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The American Local

3003 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1450
+1 503-954-2687
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“flank steak” (8 reviews)
“tostada” (5 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3003 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1450
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our go-to spot (we live in Portland). We have to actively resist not going here more often just to get broader exposure. The entire American Local family consistently delivers top-notch service, food, and drinks. Their plates are as eclectic as you'll find in...More

Thank Is_brea_taisteal
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We found this restaurant quite by chance as we were bumbling round Division & got chatting to some local people who also recommended it highly. We were not disappointed at all and in fact ended up with the culinary highlight of our 3 week USA...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We live very close to Division Street, the site of many excellent places to eat in SE Portland but hadn't eaten at The American Local. We are so glad we decided to give it a try. We ate outside on one of their sidewalk tables...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

It's a good place but not sure what all the fuss is about - it's normal and the portions were small relative to the price and food was ok. I mean, I don't mind paying more for excellent food but this was something that didn't...More

1  Thank TheRidge_Mgmt
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This was so much fun! If you like the little plate thing, you'll love this restaurant. The staff is amazing, and the food is so creatively prepared. There were 6 of us on a Sunday night. We ordered plate after plate to share, and they...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This was the best meal in recent memory. Eight family members convening from all over. We were headed to Bollywood across the street but it was too crowded. Serendipity to cross the street to American Local. We all ordered and everything was just exceptional. We...More

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had a late dinner here and were the last to leave. 3 of us shared 6 small plates and really enjoyed all of them. The beet salad and cucumber salad were delicious, the dungeness crab roll was amazing and the pork belly skewers great...More

Thank christina p
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Why didn't we ever check across the street when we went to Bollywood on Division? A friend invited us to meet him and his family here, saying it was their favorite place when they visit Portland. And we see why -- unique and wonderfujl. Small...More

Thank DeHypnotist
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food! My date and I went here on a Saturday night and we feasted like royalty plus had a couple of beers each and our bill was only $90. Many tapas plates to choose from and we had several. All were excellent. They mainly...More

1  Thank Gary L
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were tired from a cross country flight and wanted an early dinner in the neighborhood where we were staying. We scored at American Local. They have inventive, tasty small plates and great service. My favorite was a butternut squash tostada that they worked some...More

Thank Alleycat427
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3003 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1450
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-954-2687
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