Portland Restaurants

Jake's Famous Crawfish

  • 401 S.W. 12th Ave. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Seafood

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

Diners have been enjoying fresh Pacific Northwest seafood in Jake's warren of wood-paneled dining rooms for more than a century. The back bar came around Cape Horn during the 1880s, and the chandeliers hanging from the high ceilings date from 1881. The restaurant, now operated by the locally based McCormick & Schmick's chain, gained a national reputation in 1920, when crawfish was added to the menu. White-coated waiters take your order from an almost endless sheet of daily seafood specials—which can include cedar-plank-roasted salmon, pecan-crusted catfish, Dungeness crab, and Bay shrimp cakes. If you're dining during crawfish season (May–September), sample the tasty crustacean in pie, cooked creole style, or in a Cajun-style stew over rice. The daily happy hour in the bar is one of the best deals in town, with handcrafted drinks, $4 cheeseburgers, $5 fish tacos, and other toothsome bargains.

Restaurant Information


401 S.W. 12th Ave., West End, Portland, Oregon, 97205, United States

Map It



Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch Sun.

Published 01/25/2016


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all restaurants in Portland

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?





No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.