Roe
Roe

Roe

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roepdx.rest/
  • Phone: 5032321566x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday - Saturday: 5:15pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Trent Pierce & Patrick Schultz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SE 31st Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Roe
Roe is a Modern American seafood restaurant.

Discreetly hidden inside of the boisterous Block + Tackle, Roe offers an ever changing menu to be enjoyed in four courses. One seven course Chef's Tasting is also offered nightly with advance reservation (please call for availability). Chefs Trent Pierce and Patrick Schultz prepare creative dishes, utilizing innovative and classic techniques from an open kitchen located directly in the dining room.

An optional wine pairing draws from the thoughtful beverage selection of the best of Oregon, sparkling, and seafood friendly white and red wines from around the globe. Roe also features a full bar with beer, spirits, and sake.

In order to serve you best, Roe requires notification of any food allergies, or dietary concerns at the time of reservation. An attempt will be made to prepare for all requests received with enough notice, though severe shellfish and dairy allergies can not be accommodated.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Roe reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (72)special occasion (70)romantic (55)notable wine list (34)hot spot (13)neighborhood gem (11)Show More
  • Impressive Experience!
    SeattleDiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    From the moment that our group of three entered the intimate and softly lit dining room, we were impressed. It was an upscale experience with exceptional service and food, but without pretense. I highly recommend the wine pairing to fully experience the menu.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent
    Amethyst2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    They are great! Great drinks and great food and services. I always enjoy to spend thex time with my husband. It just excellent.
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    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amazing
    khalvyVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    From the service to the wine pairings and everything in between...perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Seafood
    Clwoodman
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The fixed price four course meal with the wine oairings was exceptional. The seafood courses were hand prepared, fresh, unusual, and delicious, and the wine pairings were spit on. Great for a special meal if everyone loves seafood of all kinds. If two people share you can try almost everything on the menu.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dinner in Portland
    State31wine
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Unique, thoughtful, and delicious food served in a serene, intimate dining room with gracious service. Wine pairings, and service, are stellar. A must visit when in Portland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our second trip to Roe and we were just as impressed as the first time. Great food, unique menu with wonderful offerings, service was terrific. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You are screwing yourself
    Roed
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    If you don't Roe. It's not just an elevated experience for foodies, it's a transformative meal. Be forewarned, you will be ruined post Roe. All subsequent meals will disappoint, except for the next Roe experience.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    From the alluring entrance to the consummate professionalism of the staff, we were very impressed with Roe and left feeling very pleased. Will absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Rory
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Best restaurant in Portland, hands down. Amazing service, incredible food. Everything we ate was so good and so different. The only level of food I can compare it too was when I have eaten at multiple started Michelin star restaurants. The only downside is that you might have to wait a few weeks to get a reservation, but it is well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible experience in Portland
    BestinBend
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is one of the finest restaurant experiences we've ever had. The food is incredible. The service amazing. This is for seafood loving connoisseurs only. No kids or chatty blather.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Living in San Francisco with easy access to great restaurants, diner experience at Roe in Portland was simply outstanding, way above some top reviewed SF restaurants. Not a classic Portland restaurant (no heavy meat or pickles veggies), but every dishes were prepared with the perfection of matching flavors, cooking and colors. Service was excellent. Great intimate dining room. Will definitively try to get a reservation for our next trip to Portland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative seafood in serene setting
    Amcp
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Original seafood combinations with Asian overtones in the quiet & intimate back room of Block & Tackle. Prix fix with options to add supplements such as caviar.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat at Roe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was probably the best meal I have ever had. The menu was next level as far as concept and preparation. The service was perfect. The four course meal style is delightful and very prompt. I was more and more impressed at each dish that arrived. Amazing night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top of the list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We are lucky as Portlanders to have such a broad choice of places to choose from when it comes to dining out, but Roe has went right to the top of our list. My husband can be hard to impress as he travels a lot to major cities for works and gets to enjoy some of the best those cities has to offer. So when I booked reservations for our anniversary I was hoping this place would "wow" him , and it did!! The food was amazing and our waiter ( I feel like he should have a more prestigious title) was so knowledgable in the wine pairings we had and how it complimented each dish that I was amazed. Outstanding food and friendly service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience
    PortlandiaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    All around great dining experience. The food was creative with layers of flavor. Each course was unusual and delicious. Service was perfect. Definitely a special dinner for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible dinner!
    Hard2pleaseVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We went to Roe to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant did not disappoint! It was absolutely incredible. We tried every dish on the menu, our favorites being the grilled squid on charred eggplant with squid ink, super fatty salmon and the ceviche. Each dish paid great attention to flavor and textures, layering each so that every bite had a little surprise for you. Great balance of richness offset but some bright accent to lift the dish. Our servers were fantastic and wine pairings were perfect. We would go back in a heart beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wish Roe was in San Francisco
    JenTVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I visited Portland with some fellow foodies and dined at Roe. We did the shorter tasting menu and soon wished we'd dined earlier to be able to do the 7-course tasting menu. Their use of less common ingredients was done so that the dishes sung with interesting and skillful intricacies of flavor. The seafood was cooked perfectly and the wine pairings were good and very well priced. Roe would do very well in San Francisco and that's saying a lot. I hope to return someday to dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off the charts!
    CricketRSF
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Roe is a unique and surprising experience. Each dish challenges you with unique flavor combos that surprise and delight. The wine pairing was spot on with each dish. Ask the sommelier to give you the expanded pairing descriptions and you'll be able to taste how each wine complements each unique element of the dish. My wife and I chose to split the 4 course tasting to make an 8 course mega tasting. Try it! One of our top 5 all time favorites. Period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fine dinning in portland
    Kiki
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was so good that it made me cry. The wine parings were perfect. The service was detailed but not fussy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Meryna
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went for our anniversary and were wondering how a 4 course seafood only menu could be as great as we had heard. It beat our expectations. The food was amazing and the service even better. We got the wine pairings as well and they were delicious. It was worth the splurge. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Amazing seafood!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The 4 course dinner with wine parings was incredible. Terrific Service.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attention to every detail
    Celebration
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Not only did they confirm our reservation, but when we had challenges with cabs, they honored our seating and had our much needed cocktails complimentary! The food and wine pairings were equisite. Beautiful preparation and presentation! A definite gem. We celebrated our 10th anniversary but this was a highlight of our week long celebration.
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  • Portland is Fortunate to Have Roe
    mstickler
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Superb seven course tasting dinner that included three additional courses of amuse bouche. The matching wines were very good too. Top-notch seafood served in inventive ways, often with touches of Asian ingredients. Our fourth time here, first time doing the seven-course meal. We'll be back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Portland
    Billt
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I found no better seafood cooking in Portland than Roe. I was wonderful!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Maybe excellent but not for me
    sjlmVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    In the category of: we plate beautiful food for you. I'm finished with restaurants that do not cook anything to order, but rather "compose" food to order. Roe does that very well. You enter the back room through the Block & Tackle restaurant. We had the 4-course menu. 2 choices for each course; we had them all except for a 3rd dessert choice. 1st course: a sashimi and a ceviche; both were very good (composing here is fine). 2nd course: lobster (cooked but room temp) and a scallop that was not even seared so really another sashimi course, broth poured around it was hot; 3d course: salmon & sea bass; both barely cooked, room temperature & just a mush. Service is excellent.
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  • Roe
    GregandNunaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Eclectic place. The novelty of eating "behind the door" is worth the price, at least once. Cavier presentation was superb. The wine list and bar excellent- keeping in mind you won't find much red (nor should you with light fish dishes). The fish was all top notch… So many other places do excellent fish too.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Brilliant
    DecoyDuckVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Had the tasting menu and it was among the best meals I have ever had. Truly adored it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to the hype!
    Jonathan
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Roe, tucked in the back of Block and Tackle, is its own little world. The room is beautifully decorated, and the service is simply excellent. Our dishes ranged from very good to excellent . And the few minor missteps (the dishes that were merely very good) were perhaps really just matters of taste -- dishes that while executed with real skill, seemed, to me and my friend, somewhat misconceived. But the hits were outstanding -- perfect execution and really clever combinations. The wine parings were well chosen, and the meal as a whole came together very nicely.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Lives up to the hype
    owlski
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Definitely worth the wait for a reservation. Meticulously prepared food with unusual flavor and textural combinations. Elegant room without being stuffy and a noise level that allows conversation without shouting across the table. Menu changes at least weekly, so a return trip is always a new and rewarding adventure. Has to be one of the most innovative and delicious seafood specialists in the country.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Descriminating Guest
    I8ITALL
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We are always challenged to find a fun and unique dining experience when our business clients from San Francisco and Paris visit us in Portland. Roe was a huge success. So much so that both of our guests intend to return to Roe (with their respective spouses) when they are in the Northwest in the Fall. The food/wine pairings were perfect and the gentleman who described the pairings was very knowledgable and passionate about his craft. The service was the perfect balance of attentive but not intrusive. The food was beyond description for a neophyte food critic like me. Alli can say is it was phenomenal and I think Roe is the finest of fine dining in the Portland area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Timing
    Eatoutlittle
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everything was great. Salmon was the only complaint, mushy. Only res available was 5:45, so we opted to eat that early. Then as we were finishing up around 7:30-8pm, there was 4 of the 8 tables empty. Not sure what happened there, but would have liked a later res if it was available. Nice service and wonderful presentation. Priced well. Dessert was no the savory side, not our fave. Over all, a nice private dining experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 247 reviews are from the Roe reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We did the whole works, caviar/champagne, chef's tasting, pairing. Expensive, but probably best meal ever in Portland in last 40 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible food, impeccable service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    THE next place you should take your date. The service is outstanding and thoughtful, and the food was beyond delicious. Expect to be impressed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    Bill
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This was our second visit to Roe. Both times were outstanding. The food is incredible. We took an out of town guest there and he couldn't stop raving about it for his entire stay in PDX. The sommelier is really knowledgeable and passionate about his wine pairings. It is definitely expensive, but one of our favorite dining experiences around. I only wish there was more local seafood on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Get the wine pairings. An impeccable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Seafood Dining
    piusngVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have only been there once but it is one of the best restaurant my wife and I have experienced in Portland. Now, this particular meal was mostly seafood set dinner. Now, they do change the menu every week but it you don't know like seafood, you may have to ask first. Also, the seafood appetizers were sashimi. We loves them but it may not be up your alley. The Seabass and Salmon main course were masterly cooked. We will certainly visit the establishment again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place.
    Amethyst2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It's great place. Food and service are great. They have great alcohol list.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Not cheap but it would be much more expensive in say nyc. Loved the very earnest wine sommelier describing each wine pairing too. No snootiness - we had extra bread throughout the meal without having to ask. A must.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Secret agent food
    skyman
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    They cook your food in a heated aquarium! So trippy, little vacuum sealed bags swimming around, cooking with no oil or fire. Pricey but worth it. Lot's of great details in the artful arrangement and insanely good flavors. No windows. Really. You're in a box in a secret room behind another restaurant. Secret agents eat here.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Hidden inside another restaurant/bar, Roe is a surprise as you walk in to the dining room to be seated. The prix fixe fish centric menu was impeccable, with complex and delicious combinations of ingredients, executed and presented to perfection. Service was excellent, and staff was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. The wine pairings are well thought out and spot on for each dish, and the sommelier's explanations about each wine and the reason it had been paired with each dish added to our enjoyment of each course. Truly an experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.