Roe Finally Gets its Propers: Trent Pierce's Seafood Shack named "Most Underrated"

The Portland Mercury takes brave stance on scrappy upstart.


Food & Drink
Roe, the heretofore unheralded prix-fixe seafood restaurant on whatever they call that little road between Southeast Ivon and Caruthers Streets, has finally received some well-deserved recognition.Yesterday’s edition of The Portland Mercury named the unknown eatery “Most Underrated Fine Dining” in Portland.“If you've never been to Roe—Trent Pierce's dilly of a seafood restaurant tucked in ...   More
Thursday, July 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

In a Neat Little Roe

Former Fin chef Trent Pierce works wonders in Wafu’s back room.

Food Reviews & Stories
Going to Roe is a bit like passing into the Egyptian afterlife. Before you reach its peaceful space, you must first pass through the land of wish fulfillment—in this case, the lively food tunn   More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2012: Let Them Eat Seaweed

Trent Pierce of Wafu and Roe.

Restaurant Guide
If you want to catch Trent Pierce, you’ve got to know your tide tables. The chef behind Southeast Division Street ramen go-to Wafu has been spending at least a day a week at the Oregon Coast, lo   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

Noodle Western

Wafu walks a fine line between fatty and finicky.

Food Reviews & Stories
Wafu, the new Japanese-inspired restaurant from chef Trent Pierce, is intimidating. The dining room is a long, spare concrete corridor, with dark oaken tables, walls and bar, white paper light fixt   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Catch and Release: Fin to Close After V-Day

Food & Drink
What the hell? Karen Brooks over at Portland Monthly just broke the news that high-end seafood restaurant Fin will close after Valentine's Day. In early December, WW's own reviewer Brian Panganiban enjoyed the restaurant's mission to: "boldly elevate Portland's seafood dining experience beyond boilerplate slabs of grilled salmon...." "Aside from a few missteps, it succeeds," he wrote, "...wielding ...   More
Monday, January 17, 2011 KELLY CLARKE


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