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
Easy, on-site parking in a part of town ...
Easy, on-site parking in a part of town otherwise bereft of parking. Prompt, pleasant, attentive service, not intrusive. Delicious, well prepared and presented food. Neither overpriced nor underpriced. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. We'll be back, with friends.
We had a delicious brunch at Meriweather ...
We had a delicious brunch at Meriweather's. Everything was locally sourced, creative and delicious. Best of all we were relaxed and unhurried, even encouraged to sit and chat until we were ready. Our party included an 8 year old who appreciated the kid's menu too. She swears she had the best waffles of all times.
While my beet salad was excellent, one d ...
While my beet salad was excellent, one dining companions potato herb soup was a let down lacking in potato flavor. The entrees, the dungeness crab spaghetti was extremely spicy with too much jalapenos, the mushroom torchio was bland. The third dining companion had the grill pork chop with jasmine dirty rice and warm corn salad. He commented the rice severely lacked flavor.
This was our first time dining at the Meriwether. Although, the descriptions of the dishes had us excited to try everything on the menu. The actual flavor was a let down leaving us feel as though it was over priced for the quality of the meal.
Met two good friends for dinner and had ...
Met two good friends for dinner and had a wonderful dinner. Service could have been a bit more attentive but truly the food made up for any brief lapses in attention. I love spicy food but anyone who orders the crab with pasta dish needs to be"warned" that it is very spicy. One small quibble is for the amount of food we ate and the amount of the bill an order of bread should be comped and not charged. I get that it costs money but this is an irritation to me.
Service and ambience were impeccable. Be ...
Service and ambience were impeccable. Beautiful day on the patio and in the shade which was a real plus. Food was just okay but still tasty. A bit pricy for what we got. Two of the group ordered a glass of wine and the person who ordered the Rose said it was so bad she didn't drink it. Our server was wonderful and told us the history of all of the beautiful bird houses and dinners at the farm. We will definitely look into that and return perhaps for happy hour next time.
Always enjoy Meriwether's. This time, th ...
Always enjoy Meriwether's. This time, the lunch I ordered was not as good as usual; greens were quite wilted, and the eggs weren't tasting top notch. I think I ordered the wrong thing, so will be more careful next time. Waiters are wonderful--the time before, Keith, in the dining room was superb for a birthday dinner I had there; he read a poem I was given (framed) aloud, and did a gracious, professional job at a reading that wasn't too easy to figure out. I eat at Meriwether's at every opportunity. You have my gratitude for being so consistently fine.
We love Meriwether's! We have been many ...
We love Meriwether's! We have been many times, and recommended it to multiple friends. I had the vegetarian Benedict while we were there, and my boyfriend had the Northwest Benedict (dungeness crab instead of ham). Both were positively luscious. I also had their marionberry lemonade with a few shots of vodka, and would highly recommend it.
I gave them 4/5 stars because the food is excellent, and I adore that all their food is local. I couldn't quite give 5 stars because I booked a reservation for 11:30 and we still weren't seated until nearly noon; also, the drinks we ordered early on didn't arrive until halfway through the meal. However! The food was amazing and our server was delightful.
My husband and I were celebrating a spec ...
My husband and I were celebrating a special day and it was so romantic. The staff was very accommodating, they picked a gorgeous spot to sit out side in the garden. We enjoyed complimentary champagne, and then selected a great bottle of Pinot Noir from White Rose. They have a great selection of wines from all over. I ordered the spaghetti with Dungeness Crab and oh my, it was so delish! It was a little spicy, but nothing some good red wine couldn't fix. My husband ordered the Chicken and it was so moist and flavorful. I highly recommend Meriwethers for any occasion!
Beautiful patio seating, service was gre ...
Beautiful patio seating, service was great. My colleague and I ordered our burgers medium well and they arrived almost raw. I was able to eat some of mine, but my teammate sent hers back. It was obvious that all the kitchen did was put her plate in the microwave. Yucky soggy bun pink from the undercooked meat, greens were wilted and inedible. Such a nice place, but really expensive for a substandard meal.
My husband and I celebrated our annivers ...
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. It's a great setting for special occasions, small groups, and also impromptu dinners in the bar. They also have a lovely patio (weather permitting), and a fresh, seasonal menu.
My biggest problem is narrowing down my entree selection! And, remembering to save room for dessert. This time highlights included beet salad, taster tray, filet mignon, and lemon pavlova. Mmmmmm.
They brought our mixed drinks without wa ...
They brought our mixed drinks without water, they brought us each a glass of water when asked and never once refilled. We rarely saw our waiter. The salmon dish is flavorless. It had no seasonings just salmon, farro and pecans, and barely any pecans. There was supposed to be some of their fresh farm veggies with that meal, it came with three halves of cherry tomatoes! Like 1.5 tomatoes. The other dishes contained no fresh vegetables. They tout farm to table. We tried to order the eggplant dish and at 6pm they were out of it. I would never recommend anyone to dine here!
We've eaten here several times for brunc ...
We've eaten here several times for brunch, but they were off their game on this particular day. Took awhile to take our order (we weren't in a hurry, so it was fine), but then we were told they were out of biscuits. And gravy. My husband had to choose something else, as we were told it would be another 25 minutes "at least" to get our food. So, he did. And it was still 25 minutes before we got his food. We heard other tables asking why it was taking so long. Another table got something that wasn't even close to what she ordered. (Biscuits and gravy.) She got a bowl of gravy. And a biscuit. But no egg. And not layered...it was very confusing. Again, it's usually great. I'm hoping this was just an off-day.
I absolutely loved my experience at Meri ...
I absolutely loved my experience at Meriwether's. I am from out of town, so I did not know what to expect, but I am so glad I chose to eat here. Their brunch menu is top notch and I left feeling like I had just eaten one of the best meals of my life. Also, complimentary playdough for the kids! Would love to go back.
One of my favorite places to dine in Por ...
One of my favorite places to dine in Portland. The service Brooke provided was close to perfect. We started out with steak bites which should not be missed. The salad was extremely fresh with just the right amount of dressing. We had a variety of main entrees that we're all delicious.
The addition of a few cents to the bill ...
The addition of a few cents to the bill identified as minimum wage charge is petty and obviously designed to make a political statement about the minimum wage law. The amount of money is totally insignificant and only serves as an irritant. If they need to raise prices fine but what Meriwethers is doing is ridiculous.
This a neighborhood gem worthy widesprea ...
This a neighborhood gem worthy widespread acclaim. Local ingredients, creative menu, and comfortable intimacy in historic setting. We regularly bring out of town friends to Meriwether's, all of whom remark on the wonderful experience in a genuine Oregon restaurant. I gave "Food" four out of five stars because the entree sizes are sometimes small given the price. Quality of ingredients and preparation is a solid five.
we brought friends from out of time for ...
we brought friends from out of time for a nice meal and good atmosphere. The food was alright but not special for the price. The service was poor. We asked for a refill on ice tea three times, the third time he seemed annoyed. Cookies were overpriced and not that good.
Couldn't get reservations the first time ...
Couldn't get reservations the first time I wanted to go, but persevered and got in later in the week. So glad as it was a lovely dining experience. Everyone's lunch was tasty as was my strawberry cocktail. Certainly will return.
We have been coming here at least once a ...
We have been coming here at least once a year for special occasions. I was super disappointed in our experience this time....so much so that I'm not sure I'm keen to go back again.
We made reservations but still had to wait 15 min to be seated. Once seated our server never acknowledged us for a good 10 min...meaning absolutely no one brought us waters even.
Our server was ordinary. Told us about her soup. When we asked recommendations between 2 dishes she seemed unenthusiastic about the food and really didn't help. Pretty much she was an order taker. Never checked in. Super super disappointing honestly.
Then the food....almost everything we had was too salty 😞 never had this problem before. Even ordered a few of the same things like deviled eggs with crab.
For $165, I would much rather have gone to Andina where the service, food and ambiance is spot on for a nice dinner. This place only had ambiance this time.
We have dined at Meriwether's several ti ...
We have dined at Meriwether's several times when in Portland, and have never been disappointed. This time it was with close friends of 40+ years the night after our daughter's wedding. The weather was perfect for dining on the tented patio, and the food was excellent, as usual. The uncrowded outdoor seating provided a quiet space for us to talk.
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