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Veritable Quandary - CLOSED

1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
+1 503-227-7342
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (161 reviews)
“osso bucco” (110 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
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381 - 390 of 1,673 reviews

Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

A Portland tradition with great atmosphere and food. The ultimate Portlandia experience. Unfortunately will be closing soon.

Thank Portland_OregonGgman
Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

A Portland tradition -- what a compliment! We always try to bring our customers a wonderful experience, so it means the world to hear such appreciation for our food and atmosphere. Please come by and see us again soon. All the best, Erin, GM

Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Veritable Quandary brings to mind so many good memories over a span of about 20 years that it breaks my heart to know it will be leaving me forever. I remember a night when the freezing rain had made the sidewalks and streets like...More

Thank mamfive
Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Thank you for sharing that touching story with us. After 20 years, we've been through a lot together. Thanks for always supporting us -- for the next few months at least, we will still be your home from the rain and your purveyor of tasty...More

Reviewed 15 March 2016

The VQ is one of Portland's oldest and best dining and watering holes in the city, but unfortunately it will be closing for good sometime this summer to make way for a new county courthouse building. In the spring and summer they have a wonderful...More

Thank Sandra C
Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Thank you for all of your kind words, Sandra! As the weather warms up and flowers come into bloom, I hope you'll come and join us for another order of risotto on our patio. All the best, Erin, GM

Reviewed 15 March 2016

The VQ will be closing at the end of summer. It's sad, but considering the owner has been running it for 30 plus years, it's time for him to take a break. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is wonderful and for many who dine...More

Thank Pdxmichael97266
Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

We are honored to share so many wonderful memories with the people of Portland. After 45 years, a few more months seems like a short amount of time -- but we're savoring every moment. Please come by and join us again before we close our...More

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Excellent quality and section in both food and drinks. A great place for a business meeting, a date or meeting friends before going out.

Thank Bryan H
Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Whether you're here for a date or a business meeting, we always aim to impress, Bryan. It's great to hear that we succeeded! Please come by once more before we close our doors. All the best, Erin, GM

Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant had been a Portland staple for more than 50 years, right on the river wall in downtown. Their space is now being used by the Portland Rose Festival Office.More

Thank Elisa D
Erin H, Owner at Veritable Quandary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

We have been here for a while, Elisa. We are at the base of the Hawthorne bridge, one block up from the river. Not the place on the river, being used for the Rose Festival office. We are savoring the moments until we close this...More

Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

My friends and I are regulars at VQ. We've enjoyed brunches and dinner at this fine establishment. The food is delicious, fresh, northwest fare. It will be closing soon due to a rebuild, so get in to enjoy while you can!

Thank vandreas
Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

It's amazing to hear that you and your friends are such fans of our food, Vandreas. After so many memories with us, I hope that you'll come by for just a few more before we close. All the best, Erin, GM

Reviewed 15 March 2016

VQ is our go to downtown happy hour and dinner hang!! The burger is the best I have ever had, the drinks are tasty, and the atmosphere is stunning. The reason for the 4/5 stars is that the friendliness of the staff is hit and...More

Thank Jessica D
Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

I'm so pleased that we've become your go-to dinner spot and watering hole downtown, Jessica. Especially with the news of our closing, we've been quite busy. However, we do what we can with the space that we have to accommodate all of our customers. As...More

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Food is amazing, service is fantastic and the outdoor garden is a wonderful place to spend an evening. Go see visit soon though, they are closing.

Thank Rhonda_Henderson
Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

It's great to hear that you've had time to enjoy our outdoor garden, Rhonda. As it gets warmer outside and the flowers start to come into full bloom, we hope to see you there once more. All the best, Erin, GM

Reviewed 15 March 2016

great food and atmosphere - but hurry up and get in there as the building is being demolished for a new tower.

Thank susan39_12
Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Thank you for the kind sentiment -- we hope to see you again before we close. All the best, Erin, GM

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 15:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
09:30 - 01:00
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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