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The Driftwood Room

#116 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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729 SW 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-1906
+1 503-219-2094
14:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 14:00 - 23:30
Fri 14:00 - 00:30
Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect little adult cave to escape into! It was mid-week, mid-day when my husband and I went here and it was great. Attentive bartender, good drink selection, well-paired food... If you have poor eyesight you'll have a tough time reading the menu without a candle. :)

Thank RLT154943
Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Feels like a glamorous 1940s beachside hideaway bar. Great bar and food. Popular happy hour. We go here to celebrate "wins" like buying a house, closing a business deal, etc. Valet, lot or street parking. Great restaurant adjacent. Cool lobby. Lots of memorable fun

Thank JoKiddo
Hayward, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Pleasant "mood" atmosphere, with excellent service, including willing substitutions. Limited food service (after all this is basically a bar), but everything my party sampled was delicious, from their gourmet kitchen.

Thank FD B
Redmond, Washington
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great bar tending staff - knew how to make a great saver AC drink. They need better lighting design. I used a flashlight to read the menu.

Thank puffinz2016
Portland, Oregon
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342 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Such a cute, tiny, throwback bar. It is dark, which is great! Small with a few tables around the back. Great place to sit at the bar. Comfy chairs and an attentive bartender that knows his stuff. The Manhattan is great. The deviled eggs with pork belly are decadent. Went well with the bubbly! Good service, a discount during Happy... More 

Thank shewholovestoeat
Arlington, Virginia
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122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Driftwood room is a throwback to a 1950's bar. Dark, with comfy seats. The bar does offer specialized cocktails which were interesting. But the quality of the food has slipped. We have been here on other occasions and it was fine. The "crispy" shrimp was a soggy mess drowning in siracha sauce. I love spicy food but this was... More 

Thank Kauaidudette
Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Time to wind down, grab a martini with 3 olives and sit back and enjoy the comfort and quite. Darkly lit just enough to be inconspicuous.

Thank cgarlvr09
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Their happy hour wasn't that great of a bargain but the cocktails were good and the ambiance was relaxing. It had a very swanky 1950s vibe. What a great hotel bar!

Thank micromaniac
Portland, OR
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This bar is located inside the Hotel de Luxe which is decorated in old Hollywood luxury but the Driftwood has an equally unique decor of dark and sultry with the driftwood as art. The bar has very low light and intimate seating for sexy hushed liaisons. The bartenders know their stuff- a must in this craft cocktail town. We enjoyed... More 

Thank CarrsPDX
Sacramento, California
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Small bars have a unique charm. People are often apt to chat to strangers and share fun stories in this one. This bar has a capacity of probably less than 30 people, with small table seating and at the bar. The bartenders are classic Portland experts with a wide selection of spirits. They have a small bar menu if you... More 

Thank Carolyn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 729 SW 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-1906
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-219-2094

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