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2440 SW Vista Ave, Portland, OR 97201-2351
+1 503-222-2811
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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New York City
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

High above the city you find this wonderful cafe with an adjacent antiques store. Excellent and well priced casual food--sandwiches, pizzas, soups, salads, etc. There is a full bar. I love to bring visitors here. Always fun.

Thank Gregorybnyc
Brighton, Ny
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a wonderful place! We almost always take visitors here after picking them up at airport - it's not very far away. It sits high above the city in a nice neighborhood. The views on the way up (and down) are stunning. The cafe is very attractive, casual but elegant and they have nice big booths in the windows.... More 

Thank pointyface
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I don't live very far from the Vista Cafe. It is such a great place to meet with family and friends. Good salads and pastas. They usually can find a table for you even if it snowing.

Thank 44Maxwell44
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255 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Located high in the west hills, the Vista serves simple and tasty Italian food, great soups, and little individual pizzas. The location is in a residential nrighborhood. There always seems to be plenty of parking. The prices are reasonable and the building is vintage. This is a hidden gem away from the tourists. Full bar and friendly staff

Thank Carl R
Sarasota, Florida
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

When you see this small corner restaurant there are virtually always people sitting outside at the tables enjoying their food and the weather too. It is on a corner and once we visited we became fans too. The p;rices are reasonable, the food is good and the service is prompt. Once you try it you will return, as we did... More 

Thank MaryandJoseph819
Level Contributor
65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This neighborhood restaurant has great service - you can park on the street. Pizza menu? Oh yeah! One entire side of the 8 1/2" x 11" menu is PIZZA. Yet, I chose the Soup of the Day and the Spaghetti and Meatballs. And the IPA beer! When we are in Portland, we ALWAYS stop here for lunch. You should too.

Thank Joseph D
Portland, Oregon
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Easy to find,as it as the junction of Vista and Spring Street! Friendly staff with a good menu and very reasonable pricing. A variety of booths and a bar make this a short wait place even on busy days. Look up when dining to admire the beautiful antique Indian punkah fans suspended from the ceiling.

Thank Michael W
Bellingham, WA
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

The ruben is excellent. Service was good. Atmosphere was nice. Lots of good lunch items on the menu. I didn't save room for dessert but they looked good too.

Thank Wade B
Battle Ground, Washington
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

First time visitors to this neighborhood café.Four of us were each impressed with the food quality for each of our menu selections(Cubano,Quiche,Pizza,Salad). Service was exceptional.Location made for easy parking.Nicely decorated for the holiday season.

Thank Michael E
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

My family and friends have been enjoying all that the Vista Springs Cafe has to offer since the late 1980's. It's warm and inviting - quaint and is most beautiful at Christmas. • In response to several negative reviews I'll have to say I've never experienced disruptive children - although it is child friendly - and if children were poorly... More 

Thank Judy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe, Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2440 SW Vista Ave, Portland, OR 97201-2351
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-222-2811

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?