Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


1001 SE Water Ave. (SE Taylor St.) Send to Phone
503-235-2294 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A consistently innovative farm-to-table restaurant with a chic, industrial setting.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

clarklewis, Portland, OR

clarklewis Restaurant Review

: Clarklewis has never lost its luster and creative spirit. Although it is situated on a former loading dock with glass doors opening onto industrial building-lined Water Avenue, the countryside never feels too far away. The frequently changing menu reads like a Portland Farmers Market shopping list: Jacobsen sea salt, Chop salami, Kingfisher arugula and more. The chef’s family-style, four-course tasting menu, a deal at $60 per person, offers the chance to try a range of dishes. Choices may include spaghetti with Dungeness crab, lemon, scallions, basil and caviar; a New York steak with a potato tart, kale, cipollini onions and horseradish; or grilled trout with mizuna, radishes, Niçoise olives and lemon verbena. Desserts include chocolate coconut pecan torte. The wine selection spans the globe, providing something for everyone. For large gatherings or intimate special occasions, or simply for enjoying cocktails and bars snacks, this spot is a favorite destination.


Enter the culinary world of the 2019 Best Restaurants in America with our Restaurants Awards.