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Old Wives' Tales - CLOSED

1300 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214-1424
+1 503-238-0470
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
4 Sep 2014
“Delicious choices, delicious meals”
22 Apr 2014
“an old standby for us”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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1300 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214-1424
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Reviewed 5 September 2014

Incredible menu, and I've been here numerous times in both late winter and summer, and it's consistently good. Soup and salad bar are excellent, the desserts innovative, service is prompt, a really nice all-around good experience. Wish I was there now.

Thank shawnschey
Reviewed 22 April 2014

If I tell you that we abbreviate the restaurant name as "OWT" does that suggest how often we go there? They have a large menu with a variety of foods, including breakfast served all day. Atmosphere is casual. I'm on a committee (4 of us)...More

Thank Bob52024
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Amazing Hungarian mushroom soup but the curry and chicken soups were also so good I just filled up on all of the soups.

Thank OregonJerry
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We try to come here for breakfast whenever we are in Portland. The menu selections are interesting with a tremendous variety. The food is delicious, the coffee good, and the service excellent.

Thank kupunakane
Reviewed 19 November 2013

With an extensive menu which includes choices for most people with dietary restrictions, we have yet to order something that disappointed any of us. The portions are large, the service is excellent, and, most importantly, the food is great. We always look forward to returning.

Thank kupunakane
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Old Wives Tales was serving organic gourmet food long before it was so in. I'm an especially big fan of the unique variety of breakfast choices and the soup bar. Even non-health-food fans will be pleased and the service is great too.

Thank CH200
Reviewed 11 October 2013

If you have several friends that are gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, kosher, carnivore....does not matter. There is something for everyone here. And the quality of the ingredients are first class. Lot's of comfort food selections. I enjoyed a vegan enchilada that was quite unusual yet...More

1  Thank Sailing_Sweetie
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Very unpretentious, with good quality, tasty food. I especially liked the Hungarian mushroom soup. Self-service soup and salad bar a plus. Good parking availability.

1  Thank morteight
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Great restaurant for families or groups with dietary restrictions, or picky preferences. The menu is extensive, varied and creative with lots of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free offerings. We were impressed with the service, fantastic soup and salad bar, and all the different foods we...More

1  Thank michael_smith56
Reviewed 15 May 2013

The menu can be described as "multi-ethnic". Most items are gluten-free which is an unusual find. The menu is extensive and contains many "creative" choices. The food is tasty and the servers are attentive and pleasant. Free wi-fi is available. There is a separate dining...More

1  Thank coxaloharc
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214-1424
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-238-0470
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