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About Urban Farmer Portland
Urban Farmer Portland is a modern American steakhouse featuring indigenous and locally sourced food products from artisanal craftsmen. Located in the lobby of the Nines Hotel, a luxury collection property, Urban Farmer features refined dining in an elegantly understated atmosphere. Prime Beef, dry aged in-house, takes center stage alongside locally grown vegetables hand-carried to the kitchen door. Local wines, many of which are organic and biodynamic, round out a stellar beverage program that Portland's own crafted Spirits. Classic cocktails, refined urban setting, with panoramic city views as seen from the lovingly restored verandas that line the Historic Meier & Frank Building, circa 1909. Whether you desire a quick, delicious country-style breakfast, a "locavore" lunch featuring Oregon's bounty, or dinner and drinks for 2 to 20 in Urban Farmer's artistically designed dining room, we look forward to serving you with homespun grace and warmth.
Portland, OR 97204
Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 3pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
between 5th and 6th Ave
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer many semi-private and private dining spaces for receptions or dinner from 10 to 80 guests.
In addition to offer valet, there are 2 parking garages within one block of our location: Star Park located at SW 6th and Alder as well as Smart Park located at SW 4th and Morrison.
We are located right on the Max Line at the Pioneer Place stop as well as the Steetcar Pioneer Place stop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Urban Farmer is Portland's Steakhouse offering the very best the Oregon farmers, ranchers and fisherman have to offer within a modern, farmhouse chic environment.
Urban Farmer Portland Ratings and Reviews
My Wagyu rib eye was cooked perfect ly( I asked for medium rare). However, other people in our group said to cook their beef at the Chef's recommendation...which turned out to be medium /medium well ? Their beef seemed over cooked to me. It was barely pink in the middle.
Seems a shame to over cook a good piece of beef. I did appreciate that the steaks were seasoned though. I didn't have to salt my steak at all. All the side dishes were fantastic. The polenta was creamy and the poached egg was an added surprise. Mac and cheese was rich and tasty. Although our server and bus boy were attentive, our food took awhile . Luckily, we weren't in a hurry... and the ambience was very good at this restaurant.
Father's Day brunch was delicious! The food was amazing and unique and not something you'd find at other brunch spots. We don't usually bring our kids out to nice places but we were testing the waters for the occasion. They did great partly because of the wonderful staff! My 4 yr old daughter felt special ordering her own breakfast and the staff kept picking up the spoons and toys my 7 mo old kept dropping.
I recommend you skip Urban Farmer. Too many other great restaurants in Portland. Over priced for mediocre steak. My cut of steak was not great (end of the tenderloin instead of middle). When I pointed this out to the waitress all I got was a "sorry and our chef is new"... no offer to replace or comp the steak. Not what I would expect when you pay over $50 for a steak.
Better than your typical hotel restaurant, but...
We stayed at The Nines Hotel for 6 nights and this was our most convenient option for the first night and for breakfast. The menu is contemporary offering a nice mix of items and decent portions and the kitchen does a nice job executing.
Our issue with every experience was Service - while they had lots of people on the floor all appearing busy - the wait times to order and then to receive and then to pay were well beyond the generally accepted ranges. they would bring coffee, but no cream - or never come around to refill; no soup spoon when clearly it was needed to eat the dish (i.e., Shrimp & Grits with a luscious thin sauce), no butter with the fresh baked breads.... aka the Fundamentals
My conclusion is either a lack of management, organization, training or oversight. So just go in with this knowledge and plan accordingly - until management figures it out!
INCREDIBLE experience. Our server was extraordinarily well-educated on each type of steak the restaurant offered and gave perfect recommendations. My husband and I took my father who eats steak all the time, and he said it's the best steak he's ever had. :)
The Urban Farmer offers a wide variety of steaks, from cows that have been alternatively grass-fed, corn-fed, and ...fed. You can share steaks and some sides with your fellow diners. The steaks were very good, the mushroom side dish wasn't particularly good, and the spinach gratin was delicious. The chocolate cake for dessert was spectacularly good. There are a variety of little alcoves that lend privacy to your event. I felt quite chilly all evening long, even though I had on a sweater and a vest. The "ceiling" is at least 4 stories high and I imagine it was quite warm up by the ceiling.
I was glad to get a reservation for A special Mother's day breakfast after reading the menu online allbeit a little early--8:30--all that was available. When we arrived we waited quite a while for a menu which had a dissappointing 7-8 items on it. I commented to my son that it seemed like the menu was much larger online. After a nice breakfast I did ask the waiter if the menu online was different only to learn that they did have a special Mother's Day brunch which was never mentioned. The waiter tried to make an excuse that they don't start serving it til 9:00--poor response . The special occaision I came for was only special because of the company I was with and the food was at best mediocre hotel food. Given the lack of concern by the staff for making it a special Mother's day meal, I will not recommend this place to anyone.
At 60 usd a plate in a hotel called The Nines, one would hope for better. Unfortunately this restaurant does not live up to the hype. My experience here nearly brought me to tears, from the over cooked steak to the extremely rude staff who to everyone's surprise tried to pick a fight with my parents who flew in from out of town to celebrate my birthday. I don't recall ever witnessing something so unprofessional and rude, not to mention ridiculous at such a supposedly "high end" establishment. We had originally made our dinner plans for Ringside steakhouse but switched last minute because of a recommendation from a friend, claiming that the steak here is unbelievable. We found this to be a very false claim. Beyond the inhospitable environment, two out of the four steaks we ordered were well beyond overcooked. A 50% batting average for a steak house selling prime cuts at 60-80 dollars does not bode well. My advice would be to save sone money and heartache, skip urban farmer and go to ringside instead.
Made a reservation for 3 at 5:15pm the afternoon of. Considering #pdxtraffic on a Wednesday night coming from SW Portland, we came in hot at 6:30pm with a party of 4; we were sat immediately. The staff ensured comfortability and contentment, setting a standard from the moment we walked up to reservation desk. The technical space design as well as the scope of Urban Farmer complys with current standards and is accommodating the need for wheelchair accessibility. Although it's not the most affordable place to eat in the city, the good food, great service, and fun environment is worth experiencing. Check it out!
2nd time in and it was not nearly as good as the first. The service was a little slow (45 mins from order to being served) and sometimes it felt like we were forgotten, but they were friendly. Also, we were sat out more in the open this times than the prior time, which took away from some of the intimacy that our first experience offered.
The local greens salad was really good, but the cuts of Oregon grass-fed ribeye that we got this time were really fatty and it looked like I left half my steak on my plate when I was finished. They temperature of the steak was a little closer to medium-well in some spots than medium, but it still had great flavor. The potato puree was as awesome as ever.
I would/will go back because I think they make a really tasty steak, but it may not be as high up my list as it was before.
Went with wife and 4 kids. We are regulars and even had a large wedding here catered by UF. Among other entrees, Had 2 orders of brunch with eggs in it. Ordered hard boiled for all of them. Realized only after my toddler and 5/6 year old kids didn't eat them that the eggs were CHILLED. Probably left over from a continental breakfast or something. Alerted the nice waiter (Nick) and he acknowledged it but didn't offer any concession than to have me wait for actual hard boiled eggs that they could make. It was too late to wait an extra 15 mins for that. Kids were getting a little impatient. Wish the could've just brought out the correct things initially.
First impression of the hostess was rather cold and unfriendly. I requested to be seated at a different table, but she never came back. On the other hand, Meredith, our server, was very friendly and fun. Caesar salad was bland. Bone-in rib eye was very flavorful! Impressive pinot noir selections.
The food was delicious, however, the service was... ok, at best. My partner had to flag down a server to get our drinks refill--twice, and my order was wrong (when it finally was delivered). We felt as if we if we were being ignored by our server. The table next to us seemed to have decent service though. The steaks were amazing, but sadly, the service was so poor we probably won't return.
Easily this is the best Portland brunch experience to date. No wait, not shoulder to shoulder crowded, and exceptionally professional and friendly service. The menu is a great blend of classics with smart culinary twists and exciting and delicious originals. The Bloody Mary bar was an over the top collection of tasty garnishes and specialty hot sauces for elevating an already premium Mary. We could not have wanted for anything and our selections for food were even better than expected from this high level establishment. Their bacon is the best!
We went for Easter Brunch with the family. Fantastic food options and beautiful presentation. Our server was very on top of everything. My only suggestion would be for the price point that coffee and juice be included, felt a little cheap to be charged for that.
We had the buttermilk pancakes, mushroom and bacon omelet, and poached eggs. None were disappointing. The restaurant is on an upper floor in The Nines Hotel a half block from the center of downtown Portland. Parking is available nearby. Our server was friendly but not obtrusive, service was at just the right speed, and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The quality and flavor of the food was excellent. I would definitely recommend it.
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