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Bluehour means different things to different people. In French literature it describes any time of day "of heightened emotion." In Portland it has come to mean "a great place to dine."
As the premier modern restaurant in the Pearl District, Bluehour opened its doors in 2000, with what Gourmet Magazine describes as, "the most sophisticated, contemporary food in town." Guests choose between the elegant dining room or the casual café and bar.
Surprising and delicious describes the Modern Northwest cuisine we create in the Bluehour kitchen each night. The menu is printed daily, so come in and enjoy Chef Chris Carriker's seasonally inspired menu.
Portland, OR 97209
Modern European, Northwest, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday -- 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Thursday - Saturday -- 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday -- 10:00-3:00PM
Cafe/bar open after dinner until midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
L'Heure Bleue is the private room at Bluehour that can accommodate up to 60 people for a seated dinner or up to 100 people for a cocktail style reception on any occasion. Private Event Manager: Alice Price
Valet parking is $6.00 and is offered after 5:30pm, Friday and Saturday evenings, at the corner of NW 13th and Everett St.
On all other evenings, street parking is available. Please call for garage recommendations.
Bluehour is located three blocks west of the NW 10th and Everett stop of the Portland Street Car.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Whether planning an elegant social affair or searching for a unique venue for a corporate meeting or outing, Bluehour offers professional catering services to ensure that the vision of your event comes to life. Available: full bar service, specialty cocktails, AV capabilities and personalized menus
Bluehour Ratings and Reviews
I made quite a few visits to Blue Hour while visiting Portland during the years prior to my relocation to this area. I have never been disappointed by the food which has always been excellent. The busy happy hour bar scene makes the noise level quite high on many evenings, but my last visit was on a Sunday which quiet prevailed and quite conversation was easy.
I'm sure I'll come back regularly.
The service was noticeably outstanding. I eat out a lot, so good service is expected and exceptional service is noticed. Ambiance is great. Great location. Good was very good, but only met expectations. I would definitely dine here again and recommend it to friends.
Blue Hour is an elegant, white tablecloth restaurant with great food. More suits and dresses than cut off jeans, but not stuffy or pretentious. They have a great terrace for fine weather and huge windows overlooking the Pearl's vibrant 13th Street historic district. Our Oregon tuna was superb, as was the duck confit.
Initial greet and seat, really friendly. The poached eggs on pork belly benedict were hard and not oozy and creamy. Disappointing. When the waiter brought my coffee, spilled quite a bit onto the saucer which melted the sugar on the saucer into a sticky mess. French toast looked amazing and the eater of said French toast cleaned his plate. The donuts with the raspberry gel were delicious. Service was good.
Brunch was great! My fiance made reservations for my bday, and to our surprise they had $2 mimosas! Each dish we ordered had such great flavor. He had the Whisky Tango and I had the Lumber Jack breakfast sandwich....so de-lish! Awesome service, as well, our waiter was great! I will definitely go back for brunch, and look forward to trying the dinner menu.
The interior is gorgeous for sure and the staff is very attentive and wonderful. Much else was not what I've grown to expect from Blue Hour. -The back of a staff member's white shirt looked like it had been slept in...literally -One of the empty bread plates came out a bit dirty and about 4-5 tines of my dinner folk had dried on sauce from god knows what...darn...forgot to ask for new fork so I guess I ended up using the dirty fork without thinking -My $44 steak was charred to the point of almost being burn...ate it cus I didn't want to make a fuss -Of the three complimentary amuse-bouche...1 was delicious and other 2 were meh -The cocktails and dessert were phenomenal though! Overall, I worry that this place has begun slacking and relying on past laurels. Maybe it was just one off night, but so much was off and they weren't busy. Perhaps that's why the place wasn't very busy for a Friday night. This is all very sad to report because I had always really loved Blue Hour in the past and have brought out of town friends there for dinner and have always looked forward to going for special occasions. Sadly, I guess we'll have to find another place to fill that spot.
Lovely place to have brunch; first visit 'happened' to be their first time having live jazz music. So pleasant to have a delicious meal WITH musical accompaniment. Patrons talked quietly which was another 'rare' plus. We were warmly greeted, seated immediately and enjoyed our meals. Donuts were delicious though very 'TINY' sampling. Waiter also attentive throughout without being in our space too often. NICE BALANCE.
I took a special date here and it was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever had! My daughter set up the reservations and enchantment began from there. The atmosphere was elegant and warm. The decor was top notch and enviting. The service is one for the rich and famous to talk about and beyond delitful for us. The food was AMAIZING! I wish I was able to pronounce some of the dishes so I could highly recommend what to eat. I will just tell everyone to go and have the experiance of a lifetime and let you tastebuds celebrate life!
Surprisingly we probably didn't need reservations on a Saturday night. Good selection, presentation and serving size, fantastic waitstaff. This was the atmosphere and food selection we were looking for for a celebration. Excellent wine and liquor list and the waiter was very knowledgeable about local wineries and distilleries.
This was our 3rd anniversary and our 3rd visit to Blue Hour, service is always #1 and the main reason we go. I ordered the rib eye it was very large and cooked correctly medium rare. My wife ordered the Roasted Duck bad choice it was very fatty and tough to eat. Being our anniversary we were surprised when we arrived by 2 complimentary glasses of champagne. There was a noisy table of business guys that distracted us but they left 1/2 way threw our dinner. We did not try wine as we always bring our own and the corking fee here is $20. At the end of our meal we were treated with a complimentary desert. All in all good experience just a wrong choice in the order. We will be back!
The restaurant had ONE table of 6 people seated when our group of 8 arrived. We informed the server and hostess that we needed to leave within 90 minutes to catch a flight.
The drink orders were a disaster. On this Sunday lunch/brunch we were informed that nearly every drink we ordered was either sold out, or key ingredients were not available...including full bottles of champagne. Drinks took nearly 20 minutes to be served.
We ordered 4 plates of the donuts, which came 30 minutes later. Meals came nearly 45 minutes AFTER ordering, leaving us with 10 minutes or so to eat and run.
The server kept assuring us the meals were "just about ready" for over 30 minutes.
Considering the place was empty except for one table, the continuous delays were not understandable at all.
If you have less than 1.5 hours for a slow served food experience, pick something else. It's a very nicely decorated restaurant, but the lousy service is unacceptable and there's a lack of stocking ingredients and bar items.
The restaurant was almost empty (on a Saturday night at 8pm) which led to an awkward dining experience where we felt like the staff could hear our whole conversation. They played strictly too 40 hits from the early 2000s. The food was pretty good with nice presentation and some nice surprises like a complimentary amuse bouche. However, I am concerned about cleanliness as there were several fruit flies in of our cocktails. The server was embarrassed and promptly replaced it with one that he checked before serving... unfortunately there was still a fruit fly floating inside. No concession was made as a result of this mishap, so while this restaurant's menu has some promise, I would not recommend it to a friend (or stranger for that matter). For a $235 meal for 3 including tip, I'd expect a little more on most fronts.
I've always appreciated the table spacing at Blue Hour, second only to the food. For some reason this time, we two were seated in a window almost on top of a party of four even though there were lots of empty tables. Fortunately, they were a quiet enough 4-some....
The food is always well prepared, especially the traditional dishes. The more experimental choices don't always quite work but they, too, show care in preparation.
A very nice place to retreat to if a little expensive for regular dining. Can be noisy at night but spacing helps.
Bluehour is our favorite restaurant in downtown Portland. The menu changes and evolves each time we go. The chef is a master creator of fabulous seasonally fresh food.The vegetable options are always terrific. My husband had the filet this time and it was perfectly cooked. The service is always outstanding!
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