Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm to10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm to 11pm
Sunday: 5pm to 10pm
Please call for reservations.
With corporate chains and noisy mega-restaurants dominating the American dining scene, Paley’s Place in Portland, Oregon, is a refreshing change. By opening a restaurant with only 50 seats, Vitaly and Kimberly Paley have made a commitment to creativity and flexibility in cuisine, sophistication in service, and intimacy in the dining experience. The warm environment can be enjoyed via the front porch, open air patio, bar/bistro, both dining rooms. The back room may be reserved for private events, holding up to 24 guests.
Since the restaurant’s opening in February, 1995, chef and owner Vitaly Paley has received enthusiastic accolades, including the coveted James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest in 2005. The restaurant is continually featured in magazines and newspapers across the country - from the New York Times and Oprah Magazine to Gourmet, Bon Appetit and Sunset. Vitaly has appeared on television broadcasts like the Martha Stewart Show, OPB’s Endless Feast, and Chefs Afield, further showcasing his commitment to sustainable, seasonal Pacific NW cuisine.
Both Kimberly and Vitaly have a long restaurant lineage in New York and France. Vitaly worked in the kitchens at Union Square Café, Remi and Chanterelle, and Kimberly worked in the front of the house of Bouley, Gotham Bar & Grill and Alison on Dominick Street. The couple met while working at World Yacht Cruises and together they spent part of a year at the two-star Michelin restaurant, Moulin de la Gorce, near Limoges, France.
The Paleys chose Portland for their own restaurant because of the Pacific Northwest’s wealth of high quality ingredients.
Dining Room: 50
Additional seating available in the bar and bistro, as well as seasonal dining on the front porch.
Vitaly Paley: chef, owner
Kimberly Paley: general manager, owner
Luis Cabanas: chef de cuisine
Stan Luoma: sous chef
Michelle Vernier: pastry chef
David Seuc: day manager
Joshua Link: dining room manager
Paley’s Place Bistro and Bar is located in a Victorian house in one of Portland’s historic neighborhoods. Kimberly and Vitaly welcome guests to dine on the large front porch or retreat to an intimate table in one of the two dining rooms. Seating is also available in the bistro and bar area - the perfect spot to be cozy, sip a glass of wine, and enjoy a lighter meal.
From the menu:
Vitaly Paley draws inspiration for his menu from the local bounty of the Pacific Northwest — from Columbia River line-caught wild salmon to fingerling potatoes from Eastern Oregon and Kobe beef from Idaho. The menu focus is on local, organic and sustainable practices. Dinner guests are invited to choose the half portion size of many entrees for a lighter way to sample the menu. Entrée prices range from $15-30. Some seasonal highlights include:
- Local Romaine, Anchovy Caper Vinaigrette, Aged Parmesan
- Escargot à la Bordelaise, Roast Marrow Bones & Garlic
- Butter-Poached Halibut, Grilled Romaine, Rhubarb Beurre Blanc
- Soft Egg & Goat Cheese Raviolo, Local Mushrooms & Spring Leeks
- Lemon Mascarpone Tart & Toasted Almond Anglaise