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Jo Bar & Rotisserie

#290 of 3,360 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
503-222-0048
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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129 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Portland, OR
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243 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I come here about once a year with friends, usually to celebrate one of our birthdays. The atmosphere is inviting and the drinks are fresh and interesting, however, on this visit we found the service to be lacking. While our server was extremely friendly, she wasn't able to answer many of the questions we had about menu items - just... More 

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Thank MeAgain8
Michael G, Owner at Jo Bar & Rotisserie, responded to this review

My apologies for the inadequate service. Thanks for taking the time to give us the feedback-- although we should have elicited that info from you while you were on premise.-- we truly appreciate hearing this. I've spoken with the server and the manager on duty. The server was swamped and should have asked for help, and the manager should have... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I believe we visited after a particularly bad "rush" The service was slow and the meals were brought out at different times for our party of 3. The staff was nice enough though.

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Thank Daphne P
Michael G, Owner at Jo Bar & Rotisserie, responded to this review

Daphne- Thanks for taking the time to write. We value hearing back. Please accept our apologies on three fronts: Flrst, for the slow service; Second for not giving you the opportunity to let us know. We ask our staff to check back with all tables; Finally, management should not have needed to hear directly from you--they should have known. We... More 

Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Love to stop here for a meal or snack while walking & shopping on NW23rd in Portland. We visit frequently when visitors are in town or when we are needing a good snack/drink or meal during those in between times.

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Thank DJJS1983
Michael G, Owner at Jo Bar & Rotisserie, responded to this review

Thanks so much for loving us back. We love what we do for this very reason. See you soon. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

My daughter and I were visiting Portland and the surrounding area. Friday night was our last night and we were considering a more formal place to eat but my daughter wanted to try Salt and Straw ice cream before we left. This place is near by so we decided to do the happy hour. The food, drinks and service was... More 

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Thank Nubbyrose12
Michael G, Owner at Jo Bar & Rotisserie, responded to this review

Thank you so much for making us part of your visit to PDX. We look forward to your return. Till then, we'll keep the wood oven fired and the cocktails cold. Cheers. More 

Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We arrived at 5 to eat early for game night and was surprised by happy hour and a quiet corner spot. Their food has always been excellent, so is the HH menu: cobb salad, small burger, halibut....I also had an terrific, unusual cocktail. Jo Bar is next to Papa Haydn of dessert fame. So you could do both. This would... More 

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Thank Nancy A
Missouri
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Stopped at Jo's for on a busy Saturday afternoon while on vacation for drinks and something light. We got a nice table for two on the sidewalk. Everything was great. I highly reccomend the moscow mule with kombucha. The steamed clams were great. Very fresh and spiced just right. The oysters were good too. Service was great.

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Thank Mizzou2002
San Luis Obispo
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We only stopped in for drinks but were impressed by the friendly bartender and unique cocktails. Try an Old Growth #2 with Douglas Fir infused brandy. Great!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-222-0048

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