Veritable Quandary

1220 Sw 1st Ave
Portland, OR 97204
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Beneath its high plank ceilings, flanked on each side by rustic natural brick walls, Veritable Quandary offers a truly authentic Portland experience. Founded in 1970 by Dennis King, Veritable Quandary has maintained a mystique of Old Portland charm amidst its bustling downtown setting. From the flower lined patio overlooking the historic Hawthorne Bridge, to the bright glass walled dining room, VQ is more than just a conversation piece. It is a place for good conversation as well.
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Top Sentiments among Veritable Quandary Reviewers

Good wine selection Unique breakfast menu Nice vegetarian entree Very brunch Intimate dinner inside Yummy pork dish Great Eggplant\/mozzerella \/ tomato pesto salad Great Burgers Romantic evening meal Good drinks

Customer Reviews (10 reviews)

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on Citysearch Feb 22, 2010
Not only is the inside and outside awesome and fun to be around the wait staff and food is great. Super fabulous breakfast...get there early... (more)

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on Citysearch May 06, 2009
wonderful old bar! I love this place! The outdoor seating in the summer is superb! The only con would be parking as downtown on hot summer n... (more)

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on Citysearch Dec 26, 2008
I remember going to the VQ way back in the 80's when i worked downtown. It was great then and it's still a great place to go for good food ... (more)

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on Citysearch Dec 10, 2008
There is no shortage of good and bad restaurants in Portland. This is among the good ones. The cost is reasonable and there are unusual dish... (more)

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on Citysearch Dec 08, 2008
This is one of our favorite little cafes to eat at while in Portland. It is located right along the Willamette.In warmer months the outside ... (more)

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on Citysearch Nov 03, 2008
amazing food, classy but casual. the menu is a little spendy for my budget, but great atmosphere near the river. patio seating. they can ... (more)

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on Citysearch Oct 29, 2008
Veritable Quandary is a great restaurant. The food is unique and good. The service is good. It's downtown so expect to park in a lot. It... (more)

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on Citysearch Oct 01, 2008
This is one of my favorite places to go for lunch, especially in the summer when the weather is nice. The food is always very good, and the... (more)

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on Citysearch Apr 09, 2008
Eat fantastic food in a lovely space. The waiters are always very friendly. Best of all, the menu is full of fresh, local, organic and mo... (more)


on Citysearch May 29, 2006
<b>In Short</b><br>The long narrow dining room with neutral tones and a wall of glass windows plays second fiddle to the patio. A suit-and-tie crowd takes advantage of the extensive wine list weekdays; a casual... (more)

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