About Picasso on Paseo
Picasso Cafe - Great Food is an Art
Contemporary American, Pizzeria, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm.
NW 30th ST
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Picasso is a proud supporter of the arts. We feature live, all original music performances each Friday and Saturday from 9.30-12am. Additionally we host a featured artist each month with an open-to-the-public reception each 1st Thursday of the month. Every third Tuesday is our "Veggie Dinner" featuring 5 farm to table courses by Executive Chef John Madore for just $23 also available with wine pairings. The last Wednesday of the month is "On Tap," a town hall style meeting held in conjunction with local NPR affiliate KOSU to discuss current events. Its never a dull moment at Picasso!
Picasso Cafe is proud to offer custom catering services. Each event is a new, unique experience and we create a culinary experience tailored for a specific guest. Please visit our website to submit our discovery worksheet and someone will contact you shortly.
The entirety of Paseo offers free street parking in addition to several public lots. The best way to experience The Paseo--which literally translates to "stroll"--is to meander through on foot. Immerse yourself in the arts at the numerous galleries and shop the various retail stores. This is a special place with a palpable feel--take your time and experience a little bit of everything.
METRO Transit bus service is available to The Paseo--take route 4 bus 1 to find us.
Private Party Facilities:
Picasso is versatile by design featuring a number of spaces which can be reserved for private seating. Often frequented areas include our organic, covered back patio, upstairs dining with private bar access, main dining room, The Vista-private dining for up to 8 with a beautiful view of The Paseo, our cozy atrium with leather couches and the relaxed feel of home or the private bar area.
Private Party Contact:
Marti Storie: 4056022002x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Picasso on Paseo Ratings and Reviews
I'm so obsessed! I went one time and hav ...
I'm so obsessed! I went one time and have convinced so many friends to come back. Drinks are good and not over priced and the food is PHENOMENAL! I have truly never had a brunch so delicious. The space is super cute and relaxing. Love love love!
server was efficient with excellent coop ...
server was efficient with excellent cooperation between waitstaff. However, this made our server seem detached and service did not seem to be personalized. Portions were generous while the food interesting and tasty. The a-la-carte feature allowing you to build your meal any way you like was fun . Definitely will go back to try some new items
Lobster was disgusting and raw. Holandai ...
Lobster was disgusting and raw. Holandaise had no taste. Food was cold. Mimosa champagne was mediocre. Fruit was not fresh. We had a 4-top and had to send 2 plates back. NOISE level was ridiculous! We had to yell to hear each other. Not a relaxing brunch! SO disappointed.
Although our server was very nice and fr ...
Although our server was very nice and friendly, she had no sense of urgency in bringing us the items we ordered. It took 25 minutes to get our drinks- and we only got them because another server brought them to our table!!! All the other waitstaff were flying by us, bringing out meals, busing tables, taking orders-but our server was slowly and casually walking around, as though without a care in the world. It was very frustrating and definitely put a damper on our evening out.
My wife and I made a reservation on the ...
My wife and I made a reservation on the night of a First Friday Art Walk for 7:15 pm. We were glad that we made a reservation because the people in front of us were told that there was a 45 minute wait when we arrived.
We did not like how loud it was in the dining area. We had to strain to hear each other.
The portions were a pretty good size - not too big, not too small. The fried goat cheese appetizer had four fried balls of goat cheese. We each took two pieces, but a party of four could do fine with everyone taking one piece each. The bitter greens and honey provided nice counterpoints to the tangy cheese.
Next, we split a small kale caesar salad. This was really enough for one person. The balsamic dressing was my favorite part of it.
For our entree, we ordered the seafood special -- trout stuffed with crab, topped with fried spinach, accompanied by sauteed carrots and green beans. I liked that the trout skin was crispy, too. The spinach was almost crispy. It is difficult to make spinach crispy by frying it, so I was impressed at the attempt. The crab meat was mixed with a mildly spicy dressing, and the vegetables were sprinkled with red pepper flakes for more spiciness. It was just enough to contrast well with the mild flavor of the trout.
We were a table of 7. When we arrived, w ...
We were a table of 7. When we arrived, we were shown to our table which had already set up. It was the start of a great experience. We will definitely be back. BTW, our server, Lauren, was outstanding. Attentive
but not cloying. We were celebrating a birthday and Picasso's contributed to its huge success. Kudos.
Highly Recommend this Place This was my ...
Highly Recommend this Place
This was my first time - so this review will give my first impressions. I read all of the reviews before making a reservation for Sat. @ 12:15p. Whenever I arrived, I was astonished to see how busy the place was and delighted by all of the festivity. The atmosphere is very much a Melting Pot with all types of people and diversity. This was interesting and fun.
There is a lot of outside seating, and plenty of inside seating. We were taken to the table immediately and the our guests were seated ahead of time by giving the name on our reservation. There are big top tables and small type tables which can seat as many or as few as needed. There is also a nice bar in the back with a lot of bar stools.
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Risotto Croquettes - lightly breaded hush puppy style round with delicious risotto and cheese on the inside. Delicious!
Corn Empanadas - very delicious and cooked perfectly. My compliments to the chef.
Airline Chicken with Risotto - delicious pan seared and elegantly seasoned with delicately cooked Risotto and fresh green beans
Open Faced Roast Beef with Au Jus and fresh green beans - the Roast beef was a little dry but I still ate it down by dipping each bite into the Au Jus. The green beans were very fresh.
Service was outstanding.
The staff went above and beyond to make ...
The staff went above and beyond to make our visit one we wouldn't forget.
Evan is the best waiter!
The food was outstanding.
The drinks were very good and they were generous with the alcohol content.
Definitely will be going back and recommending that others go.
The staff was amazing and the Chef upon ...
The staff was amazing and the Chef upon hearing of my very high allergy issues came out to discuss everything with me - he was SO kind and thoughtful I immediately fell even more in love with the place. I can't wait to come back!
The motto here is that great food is a w ...
The motto here is that great food is a work of art - the menu definitely lives up to this! Everything we tried was unique and delicious. Service was awesome. We sat outside around sunset, which I highly recommend as it wasn't too loud. Inside was a bit on the noisy side so if you want to have some nice conversation, request outdoor seating. Oh, and get the coffee and donuts for dessert!!
They have some nice vegetarian selection ...
They have some nice vegetarian selections. I'm not vegetarian but am picky about my food (organic, etc.). I do have some friends who are vegetarian and sometimes, it's a struggle to find a restaurant where they can get something more than just salad or regular dishes made without meat. Picasso's has some very creative and delicious vegetarian dishes. This is our new go-to spot when they come to town. If there is one down side to this restaurant, it's that seating is limited and reservations are often hard to come by on the weekends. Maybe they will expand. The staff is also friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back but will make reservations a few days in advance next time so we can get our preferred time slot.
My husband and I are vegetarians, and we ...
My husband and I are vegetarians, and we loved the special menu section with lots of great options. Our server was excellent, and we enjoyed the lively ambiance. Our cocktails were unique and refreshing, and our entrees were delicious--the artichoke mousse ravioli and the roasted portobello sandwich. We will definitely return to try more choices!
The service is really really bad. I tol ...
The service is really really bad. I told a runner that my salad was wrong and she took it and rolled her eyes at me and said something as she walked away. Waitress charged for parmesan for my pasta. The carbonara was inedible. Everything was pretty bad.
We were only 10 minutes late and they ha ...
We were only 10 minutes late and they had already given our reservation away. We were coming from out of town and had trouble finding a parking place or would have been on time. It would be nice if they could hold your reservation for a little longer.
We will definitely return for brunch and ...
We will definitely return for brunch and maybe dinner! The breakfast burrito I had was great and I don't typically like breakfast burrito. My wife said her salad was outstanding. Stacey was an outstanding server. She took care of us like family. We will ask for her next time.
This was our second visit within a week. ...
This was our second visit within a week...and we ended up with the same waiter, Dillon. He is amazing...even remembered BOTH our names and what we liked to drink. Everything on the menu looks yummylicious, and if the quality and taste of what we've ordered so far is any indication of it all, we're sold, and can't wait to come back and try brunch.
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