navarre portland
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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 4:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. | FRIDAY: 4:30 P.M. - 11:30 P.M. | SATURDAY: 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 P.M. | SUNDAY: 9:30 A.M. - 10:30 P.M.
503.232.3555 | WEBSITE

Chef John Taboada has built a mini-empire of jewel box restaurants, which now includes Navarre, Luce and Angel Face. The flagship of the group, Navarre, pumps out an ever-changing pan-European menu from a kitchen barely bigger than a utility closest. The wine list is equally hardworking, drawing inspiration from Europe and offering a whopping 60 wines either by the glass, carafe or half bottle. While the restaurant is now pushing 15 years old, it’s still packed on a nightly basis, so be prepared to wait for a seat.

Known For
  • Italian wine
  • French wine
  • low wine markups
  • full menu
  • outdoor / patio
What to drink
Something eclectic that you've never heard of. Chef and owner John Taboada finds the best weird wines and pours them by the glass.
Waiting for a table? Pop next door to sister bar, Angel Face, for a great cocktail in a beautiful setting.