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Jo Bar & Rotisserie

#271 of 3,411 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
+1 503-222-0048
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Portland, Oregon
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301 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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223 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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54 reviews
31 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!

Thank SuzyGleeson
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
17 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.

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 23 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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154 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

Thank Armina H
Menlo Park, California
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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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265 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, 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
  • 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?