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About Saucebox

Established in 1995, Saucebox has maintained its reputation in the city as the place for the finest Pan-Asian and Pacific Island cuisine. The menu pulls from a wealth of bold and authentic flavors. Fruit infusions, elixirs and our notable "liquor laboratory" are also specialties of the house.

214 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Sushi, Pan-Asian

Hours of Operation:
Open Five nights a week. Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Friday: 4:30pm - 2:00am; Saturday: 5:00pm - 2am; Closed Sunday and Monday, except for large group private events.

Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Tuesday through Friday, Saturday 5:00 to 6:00 pm (open at 5:00 on Saturdays)

Cross Street:
SW Pine

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 241-3393

Website:
http://www.saucebox.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ's Nightly. Please visit http://www.saucebox.com/dj.html for all current residents and nights.

Executive Chef:
Zack Capoccia

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Event Coordinator: Alice Wagner-Stout
parties@saucebox.com
503.241.3393

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Private Dining

For almost twenty years, Saucebox has continued to stimulate all senses with bright flavorful food, delicious cocktails, glamourous dining rooms, groovy sounds from the deejay and an energizing mix of customers and staff. It is an ideal location for personal celebrations and business dinners alike!

Saucebox Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
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Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
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Healthy (2)
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Worth the Drive (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food! Great selection of drinks. Service was outstanding as well. Would recommended to any and all!

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 3 days ago

A very limited, 3 course, prefix menu was offered for Valentine’s Day. The starters and main courses were overcooked (not great for the tuna main course) and unremarkable (not much flavor). We ordered decaf coffee with desert which never arrived; afterwards were told they didn’t have any. We were offered complimentary Bubbles that showed up on the final bill; it took three tries at the computer to get it off the bill. Although the tables were only half occupied they appeared to be under staffed. The experience didn’t align with the $223 bill (20% gratuity was automatically added although the service wasn’t in alignment; we almost always tip at 20% but would not have that evening). With so many amazing choices in Portland for dinner we were surprised as Saucebox’s reputation far exceeds the evening we had experienced.

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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

While the bar side of this restaurant is dark and noisy, the restaurant side is beautiful and much quieter. Tables have white table cloths, there are big windows and both the asian-influenced food and the service as excellent. Love that I was able to make a rezzie as we had a show to catch. I let the server know and he was very respectful of our timeline. Recommend and would go again!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Nice waitstaff. Great atmosphere. Food was okay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Mostly well balanced food (nutrient, taste - not salty, not too sweet, not too oily).
Some foods are salty. Fried rice was dry (maybe cooked long)?

Tags: Tapas, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was just honestly just okay, staff was amazing though. Music was terrible.

Meh, I'd rather go to bamboo sushi or literally anywhere else for the price.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I made reservations and was called the night before to confirm and give my cc #. The Man on the phone assured me I would have a table for 8 upstairs. When we got there the table was for 2 upstairs then they moved us downstairs to the bar area where we were told we needed to be finished by 10 pm so they could open the dance floor. My reservations were at 830 pm.
I was upset and the manager was clueless about it all.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Really disappointed with the New Year's Eve service. We made our OpenTable reservation earlier in the week then was called the day before our reservation to get our credit card number because they don't want to bear ANY risk that WE don't arrive for the New Year's Service (at 8:15!!). When we arrived on time, they stuck us in the overflow upstairs area then told us that we only have a limited time because the DJ will be setting up in an hour or so on the table next to us. (How does that impact us?). The opentable reservation did not state there was a $70 prix fixe menu for NYE and we were surprised at the very limited selection within the prix fixe menu provided. (Vegan/salmon/steak). The (unalterable) tofu appetizer was ignored by 2 of the 4 of my party. (I thought it was delicious but some ppl won't try tofu and it shouldn't be the ONLY appetizer option in a PRIX FIXE!). The dishes were all beautifully adorned, but we couldn't see them in the badly lit overflow upstairs seating. The cocktails were lovely but I would not have gone with ice filled highball glasses in $12 exotic juice cocktails on new year's, it watered down the celebration in many ways, look, feel and taste. The red bean paste dessert was okay but a bit oily for my taste (3 oily donut-y things were 2 too many), and the dessert should have had a trio of tastes, not a single item x3. As a prix fixe, saucebox needs work. The waitstaff was nice but pushy, we were told twice that "the DJ is setting up now". We were NOT in his way and the reservation did not dictate we leave before we finished eating after paying our $400+ bill for 4 people (yes, they included the tip in the bill for us). If you are going to offer a "nice" dinner, don't dump us with the drinks-only crowd then crowd us out. TRASHY.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner. It Was a pretty good place.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a horrible experience. I wish I could get my money back since it was a $400 meal. Made reservations NYE and it started out by the waiter telling us that we only have an hour and a half to eat until she had to tell us to go. Then as we were wrapping up and JUST finished dessert, she told us we needed to leave in 10 minutes, mind you, there were 7 open tables upstairs And plenty more downstairs. It was such a disappointment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We thought the drinks were amazing and the food was very creative, too!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 15, 2017

George our server was excellent. Food and speciality cocktails were amazing!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Not one of the cheaper options in Portland, but definitely worth the splurge on a special occasion. Sampled both the dinner and late-night menus- red lantern roll and pork belly shumai off dinner menu were delicious, and the pork noodles off late-night menu were to die for. Great cocktail selection. Our server was friendly, helpful, overall amazing. Great ambience for a fun date night! Will definitely be going back next time we find ourselves downtown with extra money to spend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Some of the dishes are overly sweet but they're still well made and presented.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a great experience celebrating our daughters first bday here! Thank you to the staff for being so attentive and giving us the best service. I recommend trying the salmon oh my god !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had an amazing time the waiter was just perfect ! Everything went well thank you 🙏🏾

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Loved everything we had. Pork Bay, amazing Korean Ribs and duck in curry sauce. Favorite was the ribs, fall off the bone yum and not fatty as ribs can often be. Would go back for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The kitchen was extremly slow. I told my server how hungry I was and ordered the Tuna salad and it was EXTREMLY tiny! I was quite annoyed the server didn't warn me as she knew I was starving. They seemed extremly proud of their food, it was okay.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Sauce box was a big disappointment. We started off with oxtail chow fun, fantastic! As were the house made mango sodas.!I wish I could say the same for the rest. Pork shu mai was passable as were the potstickers, but the dipping sauce for the potstickers was funky and did not compliment them. The spider roll was below average, jasmine rice was WAY over cooked and the kimchi was boring and listless. Portland has many better choices for Asian and Asian inspired food. I would not suggest Saucebox to anyone.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

VERY noisy. We could not carry on a conversation in the dining area.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I was quite pleased with the entire dining experience! Having grown up in the Northwest, I have enjoyed wild, fresh salmon for many years. The salmon preparation at Saucebox just might be the best I've ever had. The service was attentive and genuine. Excellent restaurant!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious food - everything we ordered was great! Service outstanding especially from George!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I was very disappointed with the service. The food was good but the staff was not very good. We had them bring our entrees all at different times. We had to wait for the other and food was cold. We also had three different servers bring us food that was not ours. I would never recommend sitting up stairs as you get ignore. sad to spend over $300 for this type of service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Server was great, food was good, drinks were really fun and tasty. Bar atmosphere was odd. Not sure I'd hang out in t he bar again. The Japanese cartoons on the ceiling were just too much. But again, drinks were fun and interesting, and service was good

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Amazing food and drinks! Our waiter George was so fun and very informative with drink and dinner recommendations! We have found a new favorite place!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Nice place. Chicken wings are the best we have had. Great staff. Little pricey for what you get. But would recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Having dined at Saucebox numerous, over the years, tonight, we were disappointed. Despite making a reservation on Open Table, we were seated near the kitchen in an area the hostess described as "overflow for walk-ins." The dreary ambience reminded us of being seated at the "kids' table" during thanksgiving...with all the wonderful dining options in Portland, it's doubtful we'll return anytime soon.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Everything very solid. A few standouts... Nothing was only so-so.
Go ! You'll like it.... The dj was awesome.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent food, service, and cocktails. Friendly and knowledgable staff.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2017

friendly staff but poor service for not being busy !!

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 21, 2017

My daughter took me for my birthday. It was very nice indeed

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Good service, yummy foodies

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Birthday celebration made great by Sage, George and Nick! Lovely time!!!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The pork belly and shrimp Shumai were very fishy and overly firm, and the pork sarong was very dense and a bit dry. Entrees were underwhelming. While the service was very good, we wouldn't go back based on our food experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Tapioca dumpling is interesting but stuffing was too salty
The Chan Siu pork boa was surprisingly delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Came here for a bachelorette party. Very thankful they were able to accommodate our large party size (12). Great service and good drinks. Very happy with the overall experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We sat in their side dining area. Much, much quieter than the bar. Very comfortable. Lovely for catching up with a friend we haven't seen for over 10 years.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great food and service. Loud group at one table, combined with high ceilings, made conversation kind of difficult.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 3, 2017

It was great! Timing on our dishes were perfect and Tim our waiter was very sweet and kind.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 31, 2017

My wife and I went there for our 37th wedding anniversary a couple of nights ago. To be honest, I thought it was going to be just another Asian restaurant, but to my surprise, it exceeded my expectations. We ordered the pupu platter and everything on it was fantastic. So much so that we decided we would order appetizers and small bites instead of entrees. We were not disappointed. We took our time and ordered as we went along. Cocktails were also well crafted and imaginative. All in all, a great experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Late-night Find, Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Spicy
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