Permanently Closed - RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower

4.7
1940 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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This restaurant is permanently closed. A contemporary Northwest fish house with a modern accent. Expect the finest service as experienced servers guide you through the menu. The RingSide Fish House is the sibling of the Iconic RingSide SteakHouse and is honored to be chosen as one of Tom Horan's Top Ten Fish Houses in North America. The menu sources only the freshest seafood from local fish mongers and oysterman - but still has steaks and our "Famous Onion Rings"for those who want the classic RingSide experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Northwest, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Mon- Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bar Hours:
Mon - Sat: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(503) 227-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jonathan Gill
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Private party facilities
The Park Avenue Room is a private room that can accommodate up to 32 guests for meetings, parties, receptions or a sit down lunch or dinner.
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Private party contact
Emily Olsen: (888) 808-5205
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SW Taylor
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Parking details
Complimentary Self-Parking is available in the Fox Tower Garage validated with the purchases of entrees. On-street parking is also available at posted rates.

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Public transit
Located adjacent to the Pioneer Square MAX Station.
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Entertainment
A perfect stop before the Theater, whether it be on the Big Screen or on the Stage. Many diners find the ambiance of the restaurant overlooking Director Park as entertainment in itself.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Portland
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will truly miss the Ringside Fish House! It was such a special place, and I hope it comes back!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal on unfortunately the last night the restaurant will be open.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience. Everything was top notch. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening. The Fish House will be missed.

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RJ
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

better go quick... last day they are open is on the 12th.

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e
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sad they're closing! Dinner was delightful, service impeccable and the salmon incredibly good. Plus the wine - our server recommended a bottle that was top notch. We so enjoyed our evening.

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AD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time / the onion rings were worth it. Food was very good - bisque was delicious. Worth trying.

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w
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had to wait several minutes even though I had Open Table reservation, but the food and server were outstanding!

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OT
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine combined with excellent service equals an outstanding experience!

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nancy is the best, she made the evening perfect! Her grace & sophistication is immeasurable.

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RF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The occasion was for a first date and I could not be happier. Excellent service and food. The wine was a treat as well. Unfortunate that you are closing as we would have been happy to come back often.,

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LB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience all around. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. It's to bad it will be closing soon.

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SS
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sad to see Ringside Fish House going away! My wife and I love it, and will be saddened as it'll leave a hole in the Portland restaurant scene.

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G
Portland
100 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrible shame that this excellent fish restaurant is being closed. We have enjoyed their food and service many times.

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HG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention to details in seating, table presentation and especially food made this dinner wonderful. The lobster bisque is fabulous. I love that they have a 3 course pre-theater menu to choose from. The food never disappoints and the atmosphere is enjoyable.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Location is closing in a couple weeks and they are offering 50% off all bottled wines.

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C
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, and half off wine! Nice views. So sorry to see it go.

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C
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sad that they are closing in a month. Had several fine meal there.

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R
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was not up to Ringside’s normal high quality.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is s shame this restaurant is closing.

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JS
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite Portland restaurants. We are bummed that it's closing in mid-August. We'll miss it!

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SJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Ringside were amazing! In our top 10 meals of all time. It is up there with Le Manoir aux quat’Saisons and Pollen Street Social in the UK and Pot Luck Club in Cape Town, South Africa

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner with kids. Excellent service and great seafood.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience and our server Nancy was amazing. Thank you

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

overpriced, very salty, brought food out in the wrong sequence even after specifically discussed . ran out of a specific type of oyster because of the error in bringing out oysters first. Ate at Southpark Seafood the night before and it was great.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Friendly staff but not very attentive. Food was good but over cooked.

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GH
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Highly rated but overrated in our opinion. The only thing truly outstanding was the service. Gazpacho was a delicious creamy carrot soup, but not gazpacho. Sweet gems greens was romaine. Octopus was just a bit overdone. To be fair, halibut was excellent. Overpriced for what we got.

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FJ
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

There are so many great restaurants in Portland this would not be one I would recommend. I had crab cakes they were so so. Being in Portland these crab cakes should have been outstanding. They were small and deep fried. I had mushroom risotto and it was so salty.

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CH
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal out I’ve had all year. Got a medium rare filet mignon. The meat was well prepared. The oysters were delicious and I really enjoyed my whiskey cocktail. Can’t wait for my next special occasion so I can dine again.

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GS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. A bit on the pricey end but well worth the money. The lobster soup was to die for

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K
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food excellent service Nancy was a fantastic waitress

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KD
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was the ideal place to entertain out-of-town friends. Great food, very attentive and accommodating staff, lovely ambience with noise level low enough for our hearing-challenged ears to converse easily.

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m
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the fresh seafood! And our waiter Miguel was fantastic 😀

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was really bad our table was constantly ignored.. food was good.

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SS
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was out of this world wonderful and fresh. The service was perfect--he checked in with us at just the right times. We had a perfect evening.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love ringside fish house! Always great service and awesome food!

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m
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A very good restaurant. Service was excellent, ambiance was good. Food was very very good.
We were recommended to ringside while we were visiting Portland and it did not disappoint

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JS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Nick, had great recommendations.

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HO
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pace of the service was exceptional: nothing was rushed. Thankfully, no one asked how the food was; the waiter knew. The sommelier took the time to chat a bit. Nice.

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Portland
37 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

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n
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought some friends from out of town in for dinner, we had an amazing experience at RingSide Fish House. From the moment we walked in we were treated like old friends. The host staff was very welcoming and professional. And well dressed, I appreciate that. Our server, Nick did a wonderful job. He was very knowledgeable about the menu, very helpful with wine choices, and very handsome. It's apparent that the staff here works well as a team, four staff members brought out our entrees, very impressive. This way we could all eat together and not be uncomfortable waiting for the rest of the food to come. The food was amazing. We had a salmon collar, octopus, and a whole, fried Oregon perch, to name a few of our choices. We could tell a lot of thought and care went into our dining experience. Thank you Ringside Fishhouse for a great time and great food.

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