Noble Rot
Noble Rot

Noble Rot

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://noblerotpdx.com/
  • Phone: 5032331999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Leather Storrs
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Noble Rot's patio will be glassed in during the winter months. Perfect for private functions. We can seat up to 25. The Rot can also be rented out entirely.
  • Private Party Contact: Courtney Storrs 5032331999

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th Ave.
  • Public Transit: Burnside bus 20 Glisan bus 19
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Noble Rot
Noble Rot opened in May 2002. It has gained local and national attention including the NY Times, the Wine Spectator & Gourmet. The Willamette Week named Noble Rot "Restaurant of the Year" in 2003 & Sunset Magazine named it “2009 Wine Bar of the Year”.
The best way to plunge into the Rot is through the wine flights that are offered each day. They also display a large bottle selection and all the wines are available to go.
Noble Rot’s highly regarded, locally sourced, seasonal food menu is made up of small plates with intense flavors. Noble Rot is perched atop the fourth floor in an award winning, environmentally sound, Leed-platinum certified building (the greenest!) which includes a fantastic west facing city view. With its outdoor patio seating, it is one of the best places in the city to watch the sunset.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Noble Rot reviews from OpenTable diners
154 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (130)great for outdoor dining (95)fit for foodies (88)special occasion (75)notable wine list (67)romantic (62)neighborhood gem (51)good for groups (29)hot spot (25)late-night find (22)vibrant bar scene (18)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    for the price we would expect the food to be outstanding I had the steak and she had the beet salad they were edible nothing special we sat outside and very much enjoyed the location in the view of the city. dessert was the best part so next time I think we'll just go late for dessert
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Every item served to our table of 6 was perfect...fried chicken, fettuccine, ahi tuna. And such a lovely view-- beautiful night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always terrific!!!
    MsBetsy
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Never disappoints!! Great food ... Think onion tart or meat plate for appetizers, ask to visit the roof top garden where many of the greens are grown, wonderful wine list with MANY extras that the knowledgable wait staff can recommend that are NOT on the list. We ALWAYS bring out of town guests here for the best view of downtown Portland anywhere!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but expected more
    Jmrmom
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've been looking forward to eating here for ages so I was stoked that my evening opened up so my friend and I could try it out. For starters, the ambience is incredible. Loved the low lighting, candles, and booths. The patio is lovely. Great view on a beautiful, clear evening. I wasn't wowed by the selection of fare, and the main entrees did not seem varied enough for me. I ended up choosing the albacore, which was lovely, but again, wasn't wowed for the price. I may eat here again but will definitely check the menu first. If it doesn't sound delicious, I'll skip in favor of another restaurant on my list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Grasshopper
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Lovely summer evening on the deck - watching the sun set and city lights emerge. That would have been enough, but add to that beautiful and delicious food. My meal - ahi tuna with vegetables - was probably one of the best examples of delicious flavors working together, with great little bursts of intensity. Completely satisfying. My husband had the daily pasta, which was good but not nearly as impressive. Mine was definitely worth the splurge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, As Always
    pdxfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My husband and I brought a guest from the Chicagoland area, and we were all extremely pleased with our meals. My husband had the pasta special; I had the tuna; and our guest had the salmon. The fish entrées were done to perfection! Our waitress was attentive without hovering, which we really appreciated. We have taken many out-of-state guests here, and they have always been very satisfied with the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place to go above the frey
    jfoodie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A view of downtown Portland from the 4th floor on the outside deck is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome evening dining experience.
    Ruffoodies
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Noble Rot is a Portland dining gem! The ambience and lighting are wonderfully unique. The service was top notch and the food was delicious and memorable. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I asked for a nice table with a view and was not disappointed. Food and service were very good as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressions
    Nicholas
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Wine very nice, food and service fine BUT if it is windy and if the outdoor patio is open, even if you are sitting inside, it can be a bit like dining in a wind tunnel. Factor that into your seat selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rooftop garden seasonal ingredients
    lorentje
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It was a hot day so I doubled down on two salads instead of a cooked entree. They were both inventive and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great evening
    hightechcustomer
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Inside setting was trendy and comfortable; view was great. Service attentive but not overly so. Food and veggies to die for! Especially recommend dessert: the angel food cake with lavender infused berry reduction. Perfect way to end the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great gift
    Shamandown
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The lady said she dreamed of having dinner at a place where we could watch the sun set, so I made a reservation at Noble Rot. For weeks she tried to find out where we were going, but I kept it a surprise. We were not let down. They took us right to a table on their 4th floor balcony, with sweeping views of Downtown, the lush West Hills, and she almost cried. Had an amazing meal as the sun set behind the hills and the city lights twinkled up. The place was busy and chatty (which we like) but we weren't rushed. Stayed there over 2 hours and felt welcome. Consumables 5stars on everything we put in outr faces. Wine flights, olives (GET THE OLIVES!), a bottle of Rioja, linguine with braised rabbit, angel food cake. Trust the chef and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Pierre
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    As usual, the food was excellent, the view stunning, and the energy fun and exciting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolute Favorite: Noble Rot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Favorite on ALL levels, food, vino flights, ambiance, incredible service. We love the burger, we split it every time and then branch out to try something we haven't previously had. Last night we had the steak salad. WHOA, flavor flavor flavor, tender, incredible. Can't wait to go back . . .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and great views
    jg83
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Wonderful place with delicious food and beautiful views
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful
    princessfoxVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The view and food were beautiful. We were there on a busy Saturday night so service was a bit slow, but we didn't mind taking in the scenery while we waited!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    sunnypdx
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The fried chicken and homemade lemon raspberry ice cream sandwich are the things dreams are made of! Cocktails were ok, tuna was ok, but the green bean salad, fried chicken plate and the dessert are dream worthy. Sitting outside on a summer day eating is always one of my favorite things and Noble Rot did not disappoint. Plus loved that there were Rye, Port, Scotch flights as well as wine flights. We will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mostly good...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was all pretty good, except my steak, which was to be medium rare, ended up on my plate as definitely rare. Other than that, it was a good experience and the food was good, if not noteworthy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Staff could use smile on their faces. I don't like to be told how long of a story someone wants me to write
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disappointment
    Nlwrtr
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Been to Noble Rot previously, so I had high expectations. Made a reservation 1 month in advance, requesting a table with a view. I knew that tables on the patio w/ a view were better for conversation. We were put in a booth in the main room under an air-conditioner. It was 85 outside & I was freezing under a drafty machine. When we asked if it could be adjusted the answer was no...it would become too warm. For whom? The wait staff? We were COLD. It was noisy, making conversation difficult. This was a special occasion w/ out of town guests. Food was good, but service and ambiance were not. How far in advance would I have had to reserve to get the location we wanted?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed in the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was greasy and the fries underdone. Atmosphere made up for the food. Heard this place was really good, but was disappointed
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rave reviews for Noble Rot
    Jackie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great evening with a group of 8. Excellent food and service. We were well taken care of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why did I get a cancellation email
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Don't know why I got an email showing reservation cancelled, and I not get credit. I and my colleague showed up and were seated at the patio where we ordered dinner
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missed the mark!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I was looking forward to trying Noble Rot both for the ambience and the fresh, local cuisine, but the service was a total downer. I don't usually write negative reviews, but after my experience I felt it was necessary. I made a reservation for the patio; when we arrived the hostess was less than friendly. She sat us on the patio, which boasts gorgeous views of downtown and is beautiful, but it was 90 degrees outside and simply too warm to enjoy. We politely asked for another table, but was rudely told there were no others. Our options were to sit in the waiting area and dine or wait for a table. We chose the cramped waiting area. From there we waited a long time for service and had to ask twice for help. Food was ok, but I won't be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice view , good happy hour menu!
    Windwomen
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Nice view friendly service , fun for couple or groups! When it is nice in Portland sit outside great view if Portland! This would be a good place to bring out of state guest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie delight with amazing view
    Jodieats
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Amazing butternut squash panini! Awesome service as well as presentation of food. Great energy in atrium.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite spot on a warm night
    LakeO
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food here is fresh and delicious! Amazing onion rings & not a drop left on sons' plates (steak and fries)! Wished for an outside table, as was a perfect 80 degree Portland night. Inside was fine except for the A/C blowing over us. Wait staff was great and friendly. All bold letter items on menu indicate fresh ingredients right from their rooftop garden. Delicious!!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    AAAA
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Fantastic view! Knowledgable staff! We really impressed out out of town guests :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow unattentive service
    Munch52
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Staff seemed busier with each other and friends. Foo ok but pricey for portion size
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NickNameVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food here is gourmet, but unpretentious. Everything we had was delicious. The drinks were creative and well-crafted. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This place was recommended to us, so we booked a table before a concert. Overall, it was OK, but nothing special. Limited menu, and while the food was cooked right the flavors didn't seem to work exceptionally well together. The wine list was reasonable length, but the choices were so obscure only a real wine geek would know what to choose. I'm always willing to spend for a great wine, but not based only on recommendation of the sommelier.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oddly disappointed!
    Motoflicka
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Made a 5pm booking - doors were still closed at 5:15 and at least 12 standing around while the Wait staff was inside tasting and laughing with each other. On a Tuesday...? In Portland? Service was relatively slow for drinks and then super fast for food. Again...odd.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our evening!
    JTFU
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Thanks for the great food and service. We had a very memorable evening out with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Lovely...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were going to a show in the area so thought we'd eat here. We ate off the small plates and it was wonderful! Crispy pork belly lettuce wraps, cauliflower soup, a avocado, champagne mango and fennel salad and angel food cake. We love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better when it's dark?
    underwhelmedVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were seated in the outer dining area, on a sunny evening. the sun was beating down on people so hot that they were holdgn their menus up to get out of the direct heat. There was no shade to be drawn on the window. they have done nothing to insulate the roonm for sound so it reverberates off the walls. We were moved to an inside table mid way through our meal to get out of the sun. It was a bit quieter inside. The food was decent pub food. Not great, and a bit overproced for the offering. thea reason to go... wine flights.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Dining - With a view!
    icanhazdining
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had an excellent dinner, complimented by tasty drinks, and a sweet dessert to top it all off! Service was top notch! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Poor service
    Luvaview
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I made reservations for a birthday early dinner weeks in advance. I thought I was clear in wanting to sit in the atrium for the view. When we got there, there were several open tables in the atrium. They refused to seat us there because of other reservations. We (4 of us) sat just inside and I spent our entire dinner looking at an empty table for 4 in the atrium. The server was short with us, whenever she brought us something, she never asked if we wanted anything else. And when we tried to ask for more/other things, she walked off too quickly to hear us. The drinks took super long to get to us. Must say, the food was awesome. Great happy hour prices. And great view...if you can sit in the atrium.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This place has great food and service every time I go. The wine list is extensive and has many wines available by the glass. You can be casual or dressed up and you'll never feel out of place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Disappointed that we requested patio seating but patio was closed
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate