Vaux

3.7
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11 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Vaux is the newly launched restaurant located inside the Canopy Portland | Pearl District, featuring an all-day menu that highlights favorite local products and is led by Executive Chef Sara Woods. Drawing on Chef Sara’s experience, the menu draws heavily from French techniques accented with Italian-American and Asian flavors. Bartenders create signature cocktails from Portland’s renowned Distillery Row, and serve world-class wines from the Willamette Valley and beers from the state's very and finest craft breweries.
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3.7based on recent ratings
4.0
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3.8
service
4.0
ambience
3.3
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great space and overall aesthetic vibe, but the food and drinks, while not bad at all, were underwhelming. Especially at the price position. Service was inexplicably slow, totally pleasant but still slow. Overall Vaux is probably fine if you’re staying in the hotel and want some drinks and bar snacks but for dinner... not sure I’d recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Service was unbelievably terrible! Slow & food for are party of five came out at all different times. One person in our party did not get his order so we had to ask a fifth time! Eventually popcorn was brought out to snack on. So disappointed!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

This was really disappointing. It took over an hour and a half to get our food. The server would just tell us sorry. Server never came back to the table to fill the water glasses. When we finally got the food it tasted good, but server never came to check on us. I had to find their server and ask for salt. Told us she was sorry things were messed up. Never offered to do anything about. I talked to the manager and he just said sorry. It was a special occasion for my wife. I was just really bummed about it.

S
Portland
58 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy Vaux- good food, reasonable sized servings, quiet and lovely atmosphere.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Christmas dinner here was horrible. Service was poor, food took forever and was not very good. Chicken was underdone and spatzel with spare ribs was overdone. They couldn’t make anything for our kids, even simple fruits or vegetables, or grilled cheese. Terrible experience.

HB
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Not the best choice for our Birthday/Christmas Day lunch. Service was slow, as they seemed understaffed. We waited over an hour for our food, which in the end gave us lots of time to talk. But when it arrived 3 of the 4 dishes weren't piping hot. The food was healthy and creative, and tasty but with the delay and lack of heat (food wise) it was less than stellar. In any case, I think we'll go somewhere else next year.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and ambiance. Highly recommended

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not meet our expectation and overpriced for the food served.
We had hopes to find a new go-to restaurant with our clients but not the case.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic. We basically had the restaurant to ourselves so it was very nice and private. Drinks took a little long but well worth the wait. Extremely well made. Charcuterie board actually had charcuterie and cheese, so we weren’t left to choose one or the other like at other restaurants. However, could have used more bread to go with it for how much cheese was on the board. The gnocchi was THE BEST thing we had. An absolutely inventive dish that was American meets Italian meets French cuisine. A must have if you find yourself at Vaux

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The fare here is excellent. It would be difficult to find something that wasn’t great. There’s not a traditional desk for a host, you find a table and seat yourself. It’s a very casual but upscale environment.

Our party of three was provided three different menus with minor variations on the appetizers, desserts, and drinks.

PH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience1

The restaurant is integrated into hotel. Feels more like hotel bar than a restaurant. Was very airy and open.