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Saucebox

#274 of 3,411 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3724 (SW Pine)
+1 503-241-3393
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived just before 5 pm on a Thursday evening and were met with a blast of what someone must have believed was music from the sound system. Typical noisy Portland bar overwhelmed by the sound system racket. Probably should have but didn't walk out. Very interesting menu and everything we tried from the happy hour menu was good. Particularly liked... More 

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Thank Ron98642
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you were delighted with our unique menu and happy hour specials! However, I'm sorry to hear that you weren't impressed with our lively atmosphere, so hopefully we'll get the chance to welcome you back during one of our more relaxed hours, or next time come for dinner and we will seat you in the adjacent, quiet dining room.... More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Despite the menu sounding good, my boyfriend and I were pretty disappointed with this place. First, our appetizer was delivered after our entrees which was not a huge deal. Once we both tried the food we came to the same conclusion: store bought Ramen has more flavor than this place's. With that being said, the oxtail in the dish was... More 

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Thank Paulina S
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Paulina, while it's great you and your boyfriend joined us, I'm sorry to hear you weren't impressed. It's always our desire to craft a memorable dining experience for our guests with our fusion flair. Perhaps you simply caught us on an off night, but that's certainly not an excuse. I hope we'll get another chance to share our best with... More 

Nassau, Bahamas
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Saucebox had an interesting menu, but the service is average. We ordered a bottle of local Chardonnay but the waiter came back and told us that it was sold out. He proposed another Californian Chardonnay but when the wine was served I realised that it was an Argentinian wine. The day of our visit the place was empty and the... More 

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Thank bahamas333
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

It's wonderful hearing you enjoyed our unique dishes, but I'm sorry to hear that you weren't fully impressed with your dining experience. Especially since we do our best celebrate quality throughout our restaurant and that certainly extends well beyond your plate. Hopefully, we'll get another chance to welcome you back. Hope to see you soon, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Clyde Park, Montana, United States
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a restaurant that features many small plates that are tasty and unusual. The bar is crazy noisy, but the dining room is a bit quieter. The service was slow because I think they were understaffed. But every dish we ordered was delicious.

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Thank Barbara M
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

It's wonderful hearing you enjoyed our unique fare, Barbara! Thanks so much for exploring our fresh fusion dishes and I can't wait to welcome you back for an evening that's truly memorable for our best. Hope to see you soon, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Connecticut, USA
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We tried out Saucebox based on our hotel's recommendation and were not disappointed. We stuck to small plates and enjoyed basically Asian fusion tapas. Very popular at happy hour.

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Thank jhansel
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you tried our place while you were in town! Thanks so much for following that recommendation to our place and we can't wait to see you back for another flavorful night. The Happy Hour awaits, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Saucebox was perfect for our last dinner in Portland. The decor is modern and elegant and noise level was pleasantly quiet. Our server, Tim, was very friendly and impressively knowledgeable about the food scene in Portland. We had the salmon and Korean baby back ribs. Both were very well-prepared, perfectly seasoned and delicious. The brussel sprout appetizer was good but... More 

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Thank Sandra L
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

I'm delighted we had the chance to send you off on a flavorful farewell, Sandra! Thanks so much for your lovely comments and I can't wait to welcome you back the next time you're in Portland. Safe travels, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Brentwood, California
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160 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in because we were hungry not really knowing what we were stepping into. It was a mix of a lot of things - Thai, the tropics, a fusion of rocking music and a dark bar scene. A place you would expect to be packed on a Friday night I digress. We were there for dinner. I ordered the... More 

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Thank Callbob1
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

I'm so glad you decided to share your experience! It's beyond wonderful hearing you and your wife truly enjoyed everything. I can't wait to see you both back for a night of mouthwatering fusion. Until next time, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Portland
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

nice restaurant and bar if you like to go and relax and drink and eat and of course great hangouts with friends if you like it.

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Thank Tony989
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Thanks so much for hanging out with your crew at our place! It's wonderful hearing you found some great eats and drinks. I certainly can't wait to welcome you all back. Hope to see you soon, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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301 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Wandering around downtown snacking--stopped in for a bite here, again. This place has really good cocktails--hard to beat em. Tonite tho it was Sapporo to go with the veggie tempura, cucumber salad and lettuce cups. Fresh, healthy and good. Server was helpful--service was quick-food was good.

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Thank shewholovestoeat
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

I'm so glad you decided to stop in for a bite! It's wonderful hearing you enjoyed our unique eats and drinks and I can't wait to see you back for another fresh twist on Asian cuisine. The cocktails await, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I went here to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant looks very unassuming from the outside, but stepping through the threshold was like walking into another fun and exotic world. The drink menu was impressive. So many cocktails, the usual and the unusual. They even had a drink for two served in a whole pineapple! I ordered several things off the... More 

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Thank spacetravlers333
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

I'm thrilled we had a chance to welcome you on your birthday for a satisfying meal! Thank you so much for strolling on into our place and exploring our unique and delicious​ menu. I hope a return trip to Portland is already in the works. Hope to see you soon, Bruce Carey Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 00:00
Thursday
16:30 - 00:00
Friday
16:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3724
    (SW Pine)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-241-3393
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.

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