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Saucebox

) #382 of 3,583 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Asian, Japanese,
214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3724
+1 503-241-3393
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spring rolls” (10 reviews)
“tapioca” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3724
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11 - 20 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 8 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.

Thank jhansel
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

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

Reviewed 5 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....More

Thank Sandra L
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

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

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...More

Thank Callbob1
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

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

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.

Thank Tony989
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

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

Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank shewholovestoeat
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

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

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...More

Thank spacetravlers333
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

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....More

Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing! Impeccable service. Our waiter Jesse M was wonderful. One of the best waiters I have encountered (among the thousands). The cocktail menu is impressive. Exquisite choices...I had a vodka based drink with ginger, chili lime. Fantastic food from appetizers to dessert. We...More

Thank Voyageuse4life
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

You had us at "amazing". Thanks so much for your spot on words, and I am so glad you had a chance to explore our unique dishes and drinks. Hopefully, you'll be back again soon to continue your food adventure! The cocktails await, Bruce Carey,...More

Reviewed 24 March 2016

I'm a fan of the neighbourhood, and Saucebox had an interesting looking menu, so we stopped in for dinner last night. They took us to the wrong table initially, not a big deal, then seated us by the window. They were willing to switch out...More

Thank Statistichick
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Happy hour prices are hard to beat, especially when one considers the taste, presentation, and quality of ingredients. Two of us split eight tasty snack plates (ahi and salmon nigiri, white miso soup, vietnamese salad roll, crispy brussel sprouts in a fabulous dashi, taro chips,...More

1  Thank SDH_2_8
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

Thank you for joining us for one of the best part of the day -- happy hour. It's such a pleasure hearing that you both walked away satisfied by our delicious snack plates. Hopefully, we'll get the chance to welcome you both back soon. Happy...More

Reviewed 27 January 2016

We like Asian food and the Saucebox is described as Asian Fusion. We ordered the Pu Pu Platter because it allowed us to sample many of their appetizers: the tapioca stuffed buns filled with a tasty chicken stuffing, the spring rolls with a yummy dipping...More

Thank Barbara P
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2016

Barbara, I'm so glad you had the chance to try out a few different things with us! To hear that everything was made to impress is music to my ears, and I hope it won't be long before we get the opportunity to serve up...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Asian, Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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