Portland >The Roxy
The Roxy boasts typical diner fare with an atypical amount of flair, twenty-four hours a day. Unlike most Portland joints, The Roxy doesn't serve beer, making it a welcome home to sober up after the bar, or a cool hang out if you weren't ever allowed in the bar in the first place.
Totally worth a visit! The interior resembles a mix of Church of Elvis meets retro flea market finds, throw in a large dose of Portland quirkiness - loved it! You would be remiss if you didn't read through the entire menu. The food was good diner food, the coffee definitely not up to Portland par but the baby bottle half-n-half dispensers eased the disappointment with their tacky humor.
Good service and good enough food.. Stopped in early this morning after looking for a 24-hour breakfast and reading the reviews. Sad to say, the waiter was very friendly and polite, and nobody was offended. Interesting decor and good music. I really liked that I was brought a carafe of coffee. I don't know if the two roaches I saw frolicking on the counter by the kitchen window were part of the ambiance, but what the hell. It's that part of town. I'll be back.
In response to the person that named a certrain server.
Although people appreciate comments about establishments in the Portland Metro area, yours were truly hateful and full of contempt. You obviously have a personal issue with her, which should not be posted on "Roxy's" website or CitySearch reviews.
Take it elsewhers............otherwise........you will be asking for trouble, not physical, but spiritually................you are truly bitter and hateful.
I went to the Roxy for the first time last night with 4 other people. It was a Friday night and there was quite a crowd, but we were seated right away despite having 5 people in our group.
I've read the other reviews and seem to notice a lot of people complaining about the rudeness of the wait staff.. I didn't experience that at all. My water was always refilled even when it was 3/4 full, and there were a ton of other customers dining in the restaurant. To be open 24 hours and have to deal with drunk people every weekend, I suppose it could get a little tiring for the wait staff so be patient.
The food was excellent, not anything too fancy, but definitely a lot better than Denny's or Shari's! Great spot for late-night dining after hitting the clubs or bars.
worth the trip..
if you are going to this place expecting gourmet food and ass kissing servers, you are going to be disappointed.
if you are wasted and need some coffee and a cozy booth to sober you up, this is heaven.
a good jukebox & scooby snax take the edge off the punker staff attitude.
a must for the downtown portland experiance. My girlfriend and I have been going there for years and have always found it to be a welcoming hang out. The food is a full breakfast and lunch menu open 24 hours except Mondays. Its way crowded on Friday and Saturday nights so first timers try another day. If your into nightlife or the subculture and don't want Denny's this is the place for you. Beware though you will be asked for spare change or an extra cigarette on your way to the door but don't let it discourage you. Try it tonight.
If you're so unhappy with your job why are you there? (aka shockingly upsetting). So I've only been serving for 6 years, and in this industry I know it's not much, but I ordered coffee and didn't want to stay any longer because half of the waitstaff was incredibly and unnecessarily rude. I would have loved to go there and have a good time, as many of these reviewers have had but it was hard enough to even just find out who my server was (without receiving such attitude that shouldn?t be directed at a customer), let alone trying to order a cup of espresso. Thus said, I will never return and never recommend this business to anyone I know and since I work at a large hotel that caters to business travelers, I?m proud to say that the Cadillac Cafe, Holman's, and Tin Shed are places I recommended to customers.
ol' standby. I have been coming here since I was in high school (a long long time ago), and it hasn't changed much. The only things missing are the high backed booths, and smoking. Oh and that really tall waiter that used to wear an apron that said "6'7" or something. And apparently the cheese fries have changed too. They used to be shoe string type fries, and they were absolutely smothered in cheese, and had some parsley flakes or something on top. I was there a week ago and the fries were almost steak fries, and not a whole lotta cheese. Anywho, if you're hungry late at night The Roxy has a large menu with decent greasy-spoon food, and good people watching.
Leave your feelings at the door.
A previous reviewer mentioned that the staff was rude. Yeah, that's sort of their gimmick. It says so on the front window and there's rude drawings on everything. You either appreciate it for what it is or you don't, but don't rate MY favorite resteraunt ONE star just because your uppity friends were offended.
This place, seriously, is some of the best fun to be had in the entire city. Just watching upper-middle-class twits get put in their place over and over again... I go there as much for the entertainment as I do for their heart-breakingly badass burgers.
Rhinestone dive. This place is a sh!thole dive where all the street kids go because they think its "kewl" to be treated like sh!t. They think its a novelty, I think its what they are used to. DO NOT GO HERE, if you care about friendly or even humane treatment, if you are not a fan of public humiliation, and if you care that the staff will sp!t in your food (they do it whether they "like" you or not, its their "thing") This place is downright repugnant.Oh you should walk in specifically to check out the framed rhinestone embedded Tarantino picture hanging over the bar, laugh, and walk out...only if you want a thrill, but NOT if you don't want to be chased down the street by the psychotic owner.
great place and people. i Just got done reading all these reviews and i think people are stupid. The Roxy is one of the best hang outs in town great food and service. people are almost always friendly and willing to talk. so what if there are alot of homeless hangout outside thats every where in portland, i used to gop to the roxy everyday and always had a great time. yes sometimes the staff have attitudes but who doesnt most of the time its because their buisy and the customers are rude to them. all and all its a great place to hang out i recomend it to everyone. The only reason i dont go there anymore is because i live in ca and dont have a car otherwise i would drive up there on the weekends
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