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Ranked #196 of 4 888 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Taylor
Description: Clarklewis creates delicious, hand-crafted Northwest cuisine with Italian and French influences, and proudly support local, organic farms. With exquisite farm-to-table ingredients, Clarklewis is a sophisticated gem on the creative frontier of Portland's unpolished Inner Eastside in the industrial district. The chefs offer an ever changing seasonal menu that features fresh from the market produce. Chef Alex Diestra's hearty dishes from the wood-fired rotisserie find their perfect complement in the fresh, unmanipulated flavors of the best in local produce.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We had a delicious meal on June 22nd. The wide doors were open allowing the evening air to give our meal an alfresco feeling. The waiter was professional, warm and non-invasive; everyone seemed pleased to see us, personally. The charcuterie plate was varied and delicious, the pasta in the ragu had an especially nice fluffy, chewy texture I'm still thinking about. The steak was flavorful, thou the special spicy sauce was a little spicier than we'd have chosen - still delicious. The desert was hand made, beautiful and tasty. Appeared to be very easy parking, and it was a pleasant walk over the bridge from our downtown location. A wonderful local experience.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

While travelling for business, stopped in for dinner. Lucy the barkeep recommended the Summer salad & Wild Halibut entree. FANTASTIC! The summer salad was served with a tomatillo base that had a perfect amount of heat for me, and the halibut came with local morels that paired perfectly with the fish. The meal was absolutely spectacular, and the use of local ingredients was creative and inspired! At this rate Lewis might go d himself permanently as the second banana.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ChiTownFrankie
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This burger is on a gluten-free bun with Havarti and some sort of a carrot slaw with an aoli sauce… It was cooked to perfection, and the gluten-free bun is hands-down the best bun I have ever had in my entire existence. Their chef makes them there apparently… I think I am a regular now! The other dishes that my friends have had when we were there the last two times were all yummy as well.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Ate here on a Saturday night with 13 other business colleagues. If you are a foodie I could see you liking this place. If you like American cuisine, and you are not overly-adventurous don’t risk it. Our party was served family style. There is no such thing as a basic salad here or dessert. Everything is way outside the box at least two standard deviations. We had lamb in three different dishes. I guess it’s considered the new white meat.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Oh my, what a feast we had at this restaurant last night. Our group ordered the tasting menu and fortified it with the wine tasting option. At $100 each it’s definitely not cheap, but it made for a long and fun evening of good food, wine, and conversation.

With the tasting menu, you surrender yourself to whatever the chef decides to send out, and he did well for us. I don’t remember them all, but we must have had at least a dozen different dishes including leek soup, three or four different and very delicious salads, a pasta interlude with three different handmade and very tasty noodle dishes, and then on to the meats, wherein platters of grilled lamb, pork, and beef were laid before us. Dessert featured a flourless chocolate cake alongside homemade chocolate mint ice cream. Everything we had was imaginatively prepared with surprise ingredient combinations.

Along the way we sampled four different wines — one Spanish white, two PNW reds, and a fizzy white dessert wine. Each was delicious.

All in all, it was a memorable experience and we are glad we did it, despite the high price.

Given its location down in the industrial district, the restaurant sits near the railroad tracks and so loud trains occasionally rumble by and blast their air horns. It kind of adds to the experience.

Kind of.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank El_Pelicano
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