Starky's

 
89% love it
  27
GayCities Members report that Starky's has closed
A great meal, and an even better bar
The bar is also a great hangout, and the owners of Starky's are active in the gay community, making this a great place to go to get to know PDX.

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    • spot36ca
      spot36ca Over a year ago
      Loves it

      loved it
      Excellent Mimosas

    • Tommy5677
      Tommy5677 Over a year ago

      just so you know...
      Older crowd and that's a good thing.

    • bearski7682
      bearski7682 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      ...I am Frustrated
      I have been going to this restaurant/bar since moving to Portland 3 years ago. It's been thru changes and seem none of them good. Tonight service was slow as usual (one waiter for the entire place). Food is fair. I have felt obligated to go there because I want to support a gay establishment but my patients has run out. Poor service and marginal food...I'll be going someplace else.

    • TheKireiNeko
      TheKireiNeko Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The best brunch in town
      I've been patronizing Starky's since 2003, and never get tired of the place or the patrons. The food is great, the drinks are strong and the service is superb.

    • kwalsh97214
      kwalsh97214 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Good Food, Poor Service
      Service in the bar tonight was HORRIBLE. During the past year, I have enjoyed treating myself to a Monte Cristo and a few cocktails at Starky’s once a week. I think (as customers go) I am quiet, polite, appreciative, and a good tipper. The servers at Starky’s are friendly and make me feel comfortable. But not tonight. The attractive, tall, and slender server in the bar area greeted me, served me a cocktail, and quickly forgot I was there. With other customers, he hugged them, chatted with them, laughed with them, and brought them additional cocktails. With me, I sat there for at least 20 minutes after finishing my first cocktail waiting for the server to ask me if I wanted to order food or order another cocktail. The service, unfortunately, never improved. I was so disappointed with the server that I chose to get up from my table and pay the bartender the approximate amount of my bill (plus a modest tip) and leave (that is, cut my losses). I have never before had a discussion with a restaurant server about poor service and was afraid my words tonight might have been too harsh on this occasion. If I could have left without leaving any tip at all, I would have. The service was simply that bad. Service in the bar tonight was HORRIBLE. During the past year, I have enjoyed treating myself to a Monte Cristo and a few cocktails at Starky’s once a week. I think (as customers go) I am quiet, polite, appreciative, and a good tipper. The servers at Starky’s are friendly and make me feel comfortable. But not tonight. The attractive, tall, and slender server in the bar area greeted me, served me a cocktail, and quickly forgot I was there. With other customers, he hugged them, chatted with them, laughed with them, and brought them additional cocktails. With me, I sat there for at least 20 minutes after finishing my first cocktail waiting for the server to ask me if I wanted to order food or order another cocktail. The service, unfortunately, never improved. I was so disappointed with the server that I chose to get up from my table and pay the bartender the approximate amount of my bill (plus a modest tip) and leave (that is, cut my losses). I have never before had a discussion with a restaurant server about poor service and was afraid my words tonight might have been too harsh on this occasion. If I could have left without leaving any tip at all, I would have. The service was simply that bad.

    • tyrs4u
      tyrs4u Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Great food, eh service.
      Brunch Special is my favorite!

    • justozcar
      justozcar Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good Food, Great Drinks, Funky Good Crowd
      My favorite place to lounge...great for Brunch or any meal...food is generous and tasty, Tim the bartender is cute and hilarious, owners are very sweet and they have a great patio.

    • Tad
      Tad Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A friendly neighborhood bar & restaurant
      Lively conversation, generous cocktails, and good food. Come alone and sit at the bar or bring your friends for a delicious meal in the restaurant.

    • Long-running establishment in SE Portland
      I travelled to Portland for a week and made it to Starkey's on saturday night. It's a long running establishment with many regulars. It has full menu - my mushroom appetizer and entree were both good, friendly staff and patrons. The video bar isn't a separate area - it's just a tv above the bar portion of the restaurant, which is fine. The patio outside is nice. It's a crowd older than the night club SW Portland - mostly 40's and up. One warning - the stall in the bathroom has no door. I've seen this in clubs, but at a restaurant? yikes. Oh, one important tip: When I left the restaurant, I walked about 10 blocks west (towards downtown) and I really enjoyed the evening feel of the SE part of town - coffee shops in old buildings with exposed brick walls, small eateries with streetside tables, people eating outdoors and sharing wine in their yards of their old victorian homes. I was grateful to witness this SE Portland charm.

    • pdxfun
      pdxfun Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Wonderful and friendly!!
      I love this place!!! the people are very nice and so is the staff. I love eating there on sundays for brunch its great!! I also like to go in there for burger night on mon and tues for $5 burger and fries the burgers are big and they taste better than anything i've had in town plus you get your moneys worth!!

    • GLENNWITH2NS
      GLENNWITH2NS Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Starky's on SE Stark Street - Make new Friends
      I think Starky's Bar/Restaurant with 2 outdoor patios, Flat screen TV's showing Concerts and Music Videos Daily, The friendly Staff and Owners, not to mention the customers who support the community, should be on the top of your list of places to go. The Food is wonderful, I recommend "The Flat Iron Steak with Blue Cheese" & They also have $5 burger Basket with fries nights on Mondays and Tuesdays, (Talk about a Cheap BIG piece of Meat!). 5 Stars! Plus Mention my name for a good seat, Glenn with 2 n's recommends Starky's! Did I mention the cute & Friendly Bartenders & Staff!! Greg & Joe are the owners and they are wonderful to the Gay Community & support Every Fabulous Event. Bravo!

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