About Urban Farmer
Urban Farmer 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.
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
Happy Hour: Everyday (excluding holidays): 3pm - 5pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, 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 Ratings and Reviews
We were impressed from the moment we arr ...
We were impressed from the moment we arrived. The hostess greeted us exactly how a hostess should, happy to see us, engaging, took us to a quiet table for our anniversary. Our waiter was passionate and helped us decide on the perfect meal. Our food was amazing, great steak, great sides. We were extremely pleased with our anniversary dinner choice.
All three of us ordered the Steak Tour, ...
All three of us ordered the Steak Tour, and all three of us received at least one steak that was extremely unpleasant (given the quality of the restaurant and the price). Nobody complained to the wait-staff because we generally don't send food back, but for 65 dollars We all felt one of the steaks was sub-par.
Also the vegetables that we ordered came very under cooked.
Environment is excellent and one of a ki ...
Environment is excellent and one of a kind in Portland. Scallops (main course) and octopus (starter) were perfectly cooked and delicious. Porterhouse was heavily marinated and a bit too salty. Meat was cooked uneven - medium rare on the outside, and rare closer to the bone.
Great steak house, I think I counted 14 ...
Great steak house, I think I counted 14 choices. Wagyu, grass fed, grain fed, corn fed . You can do a tasting or choose your preference. Service exceptional. Appetizers four gras, octopus just two of many choices. Bone marrow add on superb .
I really was not as impressed by the mea ...
I really was not as impressed by the meal as I had hoped to be. The food was good, but not great. The pricing did not accurately reflect the quality of the meal. I have had better for much less. The waitress was top drawer. I'm sorry the kitchen didn't follow through for her.
Great brunch in Portland. I've dined at ...
Great brunch in Portland. I've dined at Urban Farmer for brunch on two trips to this beautiful city and each were memorable. Highly recommend the crab and mushroom omelette. The house made English muffins saved my hungover life. We will be back!!
I had high hopes when I booked a table f ...
I had high hopes when I booked a table for my husband's birthday at Urban Farmer. We were both very disappointed by the food. We eat out at higher-end dining venues a lot and both thought that the food was WAY below par for the price point - about on par with a chain steakhouse; nothing very special from a culinary standpoint.The service was good. That was the one saving grace.
The food was not very good. I would have ...
The food was not very good. I would have enjoyed my steak cooked instead it was raw and cold, the butter topping didn't even melt as the temperature was not medium as I had ordered. It was grisly meat not prime. My husbands fish was rare too. We would have complained and sent back but it took so get in the first place we were just ready to go. The server was very nice.
Overall a great experience, even though ...
Overall a great experience, even though the halibut was way over cooked. To the point of being crispy fried! We did really appreciate the complimentary champagne toast at the end. Such a nice surprise for our special occasion! Would recommend this place!
The food was really only OK. My fish was ...
The food was really only OK. My fish was dry and terribly salty. Veggies were better but over-priced. Bread was fine.
I may just have ordered the wrong things - husband liked his steak just fine.
Service was quite good, and it's always nice to have the sparkling/still water option at the table.
We went for brunch and mimosas and it wa ...
We went for brunch and mimosas and it was delicious. Cool ambience and closely decor and the food was amazing. Not too busy either and we made our reservation last minute while we were shopping nearby. Perfect spot. The homemade biscuits especially the honey one were amazing, as was the crab omelette a friend had. My eggs Benedict with avocado were divine.
Urban Farmer was the PERFECT spot to cel ...
Urban Farmer was the PERFECT spot to celebrate a special birthday. The food and drinks are amazing, you can't go wrong. Plus, the service was impeccable. Great place to take friends and family for a special occasion.
The service was disappointing this time. ...
The service was disappointing this time. I have been here three times and that was certainly a unique situation. Possibly our server was new but they were not on point. Otherwise a great place to eat and socialize.
Had 3 meals at Urban Farmer during a wee ...
Had 3 meals at Urban Farmer during a week long stay. First weekend brunch around 11:30 am was great. Really appreciate option for a half order of their wonderful classic eggs benedict. Second was a steak dinner and again was able to get a smaller portion than what's on the menu by getting just one steak off the 4 steak sampler entree. it was perfectly cooked and the half order of greens was a perfect accompaniment. the fresh baked cornbread that came with the meal was excellent. Third time was an early brunch and i think maybe everyone had been out at the blues festival the night before because the duck hash was wet and had way too much cayenne added. A side of their house fennel sausage was grey and wet on the outside and dry on the inside. Waiter did not register that the meal was subpar after i explained why most of it was left on the plate. So mostly pluses, but avoid early weekend brunch.
Urban Farmer is a solid choice if you're ...
Urban Farmer is a solid choice if you're looking for a steakhouse that's one step above a Ruth's Chris or Morton's. The service is excellent. The food is well executed and reasonably priced for its quality. My only criticism of the food is that it's not particularly exciting or adventurous. Then again, I'm not a big steakhouse fan. My business partner is, so I've been to quite a number of them around the world. And let's face it, one doesn't go to a steakhouse looking for the exciting or adventurous. It's a conservative choice. For example, the "Local Greens" salad came with a wonderfully fresh and bright assortment of greens, poached baby carrots and saved root vegetables. However, the honey vinaigrette dressing was sort of old fashioned and "meh." The Portland location is a mixed bag with regard to ambiance. The high atrium is nice, but it does impart a bit of a food court in and upscale mall character to the restaurant. It gets more intimate after dark. But that's well after 9:30 pm in the Portland summertime. So, Urban Farmer might be a better choice for a date in the wintertime when, as we Portlander's know, it's often dark by 4:30 pm.
We did a lot of research on Portland res ...
We did a lot of research on Portland restaurants before choosing Urban Farmer. UF features farm to table beef- some of the best I've tasted in years. Excellent cocktails before dinner. Outstanding service with particularly good advice on how to navigate the menu. And the steaks- forget it vegetarians, this is a steakhouse, and one of the best. We tried the 24 oz New York sampler- 8 oz each grass-fed, corn-finished, and corn-raised beef from Oregon. The last was among the finest steaks I've had in years. Wow. I did not try the Colorado Kobe equivalent, since I come from Colorado and have access to this at home. And what a wine list. My wife and I are Pinot Noir lovers and we were not disappointed. Pinot's range from about $70-$600. We went for level 2-3 and were very pleased with the recommendation. Yum!
For starters, arrived early and ordered ...
For starters, arrived early and ordered a beer at the bar. Bartender served beer foaming over and making a mess in front of me on the bar and didn't even wipe it up. Normally, no big deal but I had a nice shirt on and was meeting my date.
My date and I both ordered the halibut which took forever. Waiter and manager both apologized and informed us it would be out in a few minutes. That was great and we appreciated knowing. However, when we served, both our Halibut dishes were raw in the middle and cold.
They did comp us a dessert. Kind of spoiled the meal experience. Not what I would expect when dropping $160
High quality food in a lovely atmosphere ...
High quality food in a lovely atmosphere. However, there was nothing vegan on the menu, nor any indications of what's gluten free. A bit frustrating in 2016 that vegan options aren't easily noted. That said, I explained my dilemma and they suggested a potato hash, which was quite tasty.
I was surprised that there was no mentio ...
I was surprised that there was no mention of Father's Day at brunch. We have always considered this our hidden gem that is never busy, and has great food. I felt our server was a bit too casual calling my husband bro instead of sir? Maybe I was just expecting more today.
For hotel dining, this is very nice, ver ...
For hotel dining, this is very nice, very informal. The raclette salad was special. I very much like knowing the sources of menu items. The Oregon tenderloin was disappointing. The California tenderloin was very good. As far as ambience, at The Nines, I prefer the view from Departure's roof top dining.
Great food and impeccable service
My girlfriend and I were on a day trip to Portland and we saw good reviews for this restaurant. It was right downtown, but on the 8th floor of a hotel. Food was great - we had an excellently prepared sampler of different Steaks. Simple preparation but high quality. Our server was awesome and he advised us on gluten-free options, even dessert. We had a great time and the food was fantastic.
I arrived late in the evening and sat at ...
I arrived late in the evening and sat at the bar. No one appeared for a while. In fact, the host took it upon himself to clear away the dishes that were still in front of me. Service was not good the first half of the meal but improved the second half. But the steak I had was just unremarkable. I've had many that were better and at much better values. Perhaps get a table earlier in the evening when service is more attentive, and try something other than the steak.
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