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Papa Haydn on NW 23rd

701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
+1 503-228-7317
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“croque monsieur” (19 reviews)
“meringue” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoy our annual dinner at Papa Haydn’s immensely. It’s quite a drive for us so we go just once a year but it is wonderful. The food is great but the desserts are OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Thank Benvr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delightful atmosphere. Delicious food. Elegant presentation. The lamb and croque mossieur were the most popular dishes ordered in our group. We saved dessert for another trip, but our mouths watered as we viewed the dessert case on the way out.

Thank OregonFan36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant in a fun, vibrant area of Portland. We would both rate our meals 4.5, but I'm giving them a 4 since service (or the kitchen) were slow and they weren't even that busy since it was midafternoon. It wouldn't stop me from going...More

Thank Linda C
Michael G, Owner at Papa Haydn on NW 23rd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Linda--Thanks so Much for your kind review. We appreciate that you took the time to write. I apologize that your waitress did not, as is our policy, check back. As you point out we could have at that time rectified any problems. I'm wondering if...More

Reviewed 2 February 2018

I have been to Papa Haydn's and to the adjoining Jobar on several occasions. Every experience was excellent. The food is amazing, and the desserts are incredible. Jobar has excellent live jazz on certain nights. This is my favorite spot in Portland. If you're on...More

Thank pipes12
Reviewed 1 February 2018

They are famous for their desserts so we went here specifically for that. Their dessert menu is extensive, it must have 20 or so options. We got a Baked Alaska and a Passion fruit cake. they were presented beautifully and tasted great. We will be...More

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Papa Haydn is an amazing dessert place that had been in Portland for many years. Their dessert is elegant and delicious. I would definitely recommend the cheesecake if you’re looking for something simple yet delicious. The atmosphere is classy and the staff is very warm...More

Thank Kha-Nhi N
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Few restaurants have 40 years of bragging rights like Papa Hayden's. Originally known for their exquisite European style desserts. They along with Roses were the two popular restaurants specializing in sweets and sandwiches. They now Papa serve three meals a day. Fast forward 40 years...More

Thank ZenDark30
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I arranged my lunch meeting at Papa Haydn because of the service, food and of course the selection of desserts! We had a minor issue with our server (no bread and butter, cold coffee and no show for our dessert), which forced me to talk...More

Thank Shirazi35
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The restaurant is located in a quaint section of Portland close to the Japanese Gardens. Food was outstanding and the selection of main course is complemented with a wonderful selection of deserts.

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We stopped for two plates of pasta : very rich cheese pasta with crisped prosciutto, and linguine with clams, cherry tomato, fresh spinach and an olive tapenade toast. Even the super rich pasta was a huge hit and the linguine was just about the best...More

Thank Anna G
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28 January 2017|
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Response from Michele A | Reviewed this property |
Call ahead and see.
9 July 2015|
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Response from yaletowners | Reviewed this property |
I liked the burger on Brioche bun, however most items were good. As to dessert, anything will be good if not great, it is up to your personal taste.....chocolate or fruit forward or creamy. Nice to know you will not be... More
30 May 2015|
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Response from yaletowners | Reviewed this property |
If you can, I strongly suggest reservations. Parking is on the street and can be an issue depending on the day. Go early, stroll the neighbourhood and then enjoy your meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-228-7317
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Keeping Portland full and happy since 1978. We create decadent desserts and delicious dishes which highlight seasonal and local ingredients.
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