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Jul 29, 2013 08:37 AM

How long is the wait at Eventide for dinner

We are returning to Portland after an absence of 2 years. Would love to try Eventide but I understand they do not take reservations. How long is the wait for tables typically at dinner (on a Thursday night - table for 4) if we arrive some time between about 7 & 8pm?

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  1. We did the exact same thing last Thursday (four people, around 7 p.m.) and were told the wait would be between 45 minutes and 1 hour. They are tiny and the place was slammed. Don't bother, unless you want to show up at 6 p.m. instead. Go for a late lunch. Or better yet, wait til November.

    1. You could get lucky but inside there are only 2 picnic style tables. Everything else is bar stools though sidewalk seating if it's nice out but you lose the vibe. I usually go real early, 4 PMish to late, after 9. We also tend to graze and drink there: oysters and a beer, fried oyster bun and a beer, something special and a beer, etc. Don't know if I ever ordered a complete meal. So, you can hit it early for apps, drinks, etc. and have a later, lighter dinner elsewhere. Variety is a good thing. Prime time, you're really asking for a lot.