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Portland Restaurants

Jake's Famous Crawfish

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

Updated 11/01/2014

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

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch Sun.

Updated 11/01/2014


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By mimitu

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Dec 15, 2008

Sure thing everytime....

I had written and article about Jakes years ago and just noticed that it was removed from Fodor's website. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. The food is always excellent and service is great! They have something for everyone.... including the cheap people (like me)... there happy hour is a great value with incredible food! Last time I wrote a review of the restaurant Doug Schmick personally gave me a gift certificate to

his restaurant. I wanted to frame it, but it kept staring at me and I broke down and took a good friend out for happy hour! They sucked me in again!!!

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