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Old Wives' Tales Restaurant
Eclectic Restaurant$$
Today 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
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1300 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214
1300 E Burnside StUSORPortland97214
$$Eclectic Restaurant, Chicken RestaurantToday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 9:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
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Basic, veggie-friendly neighborhood spot with a kids' play area & popular soup/salad bar since 1980.- Google
People talk about hungarian mushroom soup, gluten free, play area, soup and salad bar and kids play
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Dorothy Well
reviewed a month ago
This is one of the best salad bars in town. I love how the menu always changes with most items based on fresh, local ingredients. The kids play area makes this a great option if you want to have a peaceful meal.
Cryselle Morgan
reviewed a week ago
This is a great place to eat, especially if you have kids with you. The play room makes it fun for the kids who don't have to sit still and relaxing for the adults.
Anne Bumbalough
reviewed a year ago
Though it seems to be a popular place on Sundays, my husband and I were fairly disappointed. The menu did offer numerous vegan options, but not being vegan, I don't have a lot to compare. My husband and I both ordered egg dishes, which were decent, nothing outstanding; but the breakfast potatoes were extremely dry and though they looked to be covered in spices, tasted rather bland and maybe even slightly undercooked. Nothing we'd go back for, especially weighing price and quality beside one another. Maybe the pancakes would be a better choice...
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DeBorah Ingegno
reviewed 7 months ago
I always have a GREAT experience here! The food is spectacular, the prices are reasonable and there are SO many delicious gluten free and vegan options! Plus they have been open to substitutions and special requests every time I've asked. Highly recommended! I have brought a number of friends and family visiting from out of town always leaves a good impression!
josh arredondo
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Not the same as it used to be this place had bad customer service and an over priced menu unless you are a vegan health nut don't go here
Jacqueline Kelley
reviewed a year ago
I went to visit Old Wives Tales last week-end. I used to go there a lot with my family when we lived in Oregon. I live out of town now. I was so disappointed with the food the service, pretty much everything. It has changed a lot and I suspect it has been sold from the original owners. The food is not like I remembered it. The oven baked pancakes used be huge. Now they are very ordinary looking and flat, not much too them. I had roasted vegetables and potatoes - it was barely edible. It was dry red potatoes, a few black olives thrown in , some dried mushrooms and feta cheese thrown on it. Then there were raw onions on top. Nothing had been sauteed at all. It was pretty bad. I got some soup and even that doesn't taste the same. I am very sad that this place has gone down so much. Our waitress was marginal and was actually made a snide remark to my brother when we were leaving. Definitely willl not be going back.
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