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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Noble Rot reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (129)great for outdoor dining (93)fit for foodies (88)special occasion (73)notable wine list (68)romantic (64)neighborhood gem (50)good for groups (31)hot spot (26)vibrant bar scene (22)late-night find (19)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Ptownfoodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Host was not welcoming. Waiter was ok but could have been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night out
    TnTc
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This was our first visit, great view and exceptional friendly service, food was good but a bit pricey. Wine selection was excellent but again pricey. Overall a nice evening, definetly enhanced by the wait staff. I had the chicken breast and wife had polenta, marinated olive side was tasty but a bit plain.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Recommended by some of our daughter's friends, this place did not measure up to our expectations for a Portland restaurant. The industrial decor was not a good start, the music was obnoxious and loud, the view overrated and the food so-so. The strong smell of garlic in a salad was not the way we want to start a meal. The waitperson could have suggested something else after my wife asked about garlic in another dish. Add a strange and pricey wine list, and we won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair
    Overrated
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Good ingredients. Entrees were overpriced and average in flavor. HreT salads and dessert
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot
    Goon88
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    They have a unique view of downtown from the east side of the river. I've always had great food and service. I usually think about the peanut butter and jelly bread pudding for a couple of days afterwards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Handling Ten
    Anthea
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I must thank the staff at Noble Rot for making my friend's birthday a lovely occasion. As a group of ten, we were a talkative and at times, a little too exuberant. That wait staff was very attentive and when certain members of our party got too loud, our waitress was so diplomatic and effective in reminding us of the volume. The food was great. The atmosphere was lively and bright. Everyone had an excellent time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NewtoP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Service was slow. Prices were high. Food was good. Lovely atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, better view
    Emilmor
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I made an 8-person reservation for a birthday dinner through Open Table (so easy). When we got there, no one even acknowledged our existence for 5-10mins. Kind of a buzz kill for a special birthday. But, the wine/cocktail list was spectacular and the food (at least my steak frites) was really good. Service was slow, but I guess it was busy. Also, they don't allow us to split checks AT ALL. I get that you don't want 8 credit cards, but I would have liked to at least just split it in half-- was quite the pricey ticket ($600 bill-- gulp!). Above all, the ambiance makes it. Who doesn't love the view of downtown Portland at sunset? Incredible. Worth it. Plus, good food and drinks? Just block out the full evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fresh food, great view!
    MrYum
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This place was way too cool. I loved hopping in the elevator that opened up right into the restaurant. The service from every single employee was top notch and they all were extremely informative as we asked quest ions about their garden, water supply, and history. The food was amazing; perfect amount, great presentation, and we'll prepared. My favorite part had two sides to it: the view was awesome...sunny day, open air deck, view to the west looking at downtown. But I didn't think of bringing my shades....so they had loaners for me! This really made my day because without something as simple as sunglasses, my experience would have been far less enthusiastic due to the sun in my face. Nice work Noble Rot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 99 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 392 reviews are from the Noble Rot reviews archive.
  • Love this place!
    HoneyBee63
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We have been here for wine flights and pasta and we have been here for gourmet burgers and beer after work - each time it has been a great experience. As excellent cooks who don't dine out a whole lot, we really want great food and a delightful experience. This is the place; wonderful service and a lovely view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening!
    jnutch
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We read in Travel & Leisure magazine that Noble Rot was voted one of the top 50 outdoor dining spots in the US so we came here for dinner before going to Moda for James Taylor concert. Got a table in a covered area with a beautiful view of downtown Portland and large open windows. Service was great. Food was excellent. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with friends
    AllisonG
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    A few days ago, three of my friends and I went to Noble Rot to catch up. The food was great, the staff was amazing and we were seated out on the patio, so the view was great too. All in all, it was a great experience. We ended up staying for about three hours for drinks and dinner. I will definitely go back again. I had been once before and noticed that the Thursday at 6 pm crowd was much more manageable than the Saturday at 8 pm crowd. I definitely recommend having a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable, though food disappointed
    Laurik
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I hadn't been to Noble Rot in some years, but had good memories, so I made reservations for 4 for a special occasion. The space is pleasant (though the curtains are unlovely), the view is amazing, the service was friendly and good, the wine selection was good, and price of flights was reasonable. But the food was meh. Not nearly as good as I remember. The beloved old onion tart has become a thick layer of balsamic-dominated goo on a thin crust. The menu didn't have much range, particularly for vegetarians. Salmon gyoza was overcooked, and the appetizers, salads and entrees we tried just weren't very interesting or well matched to the wine. Not unpleasant, just dull. We still had a good time, but I was disappointed in the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LindaVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had a wonderful meal here with our family visiting from San Francisco. Both service and food were excellent and they have a great view of the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very "Noble"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I selected the Noble Rot to take a group of visitors from Chicago who wanted to experience Portland. Although you have the traditional selections in the area this stood out to be unique and interesting. While I used open table to confirm our reservations I made several special notes outside requesting some special services. Ie: chilled wine waiting, flights of beer etc, the Noble called back to confirm and make any special notes. Upon arrival they were very accommodating understanding the goal I had in mind to introduce "Portland" to my very important visitors. The seating overlooking downtown Portland with a sunset over the West Hills, wine, service and ambiance was superb! Very well done and I highly recommend for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wowed my out-of town guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My friends visiting from Wisconsin fell in love with this place! We started inside, and when an outdoor table opened up, the staff happily and graciously met my friends request to move to the outdoor patio. Great food, great service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noble Place to Dine
    CompattyVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Had a very nice meal here. This place is tucked away in an industrial looking building with great views of the city. Only regret was outdoor seating was very limited and we had to dine inside. Next time we will get there earlier or be more patient. Food was nicely presented and the staff was awesome here. Salmon was tasty but a little undercooked and had to be sent back. Locally grown salad ingredients was a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    goodtimes
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The ambiance was excellent along with the food and service. Enjoyed a very good burger with a super fresh salad outside on a warm spring evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good except for food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I went for the first time last weekend and the service, atmosphere and view are all very good. It was too bad that everyone's food (party of 6) was disappointing. I would not go back based on the quality of the food. Perhaps if I was just getting drinks I would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food & Design I Loved It!
    table13
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We all enjoyed our special Mother's Day Dinner. This was our first time at Noble Rot but we heard nothing but great reviews and thought it would be a nice choice for out Mothers Day celebration. Very were not disappointed in he least. The food was cooked to perfection. The presentation was beautiful and appetizing. The staff was friendly and efficient. The desserts were GREAT. I highly recommend NOBLE ROT to my friends and family. Great Job.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Mother's Day Treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our family celebrated Mother's Day at this restaurant. It was a joyful environment, a bit loud, but that added to the fun. All Patrons seemed to be enjoying themselves. The food was wonderful, as was the wine. Our 93 year old mother enjoyed the whole event. She was taken by the neighborhood, how it had changed and where it had not. This was a great atmosphere to celebrate Mother's Day. Great food, Great wine, Friendly and mixed patrons, the service was great. We will be back, both as an extended family and for more solitary dining. Great to have locally owned places like this to go to. We all liked the environmental concerns that is displayed in the building, the food, the roof garden, the aquifer.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View-pendous!
    MrPotatoHead
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great view looking across the Willamette at the night lights of downtown and the West Hills. Busy but not noisy. Our waiter was perfect: attentive and knowledgeable. Roasted chicken was excellent but didn't blow us away. Love the wine flights.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid Evening!
    my2sense
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We happened here upon a recommendation from a friend. Loved the atmosphere and views! What was even better were the cozy chic booths where I could sit with my girlfriends and we could actually hear each other talk and catch up! The service was great!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice visit on a quiet night
    RusticChef
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I had a nice visit on quiet night with my friend and fellow wine enthusiast Corinne. The only disappointment was that they were out of one of the wines on their Washington Reds flight, which seems inexcusable: someone isn't watching inventory very well. Besides that, the place was quiet: every other time I have been to Noble Rot is has been bustling with long waits for tables. Service was attentive, friendly, and professional.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Disappointed
    sldugan
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Love how the menu changes. The food is always wonderful as well as the service. One of our favorite dining places IN Portland
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Party for 10 great success
    OregonNative
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Brought our out of town relatives in for a fun night. Salads were especially fabulous - we had a great time, service was friendly and prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Really a very enjoyable experience, all the way around!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Fun + Delicious
    McLovin
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Noble Rot is an outstanding place to dine with friends, the menu is eclectic and delicious and the highly knowledgeable is as friendly and energetic as any you'll find anywhere. Fantastic service with a great view and a killer bar & wine menu make for a great time, every time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious dinner
    JvdpdxVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Four of us had a terrific dinner. My steak was cooked to perfection, and the chicken was incredibly moist, succulent and flavorful. I love trying the wine flights the offer. The chocolate brownie I had for dessert was excellent. My only complaint, which gave the service four stars instead of five, was the fact that the restaurant was incredibly slow getting us our cocktails. When the finally appeared we only received three out of the four cocktails and the other didn't show up for another three or four minutes. Later, when the restaurant was much slower, one of us ordered a diet coke and it, too, took forever to show up. In contrast, the food arrived very quickly.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I met up with my family for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I met up with my family for a party of seven and the waitress was great working with them and I had a great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Feast in SE
    Hipst
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We celebrated a friend's bday with NR recently. Two of us both ordered the special ~ Halibut with black rice and carrot puree - amazing. The best halibut I've ever had. The other notable dishes on our table were the Lamb Shoulder [wow!], Gnocchi, the Asparagus & Proscuitto salad [amazing!!] and the Mache Mango salad [also amazing] We had the salads as appetizers - really nice idea for our group. My only criticism would be the olives in my martini. The views and ambiance were spectacular and as always - every bite of every dish was fresh, flavorful, creative and certainly memorable. I've told at least 10 people in detail about the halibut! High five!.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not what I expected
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    First, I'd have to say this was not as fancy as I expected, but the food was good nonetheless. Very reasonable prices for what we ordered. I'd go back, but it's really not as impressive as it's reputation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Food442
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Food and signature cocktails were excellent service was definitely on the slow side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view with good food
    Painless
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We had an incredible view as the sun came out and the windows were opened. Food selections were wonderful and the wine was good. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place to Gather
    Snuglz
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Saturday evening, Mom's night away for a few hours. Great food and even better drinks. This particular evening we had to use the stairs (elevator not working), fortunately it was only four flights. The pasta special and desert special was worth having to climb the four flights of stairs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience for visitors
    PDXvisitor
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My friends and I were visiting Portland for a few days and wanted an eating experience for our last night. We had great food, good wine choices and really enjoyed the view. Full of lively young diners. Service was a bit absent minded and the lack of elevator service to a 4th floor venue won't work for some
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.