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Veritable Quandary - CLOSED

1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
+1 503-227-7342
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (174 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
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1 - 10 of 1,669 reviews

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Yet another one of Portland’s amazing icons bites the dust. Unfortunately this seems to be the trend for 2017- 2018 in Portland. Veritable Quandary was a meeting place from lots of people to have a relaxing evening great dreams amazing food and great staff. Shame...More

Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Went to VQ last Thursday for happy hour- they weren't offering happy hour but we decided to stay anyway because the space is very inviting. This is a very comfortable restaurant with a friendly staff and Chad, our server, was outstanding. Wife and I split...More

Thank farquhar4
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We returned to the VQ as it is called in Portland, because we wanted to see what it is like since it moved from the river's. edge to its new spot. Unfortunately, it has lost the charm of the old bar restaurant. The food is...More

Thank sharon g
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We have not been to their new location. Drove past the old location and their building is demolished.

Thank colby j
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

To the best of my knowledge, this restaurant is now gone--hence the "terrible" rating. I hope they reopen somewhere else.

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this icon of Portland has now closed its doors for the last time. What was one of the best watering holes in Portland is now gone forever. Goodbye VQ. We had some great times.

Thank mpn7330
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This was so awesome....but longer there. the owner....who was there every day and a great guy... sold it so the city could build a building.....so sad...I had gone there since I was a kid and taken my wife there as well as an adult...the pizza...More

Thank twolf1717
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The original VQ was outstanding and a Portland fixture, but has since closed to make room for a government building. I understand it's been reincarnated as simply 'Q' a block down and a block over, but we haven't tried it yet. Looking forward to though!

1  Thank FoodieWineFun
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Pricey but great local cuisine. If you're staying downtown go for happy hour. Always go when we're in PDX!

Thank Tamra D
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Delightful vintage restaurant near the river under a tree. Wonderful - or perhaps Perfect - outdoor dining. Great old bar. Known for their brunch which is both fancy and simple. Best veg burger in the country. Eggs Benedict a fave for many. Really a beautiful...More

Thank JoKiddo
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-227-7342
  • E-mail
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