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529 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 (Hoyt Street)
+1 503-445-7400
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went on a Sat at lunchtime. Food was awful and staff unattentive. The worst bathroom disaster ever. Lots of staff walking around doing nothing. Just a weird vibe all around Will not be going back anytime soon.

1 Thank Nell C
BluehourPortland, Owner at 23Hoyt, responded to this review

Your disappointment is our disappointment, Nell! Especially since we truly want to be a space for you to enjoy our classic American fare with just the right flair. Perhaps you caught us after a lunch rush, but that's certainly not an excuse. I'll be sure to share your comments with the team and I can't wait to see you back... More 

Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went for dinner. Had seared chicken with polenta. Wonderful! One of the best chicken dinners I have had. Better than some LA restaurants. Had warm donut holes for dessert. They were very good too. They have a nice wine selection.

Thank clacdancer
BluehourPortland, Owner at 23Hoyt, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for dinner, and we couldn't be happier to see how much you enjoyed the experience -- we really do love what we do here, and it's wonderful to know that you do too! Those donut holes are definitely a favorite on our menu, so you made an excellent choice! Hope to see you again soon,... More 

Reno, Nevada
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153 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited 23Hoyt Sunday evening for what we hoped would be a great meal and evening. Sadly this is not what we received. The service was very slow although the restaurant was far from full, the oyster appetizer came out first and it was very good, our meal although took nearly an hour, my flat iron steak had good flavor... More 

Thank TahoeNVTravelers
BluehourPortland, Owner at 23Hoyt, responded to this review

Welcome to the neighborhood -- we're so excited to get to know you! That being said, I apologize that your first experience wasn't nearly as great as it should have been -- we take our menu very seriously, and we strive to only serve up the best dishes possible. You can imagine how disappointed I was to see that your... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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333 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We went for happy hour/dinner with a 6 year old. Server was great in bringing her food early, a special drink and paid her lots of attention. The inside of the restaurant is nice and looks clean and bright. Loved the gentleman who seated us. Very friendly, gave us tips on the happy hour specials, etc. My 29 yr old... More 

Thank TrvlTheWorld2
BluehourPortland, Owner at 23Hoyt, responded to this review

That's incredible to hear! I know when it comes to dining out, you can only hope to have an experience that nails it on food, taste, service, and atmosphere -- I couldn't be happier to see we earned such a stellar review. In fact, I'm already looking forward to having you back! You'll have to let me know what you... More 

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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Was in town for a wedding with a late departure- took in the NW23rd shopping area- found this gem with brunch- Being a single chose to sit at the empty bar with a great bartender- Food was delivered quickly and hot! The chorizo omelet was awesome as were the mimosas- and someone popped the question- I heard her say yes!

Thank Karyn A
BluehourPortland, Owner at 23Hoyt, responded to this review

I'm excited you joined us for brunch at the bar, Karyn! It's always wonderful to know when a guest has had a great experience with us, and I'll be sure to share your feedback with our bartender. I know you were only in town for a wedding, but I hope you won't hesitate to come back next time you're in... More 

Portland, Oregon
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125 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Came here for a birthday dinner, a party of 7. The ambiance and the environment is great. Modern and very 'Portland'. The menu was good, items marked a GF or VGN for those with allergies and alternative choices. I had the Hoyt Burger which was great, my boyfriend had the Steak which was quite bland and very mediocre, not worth... More 

Thank Prather7
BluehourPortland, Owner at 23Hoyt, responded to this review

I know when you go out to eat to celebrate something as special as a birthday, you expect memorable food and service to match such a memorable event. I'm sorry to hear our service missed the mark, and I'll be sure to follow up with my team about that. Especially with regard to your boyfriend's steak, I'm quite concerned because... More 

Petaluma, California, United States
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I live 450 miles away but I eat here 5-6 times per year, The food, atmosphere and service are incredible. My last visit was for Portland Pride and the manager had prepared two pride special cocktails, a Rainbow Pride Pink and a Pride Sunset AND 50% of the proceeds were donated to an LGBT group. The menu changes and is... More 

Thank Barry L
BluehourPortland, Owner at 23Hoyt, responded to this review

Your review just made my day, Barry, and I'm very excited you and your friend joined us when you were in town during Portland Pride! That aside, I must say, I'm honored you make the trip to my restaurant five to six times a year. 450 miles is no small feat! I can't thank you enough for your support. Until... More 

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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I've been to 23Hoyt quite a few times now as it is very close to my house and I've really enjoyed the Sunday brunch which is famous for it's $2 mimosas. They have a dish called the Whiskey Tango that is a biscuit, gravy and a sunny egg which is my favorite brunch item. I have personally had great interactions... More 

Thank Haakon H
BluehourPortland, Owner at 23Hoyt, responded to this review

The Whiskey Tango is a go-to for me, too, Haakon! I'm very excited to know that it's your favorite. I really appreciate your continued support, and I love having fans in the neighborhood. Thanks so much! All the best, Bruce Carey, Owner More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at 5 for a quick bite. At this time of day things were slow, yet the service was still terrible. There were a few regulars getting most of the attention. Food was mediocre even for bar fare. Location is all that's valuable here.

Thank AzAnthony
BluehourPortland, Owner at 23Hoyt, responded to this review

Subpar food and slow service just aren't what we're about, Anthony, so I have to say I'm disappointed if that's what you received here. No matter if a guest is brand new or comes in everyday, everyone should get the same, great attention. I'll be sure to keep this in mind, and I hope we'll have another opportunity to show... More 

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We happened by here for happy hour. Great ambiance, great service. The servings are remarkably generous for happy hour; you will not leave hungry.

Thank semipicky
BluehourPortland, Owner at 23Hoyt, responded to this review

It's wonderful seeing the atmosphere, service, and portions were all so impressive! That's a true compliment, and I take it to heart. At the same time, I'm sorry to see this experience as a whole was only average. That's certainly not the standard we hold ourselves to, and I hope we'll have another chance to win you over entirely someday.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
    (Hoyt Street)
  • Public Transportation: Street car stop at NW Lovejoy and NW 23rd Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-445-7400
23Hoyt is a favorite neighborhood restaurant and bar for people attracted to busy 23rd Avenue and the surrounding West Hills. Chef Chris Carriker's menu is both exciting and comforting. This can be your place for any special occasion or for any ole day of the week. We serve dinner every night with a fabulous happy hour and brunch on Saturday and Sunday featuring $2 mimosas!

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