“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it”.    
– Goethe



“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it”.    
– Goethe

Welcome to paley's Place

Paley’s Place offers Pacific Northwest Bistro Fare using local & sustainable seasonal products, served in the warm and inviting setting of a Victorian home. As the 2005 winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Northwest and recent victor on Food Network’s popular series Iron Chef America, Vitaly Paley creates seasonal menus from the bounty of the Northwest – fresh ingredients supplied by local farmers, growers and purveyors – with Southern French and Northern Italian influences. Co-owner Kimberly Paley oversees the front of the house, and together with Restaurant Manager Joshua Link, curates the list of wines featuring an extensive selection of Oregon Pinot Noir. The weekly “Wine Wednesday” tasting takes a more global approach to wine tasting with wine flights available from around the world.

Phone Number: 503.243.2403

Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm to 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm to 11pm
Sunday: 5pm to 10pm

1204 Northwest 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97209-1609

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This Week

We know you have Thanksgiving feast to prepare, but take a few minutes to watch Chef Vitaly Paley prepare a rabbit for Fennel Roasted Rabbit Salad--delicious! 

Chew Portland Magazine 2015

The Eater Awards have announced their 2015 Portland Winners! And guess who won Chef of the Year? That's right, Imperial's Doug Adams is at it again, taking the Portland culinary scene by storm. Way to win all of the hearts, (and stomachs,) and congratulations!

Eater PDX 2015 Portland Awards

Willamette Week has released its Restaurant of the Year: it's Imperial!!! An enormous congratulations to Vitaly Paley, Doug Adams, and all of the amazing staff at Imperial. This restaurant has been making waves since its inception--we are so thrilled and proud to be its sister. 

The Restaurant of the Year 2015: Imperial
And check out the video teaser below that goes along with the article--well done Dougie and Vitaly!

Willamette Week: What Defines Imperial's Culture and Food

Portland; a city with more restaurants per capita. So how do you choose? According to the Eater 38, (a list of restaurants that define our local, gastronomical scene,) Paley's Place is a classic staple for dining in the Rose City. Joined by 37 other amazing Portland restaurants, Paley's sits at number three on the list--a huge congratulations to the other restaurants.

The 38 Essential Portland Restaurants, October, 2015

Check out this fun article from Portland Monthly's Karen Brooks: guess who is featured in it?! Why, DaNet of course! 

The 4 Most Memorable Portland Restaurant Moments of the Year

Congratulations to Imperial for coming in at #3 for best happy hour in Portland! 

Portland's Best Happy Hour 2015

Decadence does not always have to be expensive--so says Alexander Frane of Drink Portland. His article, Don't Break the Bank: Affordable Happy Hour Specials at Otherwise High-End Restaurants, touches on Paley's Place, Portland Penny Diner, and Imperial as perfect places to "live large while on a budget."

Drink Portland: Best Happy Hour Specials 2015

Steven Smith Teamakers and Vitaly Paley have teamed up to collaborate on an incredible new tea! At Number 2 in their Maker's Series, the blend, "Georgian Caravan" is accompanied by a jar of huckleberry jam, a traditional Russian sweetener. Delicious and subtly smoky.

Vitaly Paley and the Georgian Caravan: Smith Teamakers Maker's Series

With Feast 2015 behind us, we are looking ahead to the culinary varieties that the fall months can provide. Several chefs, bartenders, and other restaurant aficionados were asked what gastronomical delights they were most excited about during the cooler temperatures. 

Autumn: The Need for Heartier Things

Check out this amazing recap of Feast Portland 2015, and some fantastic photos of Chef Paley and Chef Cosentino too. Well done fellows!

The Smoke, the Guts, the Glory

Feast 2015 has taken over Portland! Paley's Place is hosting a spectacular sold-out 5-course dinner this Friday (September 18). Vitaly Paley will be joined by Chef Chris Cosentino and Chef Sam Mason--welcome to Portland, gentlemen! 

Feast 2015 Dinner Series

The 2015 Zagat guide is out! Guess who came in third?! 

The Top 25 Restaurants in Portland

Imperial's own Doug Adams will be appearing on the Bravo Media show, Top Chef at Sea. Congratulations Doug! 

USA Today: Top Chef at Sea

DaNet, Vitaly Paley's pop-up diner, features old world Russian cuisine. Paley draws from family recipes, Russian cookbooks, and even Russian literature to find the perfect dishes to inspire and entice diners. Around for over a year, DaNet is for anyone who wants to rediscover the richness of old Russia, and connect with one of Portland's finest chefs: 

Portland Monthly: Vitaly Paley Perfects the Cuisine of Old Russia at DaNet

Seaweed that tastes like bacon?! OSU researchers have discovered a type of seaweed, that when smoked, tastes like bacon. Dulse is a red marine algae that is protein-rich, and supposedly contains twice the nutritional value of kale. Vitaly Paley takes dulse to a whole new level at Imperial! Check out this fun interview from KGW: 

Dulse: The New Superfood

Take a look at this fantastic Washington Post article, The Search for America's Best Food Cities: Portland, Oregon, featuring a variety of restaurants and chefs in Portland. Tom Sietsema examines the gastronomy scene, and how Portland has become the inspiration for many aspiring chefs and adventurous eaters. Check out the great quotes from Vitaly Paley!

The Washington Post

Check out page 70 of the June issue of Alaska Airlines Beyond Magazine, for Jim Gullo's amazing article, PDX's Passion for Food. The article features Vitaly Paley, and a variety of restaurants around town. Gullo explores the local gastronomy scene, and how Portland's passion and commitment to food is not only historical, but psychological:

PDX'S Passion for Food

Not afraid to get your hands dirty? Check out Vitaly Paley's spice-and-salt roasted spot prawns recipe featured in the Alaska Dispatch News:

Kim Sunée: Get Hands-On with your Food

Guess who made it onto The 17 Most Important Restaurants in Portland?!

Twenty years of Success: Paley's Place in Thrillist 2015

At the Table: Vitaly Paley discusses Pacific Northwest cuisine, and his passion for keeping locally sourced products in the kitchen:

Northwest Travel Magazine Interview: TableTalk Northwest

Watch Imperial's Doug Adams and Chef Katsuji Tanabe work together as they prepare for a five-course Cinco De Mayo Dinner:

KGW Cinco De Mayo Broadcast

KATU Cinco de Mayo Broadcast


Join us for Wine Wednesday.  We continue our informal wine tastings: your choice of 3 individually priced flights with a complimentary mystery wine & special offerings to match from our kitchen.


25th Giving Thanks: Wines to Appreciate for the Holiday
26th Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving! Open: 2:30pm to 8:30pm


2nd On the Brink: Varietals Nearly Gone Extinct
9th Tuscan Super Powers: Mighty Wines from the Heart of Italy
16th Wines to Warm the Soul: Port & Madeira
23rd Bordeaux on a Budget: Whites & Reds
30th A Flight of Fancy: Sparkling Wines to Fête the New Year

OPEN Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm / OPEN New Year’s Eve 5:00 pm to the wee hours!


Paley's Place is introducing HAPPY HOUR every night of the week.  Monday through Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm & Friday, Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm to 6:30pm




Handmade at Paley's

Handmade at Paley's Fruit & Nut Bar is the first cheese condiment made with organic ingredients by an award-winning Chef.

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The Paley's Place Cookbook

Recipes And Stories From The Pacific Northwest
Vitaly Paley and Kimberly Paley With Robert Reynolds. Photography by John Valls, Published by Ten Speed Press.

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A coastal adventure with Doug Adams and Vitaly Paley! All items featured Jacobsen Salt--bon appetite!  Photo Credit: David Reamer Photography

A coastal adventure with Doug Adams and Vitaly Paley! All items featured Jacobsen Salt--bon appetite!

 Photo Credit: David Reamer Photography