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Portofino

#586 of 3,409 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
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8075 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-6663
+1 503-234-8259
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16:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Kennewick, Washington
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is wonderful and very accomadating. The meal was very good. The menu looked delightful. I would order a different dish next time as gnocchi is not my favorite type of pasta. Everyone at the table enjoyed the meal and had a great time

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Thank Lois M
Milwaukie, Oregon
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two couples. We started the family salad,(Fresh, crisp, varied and perfectly dressed) bruschetta with figs and goat cheese (piquant and sweet, crisp and succulent,a treat for the eye and the tongue) then went our separate ways for entrees. After the appetizers, I knew I needed something light, so I had the sole in cornmeal crust. Perfect sauce. I wanted to... More 

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Thank Roxie M
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very courteous employees. Not your basic spaghetti and meatball dishes. Very different and unusual. Everything on the menu sounds good; it's difficult to choose what to eat. Everyone was willing to discuss the different items on the menu to help us decide what to eat. The deserts are out of this world -- very good.

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Thank 819sherylp
Madison, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This charming Italian restaurant has incredible food. The chef/owner can customize your dish. Have ordered different dishes and never had a bad meal. We love going here.

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Thank Jane D
Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

My boyfriend took me here for dinner for my birthday, and WOW! It was a complete treat!! The staff is extremely friendly, the food was delectable, and the atmosphere was quite pleasant and intimate. We ordered the gnocchi with truffle oil (oh my goodness... I had a mouthgasm!), and then for dinner I ordered the layered lasagna. My mouth was... More 

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Thank Heidi W
Seth m, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we'll look forward to seeing you again. More 

Portland, Oregon
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Well, that was disappointing from my first contact with the staff to the last bite of my meal. My mom was excited to try this place as she had heard good things about it. We tried calling to make a reservation earlier in the day and we were put on hold for an extremely long time and eventually we hung... More 

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Thank Allo602
Seth m, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your meal with us, we try to make everyone happy, but sometimes you can't hit your mark with folks. And with the Seafood w/ Pesto, too? Because there are so many other nice reviews of that exact dish further down this site... More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

If you have a larger party and want a totally different experience, book the cellar table. ! Just had my wife's 50th surprise birthday party there. The wait staff and owner were all in on the surprise and did a fantastic job. Oh, did I mention how the food was? Everything that we had was absolutely wonderful. Only suggestion is... More 

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Thank masterofyakitori
Seth m, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your party with us; we'll look forward to many happy returns! More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

We love this place. Seth the owner makes you feel welcome and they have a huge wine list. The warm spinach salad family style with their gnocchi in truffle oil is a great way to start and the sausage & calvatelli la vodka is one of the best meals I've ever had

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Thank jeff C
Seth m, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

Thanks, Jeff! It's always so nice to see you and your family whenever you come in for dinner. We'll look forward to your next visit! More 

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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

One in our party accidentally made reservations here but meant to call a different restaurant. Upon showing up at the other restaurant he called to cancel the reservation and was told we would be charged $15 a person for no show because they had turned others away due to our reservation. After consideration of 6 in our party ($90 missed... More 

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Thank Karen T
Seth m, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

I'm sorry you made a reservation at the wrong restaurant, and were "forced" to come to dinner with us. And the only reason we were partially empty when you came was because you showed up so much later in the evening than your initial reservation time(we were only about a 1/2 hour away from pulling the OPEN sign). But we... More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

This was an unexpectedly delicious meal! Everyone had something different and all the meals looked perfect. Not only did they look perfect, the flavor was exceptional. We enjoyed an appetizer that had goat cheese and spice, wish I remembered what they were, they melted in your mouth! My sole with fresh vegetables was perfect. As I sampled the other meals,... More 

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Thank MaryAnn A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
16:30 - 22:30
Saturday
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8075 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-6663
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
  • Neighbourhood: Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
  • Phone Number: +1 503-234-8259

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?