it's a bit over the top. I'm sure the evenings are lovely with the lights - probably a great place for a romantic dinner.
We had dinner at Bluehour this past Thur ...
We had dinner at Bluehour this past Thursday evening, and were a bit surprised at how many people were eating there on a week night! The entrees we had were quite good that evening. I had the "coq au vin chicken with lentils" and my husband had the duck entree. We also shared a beet "salad" appetizer which was rather a small amount for two to share, but the delicious rosemary rolls made up for it! VERY good rolls, by the way!
This was our first visit to Bluehour. I ...
This was our first visit to Bluehour. I looked at their online menu and got excited as they had a number of my favorite dishes. Of course, these items did not appear on the menu the night we ate there. I was unjustly disappointed, but the menu was good and the food more than acceptable. I had the pork loin--yum.
I loved the atmosphere with low intimate lighting and a high ceiling. The service was attentive. It was extra fun seeing the employees dressed in Halloween garb. All and all we had an enjoyable experience.
Tried Bluehour last month for brunch and ...
Tried Bluehour last month for brunch and it was excellent! Went back this past weekend for dinner before a show and it was also excellent! The drinks were great and the food was incredible! Started off with the salmon cigars, delicious, and for the main course I ordered the smoked duck breast, which was done perfectly. My husband ordered the lamb shank and it was delicious too! Love the atmosphere of this place and the service is always spot on.
I highly recommend Bluehour for a great meal!
The ambiance is great - warehouse space ...
The ambiance is great - warehouse space turned restaurant. Our server was great. She definitely gets 5 stars. But the food was mediocre. Menu is very heavy on meat - not many seafood or vegi options. Seems that the chef trys hard to be very gourmet, so much that we had to google many items in the dishes. The mussels had a thick tomato sauce that resembled jared sauce - so strong the mussels could not be tasted. Overall we were disappointed. loved the building, not impressed with the food.
The staff was so accommodating. When th ...
The staff was so accommodating. When they came by our table they were very polite saying, "Pardon the interruption." It is a small thing, but I appreciate it. The food was very good. As a starter I had their fried chicken terrine, delicious. I had a cantaloupe salad with feta cheese. While it is very simple, it was refreshing and very flavorful. I had the salmon for my entree which also was very good. For dessert I had the apple pie. Kudos to the pastry chef. It is an intimate place so it made great for a date night. Definitely looking forward to going again for dinner, and to try out happy hour, brunch, etc.
We ordered the Tasting Menu with a veget ...
We ordered the Tasting Menu with a vegetarian theme and it was spot on! Each of the nine courses, although small were well prepared, seasoned with local vegetables, spices and sauces derived from local ingredients. We ordered the wine paring with the tasting and it was great wines but a little variable, but mostly on course - according to my ideas on wine and food. The entire experience was delightful. Although we arrived at 7:30 there were only one or two open tables remaining including the one we requested by the window. Service during the entire experience was exceptional.
By the time our dinner was finished, the dining room was empty. So we then enjoyed one of Bluehour's signature cocktails to complete the evening. It was indeed a wonderful experience. Although I have been to Bluehour before, this experience was exceptional and the best.
We went there on a Sunday night. The ser ...
We went there on a Sunday night. The service was amazing, and the food was delicious. Their cheese selection and the chef transport me back to my home country, France. The wine selection is also very good. The noise level is very quiet, which I really appreciate.
Decided to try Bluehour for Brunch this ...
Decided to try Bluehour for Brunch this past Sunday. Bluehour did not disappoint! Great food, drinks and service! The Mac & Cheese was excellent and my husband had the Duck Confit Benedict which was also wonderful!
I highly recommend Bluehour for a great dinning experience. Looking forward to trying them for dinner too!
Clams were about a day past when they sh ...
Clams were about a day past when they should have been served by, pork was not cooked enough near the bone. Extreme salt levels on the melon dish. Decent food but not for $80 a person (drinks included). This is Portland, and the value just isn't there for me anymore at Bluehour
Great service and seasonal fresh menu wi ...
Great service and seasonal fresh menu with a great selection. We were surprised and delighted at the number of vegetarian options which were absolutely delicious. Everything was very fresh. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. We were celebrating our anniversary and they greeted us with two glasses of champagne. A nice surprise and festive touch!
Low score due to the over hour wait for ...
Low score due to the over hour wait for food with no explanation until close to the house mark. A large group had come in and as it appeared all meals in the regular dining area were held until the large group was fed. Chef did provide small taster appetizer on the house due to the wait and then in the end two courses of small dessert tasters. Without the addition of the tasters and the chef personally coming out to talk to us, the score would have been lower. On top of the wait which was very hard to get over the food we ordered was not what I expected from such an expensive meal. The cut of prime rib was not marbled and nice tasting and instead had large fat areas with little meat left in the small piece to be enjoyed. However the salmon was good tasting but not out of this world. We did see a table next to us doing the courses option we saw on the menu which looked very good. In hind site we should have ordered that. All in all we may go back for the tasting menu or drinks and dessert but the experience did leave a bad taste in my mouth so to speak.
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