Ivories Jazz Lounge & Restaurant

1435 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 97209 Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
84% of 1023 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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Report | 8 months ago
Fun experience and relaxing.
Report | a year ago
small building. Make reservations. Music is loud. Unable to have conversation during music playing.
Report | a year ago
Parking on First Thursday is VERY difficult, but other than that, I don't have any special tips. We have been there just to enjoy the music after we have eaten elsewhere, but mostly we have enjoyed dinner and the entertainment which has always been good and varied. This has been our favorite jazz lounge. I'm so sad to see Ivories close.
Report | a year ago
We will go back, loved it!
Report | a year ago
Be sure to go early enough...6:00pm the absolute latest on either Friday or Saturday evening unless you don't mind the additional $10 cover charge per person for the entertainment which begins at 8:00 pm. The food was good and until the venue became quite busy, the service was fine. After that, we were a bit rushed because the wait people were to busy to get back to us quickly. Would go back.
Report | a year ago
We will go there again. It's a keeper.
Report | a year ago
It wasn't phenomenal, but it wasn't bad. They usually tack on an extra $8 per person, since there are live bands, on top of your bill. Since we don't have a scale rating (Groupon only says Good or Not Really), I'd say 3.5/5
Report | a year ago
Great food, made with fresh ingrediants. Each course was better than the last. Music delightful. Not all jazz.
Report | a year ago
Don't forget that you will need to pay the cover charge - $8 per person and up. The dinners are quite good - if oversalted - and the staff are great - they are helpful with vegan/veggie alternatives. If the multi course is too much you can easily reture for a simpler meal or snack. Musicians include some real Portland notables.
Report | a year ago
Good food, friendly atmosphere
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From Our Editors

It's a timeless scene: a man in a suit masterfully navigates the ivory keys of a Mason & Hamlin grand piano on a small stage, its Plexiglas lid illuminating the hammers as they delicately pad along the strings. On stools gathered around the instrument, a couple dines on braised filet mignon, and a bit farther back in the softly lit, intimate venue, a waiter carries a tray of gourmet cocktails. Every night, Ivories Jazz Lounge & Restaurant sets the stage for world-class jazz players and the culinary stylings of chef and occasional ice sculptor Art Trafton. The menu is loaded with supper-club classics such as beef au poivre, mixed grille, and a diverse selection of pastas. The bar stirs up similarly comforting signature drinks, among them the alpine with peppermint schnapps, whipped cream, and hot cocoa. Around dusk, ensembles that often include founder and master pianist Jim Templeton take to the stage with a blend of improvisation and standards. Nightly events range from jazz collectives to blues players, and occasionally depart from the jazz-club template to feature standup, poetry, and workshops on topics ranging from music to jazz-style stage-diving etiquette.

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Portland Restaurant Guide

Portland is renowned for its great craft beers, easy access to dramatic nature, independent spirit, excellent live music scene, and generally laid-back lifestyle. One of the city’s best kept secrets, though, is its outstanding culinary offerings. Portland restaurants serve up a wide variety of cuisines, and their flavorful offerings keep residents well satiated. From fine dining to food carts, there’s something in Portland to suit everyone’s taste.

Dining in Portland is incredibly diverse. If there’s one aspect of the city’s culinary scene that really stands out, it’s the food carts. Downtown is home to a whole court of food carts, serving up flavors from every corner of the globe. The term “food cart” can be a bit misleading though, since many of these small kitchens housed in trailers, like E-san Thai, Flogene’s Home Cookin’, and the Frying Scotsman, serve up the kind of sophisticated dishes normally reserved to sit-down restaurants.

Eating well in Portland also includes visiting the city’s gourmet dining spots. For haute French cuisine, Le Pigeon in Lower Burnside is the place to be. Andina in the Pearl District has mouth-watering tapas covered and Caffe Mingo in the Alphabet District is among Portland’s top Italian restaurants. One of the great features of dining in a fine restaurant in Portland is that it still retains a more casual feel than any other American city. It’s just great food without any pretentiousness.

No guide to the Portland food scene would be complete without mention of the city’s fantastic brew pubs. Portland is the birthplace of the microbrewery movement and some of the country’s most beloved beers are produced here. Deschutes, BridgePort, and Rogue are just a few of the brewpubs in town that serve up delectable eats with their flavorful sudsy creations. The Portland mainstay McMenamin’s can also be found in practically every one of the city’s neighborhoods, meaning good food and great beer are never far away.

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Many people described the Jazz Music as Excellent.
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Many people described the Filet Mignon as Tender.
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Many people described the Entertainment as Good.
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Many people described the Filet as Fantastic.
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Many people described the Risotto as Fantastic.
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Many people described the Band as Nice.
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Many people described the Venue as Cool.
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Many people described the Pasta as Excellent.
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Many people described the Ambiance as Great.
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