Roe

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Roe offers an amazing seafood-focused dining experience.
Our Tasting Menu ($68) is offered nightly Wed-Sat on OpenTable.

We offer a larger availability for reservations, as well as reservations for our Chef's Menu ($138) at www.exploretock.com/roe, and/or by calling us directly.

Roe is discretely hidden away on the mezzanine level inside the historic Morgan building in downtown Portland, OR. Chef John Conlin serves ever-evolving menus of New American seafood creatively using high end ingredients resulting in focused plates that keep their flavors pure.

Chef Conlin uses the finest thoughtfully procured seafood and produce prepared creatively and respectfully using Japanese, Peruvian, and French techniques. The Tasting Menu offers a selection of dishes to choose between for each course, while the Chef's Menu is a seasonal seven course seafood tasting menu. A refined caviar service is also an option prior to you meal, along with a carefully curated wine, sake, and spirits list.
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John
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The website does not include enough information about the menu nor pricing. The set menu was good but the staff did not ask if we were allergic to anything nor provided more detail about menu changes.

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Silfis
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a special night, starting with the personalized note and mixed drink that we received in the somewhat dark/mysterious waiting room through our Chef's Menu 3 hour dinner, Michael, our waiter, was fantastic. He was completely knowledgeable about the food and his wine/drink selections (we chose to share a wine pairing), and invited questions/comments. The pacing of the meal was just right. It started with several off-menu items and continued with various fish and then a delicious dessert. Highly recommend. Memorable evening.

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DanJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we've had in Portland. From the moment you enter the waiting room you feel welcomed and appreciated. Staff was friendly, thoughtful, and helpful. Food was divine and the wine our waiter suggested paired perfectly. Truly more than a meal and worth the price. Would absolutely return!

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vipPattikay
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another incredible meal at Roe! The service is unreal, as is the food. Thankful to have a beautiful fine dining experience!

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orwalton
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great experience, this is best seafood dinner experience I have had in years. An absolute delight for your palate. I highly recommend Roe, a tremendous experience.

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HappyEater
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Reservation made in OpenTable did not transfer it to their system however they did accommodate us at the last minute which was great. Service was spectacular ambience was nice although a little loud as it is an open lofted area. The food experience was uneven. In addition the portions were minuscule, granted this was a tasting menu but even under those parameters they were much smaller than you would expect for the price and a dinner menu.The wine pairing offered for $45 per person seem to be out of line with what was served and out of the pairing only one wine actually matched the food choice

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Nw2018
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience in every single aspect. We will most certainly be back.

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vipPDXFoodies
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and the experience was far beyond our expectation!!! We entered into the dimly lit reception room and we were treated with an aperitif cocktail. After we were seated, we splurged on the caviar service and it was superb! our first time trying it and now we are hooked. With each course, the wine pairings were excellent and our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wines. The food was amazing and artfully presented. Every dish looked as good as it tasted. We will definitely be back to this hidden, sparkling diamond of a restaurant here in Portland.

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vipCleve
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inventive cooking, terrific service, nice space. We’ve had a few of the high end tasting menus in Portland restaurants, and this is one of the very best!

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CiaoFun
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Roe in quite a while and were delighted with the new location, the attentive and kindly staff, great food, and spot on wine pairings.

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renes
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience overall exceeded our expectations. Absolutely amazing, one of the best restaurants we have been to!

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wc74
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, as always, but the pace was far too slow.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend yes for a great dining experience
Making sure they are fully aware of the cost for this experience
It was a very delightful evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
179 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and atmosphere.

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MallaryB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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LindaM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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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markuess
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipJill
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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mmrhanna
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall3food4service5ambience4

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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Wojtek
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Kareem
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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LindaM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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dbrown
Tulsa
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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Nattoman
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipPaleOne
Phoenix
82 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JC
vipJeffC
Portland
50 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipMarkW
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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susannadue
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipruffem
Portland
102 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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Woody
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipiluvtoeat
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FMKCarlson
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vippiusng
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood and best cooking in town, simply

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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SuzyEatz
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Roe is rated 4.8 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.