Ghostbusters Workshop and Haunted Tour

Published on October 11, 2011 by in Events


Join us at Wilfs Restaurant for an “out of this Universe” experience!  Authentic and educational, this workshop guides you to your own personal encounter with ghosts! Host and psychic, Laurie McQuary, shares years of her own ghost encounters with the class bringing credibility to the unseen world that fascinates everyone. Punctuated with evidential photos from haunted locations to a personal tour of Wilfs’ “spirited” restaurant and Union Station, the day promises to be bursting with adventure.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost:  $85.00/person

Presented by Laurie McQuary, CHT of Management By Intuition
Tickets are available by calling 503-636-1832 |
Wilfs’ Sack lunches are available for $9.75 – click here for details

Class size limited. Final registration/full payment due by October 22, 2011No payments will be accepted the day of class, and no refunds given unless the workshop is cancelled by MBI – credit will be offered.


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Our Adventures

Published on August 29, 2011 by in Reviews


This article by Judy Pace is republished courtesy of Stutzman Services

My husband and I recently had reservations at Wilfs Restaurant in Portland. Wilfs in located in the old Union Station on NW 6th, which is a lively area with travelers coming and going on the train as well as the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. As you enter the restaurant, you begin to take a step back in time. The lights are dimmed, the tables are all set with white table clothes and dinnerware and the chairs are red wing backed which turn out to be very comfortable. Very large chandeliers are dotted across the ceiling and thick red velvet drapes frame the windows. All of this is set to the mood of jazz playing in the background. We were made to feel very comfortable and relaxed…no rushing here! Take your time, it is glorious!

We had a long leisurely dinner which started with a Seasonal cheese plate, Caesar salad for two that was made for us at our table side. How fun is that? For dinner, I had the PORK LOIN with coconut pineapple marinade, cilantro jicama slaw and coconut rum basmati rice. May I say, it was FABULOUS! My husband had the SPICE RUBBED CHICKEN that was battered and fried and came with ancho stewed black beans, grilled pineapple rings, and raspberry compote, which also was very good! And then, what better way to finish off the meal…dessert of course! The crème’ brule was amazing!

Now keep in mind, they also have live jazz that starts about 8:00pm. Some of Portland’s best jazz artists perform Wednesday through Saturday. Again, there is no rush…sit back in your wingback chair, sip on your favorite beverage and enjoy the music, as long as you like. We did! We spent 3 wonderful hours!

In case you are wondering…yes, we will go back! Until next time, happy dining!

– Judy Pace
Self Proclaimed “foodie,”
Stutzman Services, Inc


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Happy Hour is Happier at Wilfs

Published on August 29, 2011 by in News


Wilfs Happy Hour Menu is sourced locally from sustainable, organic ingredients – just like our classic lunch and dinner menus. Here’s a sampling of some of our delicious happy hour menu selections at Wilfs from our Restaurant of the Week feature on Fox 12 (from last Fall). Wilfs’ current Happy Hour is Tues-Saturday from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Come in, unwind and enjoy an early dinner.


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Richard Arnold Gets His Groove On

Published on August 29, 2011 by in Live Music


Join us at Wilfs on Saturday, September 3rd at 8:00pm for the smooth jazz, blues and R&B songs of Richard Arnold and the Groove Swingers. Want a little taste? Check out the video below of the band performing at Wilfs. Learn more at See the full Entertainment Calendar here.


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Wilfs’ August Wine Dinner

Published on July 27, 2011 by in Events


We’re going to keep this simple and to the point – we think this is our best selection of wines, ever. Big statement, but it’s true. Invite your friends to join you at Wilfs on August 12th at 6:30pm!

Zerba Cellars has a great reputation. Pomum is an up-and-coming brand, soon to explode nationwide. Both are Washington based. The winemakers will be joining us.

Five wines total:

  • Pomum Cellars: Idilico Albarino and reisling
  • Zerba Cellars: Wild Z and GSM
  • Bonus wine: Pomum Red Blend

The wines will be accompanied by delicious “Summery” small plates: Roasted Peppers, Truffle Cheese, Dungness Crab Cocktail, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Walla Walla Onion Risotto, Broken Arrow Venison Meatballs, Summer Squash Tomato Ragu, Sweet Ricotta Tart, and Oregon Berries. Complimented by local items handpicked from Chef Deb’s own garden.

About Pomum Cellars

“Our non-conformist attitude and pursuit of the highest caliber wine, ensures that we strive for continuous improvement regardless of what the vintage may bring. Our fruit selection is focused on two primary areas: the western Yakima Valley AVA and the Horse Heaven Hills AVA.”

About Zerba Cellars

“Each vineyard and grape variety has a unique character that contributes to the quality, complexity and balance of our individual wines. Each vineyard and grape variety is hand-crafted separately. We conduct rigorous blending trials that combine discipline and creativity to produce wines that are greater than the sum of their parts.”

Make Your Reservations Now!

RSVP at 503.223.0070 | Friday, August 12th at 6:30pm  | Cost: $78 per person

We hope to see you there! Your friends at Wilfs … Adele’ Chef Deb, Candace, Joanne, Todd, and Staff



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Join Us on the Links for Albertina Kerr

Published on July 21, 2011 by in Events


The 19th Annual Albertina Kerr Golf Classic takes place on September 15 & 16, 2011 at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Wilfs is proud to sponsor this great event by providing a fabulous dinner and venue on Thursday night.

The Albertina Kerr Golf Classic is an annual benefit that raises critical funds for Albertina Kerr. Every day, Albertina Kerr helps children, adults and families in Oregon with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities. Your support helps them change lives for generations to come.

This two-day event kicks off with a dinner and a live auction at Wilfs on Thursday night before hitting the course at Pumpkin Ridge on Friday with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. You and your foursome won’t want to miss an evening of delicious food, great company and fantastic auction packages topped off with a day on the links at the world-class Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Auction items up for bid include adventurous excursions, relaxing weekend getaways and golf galore. Prizes for the top gross (4 deep) and top net scoring team will be presented.

Last year, 72 players hit the links and raised nearly $87,000 for a great cause. Thank you to all the golfers, volunteers and sponsors who came out to support Albertina Kerr at the 2010 Golf Classic at Wilf’s Restaurant and Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Click to see photos from last year’s event.

Purchase Your Classic Tickets Now

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Dining Month Portland 2011

Published on June 1, 2011 by in Events, Wilfs News


diningmonthIn June the city’s chef elite, from downtown and beyond, will please every eager palate with select 3-course meals for only $25.

Please join us at Wilfs all month-long and enjoy our special 3-course offering for just $25:

  • First Course – Warm Savory Truffle Bread Pudding
    semi-poached and topped with a sauté of mushrooms and thyme with truffle oil.
  • Second Course – Wilfs Salad of the Week
    seasonal presentation
  • Third Course (choose one)
    – Catch of the Day – Chef’s presentation served with rice, seasonal local vegetables
    – Beef of the Day – Chef’s presentation served with potato, seasonal local vegetables

Wilfs Restaurant & Bar is located at Union Station, just minutes from downtown and the Pearl District. Our chef sources from our local and the Northwest regions to create incredible salads, the best sandwiches, burgers (beef and veggie), prime and tender cuts of beef and lamb. And, fresh halibut, Dungeness crab meat, and seasonal salmon for the seafood lover. Enjoy our specialty house-infused cocktails, local micro brews, and the best wine selection from Oregon and Washington. And the best local and national jazz artists perform Wednesday through Saturday.


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Deborah Latz at Wilfs

Join us at Wilfs on Saturday, May 21st as we welcome incredible jazz vocalist, Deborah Latz to Portland. Critics have called New York-based Latz “one of the finest balladeers” (Jazz Society Of Oregon), “undeniably unique” (, and (AllAboutJazz-NewYork) says, “Her free vocal line is clear and perfectly centered.” Deborah is a performer par excellence. Her intimate, charming, and relaxed demeanor on stage moves the hearts and souls of her audiences the world over. Accompanying Latz at Wilfs will be Ron Steen, George Mitchell and Phil Baker with special guest, John Keyser. Show starts at 8:00pm – $12 cover.


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Join us for National Train Day 2011

Published on April 25, 2011 by in Events, News


National Train DayBring the whole family to Union Station on Saturday, May 7th, 2011 from 10:00 am to 5pm to celebrate National Train Day! Now in its fourth year, National Train Day will once again be a coast-to-coast celebration of America’s love of trains. It’s not just an event, it’s an experience.

Wilfs will be serving lunch from 11am – 3pm in the restaurant during the festivities with fast and family-friendly fare including burgers, salads, pizza, sandwiches, and more! And, we’ll be grilling burgers trackside served with chips, cookies and cold beverages.

Events and festivities are scheduled throughout the day!

Meet notable train artist, J.Craig Thorpe, see Portland’s own famous Southern Pacific 432-ton 4449 Steam Engine and other exciting train equipment on display, be entertained by Gadget and Cha-Cha the clowns as well as the Rose Festival Character Clown Corp, and learn more about trains, railroad history, and scale modeling.

“This year’s event will kick off during Amtrak’s 40th anniversary and is an opportunity to celebrate the company’s contributions to the history and future of passenger rail in this country,” said Emmett Fremaux, Vice President, Marketing and Product Development, Amtrak. “National Train Day promises to delight the kid in all of us with a day dedicated to celebrating all things rail.”

Prizes will be given away throughout the day, including a grand prize trip for two to Vancouver, BC on Amtrak Cascades along with a two night stay at the Westin Grand, Vancouver and a $125 credit to use on attractions, events and more, compliments of Tourism Vancouver.

A special all-day parking rate of $3 will be available at the Station Place Garage, one block north of Union Station. For more information about National Train Day, visit


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Wilfs April Wine Dinner

Published on April 14, 2011 by in Events, News


Pleas join us on Friday, April 29 at 6:30PM…

Guess who’s bringing the wine…?

Here are some clues:

  • Year round sunshine
  • Main city population is 41,700
  • Summer is December-February
  • Outdoor adventures & wineries
  • If visiting, you would not want to miss the ‘wine trails’

Any ideas?

This will be Wilfs first time offering this region of wines, and we are excited. We’ve tasted the wines, and can’t believe their flavor and yes, we will admit, their value! It’s a perfect match.

Four wines, four courses of tempting food

Tax season will be over, and Spring is upon us – I hope! Let’s sit back and enjoy an evening of great wine, food and oyster bay winesfriends. The wines are resting, the menu is almost in hand – we’re just missing your RSVP for Friday, April 29th at 6:30pm.

Cost: $65 per person, does not include gratuity.

Have you guessed ‘who’s bringing the wine?’

It’s Oyster Bay of New Zealand – sometimes the world really is your oyster!

– You’re friends at Wilfs: Adele’, Joanne, Candace, Chef Deb and Sherwood

Please RSVP by April 25, 2011 to 503.223.0070


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