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/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
Meriwethers has always been our place to ...
Meriwethers has always been our place to go to whatever the occasion. The restaurant and staff has always been consistent with food and service. And not to forget the wonderful organic produce sure makes a difference in taste! Please do not change, except maybe a different brunch menu will be nice after awhile.
The fresh squeezed orange juice was incr ...
The fresh squeezed orange juice was incredible. Had the Chiliquilles [sp], super fantastic. My favorite thing about Meriwether's, besides the excellent staff, is the seasonal variety of their menu. Really delicious combinations with attention to display and flavor. Will be back often!
We waited for almost 15 minutes for a ta ...
We waited for almost 15 minutes for a table, even though there were only a couple of tables occupied. Seems like way too much staff just wandering around. Our waitress was ok, but she did not check back after the dishes were presented, so my companions were not impressed. Overall the food was decent but way too expensive for the quality and quantity. We will not be returning, as there are so many great places in Portland...
Nice place for lunch, brunch, or dinner. ...
Nice place for lunch, brunch, or dinner. Very good burgers. Reuben sand which arrived cold and the meat was mostly fat. Service was polite, professional, but glacially slow. The menu does not change often enough, and the price of wine BTG is out of line. I have dined at the restaurant many times in the last 5 years and get the feeling that the ownership/management/staff have shifted in to neutral.
Beautiful environment, delicious food. T ...
Beautiful environment, delicious food. The cheese plate for the appetizer with fruit and nut was simply delicious with the homemade crackers. I had to try out over the lentil being really delicately flavored. Definitely recommend.
I hated my meal. I asked if they could m ...
I hated my meal. I asked if they could make a change to the risotto because of allergies but was told no. The only thing I felt was safe to eat was the pork ribs but I don't like beets so asked if they could either not put the beet purée on at all or just a little bit. The server told me they only put it around the edge of the plate so I ordered it. The whole plate was covered in the purée with the meat and potatoes sitting in it. Now if you like beets, then this is the dish for you. But if you don't, please don't order it. I ate very little of my meal and everything tasted like dirt. I told the waiter why I didn't eat it and his reply was "oh well". Never ever going back there.
Meriwether's is one of my favorite brunc ...
Meriwether's is one of my favorite brunch spots and usually, it is a great experience. his time, we waited 15-20 minutes for a waiter to even bring us water after we were seated and it took over an hour for our meals to come out. The food was still delicious.
Very difficult to get garden seating, wh ...
Very difficult to get garden seating, which you cannot request on open table. Love the ambience architecture and history, as well as, the food quality and care. Hit and miss on the servers awareness to flow of meal attentiveness.
Our meal was superb. I had the steak dis ...
Our meal was superb. I had the steak dish which was well prepared and of superb quality. It was relatively small, though not the price. My wife had a crab pasta. You kinda needed to hunt the crab. Our salad was the caprese which was served on a thick piece of bread. I've never seen it this was though my wife liked, I didn't. The hazelnut ice cream was great. Good food but expensive.
Good food, good service, beautiful outsi ...
Good food, good service, beautiful outside garden. But I was very put off by a "minimum wage surcharge." Raise your prices if you must to pay your employees a decent wage but I m not interested in what sounds like a political statement (or at the very least, whining.)
It was a beautiful summer day (lunchtime ...
It was a beautiful summer day (lunchtime) and we expected to be seated outside - in fact that's why we chose Meriwether's. There had been an earlier forecast for showers, but the forecast changed mid morning. Meriwether's closed their outdoor patio and we were not able to dine outside. I realize this is a judgment call at times, but much of the patio is under trees and a tent, and besides, when in Oregon, do as the Oregonians do - don't be alarmed by a little rain!
We were disappointed to be seated inside, but the food was good, and the service attentive - if a bit obsequious. There was no need for extra comments by the waiter - my dining companion and I had lots to talk about.
But of course I will go back - and hope to be seated outside!
This was a birthday dinner and we were t ...
This was a birthday dinner and we were two couples. One person is disabled and staff were willing to accommodate him easily. We sat outside and the spot is just so lovely this time of year! Food was excellent. Thought one of the four desserts might be comped for the birthday as many restaurants do that, but its okay that it wasn't. Would go back for another occasion.
1st time visiting the spot for brunch wi ...
1st time visiting the spot for brunch with close friends. My friends have tried the place before so they raved about the fresh local food. I was excited to arrive the unique looking restaurant at our reservation time (10:15am, we arrived 10:20) and the place wasn't too busy - there were open tables yet we had to wait for another 15min to be seated. Before serving any water to our table, the waiters tried to sell us juice. We were starving so we declined the offer and ordered our meals right away. It took the kitchen what seemed the longest time to bring our food. I can't remember how long, but it was definitely at least double the time that you'd expect in a restaurant with this name recognition. I ordered Mushroom Benedict: there were only a few sprinkles of mushroom, and the eggs were overcooked (super hard egg whites and not so runny egg yolks). The eggs felt (and looked) like the ones you can get from McMuffins, hard-cooked and round shape. My friends were disappointed at the potatoes on their dishes because they were not evenly cooked.
I'm usually very happy and easy-going with brunch, but that was a bad experience. I didn't tip because don't feel the place deserved it. We could feel something was off on the restaurant that day - the waiters were all over the place, kitchen was slow, and food was not up to par.
Really wish I had better comments - unfortunately it was not a great 1st experience. I wouldn't mind trying it again, to prove myself wrong. Hopefully that day was just a glitch.
The patio is gorgeous and quite lively. ...
The patio is gorgeous and quite lively. It creates a great space that is both family friendly, and ideal for dates. We went for our anniversary and were lucky enough to get outdoor seating. Unfortunately, the service was a little rushed and it felt as though we were being ushered out as quickly as possible. The salmon I ordered was fine, but nothing special. Very small filet that was lacking in flavor. The overall meal left something to be desired. My wife ordered the crab risotto, which was too salty. Dessert was very good. In short, for the price you pay this is a very underwhelming dinner.
We made reservations to Meriwether's for ...
We made reservations to Meriwether's for an anniversary dinner. Sat out side, temperature was perfect, table was perfect and Alex the server was wonderful. This was a great dining experience that we topped off by Taking a special bottle of wine for a $20 corking fee . It is a great bonus to have on site parking .
I wanted to love this place. The patio ...
I wanted to love this place. The patio is beautiful and the service attentive. The menu and food are okay (not bad, but not notable). The pantry board mix and match option on the website are not on the menu, which was unfortunate. I would go back for a cocktail, but probably not a full meal.
This was a surprise and delightful find ...
This was a surprise and delightful find in NW Portland. The restaurant, its beautiful outdoor patio and lounge are a delightful oasis of which we were not previously aware. Great atmosphere, fine dining, friendly staff.
made reservations for anniversary - shor ...
made reservations for anniversary - short wait time excellent table outside is beautiful all staff very friendly and accommodating. food excellent server very good service and very personable bartender very friendly and personable we will go back
happy hour menu looked fantastic we were there after happy hour but will go and try that another time got congratulatory small glass champagne at end of dinner to celebrate our anniversary
I have been thinking about our experienc ...
I have been thinking about our experience last weekend and after speaking to a few friends who had been there this is the consensus. One person "loves it" and four people felt that it was lacking but could not put a finger on why. I guess we were expecting something more for the money we spent, the time we had to wait, the lack of warmth with the servers.
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