The Melting Pot - Portland
The Melting Pot - Portland

The Melting Pot - Portland

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/portland/specials
  • Phone: 5035178960
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINNER Monday-Thursday: 5 pm to 10 pm Friday: 5 pm to 11 pm Saturday: 3 pm to 11pm Sunday: 4 pm to 9 pm BAR Opens Daily at 4 pm HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday: 4 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The entire Portland restaurant is available for daytime events, seating 20 to 180 guests. We offer the same quality of service and attention to detail to large parties that our restaurant is famous for.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly McNaron- kellymcnaron@gmail.com 5035178960

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW 6th Avenue & Main Street
  • Public Transit: Conveniently located just three short blocks south of the Pioneer Courthouse Square MAX station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Covered parking is available at the Congress Center Garage located directly across from The Melting Pot at 1025 SW 6th Avenue, between the Starbucks and the Subway. $3 with Melting Pot validation. (6th Avenue Entrance ONLY).
A word from The Melting Pot - Portland
Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon and elegantly appointed and furnished, The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for an out-of-the-ordinary experience. Celebrating something special? Our Hospitality Specialists are able to assist with all of your entertaining needs. We offer everything from personalized hand-written cards and balloon bouquets to long-stem roses and champagne waiting on your table when you arrive. Reservations are highly recommended, so start your Perfect Night Out by calling us at 503.517.8960 to speak to a Hospitality Specialist. We will help you create a dining experience you won't soon forget.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Melting Pot - Portland reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (132)romantic (118)notable wine list (42)good for groups (40)fit for foodies (35)hot spot (18)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Simply lovely
    Que2142
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I cannot say enough amazing words to describe The Melting Pot here in Portland along with its wonderful staff, from the hostess to the waiters. Such an unforgettable experience. I would DEFINITELY recommend this to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    KandL
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Had a fantastic time at the Melting Pot. I've been to this chain at a California location but this was a top notch experience. Our waiter, Andy, was knowledgeable but laid back. It made this upscale dining experience even more comfortable. I'd certainly go again. I recommend the celebration entree, mojo for the broth! It was great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert.
    chocolate
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I love their food appetizers, probably the only salads I eat but their dessert is what keeps me coming back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    CMcRogers
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We don't have one of these in our town anymore so we jumped at the chance to enjoy fondue for two.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for birthday surprise
    BirthdaySuprise
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    took my girlfriend for her birthday. Their birthday special package was on the speedy side but was well worth the reaction. she had no idea we were going to the melting pot, on arrival we were sat promptly to a table with rose peddles and champagne on ice. Our waiter Jerry was amazing. Super funny, knew everything about everything and even though forgot a bag a couple times was funny with different responses. I will deffenity be returning not just for a birthday surprise. Amaredo dessert was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FLIPPING AMAZING
    Kotag20
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    this was just gonna be a small date but it was easily turned into something much more amazing!!! our waitor Jeff was super Kool too!! definitely coming back to this place!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Ivan312
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The melting pot is a great place for a romantic visit. I took my girlfriend out for her birthday and got the romantic package to go with that and we enjoyed our experience as it was our first time at the melting pot. The food was excellent although a little pricy. However the service we got wasn't the greatest.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    JMache
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My girlfriend and I went there for our anniversary and it was a great experience. They took care of us and made sure we felt special. A very romantic evening. My girlfriend loved it. David did a great job. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fun experience !!
    JudahMichelle
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The Melting Pot offered a fun and hands on experience by cooking your own meal in the matter of minutes. The "Classic" entre was my personal favorite. The salad was good, cheese fondue was tasty. The main course was amazing. If you are a meat lover try the Classic! The dessert was a feast of delicious bit sized treats to dip into tasty chocolate sauce.. The drinks are all tasty. Try one of there chocolate adult beverages and you will surly have a second! The service was quick and the server was funny and attentive. Overall an excellent first time experience. Expect to pay $150+ but know that the food and experience are well worth it. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food at melting pot was good and always fun. The waiter we had was rude and not very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great desert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The overall price is expensive, but the food is very good, especially the desert. Plan on spending over $100
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melting Pot
    rbpdx
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Took my daughter here for her 16th birthday. It was a great location and great food for the occasion. Service was great, staff were very friendly. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey
    Bubblz
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I wasn't expecting snack food to be so expensive. Caesar dressing was weak. It was a fun experience for old friends to get together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK dining with a few exceptions
    Michael
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My experience was good with a few exceptions: 1) I was celebrating my anniversary and the card that was left at my table had my wife's name misspelled even though I spelled it for the person who called to confirm my reservation. 2) We got placed next to to and in view of the door to the kitchen. It was very distracting and LOUD. 3) My wife had to use the restroom and said that she had to go a long way to use the restroom and when she got there, they were dirty and did not have any toilet paper. The server, Jeff, was excellent and explained things very well and was very personable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    Jellybean22
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had so much fun, and the food was fabulous! The turtle chocolate fondue was amazing. It is pricey, but the portions are very generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a romantic anniversary night. Jeff was very attentive and made our evening special. We appreciate all the extra the staf at the Melting Pot provided for our night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I had the best time and a great second wedding anniversary dinner. It's more than great food, it was a beautiful experience. Our waiter, Tom, was fantastic as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to go as usual
    Seven2Seven
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have dined here several time and like always the food was delicious. The services was good but not up to their usual standards. I think they were fairly busy and that could have been what caused the disappearance of our waiter on a few occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Went here for our anniversary and the staff was very great. They made the night special and took care of us
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • way over priced with not good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    they are basically selling the pot that's on the table. The food servings are tiny and way over priced. will never go back again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dessert
    Adsmart
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Stopped in just for dessert. Totally worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Johnson 3
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was just ok. Took a long time for the fondue and chocolate to get warm.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great dining experience
    surething
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a wonderful waiter, Carl. He was personable and very good at recommending wine and food that satisfied our tastes. He nailed our wants every time. The ambience is great for a date night, it is a very intimate setting and the food and courses are a novelty for people who do not dine out normally. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have made this same review on several sites. This was, from start to finish the best dining experience my wife and I've had in 13 years of marriage. From the reservation made on OpenTable to the location, the ambience to the fondue was perfect. Our server Thom was awesome! He was professional yet chill and paced the meal...it was simply the best experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum chocolate fondue
    Ilovechocolate
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I highly recommend the chocolate fondue. I will be back just for that, I would say that was my favorite party
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for the experience
    Sergey
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    the melting pot is a great place to go to say that you've been there. I would not say there is anything special about the food. The prices are a bit steap that's why we only went there to celebrate. Disappointing to pay $6 for a lemonade and not have complimentary refills. The best part of the night was the dessert, but then again $20 for dessert was not worth it. Will probably not return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Outstanding food and outstanding service! Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband and I went for our anniversary. We had such a good time the food was great and it was very romantic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Service
    oddQueries
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My wife and I went out here for our anniversary dinner. The food was incredible, and the service was top-notch. The ambiance is almost perfect for a romantic evening out, though it could have used a bit more isolation between booths. The gluten-free menu was amazing as well, and they can do a half-and-half (e.g. I love all things wheat, but the missus cannot tolerate it. They came through for us both admirably.) A couple things to note: * Be prepared to break out the wallet - an evening for two can easily cost you well above $150. * Set aside enough time - the courses will take upwards of two hours to present and consume. * Make Reservations! It's often the only way to get in sometimes. * Come hungry - you will be full when done. :)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience!
    ljones
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was our first time at The Melting Pot and it did NOT disappoint! Everything about this restaurant and our experience there was great! It was the perfect dinner out for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Surprise
    fonduelovers
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food is always great, but the service I had this time was mediocre. I took my boyfriend as a surprise for his birthday. The hostess sat the wrong couple under my reservation. Had to wait an extra 20 minutes after my reservation time for a table. Our server was nice but forgetful when we ordered the meats for dipping in the cheese (he brought them with the salads-cheese was already gone). Usually, we receive a hand written card when celebrating a special occasion- our server had no idea it was my boyfriends birthday. Had a coupon for free 6 chocolate strawberries, showed my server, and had to hunt him down after he closed our check since he forgot and was hiding in the kitchen. I am usually very impressed with service- not this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Wonderful Time!
    NSVS
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband and I went for our 1 year wedding anniversary. The staff was wonderful and very engaging.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent! will definitely be back
    omarsgirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were seated at the exact time we made reservations for. Our server, other servers, hostesses and manager that greeted us or checked on us were friendly and made sure we were well pleased at all times. All the food was awesome Dessert was the BEST! We'll be back to take our 9 year old! It took us 2 hours for the 4 course selection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but at what cost?
    Kayjaydub
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Melting Pot used to be our favorite special occasion restaurant. I don't know if the restaurant has changed or if we've matured, because this last time seemed different. If we're going to spend $50+ per person, the food better be knock-us-off-our-socks incredible. And it's good food, but I just don't know if it reaches that level. I think next time we want to blow $135 bucks (it's cheaper for is because we don't drink), we'll probably try one of Portlands many other fine dining establishments.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening
    LD315
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My husband and I visited The Melting Pot on our way down to the coast for a vacation celebrating our anniversary. There were many special touches including seating us at a private corner booth, giving us an anniversary card, and delivering a plate with a message drizzled in chocolate. The food and drinks were delicious, and staff constantly stopped at our table to check on us. Our server did a wonderful job of explaining the different fondues.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm in Love with the Love Martinis
    PickyinVancouver
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was good, not as flavorful as I had hoped but still good. We chose the pick 5 not knowing we would be stuffed to the gills by the time the chocolate fondue arrived. The best part was the bar, the Love Martini was the best drink I have ever had. It was nice and quiet, romantic, and they really went above and beyond to make our anniversary a very special occasion. I would recommend the Melting Pot for very special occasions but advise that you go out of your comfort zone and drive the more flavorful options as the plain are just that.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great experience
    Shanny
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    For the last 8 years we have come here for our anniversary. We can only do it once a year because it is extremely spendy but it is so worth it
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    willbeback
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have been wanting to go to the melting pot for years. It was as wondlerfu as I had hoped. Especially the the Ying Yang chocolate fondue. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were first timers and the melting pot was recommended through a friend. We were beyond impressed, and will defiantly be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good times
    jakeisabeast
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Other than the preppy gang of teenagers that walked in before us shouting, the place was a great experience. Excellent waiter who made a good wine choice for my date and i. I would certainly consider going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.