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Limelight Restaurant & Lounge - 13 Reviews - 6708 Se Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR - Lunch Spot Reviews - Phone (503) 235-5797

Limelight Restaurant & Lounge

6708 Se Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 235-5797
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Limelight Restaurant & Lounge - Portland, OR
Limelight Restaurant & Lounge - Portland, OR
Limelight Restaurant & Lounge - Portland, OR


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The bartenders at Limelight rank in my top 5 in town, holding number one. They are friendly, strong when they need to be strong, strict when they need to be strict, and always ope...


Rule Number 1: Hire staff who don't so obviously hate working in a bar! What a miserable group of bartenders and cocktailers. It is as if they feel they are doing you a favor beca...

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/22/2013

Ok, are you like me? Probably not, but my biggest pet peeve in life is inconsistency. I've eatin in this place 3 or four times, each time for breakfast. All I want is a frieken omelet with cheese, onions and mushrooms... That's it nothing else. Well they don't have an omelet with cheese onions and mushrooms they have these stupid ""named"" omelets. You can build a crap scramble but you can't build an omelet. Now, 3 times in the past the waitchick WOULD build my omelet but for some reason today waitchick would not and directed me to the crap scramble. ""I don't want a ""crap scramble"" I want what I've gotten before... An omelet with cheese, onions and mushrooms. She directs me again to the crap scramble and at that point I had had enough. I said in the most ""make a point"" voice I could muster. "" you know what? Give me two eggs over easy and some whole wheat toast. (don't get the toast... this is not bread. you think I'm kidding? ) Can I get two eggs over easy and some whole wheat toast? You see, "" I want to eat fast so I can go out to breakfast"" Funny thing... The coffee refills slowed and she figured it was time to start singing. Singing? Really? Anyone who owns a restaurant where I can get a cheese, onion and mushroom omelet instead of a crap scramble please let me know, because the waitchick from Indiana and the Limelight won't be getting my money again. more

bad decision 10/16/2009

I have been visiting this bar for about a year and recently found out that one of my favorite bartenders was fired! It must have been some kind of sabotage cause she was fun and witty! Sucks for them! Pros: the awesome friday and sat bar staff!!!! Cons: disgruntled employees more

Good service, great drink, and fabulous veg burger 4/8/2009

The bartenders at Limelight rank in my top 5 in town, holding number one. They are friendly, strong when they need to be strong, strict when they need to be strict, and always open to a welcoming conversation. Their veggie burgers and fries are delicious, ranking in my top 3 for Portland. No smoking for a couple years, so no rank smells from years past, and a couple tables outside to enjoy a the night or a smoke. I love this place so much, but you can find out for yourself. more

Breakfast is back! 2/26/2009

Great neighborhood spot, love the new menu (fish taco's!), the bartenders always poor a good drink, and hooray - Breakfast is back! more

What's happened to my favorite local pub? 1/25/2009

was a regular at the Limelight for a handful of years...and then they decided to change the menu and God forbide, eliminate their weekend breakfast! That was the Limelight's most redeaming quality. At least the staff has gotten less hostile. But bring back breakfast please! It was the best in the hood Pros: location Cons: crabby staff, no more breakfast more

I love this place. 11/10/2008

Picture this: Pros: I guess, if youre the kind that likes fat old ladies Cons: Getting your lungs shredded more

Great drink spot 8/5/2008

We've been to the Limelight a few times and it has earned its spot in the rotation. Though you enter from the street, it feels like you've stepped into a cool, hidden basement bar. The inventive drink specials and happy hour will keep us coming back. more

Cute wait staff and pool tables 5/3/2008

Took my elderly folks to lunch here and the cute waitress was very patient with them. The food was satisfactory enough but it was the pool tables in the bar that caught my eye. I certainly will go back for a meal and shoot some pool. A very friendly place. Pros: Good food, pool tables in bar, cute wait staff Cons: Schredded lettuce on burgers and flimsy hamburger buns more

Best burger, fries and long islands in Portland!!!! 5/2/2008

I love this place! My best friend and I have been regulars for over a year now. The wait staff is awesome we don't even need to order because they know our order every time........2 Bacon swiss burgers with a pile of awesome crispy fries and 2 long island's hold the gin extra tequila served in those fantabulous mini carafe's!!! Feels like your getting two drinks for the price of one!!! Almost didn't want to brag about how great this place is because I like the cozy feel with the new artsy pictures for sale posted on the walls. The burgers are great, not greasy and you can tell it's real beef and not the processed stuff. The owner is a great guy and the servers are very nice. Service is great, food is always hot and fresh! And it's no smoking inside, which is super nice. Who likes to eat and smell the linger of some stale nasty cigerette. If your looking for the best burger and fries in town, this is the place to go! And of course for the long islands! :) more

nice atmosphere, good drinks, friendly people, internet jukebox 1/23/2007

What a friendly bar! I met some cool people at the pool tables and the internet jukebox was very enjoyable. The bartenders were nice and poured a good drink. I was told the Limelight went non-smoking after the first of the year and that's something this reviewer likes. The food at the Limelight was delicious. Thumbs up to the cooks in the kitchen. I'll definitely be back! Pros: non-smoking, pool tables, internet jukebox, good food, good drinks more

The Lamelight...where unpleasant bartenders go to practice their trade! 1/6/2007

Rule Number 1: Hire staff who don't so obviously hate working in a bar! What a miserable group of bartenders and cocktailers. It is as if they feel they are doing you a favor because they popped the top off of your beer. The Lamelight, as it has become known to many in the the area, is in a great location and could be so much more than it is! But the sour faces and terrible attitudes of the staff have made me feel, on all 3 occasions I have been there, like I was interrupting a wake when I asked for a drink. Food is average bar (burgers, sandwiches, fryer fare). Pool tables and jukebox are mild draws. Pros: Good location. Pool tables. Cons: Miserable staff...obviously hate their jobs. more

Great Bar 5/2/2004

They may take offense to this statement, but great dive bar. Food is average bar fare in this city, nothing special. Mixed drinks are great, but sometimes they focus so much on their specialties that standard fall flat (ex. poor margarita). The bar is awesome. Walking distance from my house, smokey, 2 run down pool tables, freindly folks and an ecclectic juke box. We tortured everone for 3 hours this past Friday with our wierd tatstes... Great spot to hang out. more

My favorite place in Westmoreland 8/24/2003

As a veteran of the downtown scene, I realize I don't want to ""club"" it all that often anymore. Since I live in the neighborhood (Westmoreland, not Sellwood like the other person says) I needed to find the best local spot. The Limelight serves this purpose. The food is not quite as good as the Springwater Grill down the street, but it is cheaper and the attached bar gives it a different dimension. They have all the bar necessities such as a good music system, pool tables, video games, and VP. This is not a destination establishment, so locals only, please... Pros: Calamari, Cheap drinks, Nifty little bar Cons: Parking more

Sellwood Secret 7/24/2002

The atmosphere here is lacking a bit (boring but clean dining room, smoky and dark bar), but the food and drinks are surprisingly good. Very fresh cobb salad with plenty of chicken and bacon; really skinny, crisp, hot and salty fries; good sandwiches and specials. Cocktails are strong and tasty, too. Best-kept secret in Sellwood! Pros: great food, good prices, strong cocktails Cons: not much atmosphere more
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  • In Short
    Pool tables, jukebox, vintage video games and stiff-pouring bartenders make for a raucous time for the hip 20-somethings who frequent this fun spot. Hit cocktails include the...

  • 6/20/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Friday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM Saturday To Sunday From 09:00 AM To 02:00 AM
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program