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Red Star Tavern

503 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97204
+1 503-222-0005
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“burger” (32 reviews)
“sliders” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
503 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97204
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1 - 10 of 544 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was a true disappointment, especially after reading other stellar reviews. I have wanted to try Red Star for months. After reading the numerous recommendations, I was ready for a great eating experience. Denied. We arrived and were quickly seated. Although there was one...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for drinks at Happy Hour and stayed for the outstanding happy hour bar food selection! It was perfect from the pub burger, to steak and frites! Loves are time there and atmosphere was lovelyMore

Thank sreevesfamily
Voyage823618, Restaurant Supervisor at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are proud to be able to provide such a great selection for happy hour that is available everyday for more than just a few hours. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the food and time you spent here in our establishment....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staying at the Nines hotel, and wanted to wander around the neighborhood. Stopped in here for a drink. Had some sports on TV and a friendly bartender. Good selection of spirits and beers. Food is available, but did not have time to eat.More

Thank Tom M
Voyage823618, Supervisor at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Tom, we are thrilled that you walked in to our bar and had a great experience. People absolutely love our extensive selection of spirits and hopefully next time you'll find the perfect dish to compliment. Thank you for taking the time to write us a...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018

A great bar with great staff that I love spending time in. The bar staff is friendly and knowledgeable on beverages and mixes and create a great atmosphere . The menu, however is limited, lacks variety and if you visit regularly, you run out of...More

Thank Sarinda U
AshleighG232, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

Thank you Sarinda for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the level of service as well as the food and beverage options here at Red Star Tavern. We do change up our menu based on...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

I am coming back tonight again too and I dont even need to :) awesome awesome staff and dining! Try the deviled eggs, sliders and ask what is best that day as they have special which rotate. What a great crew too, we really slammed...More

Thank GoPlaces183658
AshleighG232, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Wow, thank you for such a lovely and detailed review! I'm thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your time here so much. We work hard to create a heartfelt and exceptional service to match the absolutely delectable food that our kitchen pumps out. I...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018

We had 2 breakfast and one dinner at the Red Star during our stay at the Monaco and it was very good. Breakfast choices are great and execution is really top level. The mushroom omelette was made with real fresh mushrooms tastier than usual "champignons...More

Thank Marc L
AshleighG232, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Thank you Marc for taking the time to leave us such a detailed and lovely review! I am thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your meals as well as our staff. I will ensure that they receive praise on a job well...More

Reviewed September 12, 2018

Stopped in for drinks and ended up having dinner. Great bar and the food was good. The pouched shrimp was a great appetizer and the Halibut ( fish of the day). Was very good. But if you are looking for a great bar for drinks...More

Thank Jeffrey S
AshleighG232, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thank you for leaving us such a kind review! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your food while in and awesome drinks never hurt either, ha! We look forward to serving you again in the future. -Ashleigh Gall

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Almost with regret, we ordered room service, too tired to go out. That was one of the best cheeseburgers that I have ever had. And the fries were fantastic (and hot). And even the pickled veggies were great. Everything worked really well together--clearly well-thought out...More

Thank ProfLonghair
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you very much for leaving us a review based on your In Room Dining experience. We seldom receive feedback online regarding this so it is lovely to hear that your experience was so pleasant. We strive to ensure that our In Room Dining experiences...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

First we went to a $15 a drink happy hour on top of some hotel. Ran out of there and found this gem Drinks were strong good a 6 - 7 bucks. Got great fries and wings on happy hour menu for 8 bucks total....More

Thank musicofcourse
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you very much for your warm review of your recent experience here at Red Star Tavern. I'm thrilled to hear that Red Star could be a bit of an oasis for you while downtown. Our happy hour is pretty amazing with prices that surly...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch yesterday of a burger and fries. I found it to be a very average burger for $17. My wife had the Caesar salad at near the same price. It also wasn't worth writing home about. However, the server was very good. No fault...More

Thank JohnL9916
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you John for providing a review of your recent experience at Red Star Tavern. While I'm thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the level of personal service that you received I am also saddened to hear that your meals fell short....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97204
    (5th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Transit stop directly in front of the restaurant on SW 5th and Alder
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-222-0005
  • E-mail
Description
Red Star Tavern has true tavern character and tasty food. Experience the timeless tradition of a true tavern in downtown Portland.
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