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“Still going strong”
Review of Saucebox

Saucebox
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Ranked #445 of 4,272 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: SW Pine
Description: Established in 1995, Saucebox has maintained its reputation in the city as the place for the finest Pan-Asian and Pacific Island cuisine. The menu pulls from a wealth of bold and authentic flavors. Fruit infusions, elixirs and our notable "liquor laboratory" are also specialties of the house.
Atlanta, Georgia
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200 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Still going strong”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Saucebox was one of the first of the "in" downtown venues and its's till going strong. Great bar scene and great food (try the Korean ribs). There's a casual side if you want to eat in the bar and a more formal room on the other side for a full-on sit down dinner (the room is quite beautiful as well).
It's still going strong after all these years and is well worth a visit for an after work drink or a business dinner.

Visited July 2012
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Thank JLATL
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BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thanks for the excellent review and recommendation. Glad to hear you're a fan of our food and vibey-ness. You're right - we have been at it for almost 20 years. It's great to know we're still on our game.

Thanks again for the kind words. We hope you'll come back soon and give us a chance to earn an extra star!

Cheers,
Bruce Carey
Owner
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Charlotte, NC
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Interesting setup and decorations. Kinda dark though. Make sure you make a reservation if going with a large group. Another tip, go to happy hour (4-6pm) and there are some great deals. I got a hamburger with tillamook cheese and a cold draft for less than ten bucks. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.

  • Visited December 2012
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BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thanks for your great review. I'm glad you stopped by for Happy Hour and enjoyed your burger and beer. We're really proud of our lil ole Saucebox, so it's nice to hear our aesthetic made an impression on you. Hope you come back and see us next time you're in Portland!

Cheers,
Bruce Carey
Owner
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best Restaurant in Downtown Portland!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Over 50 cocktails on the menu + the Asian influence on the menu, I love it. Definitely one of my best restaurants in downtown SW Portland.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Dean_Kirkland
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BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thanks for the 5-star review from November. (Sorry for responding so late! We're just starting to get active on TripAdvisor.) In a city full of world-class restaurants, it's flattering to be singled out as one of the best. I appreciate the compliment and look forward to welcoming you back for a round or two of cocktails!

Cheers,

Bruce Carey
Owner
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best Happy Hour”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

I have been going hear for some time and it is the best happy hour. The have good food and great drinks, at real happy hour prices. The service is also second to none.

Visited August 2012
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Thank James P
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BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thanks for the excellent review, James. (Sorry for the late response!) It's great to hear you're a fan of our happy hour. Attentive service, tasty food, delicious drinks: that's what we're all about, and it's nice to know we're hitting the mark. Hope you come back and see us again soon!

Cheers,

Bruce Carey
Owner
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Cerritos, California
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“you have to try this”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Excellent with great service and food. Unique in design and Asian pacific island food offerings. The Crab appetizer was great and I had Korean ribs which were just excellent. We have friend who was a chef who said this was best restaurant in Portland. Check it out!

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Thank BobbyD42
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BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Sorry for the delayed response! I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're all about delicious, inventive food and professional service, so it's great to hear everything hit the spot. I appreciate your spreading the word about us and hope to see you again the next time you're in Portland!

Cheers,

Bruce Carey
Owner
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