Cassidy’s Restaurant And Bar – A Portland Gem Serving Delights Since 1979

by | Mar 14, 2024 | Business, Featured, Food, Food & Drink, Interesting, Lifestyle, Portland, Portland, Restaurants, Travel

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If you're strolling through downtown Portland craving something truly special, Cassidy's Restaurant and Bar is a must-visit spot. Nestled in a historic building around the corner from the iconic Crystal Ballroom, Cassidy's has been a beloved fixture of Portland's dining scene since 1979.

Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar In Portland, Oregon

The sign outside of Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar in Portland, Oregon.
Photo via the Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar Facebook page.

As you step into Cassidy's, you're greeted with a vibe that's both welcoming and a tad swanky - think 50's era charm with dark wood tables and cozy benches. It's like stepping into a slice of Portland history, but with a modern culinary twist. The servers greet you like an old friend, making your dining experience not just about great food, but about feeling right at home.

The bar at Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar in Portland, Oregon.
Photo via the Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar Facebook page.

The menu at Cassidy's is something to rave about. They've got an incredible fusion of regional cuisine, focusing on fresh local food, premium-cut meats, and handcrafted pasta. It's like a love letter to the Pacific Northwest's bounty.

A delicious looking plate of food at Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar in Portland, Oregon.
Photo via the Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar Facebook page.

Kicking things off, the Fried Calamari and Mixed Vegetables with lemon caper aioli is a crowd-pleaser. It's crispy, tangy, and just the right amount of zesty. Then there's the Organic Green Salad, a vibrant mix of pickled red onions, shaved carrot, and spiced pepitas, all brought together with a citrus vinaigrette that's just the right amount of punchy.

Three large ravioli's at Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar in Portland, Oregon.
Photo via the Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar Facebook page.

The Braised Snake River Farms Pork Shank over polenta is a hearty, soul-warming dish, perfect for those cooler Portland nights. If you're in the mood for beef, the Piedmontese Beef Sirloin with savory bread pudding and demi is a must-try. It's rich, flavorful, and oh-so-satisfying.

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A cup of soup, a cocktail and a candle at Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar in Portland, Oregon.
Photo via the Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar Facebook page.

Do you love pasta? The Ravioli filled with Braised Beef Short rib & Honey Ricotta is a masterpiece. Imagine tender beef short rib and creamy honey ricotta, all enveloped in perfectly cooked pasta, with a sauce that's a symphony of roasted garlic, red wine, demi, and cream reduction. It's topped off with dressed arugula, adding just the right amount of freshness.

Don't miss out on Cassidy's Burger either. It's a classic done right, with Tillamook cheddar, butter lettuce, red onion jam, roasted garlic aioli, and a side of fries that are just the right kind of crispy.

A grilled meat sandwich and fries at Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar in Portland, Oregon.
Photo via the Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar Facebook page.

If you're feeling adventurous, the Dashi Braised Pork Shoulder with fried polenta is a unique and delicious choice. It's tender, flavorful, and the polenta is a perfect complement. See their full menu here.

Dessert time? Whether it's the Vanilla and Orange Crème Brûlée, House Made Ice Cream, or the Flourless Chocolate Torte, your sweet tooth is in for a treat.

A pink alcoholic drink at Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar in Portland, Oregon.
Photo via the Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar Facebook page.

Pair your meal with a choice from their well-curated wine list, like the Isle Saint Pierre Rosé from France, or the J. K. Carriere “Glass” Pinot Noir Rosé from Oregon. And let's not forget the cocktails – they're as creative as they are delicious.

Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar Information

The bar of Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar in Portland, Oregon.
Photo by Mikhail H. via Yelp.
  • Location: 1331 SW Washington St. in Portland, Oregon.
  • Phone: 503-223-0054
  • Dinner starts at 4 PM daily.
  • Get More Information at the Cassidy's website.

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A delicious colorful plate of tomatoes with seasoning at Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar in Portland, Oregon.
Photo via the Cassidy's Restaurant And Bar Facebook page.

Have you ever been to Cassidy's in Portland? Let us know in a comment and tag the friends and family you want to go with!


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Written By Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson is a native Oregonian currently living in Southern Oregon. She has been blogging since 2006. She loves nature, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's wilds.

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