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Jo Bar & Rotisserie

#292 of 3,460 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pub
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701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3210
+1 503-222-0048
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Cupertino, California
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner with family here; we were able to sit very quickly on a Saturday when most other places nearby told us that there was a 30-45 wait. We were relived to see that the dinner area was kids friendly even though there is a good size that adults can avail. As fifths food, it was all served with entrees... More 

Thank Avik C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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236 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 

Thank johnvback
Portland, Oregon
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345 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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!

Thank shewholovestoeat
Vancouver, Canada
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

Thank ccriderYVR
Athens, GA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Perrymom
Salem, Oregon
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234 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Ed R
Kilcock, Ireland
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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!

Thank SuzyGleeson
Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

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

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

Thank Susan G
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186 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

Thank Armina H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
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?