At Imperial, Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley and the culinary team will re-imagine and re-present Pacific Northwest culinary pathways. Exemplifying Oregon’s own James Beard's culinary philosophy, Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley and his culinary team will explore menu ideas that have historic significance while exploring cooking methods and ingredients from the diverse bounty of our region. The most prominent feature of Imperial's kitchen is an impressive wood fire grill and rotisserie that will incorporate the use of native hard and fruitwoods. Inspired by warm, primitive, burning campfires and the big open spaces of the Pacific Northwest, Imperial will concentrate on natural and uncomplicated preparations, serving the community by celebrating its past and providing a welcoming and generous place to eat.
Also check out our sister restaurant Paley's Place here.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are a wide variety of Parking options within a few blocks radius of The Imperial.
-Valet Parking is available at $10/car.
-Union Bank of California Garage
707 SW Washington
Portland, Or 97205
(located directly across the street from Imperial)
615 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR 97205
Should you need any assistance with group parking, please inquire.
MAX Light Rail: All Lines(Red,Blue, Green & Yellow) lines stop at Pioneer Square, a 2 block walk from The Imperial.
Private Party Facilities:
The Imperial has two incredible event rooms available for rent. Our Monterosso Room, just off the artfully appointed Lucia lobby, accommodates up to 80 for a seated dinner or 100 for a cocktail reception. The Monterosso features a built-in retractable screen and overhead sound-system, great options for enhancing your special occasion or meeting. The colorful Genoa Room features a one-of-a-kind photography collection and is a terrific choice for more intimate groups of 10-50 people. We offer a wonderful variety of menu options and we provide tables, chairs, linens, dishware and décor, making planning your event a breeze. If you are interested in using any of our event spaces, please contact our events department.
Private Party Contact:
Danika Duren: 5032412127x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Imperial Ratings and Reviews
The white bean soup was spectacular - fu ...
The white bean soup was spectacular - full of flavor, with navy beans, a bit of kale, a beautiful broth spiced just enough for a bit of zing. The green salad was surpringly poor. There was way too much lemon vinaigrette. Some pieces of lettuce were too big to handle with a fork and then tough to cut; there were bits of wilted spinach or kale that looked and tasted like an afterthought; and the shaved radishes and carrots were tough and tasteless. The delicious soup and Parker House roll and delicious iced coffee saved the lunch. The service was fine, and since my friend and I sat in a booth, we were spared some of the noise...very important ant because I am very hard of hearing.
I dream about the kale salad. Our knowle ...
I dream about the kale salad. Our knowledgeable waitress said the hamburger was amazing - she was right! Their handmade Parker house rolls melted in our mouths. The only bad thing is that we were visiting Portland so I can't go back there until our next visit.
After riding his bicycle in the Seattle ...
After riding his bicycle in the Seattle to Portland ride, my husband wanted to celebrate his accomplishments with a good meal and that is what we had at Imperial. Another rider and his wife joined us and all four enjoyed the choices. We started with the assorted pickle plate - whoever knew green strawberries were delicious when pickled, the freshly baked Parker House rolls, and the grilled Caprese salad. I had the halibut, done to perfection with grilled little peppers and eggplant lemon preserve, my mate had the fried chicken, served with bee honey from the restaurant's own bee hives. Our friends shared the seared Albacore and the pork chop special both done to perfection. We will recommend Imperial as well as return the next time we visit Portland.
The food is excellent! The servers are a ...
The food is excellent! The servers are amazing!! They are very knowledgeable of what they are serving and the exact adult beverage that will go with each course. As long as they keep serving Chef Dougie's food, even after he is gone, they will succeed!
Delicious! We ordered the poke appetizer ...
Delicious! We ordered the poke appetizer, fried chicken and fries and ended the night with the pie of the day (chocolate pecan pie) a la mode. The poke showed up right away and we felt like we had to wait pretty long for our chicken and fries- the only setback to an amazing meal. The sauce for the fried chicken was really tasty as well as the flavors they used to season the poke. We had a great time.
We've been visiting Imperial for a quite ...
We've been visiting Imperial for a quite a while now, and have always had a consistently great meal. The staff is friendly, and warm, especially Karen, who has grown into a wonderful friend. This is one of our favorite places in the city!!
We were in Portland for a wedding and fo ...
We were in Portland for a wedding and fortunately secured a reservation. The meal was awesome. I had read about Doug Adams pork chop and asked our waiter, Chris, his thoughts. Chris shared that he had taken some friends to Imperial and ordered all his favorites. So we followed his lead and did the same. We had thevpork chop, pork loin, and the fried chicken. All were wonderful. We then had the panacotta with berries that was the perfect finish to a memorable dinner.
It is a very small loud restaurant but t ...
It is a very small loud restaurant but the food was pretty good. Although, the rolls were not that great for $1 a piece reminded me of rolls I used to get for 20 cents in high school except I think those were better. Fried chicken was good pickles had a very interesting flavor.
The food was good quality... But very si ...
The food was good quality... But very simple and over priced for the amount you got. The dessert was awesome! I had high expectations and it didn't really meet them as far as flavors go. The flat bread was inediblely burned.
Loved the combination of favors in all o ...
Loved the combination of favors in all of dishes we tried. Fried chicken with honey and hot sauce was amazing. Just the right amount of spice. The watermelon salad was refreshing with a little kick. Will definitely return.
Great place! Food was good, was a bit in ...
Great place! Food was good, was a bit interesting to order meals and sides seperately, (Ie the burger doesn't automatically come with fries, you choose fries, or eggplant, or something from the appy menu) Great food the fried chicken was so good, two huge pieces. The pork chop we didn't enjoy as it was mostly fat, and had to hunt to find the meat. Cool to have hot sauce in little eye droppers and cute touches. Also a huge selection of local wine!
Imperial is totally over rated! The food ...
Imperial is totally over rated! The food is "good" not "great". The overall "value" is carefully measured out by the bar tender as she pours and the chefs as they plate the food. They charge for everything...even the bread, although they make it in house. I felt as though they were very cheap with their customers. No special touches, nothing. We spent $235 for four for an average dinner and $100 dollars at the bar. I will go elsewhere where my business is actually appreciated.
We had a great brunch at Imperial. The p ...
We had a great brunch at Imperial. The portions were generous enough to share and the food was reasonably priced - and very delicious! We had the hash- which was yummy, but the fried chicken was the star of the show. You won't regret it! Our server let us linger for several hours without hovering or making us feel rushed. All in all, it was a great meal.
The food, the service, the drinks, and t ...
The food, the service, the drinks, and the setting, were all exemplary. Our waiter was helpful and attendant, the drinks were tasty and the beer selection was excellent, and without being hyperbolic, the fried chicken ruined all other friend chicken for me. I guess the only bad part about the meal is that I can no longer eat fried chicken without thinking about THAT fried chicken.
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