Vault Martini

★★★★☆
  • 226 NW 12th Ave

    Portland, OR 97209

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  • 503-224-4909

About Vault Martini

Hours
Monday To Wednesday From 04:00 PM To 01:00 AM Thursday To Saturday From 04:00 PM To 02:00 AM Sunday From 01:00 PM To 10:00 PM

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Love the drinks and the inovative menu... The atmosphere is pretty. Just don't come late on a Saturday because it gets crazy crowded.

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★★★★★

Love the drinks and the inovative menu... The atmosphere is pretty. Just don't come late on a Saturday because it gets crazy crowded.

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1. They are understaffed. When it gets packed inside, you will wait forever at a table before anybody acknowledges you and give you a menu......

2. Because they were understaffed, our waiter must of had a lot on his mind that he could

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★☆☆☆☆

1. They are understaffed. When it gets packed inside, you will wait forever at a table before anybody acknowledges you and give you a menu......

2. Because they were understaffed, our waiter must of had a lot on his mind that he could

Pros: Well organized menu with good selections

Cons: SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE!

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The service is great and good happy hour prices.

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★★★☆☆

The service is great and good happy hour prices.

Pros: prices

Cons: parking

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Great drinks, I love the bananna drop! Happy hour is great, but I would like to see some food on that menu too. Doesn't stop me though :)

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★★★★★

Great drinks, I love the bananna drop! Happy hour is great, but I would like to see some food on that menu too. Doesn't stop me though :)

Pros: Drinks

Cons: Happy Hour Food

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They bar is fantastic. I drive from SE to get there for drinks on a monthly basis. It always have fast, friendly service, the drinks have character and are slightly artsy; there is a martini for every one and they have one for you. So

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★★★★★

They bar is fantastic. I drive from SE to get there for drinks on a monthly basis. It always have fast, friendly service, the drinks have character and are slightly artsy; there is a martini for every one and they have one for you. So

Pros: Fun social bar

Cons: pricey

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I could write a novel here, but I wont. The service is not friendly, and it is not nice. This place is WAAAAY understaffed. Who in their right mind would staff a place that could easily seat 100 people, with only one slow bartender and

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★☆☆☆☆

I could write a novel here, but I wont. The service is not friendly, and it is not nice. This place is WAAAAY understaffed. Who in their right mind would staff a place that could easily seat 100 people, with only one slow bartender and

Pros: Lot's of drink options

Cons: Horrible service and food

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This is a great bar with a martini menu the size of most restaurants. it has a martini for everyone and the service is great to boot.

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★★★★☆

This is a great bar with a martini menu the size of most restaurants. it has a martini for everyone and the service is great to boot.

Pros: Great Drinks, chill atomospher

Cons: parking, hard to find parking

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I've only been once. But it was really fun. The staff was really friendly and the atmosphere was low key. We had a really good time and have been talking about going again very soon!

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★★★★☆

I've only been once. But it was really fun. The staff was really friendly and the atmosphere was low key. We had a really good time and have been talking about going again very soon!

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I've only been a few times, but it's by far my favorite place to go for a girls night out. The guava drop is the best, the only con is that they don't always have everything to make it!!!

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★★★★☆

I've only been a few times, but it's by far my favorite place to go for a girls night out. The guava drop is the best, the only con is that they don't always have everything to make it!!!

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Vault is awesome! It's very centrally located in the Pearl, and serves delicious martinis. Their menu is practically a book. The kinds of drinks are seemingly endless- maybe too much, perhaps? I'm sure they're all delicious. Prices are a bit high, but that's to be expected for a bar like this. The interior is beautiful. Highly reccomended!

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★★★★☆

Vault is awesome! It's very centrally located in the Pearl, and serves delicious martinis. Their menu is practically a book. The kinds of drinks are seemingly endless- maybe too much, perhaps? I'm sure they're all delicious. Prices are a bit high, but that's to be expected for a bar like this. The interior is beautiful. Highly reccomended!

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I read the reviews for Vault, and since the wife and I didn't wanna pay too much for a New Year's Eve party, we decided on Vault. The guy out front said it was $50 for all you can drink, of course with a limited drink menu. This place is known for having over 50 different martinis, and but we were limited to just THREE different types of drinks...THREE! I was very mad when I found this out, but of course we had already paid. So we didn't eat before we got there, and we wanted to order an appetizer. Since we didn't purchase a "VIP ticket", appetizers weren't included on our ticket. This was fine, I wanted to pay for an appetizer. They said they couldn't do that.

So not only was the drink menu crummy, but they wouldn't even let you PAY for anything to eat. At this point I was upset. I made sure the wife and I drank well over $100 worth of alcohol, then we left and went to Deschutes Brewery for something to eat. The guy at the front selling the tickets should have been more honest. If I had known we only had 3 martinis to choose from and couldn't get anything to eat, we would NOT have wasted our money!!!

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I read the reviews for Vault, and since the wife and I didn't wanna pay too much for a New Year's Eve party, we decided on Vault. The guy out front said it was $50 for all you can drink, of course with a limited drink menu. This place is known for having over 50 different martinis, and but we were limited to just THREE different types of drinks...THREE! I was very mad when I found this out, but of course we had already paid. So we didn't eat before we got there, and we wanted to order an appetizer. Since we didn't purchase a "VIP ticket", appetizers weren't included on our ticket. This was fine, I wanted to pay for an appetizer. They said they couldn't do that.

So not only was the drink menu crummy, but they wouldn't even let you PAY for anything to eat. At this point I was upset. I made sure the wife and I drank well over $100 worth of alcohol, then we left and went to Deschutes Brewery for something to eat. The guy at the front selling the tickets should have been more honest. If I had known we only had 3 martinis to choose from and couldn't get anything to eat, we would NOT have wasted our money!!!

Pros: Fireplace

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This was a very nice place to get a drink and meet with friends. The drink menu was extensive and the drink was good.
The service was a bit slow and the price a little high. The location is good and central in the Pearl District. The crowd seemed nice and diverse which made it a comfortable place to relax.

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★★★☆☆

This was a very nice place to get a drink and meet with friends. The drink menu was extensive and the drink was good.
The service was a bit slow and the price a little high. The location is good and central in the Pearl District. The crowd seemed nice and diverse which made it a comfortable place to relax.

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Vault is a great place to grab a drink. They serve great cocktails and have a super creative menu. The only downside to Vault is that it's a bit small and can get a little crowded, especially on the weekends.

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★★★★★

Vault is a great place to grab a drink. They serve great cocktails and have a super creative menu. The only downside to Vault is that it's a bit small and can get a little crowded, especially on the weekends.

Pros: Excellent Drinks, Cozy Couches

Cons: Small, Can Get Crowded

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This is an awesome place to get a Martini. The crowd is sophisticated but laid back. The drinks are a little on the spendy side but the atmosphere makes it all worth it.

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★★★★★

This is an awesome place to get a Martini. The crowd is sophisticated but laid back. The drinks are a little on the spendy side but the atmosphere makes it all worth it.

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Great find, wonderful selection of drinks, all so tempting you have to keep coming back, great little pizza appetizers,

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★★★★☆

Great find, wonderful selection of drinks, all so tempting you have to keep coming back, great little pizza appetizers,

Pros: Variety of martinis & good appetizers

Cons: we sat outside and were on a tilt, table was rocky and it wasn't the drinks

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I have been to Vault probably 5 or 6 times over the past few years and everytime I go I have a great time. I was with 5 other friends during First Thursday and we had a table. Food was good and drinks were even better. There is a huge selection of drinks and they all seem to be good. I had 4 Joyful Girls; very tasty! I will continue to make my infrequent trips to Vault and I hope it stays as it is now.

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★★★★★

I have been to Vault probably 5 or 6 times over the past few years and everytime I go I have a great time. I was with 5 other friends during First Thursday and we had a table. Food was good and drinks were even better. There is a huge selection of drinks and they all seem to be good. I had 4 Joyful Girls; very tasty! I will continue to make my infrequent trips to Vault and I hope it stays as it is now.

Pros: Atmosphere, Drinks, & Service

Cons: Parking & Price

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The staff are great. I have been going there for years and the staff always remembers my drink and are quick to serve. A great place to hang out with a group of friends.

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★★★★★

The staff are great. I have been going there for years and the staff always remembers my drink and are quick to serve. A great place to hang out with a group of friends.

Pros: Staff and pricing.

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Ok, so I've been going to Vault for ages but it never gets old for me because of the great staff good drinks and reasonable prices. They often have live DJs that play fun and funky stuff. Weekends are a bit rough though because it can get RIDICULOUSLY crowded so I do prefer weeknights.

Vault is a great place for a date as well. I recommend it highly!

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★★★★☆

Ok, so I've been going to Vault for ages but it never gets old for me because of the great staff good drinks and reasonable prices. They often have live DJs that play fun and funky stuff. Weekends are a bit rough though because it can get RIDICULOUSLY crowded so I do prefer weeknights.

Vault is a great place for a date as well. I recommend it highly!

Pros: Fun vibe, good service!

Cons: Can be crowded and noisy.

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I love going to Vault for great drinks, service, and outdoor seating if it's nice. In addition to having a large cocktail menu, the food they offer is great! I love the steak skewers, bacon wrapped dates, and cheese and bread plate. I've never once had a bad time at Vault, and look forward to my next visit!

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★★★★★

I love going to Vault for great drinks, service, and outdoor seating if it's nice. In addition to having a large cocktail menu, the food they offer is great! I love the steak skewers, bacon wrapped dates, and cheese and bread plate. I've never once had a bad time at Vault, and look forward to my next visit!

Pros: everything

Cons: hangovers!

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If you want to order a drink...go UP to the bar. Thats my only advice. My friend and I were sitting at one of the tables and when we each gave our cards to the waitress she only brought one card back - and it wasn't mine. I asked the waitress where my card was, she said she had no idea. I gave them my name and number and they said they'd text me if they found it. I went to check my bank statement immediately after and a charge greater than my own tab had been charged to my card! I had to cancel my debit card and wait for the bank to send me a new one. Such a hassle.

Other than that, they had great drinks and a long menu filled with every martini on the planet!

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★★★☆☆

If you want to order a drink...go UP to the bar. Thats my only advice. My friend and I were sitting at one of the tables and when we each gave our cards to the waitress she only brought one card back - and it wasn't mine. I asked the waitress where my card was, she said she had no idea. I gave them my name and number and they said they'd text me if they found it. I went to check my bank statement immediately after and a charge greater than my own tab had been charged to my card! I had to cancel my debit card and wait for the bank to send me a new one. Such a hassle.

Other than that, they had great drinks and a long menu filled with every martini on the planet!

Pros: Trendy, great drinks

Cons: Not enough staff, irresponsible

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Went here on a Thursday night for happy hour. Was busy but still was able to get a seat for 2 people. Loved all the choices of drinks (their website is really well done, too, and I even picked my drinks ahead of time). We were starving too, so ordered some spreads and cheese. The drinks were good, and the food was absolutely wonderful. The Vault is high on my list for ambiance & eats, and somewhere in the middle for the drinks (that I tried that night). I will be sure to come back and try more of them!!!

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★★★★☆

Went here on a Thursday night for happy hour. Was busy but still was able to get a seat for 2 people. Loved all the choices of drinks (their website is really well done, too, and I even picked my drinks ahead of time). We were starving too, so ordered some spreads and cheese. The drinks were good, and the food was absolutely wonderful. The Vault is high on my list for ambiance & eats, and somewhere in the middle for the drinks (that I tried that night). I will be sure to come back and try more of them!!!

Pros: Ambience, food to nibble on

Cons: nothing major

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Vault is a very classy cocktail bar, I was there last night during happy hour, there was a good amount of people but it wasn't super crowded. I sat up at the bar with a friend and the bartender got our drinks for us right away. I had a raspberry martini and a blueberry martini, both were excellent. I'd recommend Vault for a fun place to start off any night.

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★★★★★

Vault is a very classy cocktail bar, I was there last night during happy hour, there was a good amount of people but it wasn't super crowded. I sat up at the bar with a friend and the bartender got our drinks for us right away. I had a raspberry martini and a blueberry martini, both were excellent. I'd recommend Vault for a fun place to start off any night.

Pros: good drinks, fast service

Cons: kind of small

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The place is beautiful, but not very welcoming. We had a difficult time securing a spot for our party of 8, so I wouldn't recommend it for groups. We crowded into a smaller table and ordered our first round of drinks. Our waitress was not very friendly or attentive (re: portion sizes, descriptions, menu questions) and seemed really put out when we moved to a larger table. I wouldn't say she was all out rude, but on a scale of 1-10, definately a 7. It took several requests to get menus and she only brought 3 place settings for 8 people. The only time she didn't look displeased was when we were leaving, and it's likely the only reason is because she added an undeserved 20% gratuity to our bill.

The restrooms were not well maintained. I've heard restrooms are a good indication of the cleanliness of a restaurant, and I'd hate to peek into the kitchen. The condition of the restroom was surprising considering how nice the lounge looks (maybe because it's dark).

However, the food was FANTASTIC! The grilled gouda and tomato sandwich is To-Die-For! I really enjoyed all the drinks I tried and felt the prices were fair. I might be inclined to give them another shot, but I probably won't return. I much prefer to spend my money at places that appreciate it.

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★★★☆☆

The place is beautiful, but not very welcoming. We had a difficult time securing a spot for our party of 8, so I wouldn't recommend it for groups. We crowded into a smaller table and ordered our first round of drinks. Our waitress was not very friendly or attentive (re: portion sizes, descriptions, menu questions) and seemed really put out when we moved to a larger table. I wouldn't say she was all out rude, but on a scale of 1-10, definately a 7. It took several requests to get menus and she only brought 3 place settings for 8 people. The only time she didn't look displeased was when we were leaving, and it's likely the only reason is because she added an undeserved 20% gratuity to our bill.

The restrooms were not well maintained. I've heard restrooms are a good indication of the cleanliness of a restaurant, and I'd hate to peek into the kitchen. The condition of the restroom was surprising considering how nice the lounge looks (maybe because it's dark).

However, the food was FANTASTIC! The grilled gouda and tomato sandwich is To-Die-For! I really enjoyed all the drinks I tried and felt the prices were fair. I might be inclined to give them another shot, but I probably won't return. I much prefer to spend my money at places that appreciate it.

Pros: Ambience, Food

Cons: Poor Service

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This Happend On The 22nd And I Have Not Been Credited Back Over $260.00 That They Charged My Visa. The Original BIll Was $67.00 With A $14.00 Tip. The Charged Me $99.00 & $88.80 & $80.40 And Then Today They Charged My Card $81.00. The GM Kenny Could Only Apologize And Tell Me That By The 24th Or The Latest The 25th It Would Be Resolved. It Is Now The 27th And No Resolve. With All Of This Happening Over Christmas Makes It Even Worse.

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★☆☆☆☆

This Happend On The 22nd And I Have Not Been Credited Back Over $260.00 That They Charged My Visa. The Original BIll Was $67.00 With A $14.00 Tip. The Charged Me $99.00 & $88.80 & $80.40 And Then Today They Charged My Card $81.00. The GM Kenny Could Only Apologize And Tell Me That By The 24th Or The Latest The 25th It Would Be Resolved. It Is Now The 27th And No Resolve. With All Of This Happening Over Christmas Makes It Even Worse.

Pros: Ok Atmosphere.

Cons: Only Bring Cash.

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Place is always packed. Love the inside decor. What makes it is the first impression always. The bouncer is the best in Portland. Extremely friendly (unusual in Portland). Actually because of him is why I'm even here writing a review. Every time i've gone in, in the past few months the bouncer is the coolest guy, doesn't act all "hard, tuff, or cocky" like most always seem to. Very nice guy. Once inside the place is always fun. A little small, but always a good time! I'd advise anyone and everyone to check it out if you want a nice atmosphere to go to!

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★★★★★

Place is always packed. Love the inside decor. What makes it is the first impression always. The bouncer is the best in Portland. Extremely friendly (unusual in Portland). Actually because of him is why I'm even here writing a review. Every time i've gone in, in the past few months the bouncer is the coolest guy, doesn't act all "hard, tuff, or cocky" like most always seem to. Very nice guy. Once inside the place is always fun. A little small, but always a good time! I'd advise anyone and everyone to check it out if you want a nice atmosphere to go to!

Pros: Awesome bouncers, good music, clean & trendy atmosphere

Cons: Hard to find parking (but so is everywhere downtown)

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Want amazing hot bartenders and servers, a mind-blowing drink list and a stylish bar packed with pearlites? Vault is the place to be.
Our bartender hooked us up! I think her name was Liz, super hot, super awesome, knew every drink known to man, and helped our tipsy crowd pick their drinks with saint-like patience and supreme knowledge of delicious flavors and their tasty, creative drink menu. It is pages and pages of different drinks, I think pretty much all original. She'll make you anything though.

The people watching was comedic, like a reality show about ageing pearlites trying to score. It supplied all our entertainment.

Fantastic drinks, superior crowd-watching (yuppie meat market style), comfortable atmosphere (always crowded - a good sign) and a godsend bartender named Liz who made our night!

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★★★★★

Want amazing hot bartenders and servers, a mind-blowing drink list and a stylish bar packed with pearlites? Vault is the place to be.
Our bartender hooked us up! I think her name was Liz, super hot, super awesome, knew every drink known to man, and helped our tipsy crowd pick their drinks with saint-like patience and supreme knowledge of delicious flavors and their tasty, creative drink menu. It is pages and pages of different drinks, I think pretty much all original. She'll make you anything though.

The people watching was comedic, like a reality show about ageing pearlites trying to score. It supplied all our entertainment.

Fantastic drinks, superior crowd-watching (yuppie meat market style), comfortable atmosphere (always crowded - a good sign) and a godsend bartender named Liz who made our night!

Pros: Liz, Drinks, Crowd

Cons: bathrooms are cool, but need more upkeep... hard to manuver in there, its packed!

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I have to say, this is by far and away my favorite place to go. The service is exceptional and the drinks are the best. If you like a good martini like me then look no futhur. Im a huge fan of all the martinis on this exceptionally clever menu but I love the Bannana drop the best with the habenero running a close second. Who am i kidding, I love them all. My best friend LOVED the chocolate espresso martini. Not only are the drinks good but they have some of the best food around as well. They have killer healty pizza and awesome tasty desserts. This place is super low key and great to go and have happy hour after work on the weekdays ( their martinis at happy hour are only 5 bucks! ) If you head iover there on the weekends , it's an awesome place to go and mingle with the cool people that hang out there. It gets crowded on the so get there early and grab a table. :0) It's all around my favorite place in NW portland! Love you guys!

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★★★★★

I have to say, this is by far and away my favorite place to go. The service is exceptional and the drinks are the best. If you like a good martini like me then look no futhur. Im a huge fan of all the martinis on this exceptionally clever menu but I love the Bannana drop the best with the habenero running a close second. Who am i kidding, I love them all. My best friend LOVED the chocolate espresso martini. Not only are the drinks good but they have some of the best food around as well. They have killer healty pizza and awesome tasty desserts. This place is super low key and great to go and have happy hour after work on the weekdays ( their martinis at happy hour are only 5 bucks! ) If you head iover there on the weekends , it's an awesome place to go and mingle with the cool people that hang out there. It gets crowded on the so get there early and grab a table. :0) It's all around my favorite place in NW portland! Love you guys!

Pros: Killer service and great drinks

Cons: It gets crowded on the weekends so get thre early

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I went in with 5 friends for my 21st birthday... We were having an okay time, the service wasn't great by any means but it was a Tolerable. The night took a turn for the worst when my husband paid our waitress at the bar?She said she would bring the receipt & change to our table. My husband was just reaching for his wallet (the tip) as the waitress tossed our check-holder on the table; she then had the nerve to say that a 50cent tip was ridiculous, that she had provided excellent service (yeah right!) and she went on to tell my husband to keep the 50cents because he needed it more than she did (yeah right, again)?. I have NEVER heard of someone commenting on the amount that they were tipped, especially considering that the woman hadn?t even provided us with the chance to tip her!! She was complaining about my husbands change! On top of it all, her service had been tolerable, not excellent or even good for that matter.

I will never return to Vault, nor will the five others that were with me.

Four Words to describe the service & time spent at Vault: horrible, upsetting, offensive, discomforting

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in with 5 friends for my 21st birthday... We were having an okay time, the service wasn't great by any means but it was a Tolerable. The night took a turn for the worst when my husband paid our waitress at the bar?She said she would bring the receipt & change to our table. My husband was just reaching for his wallet (the tip) as the waitress tossed our check-holder on the table; she then had the nerve to say that a 50cent tip was ridiculous, that she had provided excellent service (yeah right!) and she went on to tell my husband to keep the 50cents because he needed it more than she did (yeah right, again)?. I have NEVER heard of someone commenting on the amount that they were tipped, especially considering that the woman hadn?t even provided us with the chance to tip her!! She was complaining about my husbands change! On top of it all, her service had been tolerable, not excellent or even good for that matter.

I will never return to Vault, nor will the five others that were with me.

Four Words to describe the service & time spent at Vault: horrible, upsetting, offensive, discomforting

Pros: They don't check your ID, go ahead underagers

Cons: They are rude and abrasive

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I have gone to Valut now for the last few months every weekend, and I have fallen in love with all of their champagne cocktails. I'm from LA, and this place reminds me a lot of home.

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★★★★★

I have gone to Valut now for the last few months every weekend, and I have fallen in love with all of their champagne cocktails. I'm from LA, and this place reminds me a lot of home.

Pros: Great space, good people

Cons: a bit crowded

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The vault was just o.k, I had expected more after reading the reviews. The martinis were decent, huge huge huge selection. Unfortunately, the restrooms smelled of urine horribly when we were there. I heard a few other people make comments about it as well. That was a big turn off for us. Cleanliness is a must!!

Good selection of appetizers, quite a few unique items on the menu such as spreads, etc.. Contemporary decor, but nothing really remarkable. Our server sat at the bar and talked to one of the patrons for quite awhile, which was unprofessional. Especially since our glasses sat empty.

Jury is still out as to whether we will return there or not. It didn't make that great of a first impression on me, or my guest.

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★★★☆☆

The vault was just o.k, I had expected more after reading the reviews. The martinis were decent, huge huge huge selection. Unfortunately, the restrooms smelled of urine horribly when we were there. I heard a few other people make comments about it as well. That was a big turn off for us. Cleanliness is a must!!

Good selection of appetizers, quite a few unique items on the menu such as spreads, etc.. Contemporary decor, but nothing really remarkable. Our server sat at the bar and talked to one of the patrons for quite awhile, which was unprofessional. Especially since our glasses sat empty.

Jury is still out as to whether we will return there or not. It didn't make that great of a first impression on me, or my guest.

Pros: appetizer menu

Cons: martini list almost overwhelming

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This place rocks! Every time that I've been in Vault I've been really pleased with how friendly the staff is and how great the drinks are. The drink menu alone is a small novel. It can be a bit too busy for my tastes on the weekend though (something that shows you how popular this place is). But Monday nights are a favorite time to go by as its not usually too terribly busy and the music is great. The DJ has a great selection of music that really fits the scene. He plays a variety of styles, from jazzy down tempo, world music, to funky house and electro. Seems to really enjoy what he does and is pretty friendly if you've heard a track you like.

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★★★★★

This place rocks! Every time that I've been in Vault I've been really pleased with how friendly the staff is and how great the drinks are. The drink menu alone is a small novel. It can be a bit too busy for my tastes on the weekend though (something that shows you how popular this place is). But Monday nights are a favorite time to go by as its not usually too terribly busy and the music is great. The DJ has a great selection of music that really fits the scene. He plays a variety of styles, from jazzy down tempo, world music, to funky house and electro. Seems to really enjoy what he does and is pretty friendly if you've heard a track you like.

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Not sure about the food since I've never eaten there. But I can promise you the house vodkas are the best in town! You could spend days trying all of the different drinks, believe me I'm trying. The staff is always nice even when they are getting bum-rushed by the crowds. Early or late this is def. a great place to hang out.

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★★★★★

Not sure about the food since I've never eaten there. But I can promise you the house vodkas are the best in town! You could spend days trying all of the different drinks, believe me I'm trying. The staff is always nice even when they are getting bum-rushed by the crowds. Early or late this is def. a great place to hang out.

Pros: Ambience, Parking, Service

Cons: none

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Awesome drinks...bad service if they had more servers they would actually make more money. I went there last night and it took 20 minutes before our first drinks arrived and when I asked for the bill it took another half an hour. Our server wasn't good by any means so by the end of the night I gave her a 10% tip for her lack of service...I figured it was better than nothing. Today I looked at my statements online and I find out that she gave herself a 20% tip!!! She crossed out the tip amount I left her and filled in a different amount!!! I hope she gets fired from it and the owner makes it a point that behavior like that is unacceptable!! I will have my bank take care of the issue...in the end it's not the $$ they stole from me it's the behavior that ticks me off!!! I won't be back and I'll make sure I share this horror story with everyone I know. So if you do decide to go PAY CASH so this won't happen to you.

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★☆☆☆☆

Awesome drinks...bad service if they had more servers they would actually make more money. I went there last night and it took 20 minutes before our first drinks arrived and when I asked for the bill it took another half an hour. Our server wasn't good by any means so by the end of the night I gave her a 10% tip for her lack of service...I figured it was better than nothing. Today I looked at my statements online and I find out that she gave herself a 20% tip!!! She crossed out the tip amount I left her and filled in a different amount!!! I hope she gets fired from it and the owner makes it a point that behavior like that is unacceptable!! I will have my bank take care of the issue...in the end it's not the $$ they stole from me it's the behavior that ticks me off!!! I won't be back and I'll make sure I share this horror story with everyone I know. So if you do decide to go PAY CASH so this won't happen to you.

Pros: Good drinks...

Cons: Pay with a VISA and you might have a server give themselves a bigger tip

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I frequent the Vault esspecially for their happy hour (4pm-7pm M-F) My friend and I love their habanero martinis that have a pineapple spicy flavor. We love to have them after work or before we head out on the town. The crowd is a mix of a meat market but you can almost find a few couples in the corners of the room people watching too. Servers are always happy to help you pick out a drink if you can't decide and if you don't like it, no problem they will take it back and bring you something that you would like better. Overall I think that the vault has a great deal for $4 martinis and other tatsy bites at a reasonable price too.

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★★★★★

I frequent the Vault esspecially for their happy hour (4pm-7pm M-F) My friend and I love their habanero martinis that have a pineapple spicy flavor. We love to have them after work or before we head out on the town. The crowd is a mix of a meat market but you can almost find a few couples in the corners of the room people watching too. Servers are always happy to help you pick out a drink if you can't decide and if you don't like it, no problem they will take it back and bring you something that you would like better. Overall I think that the vault has a great deal for $4 martinis and other tatsy bites at a reasonable price too.

Pros: Yummy $4 martinis

Cons: Sometimes Can't find a place to sit

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Liked it and will visit again.

Prior to my recent experience at the Vault, I had only been once - a couple of years ago, and didn't have any particular feelings about it one way or another. Some girlfriends wanted to meet there for our weekly revolving Wednesday outing after reading about their happy hour ($4 martinis!) and we had a great time. Our server was nice and helped us to select drinks, even being honest enough to deter us from ordering a drink we asked about that she said wasn't very tasty - much appreciated. The couches are comfy, the drinks are good, and it seems busy ... we didn't eat so I don't know about the food but perhaps I'll try it when I go back again for happy hour.

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★★★★★

Liked it and will visit again.

Prior to my recent experience at the Vault, I had only been once - a couple of years ago, and didn't have any particular feelings about it one way or another. Some girlfriends wanted to meet there for our weekly revolving Wednesday outing after reading about their happy hour ($4 martinis!) and we had a great time. Our server was nice and helped us to select drinks, even being honest enough to deter us from ordering a drink we asked about that she said wasn't very tasty - much appreciated. The couches are comfy, the drinks are good, and it seems busy ... we didn't eat so I don't know about the food but perhaps I'll try it when I go back again for happy hour.

Pros: Happy hour, atmosphere, service

Cons: Parking

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Went there for a friends b-day and had 3 reserved tables overlooking the bar. The couch was comfortable, but if I had not been sitting in a reserved seat the majority of people had standing room only. The waitress was nice about letting my friend and I return the caramel apple martini which was horrible and getting another drink. There were other drinks with names like The Botox, that were very good. Overall, the place seemed very superficial and a place to go if you wanted to be seen but not heard.

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★★★☆☆

Went there for a friends b-day and had 3 reserved tables overlooking the bar. The couch was comfortable, but if I had not been sitting in a reserved seat the majority of people had standing room only. The waitress was nice about letting my friend and I return the caramel apple martini which was horrible and getting another drink. There were other drinks with names like The Botox, that were very good. Overall, the place seemed very superficial and a place to go if you wanted to be seen but not heard.

Pros: Blueberry bellini

Cons: caramel apple martini

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I frequent Pearl District bars and will never return to Vault again. We had a celebration and stopped into Vault, after taking some time to find a table I asked the server if they had a bottle list for champagne. I was quickly told that I was in a martini bar (period!). At first I thought she was joking then I realized she was being sarcastic and did not appreciate it. I also did not realize that if you serve martinis that it is totally unrealistic to have a couple of bottles of nice champagne as well. My fault, I apologize to the server for being so stupid. We then tried to find some other cocktails that might work for our celebration, only to wait 10 minutes too long.
We left and will never be returning for a celebration or a stupid martini (period!)

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★☆☆☆☆

I frequent Pearl District bars and will never return to Vault again. We had a celebration and stopped into Vault, after taking some time to find a table I asked the server if they had a bottle list for champagne. I was quickly told that I was in a martini bar (period!). At first I thought she was joking then I realized she was being sarcastic and did not appreciate it. I also did not realize that if you serve martinis that it is totally unrealistic to have a couple of bottles of nice champagne as well. My fault, I apologize to the server for being so stupid. We then tried to find some other cocktails that might work for our celebration, only to wait 10 minutes too long.
We left and will never be returning for a celebration or a stupid martini (period!)

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Place is faux. Save you dough and go to the Brazen Bean. This is portland's single and mingle scene--ouch! Overpriced. Crowded. Not worth your time or money.

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★★★☆☆

Place is faux. Save you dough and go to the Brazen Bean. This is portland's single and mingle scene--ouch! Overpriced. Crowded. Not worth your time or money.

Pros: Looks Pretty

Cons: People. Attitude. F.a.k.e. Immature.

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I try to keep an open mind, but every time I go back to this place, it's way too crowded with 40 something singles or meat market type bridge and tunnel. I don't get it. The servers are cool, but there's nothing appealing about the scene which totally overruns the place.

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★★★☆☆

I try to keep an open mind, but every time I go back to this place, it's way too crowded with 40 something singles or meat market type bridge and tunnel. I don't get it. The servers are cool, but there's nothing appealing about the scene which totally overruns the place.

Pros: There's a great painting in the room of a woman standing on one hand

Cons: Way too crowed with yucky people

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there are a few great tables to sit back in and people watch at the vault, but the cocktails you sip on leave something to be desired. with so many other places close by that have really inresting, fresh ingredients in their cocktails, i prefer to opt out of going to the vault. but, that being said, one of my girlfriends loves the place, so i keep on giving them second chances.

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★★★☆☆

there are a few great tables to sit back in and people watch at the vault, but the cocktails you sip on leave something to be desired. with so many other places close by that have really inresting, fresh ingredients in their cocktails, i prefer to opt out of going to the vault. but, that being said, one of my girlfriends loves the place, so i keep on giving them second chances.

Pros: it's just so so

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I tried it out after reading all the rave reviews. This place was ok. I wouldn't be caught dead on a weekend here though.

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★★★☆☆

I tried it out after reading all the rave reviews. This place was ok. I wouldn't be caught dead on a weekend here though.

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You won't find a finer spot in the city to have cocktails and relax any night of the week. It's romantic, warm and comfortable. It's also a great place for friends and colleagues to hang out and chat. The staff is simply wonderful; they don?t get any sweeter or more attentive. Don?t miss out.

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★★★★★

You won't find a finer spot in the city to have cocktails and relax any night of the week. It's romantic, warm and comfortable. It's also a great place for friends and colleagues to hang out and chat. The staff is simply wonderful; they don?t get any sweeter or more attentive. Don?t miss out.

Pros: The drink selection, the staff, the decor.

Cons: None

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My husband and I stopped at Vault one weeknight after seeing a play, and we had a great exprience. The cocktail menu is extensive, and the drinks are delicious. Since it was a weeknight we didn't have any problems with service or crowds. The bartender was polite and attentive, and she made some great recommendations when she noticed we were having trouble choosing a drink. The Strawberry Basil, Pineapple Habanero, and the Pad Thai Martini are delicious. I thought Vault Martini Bar was a great place to have drinks with friends, and I would visit again.

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★★★★★

My husband and I stopped at Vault one weeknight after seeing a play, and we had a great exprience. The cocktail menu is extensive, and the drinks are delicious. Since it was a weeknight we didn't have any problems with service or crowds. The bartender was polite and attentive, and she made some great recommendations when she noticed we were having trouble choosing a drink. The Strawberry Basil, Pineapple Habanero, and the Pad Thai Martini are delicious. I thought Vault Martini Bar was a great place to have drinks with friends, and I would visit again.

Pros: Unique Drinks, Reasonable Prices (compared to NYC)

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I just have to say that I frequent Vault Martini and reading some of these negative reviews I cannot help but wonder where in the heck these people went. I have found the service at Vault, with few exceptions, to be friendly and fun. Fridays and Saturdays are so packed that one must understand the level of stress for bartenders and cocktail waiters. Despite this, my visits on these days were pleasant and service was still good. It seems like each time a new version of the menu comes out, there are new drinks that wow me. The DVB is my current darling. The most impressive thing to me is the food menu. I have never had anything bad. From the first days of service to a vist a few days ago, I've enjoyed every single item of food I've eaten. So I am sorry for these people who seem to have had a bad experience. I rarely have and have no issue bringing my birthday parties and other celebrations into Vault. I get excellent service, wonderful drinks and delicious food. Definately a must visit bar in Portland!

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★★★★★

I just have to say that I frequent Vault Martini and reading some of these negative reviews I cannot help but wonder where in the heck these people went. I have found the service at Vault, with few exceptions, to be friendly and fun. Fridays and Saturdays are so packed that one must understand the level of stress for bartenders and cocktail waiters. Despite this, my visits on these days were pleasant and service was still good. It seems like each time a new version of the menu comes out, there are new drinks that wow me. The DVB is my current darling. The most impressive thing to me is the food menu. I have never had anything bad. From the first days of service to a vist a few days ago, I've enjoyed every single item of food I've eaten. So I am sorry for these people who seem to have had a bad experience. I rarely have and have no issue bringing my birthday parties and other celebrations into Vault. I get excellent service, wonderful drinks and delicious food. Definately a must visit bar in Portland!

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I love going here...they have the greatest industry night every Monday night. $3 well drinks and $1 off calls. The servers are friendly and knowledgable. The food rocks.

And to the man who complained that they weren't open by his watch..seriously? If they asked you to come back in a little bit cause they weren't open yet, and thats your biggest complaint? Not everything goes by your clock. Cut them some slack if they needed a few more minutes so that they could bring you the excellent drinks that you went there for.

Give it another shot...

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★★★☆☆

I love going here...they have the greatest industry night every Monday night. $3 well drinks and $1 off calls. The servers are friendly and knowledgable. The food rocks.

And to the man who complained that they weren't open by his watch..seriously? If they asked you to come back in a little bit cause they weren't open yet, and thats your biggest complaint? Not everything goes by your clock. Cut them some slack if they needed a few more minutes so that they could bring you the excellent drinks that you went there for.

Give it another shot...

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My girlfriend and I arrived at Vault promptly at 4:00 P.M. for what we hoped would be a positive experience. Upon entering the bar, we were instantly, if not rudely, asked to come back later- the bartender needed more time to set up. I understand that he may have desired more time, and that the establishment apparently wasn't quite at 100% right at opening- but still, any decent place that encourages and maintains any emphasis towards service would have invited us in, explained the situation, and taken care of us to the best of their ability at the time. Especially during regular business hours.

Sadly, we will never experience Vault, we have zero motivation to try again.

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★☆☆☆☆

My girlfriend and I arrived at Vault promptly at 4:00 P.M. for what we hoped would be a positive experience. Upon entering the bar, we were instantly, if not rudely, asked to come back later- the bartender needed more time to set up. I understand that he may have desired more time, and that the establishment apparently wasn't quite at 100% right at opening- but still, any decent place that encourages and maintains any emphasis towards service would have invited us in, explained the situation, and taken care of us to the best of their ability at the time. Especially during regular business hours.

Sadly, we will never experience Vault, we have zero motivation to try again.

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This bar has a great atmosphere. The mood is intimate and cozy, while still maintaining that hip martini bar vibe.
Drinks are diverse and well made. The range from ultra sweet to super savory for every taste.
Its a great place for a date or an after-work get together.
Vault is definitly a place you want to check out!

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★★★★★

This bar has a great atmosphere. The mood is intimate and cozy, while still maintaining that hip martini bar vibe.
Drinks are diverse and well made. The range from ultra sweet to super savory for every taste.
Its a great place for a date or an after-work get together.
Vault is definitly a place you want to check out!

Pros: Atmosphere, Drink selection/quality, Service

Cons: Small

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The drinks here are outstanding. I didn't experience the same bad service as some of the other reviewers - the waitress was friendly and attentive.

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★★★★★

The drinks here are outstanding. I didn't experience the same bad service as some of the other reviewers - the waitress was friendly and attentive.

Pros: Delicious drinks

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I love this bar. Kind of dressy but has just a good feel to it whenever we go. The crowd is mostly hip urbanites and Pearl singles drinking excellent drinks over close but loud conversations.
I can not vouch for the food as the few times I have tasted it I was 3 sheet to the wind - they make strong drinks. Service is good but can be pretty busy so you might be staring at an empty glass from time to time. Nothing horrible and they are always a fun wait staff.

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★★★★★

I love this bar. Kind of dressy but has just a good feel to it whenever we go. The crowd is mostly hip urbanites and Pearl singles drinking excellent drinks over close but loud conversations.
I can not vouch for the food as the few times I have tasted it I was 3 sheet to the wind - they make strong drinks. Service is good but can be pretty busy so you might be staring at an empty glass from time to time. Nothing horrible and they are always a fun wait staff.

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If you are bored with cranberry and apple martinis, try Vault. They have over 100 drinks on their menu and every drink I have tried there is fabulous! Very innovative. Their decor is very chic. Love how they mix it up, with a long table in the center, cozy corner booths on raised platforms , and a long plush velvet couch along the window. Definately a place you can sit back and relax in for several hours. The only thing I would change is the food menu. "So so" at best. For example, their beef skewers are on the gamey side, which they don't tell you ahead of time. Even the bleu cheese fondue could be improved upon. On a positive note, their bread, baby greens, and olive oil were quite tasty.

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★★★★☆

If you are bored with cranberry and apple martinis, try Vault. They have over 100 drinks on their menu and every drink I have tried there is fabulous! Very innovative. Their decor is very chic. Love how they mix it up, with a long table in the center, cozy corner booths on raised platforms , and a long plush velvet couch along the window. Definately a place you can sit back and relax in for several hours. The only thing I would change is the food menu. "So so" at best. For example, their beef skewers are on the gamey side, which they don't tell you ahead of time. Even the bleu cheese fondue could be improved upon. On a positive note, their bread, baby greens, and olive oil were quite tasty.

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