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 Dolan Lane'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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, 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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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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
Reservations for noon. Sat at 12:10. P ...
Reservations for noon. Sat at 12:10. Put in order right away and food arrived at 12:52. Ordered French toast and quiche). Unfortunately had an appointment planned for after lunch and arrived late. Love love this place but was disappointed that the server did not even acknowledge the kitchen was backed up or the delay. We even mentioned our appointment when ordering but no heads up or checkin from the waitress. Reminder to not go here if I can't give it a solid 2 hours.
Went to Meriwether's for brunch and had ...
Went to Meriwether's for brunch and had a great time! Sat outside on the patio. Great place to sit if you like the outdoor dinning experience. Had a wonderful veggie bloody mary....delicious! Ordered a mexican dish with pulled pork nachos and a fried egg! Again...delicious! My husband ordered the homemade biscuits and gravy, another great meal! We are planning on going back to try the dinner menu. I recommend this place if you want a great place for a relaxing and delicious brunch!
Fantastic service, my girlfriend and I w ...
Fantastic service, my girlfriend and I went out for date night, and I had been wanting to try this place for a long time. This is the best representation of farm to table, and the food highlights that. My girlfriend's salmon came out a little too rare, and our server noticed it before she even said anything and picked up the plate to get it cooked better for her. The service was impeccable and the food was stunning. If you are lucky enough to get to eat out in the garden, you're in for a real treat. We will return, over and over and over, and.....
My girlfriend and I were given a gift ca ...
My girlfriend and I were given a gift card to Meriwether's by a friend, and we used it to celebrate her birthday. I'm so glad we did. The service was outstanding, and the food -- while pricy -- was worth every penny. The waitress made it clear to us early on that we could take as much time as we wanted, and we were never rushed. All in all, it was a wonderful experience, and I couldn't recommend this place more highly.
Very nice dinner for our anniversary. We ...
Very nice dinner for our anniversary. We had a table in the garden which was very pretty. Service was very good and suggested some nice wines to go with our meals. The cheese plate was fun and offered a good variety of flavors. The lamb was delicious. They even gave us two small glasses of champagne to help us celebrate. We will go back.
Love this place! It's a tradition for a ...
Love this place! It's a tradition for a daughter's birthday. Great food and love the beautiful garden. Once again Meriwether's did not disappoint.
I really like the way they prepare the s ...
I really like the way they prepare the steak it was delicious.
Simply the best food you can buy. Great ...
Simply the best food you can buy. Great cocktails. Wine list is tight. Menu is thoughtful and the execution is outstanding.
We had extremely poor service. I took my ...
We had extremely poor service. I took my two granddaughters and daughter-in-law for a special lunch. I was deeply embarrassed by the lack of service and respect given to my granddaughters. Their requests were ignored or dismissed with rolled eyes. I did not feel requests for ketchup for fries or water merited this response, in fact both should have been automatic. I usually love this restaurant, but will rethink ever using it as a lunch venue. The staff was just plain unprofessional and disrespectful of the customer.
Food is consistently good. Service spot ...
Food is consistently good. Service spot on and you just can't get a better atmosphere inside or out.
Generally a very good place to have lunc ...
Generally a very good place to have lunch. This last visit my steak salad (a consistent favorite) was fairly chewy for the price.
It was a very good find in a place gps c ...
It was a very good find in a place gps could find for visitors. Would go again. Use Costco gift cards to save. Dessert are great but pricey.
It was a beautiful day and we ate on the ...
It was a beautiful day and we ate on the terrace. It was the Father's Day Brunch. The terrace was very beautiful and the food was delicious. We had a lovely waitress. This was our first experience at Meriwether's and we were glad we came.
We went for Father's Day brunch. Server ...
We went for Father's Day brunch. Servers were lovely but not terribly responsive. It was very busy. The food was good but expensive. The patio was lovely.
We have been to Meirwethers many times a ...
We have been to Meirwethers many times and have always enjoyed it. We took our dad for father's day and wewere pretty disappointed . The service was so slow. We waited over 20 min for our order to be taken. When our food came, 2 of the orders were meat (pork short rib & breakfast hash) were very overcooked. It was nearly inedible . Just an overall disappointment. I will recommend dinner there but no more brunches.
Although pricey, the food was delicious ...
Although pricey, the food was delicious and the outdoor area was really beautiful. I would definitely come back.
Everything was great with a couple of ca ...
Everything was great with a couple of caveats (to be explained). It was Father's Day brunch, so despite having a reservation we had to wait a few minutes -- we expected this, and we were just the two of us, so no big deal. Caveat one is that we were not consulted as to whether or not we wanted to eat outside -- we were simply led to our table, and it really was a tad chilly (though sunny). Caveat two is that, given how chilly it was, the waitress should have IMMEDIATELY brought us coffee or tea before leaving us to our thoughts for the next 15 or 20 minutes. I know they were crowded and very busy, but this bit of attention would have gone a long way in mitigating the wait. As it was, I felt a bit grumpy by the time she got to us. Other than these two complaints, which are service-related, it was great, and the food was lovely and plentiful.
We have enjoyed every meal we've ever ha ...
We have enjoyed every meal we've ever had at Meriwethers - great patio dining, great food, great service. We'll be back.
We go often, but the Father's Day Brunch ...
We go often, but the Father's Day Brunch menu was not the norma..it was pre-fixe, expensive and not good.
For having such a good reputation we wer ...
For having such a good reputation we were disappointed in the menu for Father's Day. The food was average and the cost of the meal could have been better spent elsewhere. Our server was seldom seen and not very friendly. It's unfortunate that our first visit left a bad impression.
Nice place for a cozy dining experience. ...
Nice place for a cozy dining experience. Food always exceptional.
We used to dine at Meriwhethers fairly o ...
We used to dine at Meriwhethers fairly often for brunch and dinner, but it had fallen off our rotation for at least the last year. When we saw Meriwhethers gift cards at Costo, we decided to grab a couple and go back. In hindsight, I should have realized that selling gift cards at Costco was a sign that things have declined. I made a reservation for 3, but we ended up waiting at least 15 min for our table while walk ins were sat ahead of us. Our "3rd" was our 2 month old baby, and I specifically made the reservation for 3 so we would have room for her, but they tried to seat us at a table for two, with no room to place the car seat holder without extremely crowding the table next to us. Fortunately they agreed to move us to a larger table. Our waiter was friendly, but not very attentive. Iced tea and coffee refills were hard to come by. It seemed to take a long time for our brunch to arrive, and my eggs Benedict was cold. My husbands brioche French toast was average -- we make far better at home. We waited quite some time for a beverage refill and our check, while our waiter had a lengthy chat about cars with a customer at a nearby table. I think we finally got his attention when we asked another server to bring the bill. We have one more gift card to burn from the Costco pack, so we are already locked into giving it another chance. Hopefully our experience this weekend was unusual because we used to really love this place!
We had reservations and were kept waitin ...
We had reservations and were kept waiting which is not unusual. However, there were personal conversations going on with wait staff and hostess at the reception podium. Waiting was frustrating when we were seated in a relatively empty dining room. The food was good and our waiter was attentive. Over all ambiance was great except for staff who were inattentive and on their own agenda.
We've been to Meriwether's a few times a ...
We've been to Meriwether's a few times and have always enjoyed it. However, when we arrived, we were told they just canceled our reservation because we were 30 minutes late. (We were 15 minutes late.) They said it was for 7:00, but I had proof it was for 7:15. They did seat us and the food was good. However, our server seemed to be in a hurry and was short and abrupt with us. He did not add to the evening, and actually took away some of the enjoyment. Again, the food was good, but getting kind of reprimanded on our arrival and then having Mr. Unfriendly as a waiter....not likely to recommend or want to go back anytime soon.
Meriwether tends to be our "go to" resta ...
Meriwether tends to be our "go to" restaurant when we want something "dependable": good food, reasonable (not inexpensive though), relaxed environment.
The food and environment were excellent. ...
The food and environment were excellent. The service was outstanding.
We came to Meriwether's to celebrate our ...
We came to Meriwether's to celebrate our 17th anniversary and were disappointed. The waitress was aloof and not very engaging...she took a long time to take our order and was very short with us. It almost felt like she would prefer to be in another place. She only became engaged as we were almost done with our meal, I guess she wanted to make sure she got a good tip! Very disappointed with the prices as well...not good value for money.
Great place to get together.
I had a friend visiting from out of town and we wanted to squeeze in a nice breakfast. The location was great for our needs. I made a reservation and we had all the time we needed without feeling rushed. The service and the food were both excellent. Great meal, great decor , great staff. Perfect.
We came here for a business dinner, the atmosphere was great for a casual business conversation and the service was great. We shared multiple appetizers which where all great and everyone raved about there meal, my chicken was a bit dry but the rest of the dish was good.
We had a reservation but still had to wa ...
We had a reservation but still had to wait. The person at the desk (owner ??) was not enthusiastic. When we finally got seated (and the place was not at all busy), we waited and waited and no service. Finally a waiter did show up and to his credit apologized profusely for making us wait. I think that the problem was not his but rather the management who failed to assign a waiter to our table. The food was OK but certainly not worth the price. If this is the best restaurant in the area, that is hard to believe
A winner every time!
I've been to Meriwether's countless times, and the place is magical! Food is always amazing and service is impeccable. Francesca was a delight as she served our table during a fun birthday celebration between two tired Moms who just wanted a lovely evening. It was perfect! Thank you for always being so incredible!
Great dining experience! Sat on the beau ...
Great dining experience! Sat on the beautiful patio surrounded by flowers and fountains for my father's 80th birthday. Service was great and food was excellent: so fresh and huge portions. Stellar food from salads and bread to the trifle dessert.
This is our go to spot for traditional f ...
This is our go to spot for traditional farm to table NW fare. Always fresh with a touch of gourmet flare. The braised short ribs and beet salad are a couple of my favs. The bartender mixes up a mean Manhattan if you're in the mood for a traditional cocktail or pick a bottle from the great wine list. I love to sit on the patio enjoying dinner with friends.
Sat on the outdoor patio and a wonderful meal. The food was fresh, flavorful, and plentiful. Our waiter was a personable guy who kept the coffee coming. Loved it!
Date Night with my Lovely wife
This was mot our first trip to this restaurant and we were excited to be going back. It was extremely hot outside, but the air conditioning inside we a welcome relief from the heat. The food was excellent as was the wait staff. We will return again soon!
Great food in a garden setting
Meriwether's is a hidden gem. It does not always make the lists of the best of Portland, but the food and atmosphere are outstanding. Everything is fresh and well-prepared. They grow much of the produce on their own farm, so it is VERY fresh. If the weather is nice, sitting in the garden is an extra treat.
Had high hopes for Sunday brunch, but two of the four meals were so-so. This place is quite expensive so when you are spending a lot of money you expect quality. We also got forgotten after being seated which again for a place like this was strange. I think they are overrated.
Went here for Sunday brunch, met are expectations. We requested the patio, but it was closed because the weatherman said it might rain. We found the indoor seating quite cozy. Love the decor, the food was wonderful as well.
Nothing negative to say except that when we reserved for dinner, we arrived 10 minutes early but had to wait to be seated and then were seated in the bar area, which apparently is considered part of the restaurant. We requested to be moved, and were eventually accommodated. We know now to request the patio or dining room, this needs to be clear to people when they are reserving a table.
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