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Roe

4.9
494 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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(503) 232-1566
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Trent Pierce
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington
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Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

This was without exception the best meal I've ever had. I live in Asheville, and we've got some pretty amazing dining options here, but being in the mountains, fresh seafood options are hard to come by. As a result, I was delighted to find out that Roe had a spot open for us on relatively short notice (for an experience of this caliber) during our recent trip on the way to the Oregon Coast. Every course was simply incredible, prepared and served without pretense, and paired with delicious and appropriate wine choices. While the entrance foyer and the personalized welcome card certainly make one feel special upon arrival, the atmosphere and ethos at Roe is refreshingly devoid of the faux formality and stuffiness that one might experience at other high-end restaurants. The chefs at Roe focus on finding quality ingredients and preparing it to exacting standards. Dining at Roe was an amazing experience and worth every penny!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We were so happy to see that Roe was open and available for reservations. In the past we had always reserved through open table. So we again reserved through Open Table. We were surprised and sadden when we received a confirmation call/message from Roe saying that since we reserved through open table we were only going to get the 4 course menu option. That really surprised us because I did not see that mention on Open Table. We hadn't look at the Roe website when we made our reservation so we were not aware that there is a different site you need to go to to reserve for the 7 course menu.

We still went and enjoyed the 4 course with wine pairings but again was sadden to watch other patrons get the 7 course menu.

Another note to point out. We asked to have a copy of the menu with us while we ate so we could experience and note all the great ingredients in each dish. When we received the menu, the menu had the cavier option on the menu but it was not on the menu we originally received. That was again disappointing as that was something we had been looking forward to and would have ordered given the opportunity.

We plan to go again in the near future because we love the new location and want to experience the full menu. Unfortunately we will not be able to reserve through open table unless that changes.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Overall outstanding. Quite the gustatory tour de force. Every single item on the tasting menu was fantastic in tastes well as presentation. Very wide variety of seafoods prepared many different ways. We had the caviar as well, which was superb. The wine pairings were excellently chosen. Would definitely go again. It is expensive, however. Very expensive.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We were prepared for the Roe experience, having read the reviews and perused their website. We had an exceptional meal, served graciously, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy each course. We had the theater menu, 4 courses, and a bottle of wine. The meal was delicious. Each bite was savored and enjoyed fully. We never felt rushed, we were treated impeccably. The meal was very expensive, not something I would do on a weekly basis, but definitely a restaurant for seafood lovers and foodies, and the entire evening was designed and crafted to have the ambiance and the environment compliment the food. A wonderful evening that I'll look forward to repeating again.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Food is amazing. Service is fantastic. Great value for the money. Amazing place.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. The wine was excellent. The price was excessive. I do not think that any dinner is worth over $400 for 2. I'm glad I went but it will be a long time before we return.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2017

For me and my wife this was our second visit at Roe and just like the first one - it was spectacular. The food, the service, the wine - everything here is perfect. If you consider yourself a foodie and want to try fine dining, than dinner at Roe is a must! We will be coming back again and again (for our special occasions). The price is high but the food is worth every penny!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2017

Fantastic food, great service and overall a great experience. I just wish there was a bit more space between tables for a bit more privacy but otherwise one the best meals I've ever had. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

We had the 7 course with wine pairing option. Each dish was deliciously new and wonderful! I found that our server took pride in serving each dish and describing each wine pairing. It was my husband's birthdayand the restaurant food and atmosphere made for a memorable evening. I can't say enough!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2017

It's pricey but for a special occasion it was intimate and most of all a flavor celebration for one's mouth. Course after course of the most amazing, lovingly crafted , creative, delicious and artistic food served by knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. Superb!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2017

Roe is clearly one of the top 25 restaurants in United States. I think Portland is overhyped has a restaurant city because most of the restaurants that do well in Portland could never do well in bigger cities like New York or Los Angeles or Chicago. However Roe could hold its own with any top
restaurant In any city . Trent and his team are literally fish geniuses

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2017

My meal at Roe was one of the best meals of my life, right up there with a revelatory meal at Chez Panisse in the early 90s. I was worried that it would be overly precious and fussy, but the quality of each dish overcame any concerns. We had the 7 course tasting menu instead of the 5 course, and although I was incredibly full, I was happy I tried everything. Service was impeccable. Roe deserves all the accolades it receives.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2017

Definitely one of the best seafood restaurants in the U.S. The food is creative and delicious, service is excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2017

Roe is hands down the best seafood restaurant in town and one of the best and most innovative and inventive restaurants overall; right up with Le Pigeon and Castagna. This was my fifth experience and it was the best yet. My friend and I had the full tasting menu with the wine paring. It was a delight from beginning to end. Our server was friendly and informative. We heard that Roe is closing its Division street location and moving downtown. I am hoping that the new location is just as lovely, and quiet and food focused as the current sanctum.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

This was the best meal that we have had in a long time. They seated us in time and they were very attentive. The meal is a fixed price and we had the 5 courses. Each one is perfect and a good size. Overall we left not stuffed but full. The food was impeccably served and of the highest quality.
Overall a great place to go!!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2017

The BEST restaurant ever. Beautiful tasteful and delicious food. the staff is excellent and thoughtful..lovely room(I know they are moving). On time I came with a friend who announced she had a shellfish allergy and the chef was very made it work for her. My favorite restaurant in the world.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2017

I have been lucky enough to enjoying the tasting menus at some of the best restaurants in the country such as the French Laundry in Yountville, Del Posto in NYC and most pertinently, the now closed Aqua in SF. Roe is the equal to any of them. The wine pairings were superb (not an easy feat with only white wine in my experience.) The food was sensational. Precisely executed innovation without pretense. Sadly not the kind of place I can go to on a regular basis, but if you are looking to experience the art of cooking, I highly recommend Roe.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2017

First experience but now my favorite restaurant in PDX. Excellent attention to details from the moment you enter. Wonderful service, great food and wine parings in an intimate dining space. A uniquely personal experience like no other in Portland.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2017

My favorite restaurant by far in Portland! Except for dessert, the entire menu is seafood, so if you are not a seafood lover, it is probably not worth visiting. But if you like seafood (and don't mind your fish on the raw side), it is an extraordinary dining experience.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2017

Most amazing meal and evening we have had in years. A really wonderful way to spend a special evening.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2016

This was our second time at Roe, and it did not disappoint! Out of all of the amazing restaurants in Portland, Roe is still the best!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Best seafood and best cooking in town, simply

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2016

I absolutely adore this place for date nights that you want to go the extra mile or just trust that you will have a wonderful time. My partner is pesceterian so it's tricky to find a great place for both of us but is no problem here. I recommend the wine pairings and if you can afford it the caviar is fantastic.
Working in the industry myself I really value great food with great service while also feeling inspired and cared for and Roe has never let me down. Worth every penny.
I'm excited to see how the new location expands the menu!

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Almost indescribable. I can still taste everything I had when I close my eyes...which is subsequently how my boyfriend ate most of his meal, he loved it so much. One of he most beautiful experiences we have ever had with food. Wonderful atmosphere, service, drinks, lighting- wouldn't change a thing. Going to save up all year to take us for our anniversary and make it a tradition.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2016

We spent a delightful evening at Roe. Everything was superb from the champagne and caviar to the decaf coffee following our meal. We had the four course meal with the wine pairings and everything was spot on and beautifully presented. It was a treat we will long remember.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2016

This is probably my new favorite restaurant in Portland. Hard to find, but the meal was a delicacy, especially the caviar tasting. We absolutely loved everything about our experience at Roe.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

this was my second time at roe and it really was worth coming back. the food is so incredible and surprising. service was impeccable. Attention to detail in this restaurant is clear.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

One of the best places to eat in Portland!! Love it every time. The menu and tastes are amazing and the service is exceptional. The flavors and textures are so unique and oh so yummy. Do yourself a favor and go! Oh and it's at the very back of another restaurant so the entrance is a little mysterious as well.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

A wonderful meal with really wonderful service. A great evening.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2016

Unbelievable. Everything was 100%

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Absolutely the best meal I've ever had. Hands down, the best, by far. The best service, the best food, the best overall experience. We flew in from out of state specifically for this dinner, and I could not be more enthusiastically pleased, satisfied, even thankful for this meal. Expected the best, still blown away.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2016

Wonderful food; excellent service. A must for special occasions. A Portland genm

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

As always, an incredible experience. We have dined here on multiple occasions with guests and as a couple . I really can't add more to previous posts, apart from dishes and service just keeps getting even more refined. Friendly, never pretentious, and ever-so-slightly Jeeves-like service. Chefs are some of the most thoughtful and caring I have ever met.
Great wine list, superb flavors, beautiful environment.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2016

Roe made our birthday dinner very special- the food was outstanding and the wine pairings were exquisite. We can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2016

We were amazed at the food at Roe. It was incredibly delicious and very well presented. The service was perfect. We did the 4 course meal and was afraid we would still be hungry afterward, but that was not the case at all. In fact, I couldn't finish my dessert which my boyfriend gladly finished for me. The only thing we weren't keen on was how close the tables were to each other. It's a very small restaurant so the tables are right next to each other and we could hear the couple's conversation next to us which made our conversation difficult. Not the most romantic for date night feeling like you are sharing a table with strangers, but the food and drinks made up for it. We would definitely dine at Roe again and highly recommend it. It's pricey, but for a special occasion, well worth the cost.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2016

I'm not sure what I loved more, the exquisite food or the most lovely staff I've encountered in any restaurant in Portland. We started with the trio of caviar and I'm so glad we did, all 3 were heavenly. Then the real games started, we ooooed and awed our way through each of the 4 courses of dinner, not a beat was missed, in fact, Roe truly beats to it's own drum. The dishes all had a risk factor (frozen foie gras?) and all delivered their own spectacular flavors and beautiful presentation. This was our by far our biggest hit in Portland so far...and we have hit all the must-go-to spots. A big part was the atmosphere and the staff. Maybe I'm getting old (not that old though) but I swear many of the best restaurants are so loud you can't even have a conversation without screaming, it's exhausting. Roe was inviting and warm, Mark and Salvador felt like family. We couldn't have had better experience!

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2016

Easily the best food I've ever had, wine pairings were perfect. Ambiance was very nice, but struggled for intimacy and we had to kill a fruit fly or two. Hence 4 stars. Very, very expensive meal, that being the only reason it is difficult to label a good value.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2016

The meal was superb, very creative and beautifully presented.The wine parings were excellent as well. The server went out of his way to assure our needs were addressed.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2016

This was my third time at Roe. As with the previous times, the seafood-focused dishes were all inventive and delicious. My friend and I each got different dishes and shared them, which gave us an eight course tasting menu with wine pairings. The service was excellent, as usual.

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