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Jo Bar & Rotisserie

#278 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pub
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701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
+1 503-222-0048
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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211 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch on a weekday. We've been here before and we looked forward to visiting again. Jo Bar did not disappoint. It's a small trendy place with comfort decor. Food is basic but very very good. Drinks are reasonable. Service was great. We had the Cobb Salad, the roast beef special (Panini french dip), the pasta (kids wolfed... More 

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Thank johnvback
Portland, Oregon
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342 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This place never disappoints. Great food, drinks and staff. Love the desserts, of course. Open late which is a plus. Stopped in for late nite drinks and bites. So good. Servers rock, bartender too!

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Thank shewholovestoeat
Vancouver, Canada
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We have been to Jo Bar, every time we are in Portland. It is one of our go to places. A fun, casual environment but the drinks and food is really good. It's funny, I don't think we actually ever ordered the Rotisserie because they offer a great selection of appetizers and that is usually more interesting the mains. The... More 

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Thank ccriderYVR
Athens, GA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Popped in Jo Bar for an impromptu Saturday late lunch. So glad we did!!! In town for a visit, we had eaten at some highly rated restaurants, however, this little place was by far my favorite meal during our stay!! The Cubano sandwich was incredibly delicious served with the best fries!!! My husband also loved his sausage pizza -- not... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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234 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Its been a decade since I stopped into this venue as I have moved away from Portland. I found myself on NW 23rd on a drippy afternoon. Having missed lunch, I thought getting out of the wet for an early dinner made sense. Just then I walked pass the Jo Bar. Whallah! Happy Hour was in play. I was able... More 

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Kilcock, Ireland
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great atmosphere, wonderful happy hour food and drinks. Cozy restaurant right in midddle of hip 23rd Street so you can browse all the lovely boutiques or go for a nightcap when you're finished eating. More suitable to couples/friends dining than family dining. I don't think I've ever seen a child in there!

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Thank SuzyGleeson
Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I have been going there during past few years either with family and friends! It is a very nice place for dinner or lunch with a very reasonable price! Being next to Papa Haydn makes it also a great place for dessert! Do not hesitate to go there! Enjoy it.

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Thank Shirazi35
Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Love this downtown restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Great menu with fresh food and wonderful dessert.

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Thank Susan G
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174 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Fan was blowing doors open sitting inside and out. Temps are warm but feels pretty good inside. Sister restaurants share customers. All great meals. Salmon actually med rare. Prices reasonable.

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Thank Armina H
Menlo Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We took a break from visiting family by poking along NW 23rd Ave. It was late afternoon, so we grabbed a table outside at Jo Bar. The service was very pleasant. On a beautiful day in Portland, we enjoyed people watching this heavily trafficked area, and our canine companion enjoyed the other dogs out and about. The bar snacks were... More 

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Thank Lori H
Michael G, Owner at Jo Bar & Rotisserie, responded to this review

Lori-- Thanks for visiting us and for taking the time to share your review. We hope your travels bring you back to PDX and Jo Rotisserie & Bar Soon. Be Well More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-222-0048

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?