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Blue Olive - CLOSED

500 NW 21st Avenue, Portland, OR
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
7 Jan 2015
“Great Greek Food!”
30 Dec 2014
“Thumbs Up!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
500 NW 21st Avenue, Portland, OR
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

We've been going to Blue Olive for a few years now....it's excellent. A great NE spot! Order at the counter and wait just a few minutes. I personally love the Mediterranean plate....the Spanakopita is excellent, as is the Greek Salad, hummus and pita bread....lentil soup...More

1  Thank Molly M
Reviewed 30 December 2014

I went here for the first time for a group dinner. The servers were very attentive and were able to attend to everyone with a timely manner. I loved the hummus they served! The calamari was pretty good and the lamb was delicious! I will...More

Thank hmariecj
Reviewed 7 November 2014

The service was excellent! She accomodated our big group of thirteen, and also assisted us in ordering the food for the children since they do not have a children's menu. The appetizers including the hummus and kabbobs were delicious, and also the main course of...More

Thank Roxy030754
Reviewed 31 October 2014

I go to the Blue Olive frequently because of their extended happy hour and excellent Mediterranean food. The bar is absolutely gorgeous--dimly lit, and well decorated with jars of infusing alcohols. This is a great place to go if you want to be able to...More

Thank piphi
Reviewed 2 October 2014

My family makes a practice of having birthday dinners here. The restaurant and café, the latter located in NE Portland, are both owned and operated by two brothers who, with their mother and father, emigrated here from Iran in the early 90's. Before opening the...More

Thank halebmcm
Reviewed 13 September 2014

My husband and I went here for lunch on a Sunday afternoon in September. It was kind of a weird time (about 2pm, I think?) so there was barely anyone else in the restaurant. We ordered way too much food, but was it ever good!...More

Thank Sarah Z
Reviewed 18 August 2014

But the service couldn't overcome the very average food. We had the weirdest taramasalada ever and a sloppy, tasteless moussaka. Scratched it off our list.

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The food is said to be Mediterranean... and I would have guessed Greek with some Lebanese influence. Anyway, the happy-hour is reasonably priced with a nice selection of food and drinks. You can eat outside along the side-walk or in the bar at the large...More

Thank MARK K
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Very good Mediterranean food. The felafel were especially well prepared--nicely browned and crispy outside, yet not dried out inside--and not greasy. Great martinis made with homemade infusions at a great price--$6. Service was good. Wait staff attentive and food and drinks prepared quickly, though it...More

Thank MarkR74658
Reviewed 12 November 2013

We really enjoyed the dinner we had here. Happy hour 3-closing with really good $6 martinis. We ordered several small plates and shared. The food was very good, chicken kabobs juicy and tender. They were short staffed the night we were there but we weren't...More

Thank italygirlSeattle
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 NW 21st Avenue, Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
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