About Meriwether's Restaurant & Skyline Farm
One way to make sure you’re cooking with the freshest ingredients is to grow them yourself. Meriwether’s grows the produce it serves at its own Skyline Farm and is proud to be among only a handful of truly farm-to-table restaurants across the country. Chef Joe's menus are inspired by the Willamette Valley’s peak-of-the-season abundance, matching our harvest with some of the finest raw ingredients in the world, from the farmers, fishers and ranchers of the Pacific Northwest.
Inside, experience our warm and cozy ambiance with stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, stained glass and copper accents. Outside, guests dine year-round in the covered, heated & enclosed patio, gardens & gazebo. There is even an outdoor fire-pit, so perfect for a chilly Portland evening. Take a walk through our gorgeous all-season garden that surrounds the entire 2601 Vaughn Street historic building.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday through Friday from 11am to 2:30pm
Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday from 9:00am to 2:30pm
Afternoon Menu: Everyday from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Happy Hour (in the bar only): Everyday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Dinner: Everyday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Full Bar Open during normal business hours
$30 and under
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Our large private parking lot is located just west side of the restaurant. There is also plenty of on-street parking.
Tri-Met bus lines 15,17 and 77
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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From small, intimate dinners and corporate gatherings to rehearsal dinners, receptions and weddings, Meriwether’s Restaurant can accommodate parties between 15 and 300 people in a variety of ways. Meriwether’s offers prix-fixe sit down or buffet menus that can be created from your preferences.
Meriwether's Restaurant & Skyline Farm Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I do enjoy visiting Meriweth ...
My wife and I do enjoy visiting Meriwether's. While I would prefer to see a little more effort on seasoning in the food, Meriwether's does make up for that in fresh local ingredients and highly interesting pairings of flavors (cod on a bed of pureed parsnips!).
While the restaurant is always great for special occasions, it is great for an everyday meal. The staff and environment are friendly and very at ease. While it is harder to get all the diners to participate in a more appropriate attire, the staff could certainly dress the part. I think it is peculiar to consider your attire casual when charging such high prices. I have visited before, so it is not as if I am caught unaware on my visits. However, my wife and I dress well, and when I am spending a couple hundred dollars on dinner, if the first staff I meet is wearing a partially-buttoned linen shirt while I am in a 3-piece suit, it is unfortunate. Unfortunate as well is the expensive meal served on a battered and cheap table. While I should not project my expectations on the restaurant, I must again feel the total atmosphere of the restaurant is not in line with the prices they charge. The food deserves a strong price tag, but one is paying for the whole experience.
So, will we be back? Well, it is not our first choice for dinner, and we will be going many other places in the near future. However, we do like Meriwether's, and we will definitely visit again someday. It is worth the visit, even if occasionally.
We waited quite awhile before the waitre ...
We waited quite awhile before the waitress came to take our order.
I thought my mushroom pasta was delicious, but my husband says even though his cod was "blackened" it was too much that it tasted like he was eating charcoal.
Service was good. Second time in a row ...
Service was good. Second time in a row where the main course was a big disappointment. My husband order the Cod. It was very salty and the side was extremely bitter. I'm not sure how he ate it. The appetizer and my dinner (mushroom torche) was good. For the prices, we expect better.
I was having my weekly lunch with my par ...
I was having my weekly lunch with my parents who are both in their 90's. We were seated in front of the fireplace, and next to the Christmas tree. Everything was so lovely. Service was amazing and food was delicious!!! Definitely will go again!
Every few years we get back to Portland ...
Every few years we get back to Portland and have a chance to enjoy Merewether's. We are never disappointed as the food and service are consistently excellent. To start with be sure to choose the pantry board as its variety of small samples are always very flavorful.
The restaurant is beautiful. Very nice a ...
The restaurant is beautiful. Very nice ambiance. 4 of us went for Thanksgiving dinner. We sat at the bar and had a nice drink and the bartender was very pleasant. 4 cocktails cost $51. Seems a bit pricey, but they were good. 2 of us had Manhattans and 2 had the special spiced cider (said they were sweet). Dinner had 3 options, turkey dinner, fish (cod) or pork shank. The turkey dinner was good and not altogether traditional which was fine and not expected to be standard. The cod was liked by one and the other thought it was way too fishy. I could smell the strong fish smell as well. It was still a nice time had by all, but dampened by the fish not being good and our wait staff had an attitude of they wish they didn't have to be there, so that dampened the mood. I would try it again on a regular night.
We went for Thanksgiving. Not the cheape ...
We went for Thanksgiving. Not the cheapest, but the atmosphere and service were stellar. The food was on point and was prepared perfectly. If you don't mind the lack of Thanksgiving leftovers, then this is a great choice for a stress free Thanksgiving meal.
Well, my wife and I took a shot at a pla ...
Well, my wife and I took a shot at a place we had not visited before and got reservations at Merriweathers for Thanksgiving. We were disappointed in the meal and experience. We were seated in an auxiliary outdoor area with windowed curtains and plenty of heat contrasting the cool wet afternoon. It was alternately cool and stifling hot as the afternoon passed. We had a table for two which made talking easier but the room was being used for larger groups, something we should have expected. The fixed price 3 course meal was less than expected. Merriweathers used formed, processed turkey and dressing, something you would expect in a high school cafeteria. The portions were small and not tasty. The wait staff was attentive and a plus's. Oh well, we will find somewhere else on our next holiday out.
We were there on Thanksgiving Day. We ab ...
We were there on Thanksgiving Day. We absolutely loved the food and the ambiance. They served 3 courses with 3 menu options for each course. It was hard to choose only one option per course because everything sounded amazing. Our overall experience was a 10. The only thing I could suggest to have made it better would be to serve more generous portion sizes (even though the portions were decent sized - that's the only thing I can think of). Fabulous place to spend Thanksgiving with your family big or small. I highly recommend Meriwether's to anyone wanting to dine out for their Thanksgiving dinner. Truly a 5 star experience!
On the night before Thanksgiving it was ...
On the night before Thanksgiving it was pouring rain. We were looking for a good dinner and found fabulous food in a cozy dining room in front of a fire. I love the intimate spaces in Meriwether's dining rooms. Every bite of our pork and Lamb dinners was delicious, with innovative and intriguing vegetable sides.
We love this restaurant! It is owned an ...
We love this restaurant! It is owned and run by a lovely family. Their personality shines through in the quality of the menu and presentation, the preparation, the service staff, the attention from the floor management, and the atmosphere. Excellent in every way! Bravo!
We ate at Meriwether's for a get togethe ...
We ate at Meriwether's for a get together with a friend. We enjoyed our brunch. I had the traditional eggs benedict, which was delicious; my partner had the biscuits and gravy; and our friend had the egg scramble. All were excellent. The potato side was fantastic as well. Service was attentive but not intrusive, and the noise level was nice, allowing for easy conversation. Definitely will head back again.
The atmosphere, attentive service and th ...
The atmosphere, attentive service and the farm fresh produce make Meriwether's a place I want to return again and again. The food was good, though maybe a little unimaginative. It is a perfect place for a romantic evening or a celebratory meal with loved ones.
This is an excellnt restaurant that I ha ...
This is an excellnt restaurant that I have been been to several times previously. We brought friends who had never eaten there. They were impressed. The food and service deserve special mention. We will definitely go back. Great Northwest grown food.
Wait staff was very attentive but not ov ...
Wait staff was very attentive but not overly so. The three of us enjoyed our entrees and appreciated the quietness--we had asked to be seated in a quieter area. Good menu choice--I had a chopped salad which was very good.
Both of us ordered eggs benedict , one v ...
Both of us ordered eggs benedict , one vegetarian and one traditional. Well the veggie was supposed to have leeks, mushrooms and tomatoes and only had a tomato. They were great, service immediately corrected and apologetic. However, we made it clear on both orders to have the whites of the eggs white and not clear which was fine but then the whole egg, yolks and all were hard. We thought we made it clear to our waiter that we wanted runny yolks but not clear whites which we haven't had an issue with other places. But that aside they did provided the correct vegetables for the veggie benedict after it was brought to their attention and also comped that meal!
Went here for lunch and our order someho ...
Went here for lunch and our order somehow didn't make it to the kitchen. We ended up waiting 35 minutes for our food. A manager eventually brought it out and, without us saying anything, told us the meal was on the house due to the delay. I'm not a snobby foodie and would not have demanded any special treatment, but her offering to comp the food was very kind. This is the fourth time I've eaten here and the serving staff is on point. Quick first greeting and drink order, 2-minute check-back after food is dropped and a good understanding of when to drop the bill. I've recommended Meriweather's to many friends and will be coming back in the future. Cheers!
Food is reliably good here and ambience ...
Food is reliably good here and ambience is very pleasant. It has one of the nicest dining rooms and patios for lunch in Portland. Ordered a latte and had to return it - very weak coffee and way overheated. Drip coffee is a safer bet. Server handled it beautifully. Stick with the basics and you won't be disappointed.
This is one of my favorite restaurants, ...
This is one of my favorite restaurants, but this visit was disappointing. The service was great, ambiance outstanding, but the chicken we ordered was so dry I couldn't even eat it. My husband had the same thing and his was dry as well. It is moderately expensive and there wasn't much of the vegetables on the plate either, so we left spending far too much and ate when we got home.
The ambience is very nice, the food was ...
The ambience is very nice, the food was outstanding, the service is fine, only complaint was that on the menu stated a 2% increase to cover the cost of the minimum wage increase. I would have just been happier paying a higher price built into the menu but seeing this notice is a turn off.
We set up a meeting over brunch. Not on ...
We set up a meeting over brunch. Not only was my request for a quiet location accommodated so we could talk over paperwork, two extra people arrived that were not originally in the plans but the staff at Meriweather's took it in stride. The folks I invited to meet me there had not been to Meriweather's before and commented they were extremely impressed with the ambiance, raved about the service and the quality of the food. Well done Meriweather's!
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