Veritable Quandary

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With its great outdoor patio, chic interior, and delicious cuisine, it's no wonder that Veritable Quandary has been a staple of the Portland dining scene since the seventies.

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Adam Sawyer


Veritable Quandary has been a mainstay of the downtown Portland dining scene since 1971. Known for its outdoor patio, old-Portland style bar, cozy dining area, and of course, cuisine, Veritable Quandary is a perfect place for a sit down lunch or date night; and, yes, reservations are recommended. Chef Annie Cuggino is no stranger to flavorful food. Having honed her craft in the restaurants of New York and New Orleans, Cuggino clearly understands how to weave flavors into bold, esculent tapestries. There are several items on the menu at VQ that are a testament to this ability. A taste of the Duck Confit Spring Rolls or the Osso Bucco will remove any lingering doubt. Photo courtesy of

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Veritable Quandary

1220 SW 1st Avenue
Portland, OR, 97204
45.513903, -122.67555

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