I don’t usually recommend chain restaurants, but I’m making an exception for the Chart House for those who want to dine at a Portland restaurant while feasting their eyes on a marvelous view—something that’s almost impossible to find elsewhere in Portland’s urban restaurant scene. Chart House nabbed this primo hillside location decades ago, and the restaurant has been part of Portland’s consciousness since “pre-discovery” days, when the city had only a handful of destination tablecloth restaurants. To accompany that special Chart House view of Portland, the Willamette Valley, and Mount Hood, you can enjoy fish prepared in many different ways. Not all the fish served here is local or even regional, so you can order pistachio-crusted mahi or grilled sea bass with a Meyer lemon glaze. Personally, I would stick to the Pacific salmon or albacore tuna when it’s in season. They also do surf-and-turf combinations. The signature dessert is warm lava cake, chocolate outside, chocolate inside, chocolate on top—the sugar rush lasts for hours. If the sun is out, you might want to come here for lunch, or happy hour (daily 4–7pm)—all the better to enjoy that remarkable view.
Portland OR› Restaurant
5700 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Our Rating Neighborhood Southwest Portland and Downtown Hours Mon–Thurs 11:30am–9:30pm; Fri 11:30am–10pm; Sat 5–10pm; Sun 10am–3pm and 5–9pm Phone 503/246-6963 Prices Main courses: lunch $12–$27, dinner $26–$42 Cuisine Type Seafood Web site Chart House
Map5700 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland OR
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