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Oregon Culinary Institute

1701 SW Jefferson St, How do you make a reservations, Portland, OR 97201-2553
+1 503-961-6200
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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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1701 SW Jefferson St, How do you make a reservations, Portland, OR 97201-2553
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The help is all students studying various aspects of the restaurant trade. The attention to detail is wonderful. The food is wonderful and although the wine list is short, the choices are excellent.

Thank John V
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The food was good, but the students need to work on their serving skills. Our waitress insisted on using the moniker "dear" each time she addressed us--a pet peeve of mine. We were a group of 28, and not only did the tables get served...More

Thank Lynn J
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had dinner at OCI twice so far. Both times the food was delicious and well presented. For less than $25, we got a Three course meal! Salad or Soup, followed by a Main Course, then Dessert! For another modest price, you can order beer, wine,...More

Thank SamGebala
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch at OCI. The students did a fantastic job serving, and all the food was delicious. I especially loved the soup. Will definitely visit again.

1  Thank Kristin G
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We have been here several times before and try to visit every time we are in Portland. They haven't disappointed yet. Because the staff are trainees, service isn't always ideal but they do remarkably well and are watched and well coached. Some of the dishes...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Call ahead of time to book as OCI is popular with knowledgeable locals as a great place to eat and take guests. Not easy to park, so allow a little extra time. Let's start at the beginning. You will receive a friendly welcome and, then,...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Amazing meal. Perfect in every detail. The service was spectacularly attentive. The food was uniquely flavorful and attractively presented. Attention to detail in every respect. I don't often find a meal that counts as extraordinary, as this was. Elegant and affordable! Limited choice menu, and...More

Thank lifel0ngtraveler
Reviewed 11 July 2016

My wife and I joined an old, old friend who trained down from Seattle to meet us at the restaurant. We were seated immediately and the waiter was most welcoming. The best appetizer was the carpaccio -- delightful! I had a very good trout and...More

Thank Margaret11111
Reviewed 24 June 2016

The best thing about OCI is the price. At least for lunch, a full meal deal - soup or salad, entree and dessert - was only $9.00. Coffee was $1.00 more. You cannot find food like this anywhere in the city (and probably the state)...More

Thank Candee W
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We visited on a recommendation from my daughter and ended up taking my sister and brother in law later as guests. The food was excellent. The staff was made up of students and it was fun watching them and talking to them. The prices were...More

Thank bruce128
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 SW Jefferson St, How do you make a reservations, Portland, OR 97201-2553
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-961-6200
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The Oregon Culinary Institute has prepared students to develop the skills and confidence to pursue their passion for food in the restaurant industry. Since 2006, we have been the only independent, locally owned college-level culinary school in the international food hub of Portland. Our 32-week and 64-week, hands-on training programs include culinary arts, baking and pastry, and restaurant management. Financial aid, scholarships and payment plan options are also available. Request more information or schedule a tour - call Oregon Culinary Institute today!
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