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Chez Machin

3553 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-5141
+1 503-736-9381
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good50%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“crepes” (38 reviews)
“escargot” (5 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3553 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-5141
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Reviews (74)
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommend a reservation, its a very small restaurant Food is very good, menu is interesting Service was good, but its crowded, of course you can see what everybody else is ordering which isn't bad

Thank kdhunter888
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great place, lunch or dinner. Food is very good, nice wines. Service very good, This place is consistently good. I've been going there for years

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Tried a Groupon. Food was wonderful. Arthur, our server was excellent. Portions were good sized. The eggs Benedict is outstanding. Excellent flavor. Small intimate setting with a good sized covered patio. Good experience. Mimosa's are 4 before noon. Parking is tough off of Hawthorne.

Thank jumpa23
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place is little but don't let that stop you it was fantastic,four of us went there for the brunch,we cannot wait to go back for dessert crepes,the food was fresh and so flavorful,there were so many choices on the menu was our only problem,hard...More

Thank PacificNorthwestRae
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Quiche was excellent, the french dip was great but the horse radish sauce on the first sandwich was so hot, I could not eat it. I asked them to to take it back and get me a new sandwich with no horse radish sauce,...More

Thank Walter H
Reviewed 10 January 2017

My girlfriend and I were in Portland on Saturday during the mini snow storm. The restaurant we originally wanted to go to closed early due to the weather. Across the street, I noticed the Chez Machin sign and suddenly had a craving for crepes that...More

Thank Poker_Ninja_206
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I hadn't been to this restaurant in years, mostly due to a bad experience we had the last time we visited. This time around, we came for dinner -- and had a very nice time. A couple things to know about this joint if you...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

If you want a perfect mix of Portland cool and a taste of France this is your place. Great service, savory food, and all the intangibles that make you feel like you walked off Hawthorne Boulevard into the quaint French Bistro you travel across the...More

Thank WillPDX
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Chez Machin has a new owner and we are sad about it. We have been coming here for almost 20 years and were disappointed with our entrees on our latest visit. To be sure, crepes are still their strong point and we found the ones...More

Thank jay s
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went to this charming café for brunch. I had egg benedict. Wow! One of the best benedicts I have eaten. Also the bacon was very good. It was great to hear French music being played. It added to the atmosphere. There is a cover patio...More

Thank clacdancer
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you serve coffee?
4 December 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Dominique V | Property representative |
Do you ever serve just plain crepes w/a little butter & maple syrup? This is a favorite from my childhood.
3 October 2015|
Response from Dominique V | Property representative |
Yes we can!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3553 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-5141
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-736-9381
  • E-mail
While Chez Machin's food is based on the local and rural cuisine of France, it has grown and changed with the times and culture of the Hawthorne neighborhood.
Chef Seth Neeser took over the kitchen in 2008. Since that time he has continued to improve and update the menu to keep up with the times. Keeping things fresh, current, local, and delicious is on the top of our priority list.
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