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
First time we've had dinner at Meriwethe ...
First time we've had dinner at Meriwether's. Typically go there for lunch. Dinner was excellent...from the imaginative shared plate appetizer with six yummy items to delicious entrees to the amazing desserts. This is a go again spot!
Our second visit here. The first was ph ...
Our second visit here. The first was phenomenal in all levels. Today's visit the service was great, we weren't rushed, everyone was very polite and friendly. The food - all of it - was great except the hollandaise sauce. We will certainly be back, we enjoy our visits there.
We frequent Meriwether often for brunch, ...
We frequent Meriwether often for brunch, lunch or dinner. This most recent occasion was for a business lunch and Meriwether's was the perfect choice. It was raining heavily and we were seated at a table right in front of the wood-burning fireplace. One of our party was 30-minutes late and our server, Daniel, could not have been more attentive, polite and professional. Their lunch menu item chicken salad sandwich was wonderful as always. We will always look forward to dining at Meriwether's.
For our second visit to Meriwether's, we ...
For our second visit to Meriwether's, we are still impressed by the attention to detail and the attentiveness of the servers. The food was prepared wonderfully. There were a few "misses" (one dish we ordered was WAY to salty...we wonder if it was a mistake in the recipe? )but overall, I would not hesitate to return.
I had been looking forward to trying Mer ...
I had been looking forward to trying Meriwether's for some time. I am new to Portland, but heard it was an institution, and not to be missed. I expected a fairly conventional menu, but was excited about their locally sourced ingredients, and what I had heard was a lovely atmosphere. The night started at the bar with cocktails - a manhattan and some fruity gin based drink. Both were excellent, and served with a smile. Nice. Shortly after, we were led to our table. A mostly older, conservative crowd filled the dining room, and the noise level was perfect. We ordered the cheese plate, which was fine, if a bit underwhelming. No standouts. Our server didn't volunteer any information on the cheeses, and when questioned, couldn't really answer anything about the origins of each variety. Strange I thought, given the emphasis on local ingredients. We then waited 20-30 minutes before I flagged our server so that she could take our order. We ordered a lovely salad, which my wife and I devoured. The locality of the ingredients was obvious and delicious. We then ordered two entrees, (a pork chop and chicken). I again inquired about the source - not really because I insist on knowing, but I believe it enhances the experience, and the restaurants ethos seemed to encourage it. It was clear that our server had no idea, and, while always pleasant, was more or less indifferent to the quality of our experience. The entrees came out shortly after and were quite disappointing. Both were seriously over salted, and lacked any other notable flavor characteristics. The chop was served with a corn salad, which sounded delightful, but in reality was quite bland and uninteresting. I again had to flag our server to bring water to stay hydrated after the excessive sodium consumption. We skipped desert. The check was a small fortune. In a town with this may exciting culinary options, there is a 0% chance we will go back to Meriwether's.
This is our "go-to" place for warm and c ...
This is our "go-to" place for warm and cozy family and friends small group meals. The veggies and fruit are mostly grown by the owners on their farm and is consistently delicious. It is generally packed even when the outside is open during late spring and summer so reservations are advised especially during the rainy season as even with reservations there may be outdoor standing room only.
This restaurant has wonderful ambiance, ...
This restaurant has wonderful ambiance, which is important to me. The old house feel and quaint décor, with romantic seating, gave us a special experience. The menu is full of farm fresh veggies and meats, and the portions are ample enough to share . We had the trout which was prepared to perfection, and the garden salad dressed with a delightful house vinegarette. We went on a Saturday night, and although the place was full, we received personalized attention. The waiter was knowledgeable of the menu items and made good suggestions. I loved the fact that they have a parking lot, so you don't have to spend 15-20 minutes trying to find a parking spot! This would also be a great place to go if you went with another couple for dinner. I will go here again for sure!
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.
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