About Stone Cliff Inn

17900 S Clackamas River Dr
Carver, OR 97045
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Beautiful log restaurant resting on a cliff, overlooking the beautiful Clackamas River and Carver Bridge. The Stone Cliff Inn invites you to indulge yourself in a truly unique dining experience. Offering the perfect setting for your next private dinner party, we will delight you and your guests with our tantalizing cuisine and intimate atmosphere.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:


Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 10:00pm

Lunch is served from 11:30am - 4:00pm Monday through Thursday and until 5:00pm Friday through Sunday.
Happy Hour is from 2:00pm - 5:00pm Monday through Thursday.
Dinner is served from 5:00pm - Close daily.

Cross Street:
Carver Bridge

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 631-7900

Website:
http://www.stonecliffinn.com/

Parking Details:
We have a private lot available for parking.

Executive Chef:
Briant Garcia

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can do special events, from Company events, and Birthday parties to Wedding Receptions to Wedding/Reception packages. Please Contact Catering@stonecliffinn.com

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1,000-Point Tables

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Details
Sun - Tue 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Private Dining

You can proudly invite your guests to enjoy our beautiful log structure and outdoor patios. For smaller, more intimate parties,our loft can accommodate up to 50 guests.

Stone Cliff Inn Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Pleasant experience overall

Dined 3 days ago

We were first seated upstairs at a rather dark and drafty table, but upon request, were quickly seated comfortably downstairs. The food was excellent for this picky, age sixty-seventy group, the price was reasonable, and we left happy. On past occasions, we have enjoyed the view. Although we couldn't see the river this time, it still was a nice ambiance. Thankyou for this reservation.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food2
ambience3
service3
value1

Underwhelmed

Dined on April 25, 2016

This was my 3rd visit to Stone Cliff Inn, and will most likely be my last. On each of my visits I have noticed that the wait time for our food seemed excessive. I attributed this in the past to either size of our party or to busyness in the restaurant, but in both of those cases it really didn't seem to be a good reason. This last visit was on a Sunday night and the restaurant really wasn't busy; it still took almost 40 minutes to receive our meals. Additionally, for the quality of the food, the pricing is high. The noise level in the restaurant is high as well but most likely that is due to the open floorplan, high ceilings, etc. In any case, all factors combined, my experience with this restaurant has been lacking each time and not worth trying a 4th time.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

As many times as we've dined here, it ne ...

Dined on April 21, 2016

As many times as we've dined here, it never disappoints. We enjoy bringing friends and relatives here to enjoy the food and the scenery.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

An Evening to Remember

Dined on April 21, 2016

I walked through the door into this gorgeous log building over looking the Clackamas River to meet John the manager of Stone Cliff. From that moment until we said our goodbyes to our new friends later in the evening everything was perfect... the atmosphere, the sounds of people enjoying their time together, and being seated in front of the large window looking out at the awesome view. In my online reservation I requested a surprise for my wife (of 30 years) prepared by the kitchen. It was brought to our table at the perfect time for us to celebrate our anniversary prior to dinner. It was here that I first met our waitress Jessica - what a delight she was. My wife ordered Fettuccine Alfredo and was able to add fresh asparagus. I had the hazelnut encrusted chicken with fresh asparagus spears and garlic mashed potatoes... both were delicious! It was prepared quickly and presented perfectly by our server. I looked online for a long time before making my selection of Stone Cliff. John, Jessica, and the staff made this evening a lot of fun and a great memory for us. I would recommend this place for a romantic dinner for two or family and friends who want a special place to make lasting memories.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The Cliff did not disappoint!

vip
Dined on April 18, 2016

Quick father & son dinner and drink at the bar. Loved it!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Food was amazing and they had a good rot ...

Dined on April 18, 2016

Food was amazing and they had a good rotating tap.

food4
ambience5
service3
value5

Yum

Dined on April 17, 2016

We've eaten there before so we knew that we would get a great meal. Our server was great also. Two insignificant things stand out though. We were a party of five. When we asked to sit outside at first we were told that we couldn't because there were no tables that seated five. I asked if we could squeeze together (2 children) and he said no, they were tables for four. Then he left and came back and took us outside and seated us at a table for six. I'm still scratching my head on that one. And if you take children and they want a grilled cheese sandwich, it's more like a cheese sandwich on toast. Not melted. But these two minor things won't deter us from going there again. We really enjoy it.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Steaks, Salmon and pasta were all excell ...

Dined on April 15, 2016

Steaks, Salmon and pasta were all excellent. View is awesome! What a relaxing time!

food5
ambience2
service5
value5

VERY COLD

Dined on April 14, 2016

VERY COLD IN THE BUILDING. SAT NEXT TO AN AIR VENT BLOWING VERY FRIGID AIR. VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience3
service4
value1

Great food and view-not so great policies

Dined on April 11, 2016

Excellent food and view. Always a great meal. The location is really pretty. My one complaint-there's a $3.50 per head "cake fee" for bringing your own cake. I found it insulting. I eat at all types of restaurants, highly priced to every day food and I've NEVER come across this. The reasoning was even more absurd that the fee. Supposedly, it's to cover any type of liability that they may have, if you get food poisoning from your cake. Explain how that covers this? Otherwise, friendly and attentive staff and great food.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great River views Awesome outside patio ...

Dined on April 10, 2016

Great River views Awesome outside patio dining Love the seafood and steak specials

food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Wonderful food and ambiance

Dined on April 9, 2016

Excellent Brunch and extensive wine list. Amazing view of the Clackamas River. Great outdoor seating area and areas for party reservations. Beautiful building and wooded area.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Enjoyable, as always

vip
Dined on April 6, 2016

We always enjoy our meals at Stone Cliff. There were 3 of us, we all had different salads and a glass of wine. Both service and food were very good.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great spot for out of town visitors

Dined on April 3, 2016

My father was visiting from "the other" Portland (Maine) and Stone Cliff was on the list of places I just had to take him to.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience5
service4

Great seating on the deck. Server fid a ...

Dined on April 3, 2016

Great seating on the deck. Server fid a good job on a busy day. Hazelnut chicken salad was excellent however dip sandwich was tough and calamari was greasy. Kitchen was very slow, took 2 hours for lunch for 4 people.

food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Awesome

Dined on April 3, 2016

The food is wonderful, the views are absolutely beautiful. This is one of my favorite restaurants, not only for the views and food...the service is great.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

The management is really responsive

Dined on April 2, 2016

I really like this place for dinner and the deck is awesome over looking the Clackamas river. I've had some problems in the past with under done salmon, but they fix it or comp the meal. The staff is very friendly.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience3
service5

The food and service was amazing. We ord ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

The food and service was amazing. We ordered the scallops appetizer. It was fantastic. For our main course we ordered the salmon and halibut specials. Both were fantastic. The bread was also superb. For dessert, we got the bread pudding and the creme brûlée. Also amazing. Loved everything about it.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful!

Dined on March 29, 2016

Every aspect of a special birthday dinner exceeded our expectations. Well done!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service4
value1

Disappointing

Dined on March 28, 2016

We have eaten here several times before, have enjoyed the food and ambiance, but will probably not be returning for several reasons. I have excellent hearing, but the noise level was so high that none of us could easily hear each other without shouting. There were quite a few people there for Easter evening dinner, which contributed to this. My second disappointment was in the high prices of the drinks- cocktails, wine, well drinks. My Cosmopolitan was in a very small cocktail glass and was way overpriced at $11. The cheapest wine was a Charles Shaw (2 Buck Chuck) at about $10 a glass. The cost of entrees has increased considerably since last summer, and the prices we paid were way too high for the quality of the food. Several of us had green beans as a side. They were undercooked, tough, and tasteless; we needed a steak knife to cut them. We informed the waitress of this problem, and she returned with a small platter of fresh asparagus, which was excellent. The server was very attentive and helpful, but we came there for a relaxing evening of food and conversation, and left very frustrated and disappointed.

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Great Menu!

Dined on March 28, 2016

Great food. Best atmosphere on the east side. The only decent food around Happy Valley.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Easter Brunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

Great food and setting for our large group, ages eight to 90.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5

We had reservations and were seated as s ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

We had reservations and were seated as soon as we arrived. My husband saw pancakes and his eyes lit up. I had the corned beef hash. It was quite delicious. The waitress brought us coffee in special cups that she said were her favorite. Very attentive staff.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Wonderful Easter Breakfast

Dined on March 27, 2016

Selected Stone Cliff this year for or annual family Easter breakfast. Happy we did. As always the food and staff where tops.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Above our Expectations

Dined on March 27, 2016

Everything about this place was simply amazing. The staff / service was excellent, view was fantastic, and the food was absolutely delicious. Even ran into our local celebrities at dinner! Recommendations and future visits will definitely be happening.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent date night destination.

Dined on March 23, 2016

We have come here since they opened and they have never disappointed. The menu changes with the seasons and is always delicious and beautifully prepared. I can always find the best wine for our meal in the extensive wine list. The servers are always professional and knowledgable.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent

Dined on March 20, 2016

Amazing food, amazing service, well organized and friendly staff. Will be returning very soon, my favorite restaurant.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food1
ambience4
service4
value1

Declining at best

Dined on March 20, 2016

We have been to StoneCliff many times over the years. Our last two visits have been very poor. The quality of the food is not very good and is WAY OVERPRICED. We will not visit again, sadly.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food, great view!

Dined on March 18, 2016

All 7 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The menu offered a wide variety of choices. My daughter is vegan and found delicious options.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

OK for guests

Dined on March 14, 2016

We took a friend from out of town for dinner. The view is great. Food was above average, but I thought the bar was a little light on both mixed drinks and wine. Wine expensive and not much of it. Mixed drink tasted good, but again, not much volume.

Tags: kid-friendly, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great night

Dined on March 13, 2016

Our server Cody was amazing and attentive. He really helped us with choosing our meals and drinks. Thank you Cody!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience5
service5
value2

Dinner is expensive for what you get. I ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Dinner is expensive for what you get. I ordered the beef short ribs. I got two, which equaled 7 bites at $5/bite. Fingerling potatoes and under done beans accompanied the ribs. I thought $34 for the meal was excessive. My husband's rack of lamb was stone cold and also pretty expensive. His small glass of wine was $16. The food is good, usually, and the service great. I think we'll stick to lunch at Stone Cliff.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We love Stone Cliff

vip
Dined on March 10, 2016

7 of us went for a late dinner. We had seen on Facebook that they had a new menu and we were anxious to try some of the new entrees. Everything was delicious. Our server Schanae took great care of us. We will be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service3
value3

Anniversary Dinner Disappointment

vip
Dined on March 8, 2016

My wife and I have been here several times and always found the food the be well prepared and tasty. This must have Ben an off night. When we arrived and order it was not crowded, so there was pressure on the kitchen to "produce". My wife ordered the dinner special. A $35.00 ribeye medium, with asparagus. What she got was a COLD, very rare, very chewy cut of meat with green beans. We called over the waiter, he was very apologetic , took it back to fix. This after mentioning they had several complaints in the past about this cut of meat. All well and good except now it takes 20 minutes to get another steak, AND I'm done with my dinner. Not much of an anniversary dinner if you eating it alone. The waiter did offer a gratis dessert, which was fine, but still left with a feeling, not much of a good time. Ain't cheap either. Over $100.00 spent with wine included.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Excellent First Experience

Dined on March 6, 2016

My wife and I went to Stone Cliff on a date night so the expectation was for it to be a romantic setting. While a reservation is not entirely necessary, we were told that it was best if we did and are glad we did. The restaurant was fairly full, entire families, couples, small and large groups which worried me a bit about the time it would take for service and also I was hoping for a somewhat romantic setting. Despite the crowd, our seating arrangement made for a cozy experience if not entirely romantic. The service was excellent and helpful when I asked for help with wine selection (which I am not an expert on!) and the timing of drinks, appetizers and main course was spot on. We had time to enjoy our wine, the appetizer and the main course which arrived at a very well spaced timing, which gave us a chance to breath and talk between courses. The food was excellently cooked at the temperatures we asked for and I was surprised that the mash potatoes on my plate were made fresh and with excellent flavor. The vegetables were crisp, cooked spot on with just enough seasoning to enhance the natural flavor of the vegetables. My Bourbon Sirloin was like butter to cut through and the sauce did not overwhelm the flavor of the beef itself, which usually happens at other places. The price was very appropriate to the overall experience and we are now talking about our next visit!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

A super place for a fun family meal!

Dined on March 1, 2016

A nicely varied menu, and all of it good. From dining at Stone Cliff many times, we've had most of the appetizers, salads, and main courses. From fish to steaks to meatloaf, never a complaint. The service is outstanding! Sometimes it gets a bit noisy, but that's bound to happen when you're at a restaurant people love to frequent.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

melbellred

Dined on February 25, 2016

This is an awesome place! The food was the best I've ever eaten. I can't stop thinking about it. Beautiful view and great service! Go there!!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent food, service & atmosphere!

Dined on February 24, 2016

Great local restaurant. During the week the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. Service was outstanding!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Very good, but not exceptional

Dined on February 21, 2016

My wife and I have dined here several times. What brings us back is the rustic, yet classy, ambience of the main building. We're not into the bar scene, so I have no real opinion about that. The service is always good, however, sometimes the wait staff can give the impression they are trying too hard to "wow" you. The food is always quite good, but not as memorable as I'd like for the price. Exceptional restaurants have the ability to impress a special menu item on your list of favorite things. Stone Cliff hasn't quite managed to do this for us. I will give them high marks for generous side salads, and an extensive wine list that, unfortunately, leaves very few reasonably priced alternatives. I would recommend any of the Columbia Valley vintages if you are looking to keep costs reasonable.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Place

Dined on February 21, 2016

Classy lodge with great food and excellent drink selection. We ate there three times in the three days we were in that area. We are fans of Cody the bartender. He's friendly and knowledgeable. If you want a river view I recemmend making a reservation online.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem

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