The new air system is installed, the carpets replaced, walls painted and the dust has settled – Wilf’s facelift is ready to be seen! We’re open for lunch today at 11:30am and then Ron Steen fires up his Trio at 7:30pm. You can see some photos of the construction chaos on our Facebook page, and then come on down and see the results for yourself … Adele, Candace, Jo-Ann and all the staff have missed you – see you soon!
We have some good news and some not-so-good news. First the good news…
Wilfs is Getting a Much Needed Facelift and Renovation!
Hot weather is right around the corner, and we’re gearing up for it … We’re installing a new cooling/heating system, new windows, new carpeting, and our kitchen will also be updated (Chef Deb and staff are excited about that one!) Whew … that’s a lot of work! So, what’s the not-so-good news? Well, construction begins Saturday May 19th and we’ll be closed through June 13th. But, we’ll see your smiling faces back at Wilfs when we re-open on Wednesday, June 13 for lunch at 11:30am serving our famous burgers and Reubens. Then we’ll be serving dinner that night with our traditional live jazz session with – who better top re-open – The Ron Steen Trio all evening long.
Please check our website for construction updates and the June event calendar. And thanks so much for your patience during our renovation. We’ll miss you all while we’re closed…
– The Nofields and Everyone at Wilfs
Updates on Facebook and Twitter
Here’s a bit of video for the song, Stompin’ Ground where Wilfs makes a cameo! The song is also the theme for Stompin’ Ground, an original Comcast SportsNet production. It’s a dust-inhaling, dirt-eating, boot-stomping, heart-stopping, good-time rodeo program. It’s a real-life look at the Willis’, an Oregon rodeo family who uphold the ethics & attitudes of the western lifestyle. Take a gander into their unique & chaotic life at theranch and on the road. To the Willis’, rodeo is life. It’s always go-time. Their lifestyle is full of passion, excitement, disappointment, sacrifice, the unexpected & the unbelievable. Learn more at Comcast Sports Net
We’re excited to share some exciting news! Wilfs Restaurant has been voted by OpenTable.com diners as one of the best in the Portland area, and onto the February 2012 OpenTable Diners’ Choice lists. Diners’ Choice lists are generated by the feedback that OpenTable receive from diners who complete a Dining Feedback Form about the different aspects of their dining experience.
Sometimes, if it seems to good to be true, it probably is…But on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Wilfs, it is true! Join us for lunch or dinner on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and you can receive a 18% discount on your entrée food order – all you have to do is ask! Just tell your server that you’d like to receive the Too Good To Be True discount at the time you place your order.
No check-ins, no deadlines, no programs, and nothing to sign-up for!*
All you have to do is ask at Wilfs and get your discount. Here’s an easy way to remember which days we’re offering this discount: we thought about calling this the Too Good to Be Tuesday, or the Why Can’t it Always be Wednesday discount … We’ll see you next Tuesday and Wednesday, and don’t forget to ask!
*Not valid with ‘to go’ orders. Offer only applies to our lunch and dinner food menu on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and can not be used with any other promotion, coupon or offer, or on restaurant holidays. No splits. Gratuity added to parties of 6 or more. This promotion may end at any time at our discretion. Please ask your server for details.
In 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.
Help Wilfs celebrate our 36th Anniversary and St. Patrick’s Day with a special evening of music featuring the incomparable Tasha Miller. Tasha will be celebrating her 36th year, too!
Portland favorite, Tasha Miller will be in song and many sparkling shades of green for the evening. Joining her will be her “A-team” of musicians: main man Dan Balmer (guitar), Todd Strait (drums), and Scott Steed (swinging bass). Tasha plans to fill a couple of requests…city of new orleans (for Norm) and red river valley (come and get it, Gail).
Thursday, March 17th from 7:30-10:30pm with a $8 cover. Reservations are very highly recommended: 503-223-0070 (minors welcome!)
On Tuesday, March 1st, Wilfs and William Hill Estate Winery present a very special evening of music, food and wine featuring local jazz great Patrick Lamb to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
Wilfs Restaurant and William Hill Estate have partnered with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation to raise awareness and funds to further the Foundation’s mission to restore instrumental music education programs in schools across the country. Sales of William Hill Estate wines at Wilfs from March through April 2011 will help increase the contribution to the Foundation at a national level and support music programs in your local community.
Plus, the local distributor of William Hill Estate wines, Odom-Southern Distributors will also make a donation to The Jazz Society of Oregon, a music organization that will allocate funds to benefit local music programs in need at these schools:
- Duniway Elementary School
- Lincoln High School
- Valley Catholic Music School
- Cleveland High School
- West Linn High School
Make your reservations now!
Call Wilfs at 503-223-0070 to reserve your space at this not-to-be-missed evening of wine, food and great music, and an even greater cause!
What is the VH1 Save The Music Foundation?
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. Through strategic partnerships with school districts, the Foundation provides brand-new musical instruments to public schools, jump-starting dormant music programs across the country. The Foundation maintains a partnership with the district until instrumental music is in place in every school.
Learn more about Portland jazz musician Patrick Lamb at his website.
Spend New Year’s Eve at Wilfs and enjoy live jazz with The Tony Pacini Trio and vocalist Rebecca Kilgore from 7:30pm–12:30am. The Tony Pacini Trio features Portland favorites Tony Pacini on piano, Ed Bennett on bass, and Tim Rap on drums. ”Among discerning interpreters of jazz standards, Rebecca Kilgore is in the same exalted league as Dianne Reeves and Diana Krall,” wrote Christopher Loudon in JazzTimes. Plus enjoy our special Prix Fixe dinner menu. Call 503-223-0070 to make your reservations now! (Please don’t email or post comments for reservations – thank you!)
Wilfs Restaurant has been turned into a “Winter Wonderland” with incredible, over-the-top holiday décor by the Sparks Group that will excite and inspire both young and old.
After a grand unveiling of their Holiday décor at the “Holiday to Remember” benefit for Camp Starlight*, Wilfs is pleased to share it’s fantastically-decorated restaurant with all of Portland’s residents and visitors.
An avalanche of holiday cheer in the form of presents, toys and ornaments hangs from the walls and columns of the dining room in sizes and scale that will excite both children and adults, and bring a smile to the face of even the most hardened “Scrooge.” Portland-based design firm, The Sparks Group created the magical, eye-popping decorations and installations that are like nothing else to be experienced in the city this season. For families looking for a unique and festive holiday experience, a lunch or dinner at Wilfs is the perfect answer!
We’ll be offering special Holiday entertainment from The Hollytones, Kate Davis, John Gillmore and more all month long. Please see our Entertainment Calendar for more information or, call 503-223-0070 to make reservations for dinner.
*Proceeds from select menu items will benefit Camp Starlight all month long!