The Melting Pot - Portland
The Melting Pot - Portland

The Melting Pot - Portland

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/portland/specials
  • Phone: (503) 517-8960
  • 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
145 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (129)romantic (108)good for groups (45)fit for foodies (38)notable wine list (35)hot spot (21)late-night find (14)neighborhood gem (8)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • The best anniversary date I've had so far!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Everyone of the staff we met was very polite. We were quickly seated thanks to our reservation. The food was delicious and the cute anniversary wishes were perfect. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others for special occasions or even random nights out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A really fun experience
    callaway
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The service here is wonderful and everyone is quite friendly. The food is delicious, but I feel like it's a bit over-priced. I'd still recommend it. It's different than your usual dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Dinnerfortwo
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Thank you so much for being such a wonderful spot. My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary there. The dinner was wonderful - we had all four courses and it made the meal a delightful event. The service was outstanding! Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Place to Celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    It has become a tradition to celebrate my daughter's birthday at the Melting Pot. The food is great. There is plenty of it. The service is the best around. Our server was exceptional. My daughter mentioned that one item she really loved was no longer on the menu...Ben said they still served it on occassion and said he would try to get some for us....Voila! She got her Duck a l'orange! This birthday tradition has been going on for the last 6 years. We have never been disappointed and we are anticipating many more years celebrating at the Melting Pot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and ambiance
    special18th
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The atmosphere and service was great! Food was good, especially the chocolate fondue! We enjoyed getting extra bread and dessert goodies for the fondues. The Melting Pot did a nice job of acknowledging our daughter's birthday. She was very pleased!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great fun!
    luvfondue
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Definitely a place to go with friends and family. As my daughter said, "where else can you get dressed up and then play with your food?!" Really enjoyed the fondue experience. Not a place to eat if you are in a hurry or on a budget, but it's great for those special occasions you want to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Without the Hopeless
    VulpesMundi
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is the third year in a row - our second year anniversary of our first date - that we've come to the melting pot. It's always an experience of love and food and reminds us that treasures are all around us if we're just willing to open our senses to them. The food was amazing, the service was friendly, and the time was well spent with the one I love. I honestly don't know of a more romantic place to spend a meal together. Thanks again for a wonderful evening, Melting Pot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Above and beyond
    Air13
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The staff here goes above and beyond to make your special event extra special!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nancy
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The décor is very outdated. The background music is somewhat loud and annoying actually. There was a very loud party going on in the dining room that added to the poor experience. The cost is way too high for what you get. Yes the fondue is wonderful as are the cuts of meat, but $55.00 to $60.00 per person, not including drinks, is frankly ridiculous for what you get. We went for our boys sixteenth birthday. We had fun but will never go back. You're paying a fortune just to experience cooking your own food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wouldn't do it all the time...
    Trapizoid
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The services was wonderful! The price to food quality/portions could be better. You clearly pay for the experience, the food is average. The Yin and Yang cocktail was delicious!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better each time
    Happytoreview
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Every visit exceeds the last experience. The service was particularly good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for a romantic date
    Pingpong
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Took my girlfriend out for a romantic date night and was super impressed, we loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. Especially enjoyed that you only com a few pices at a time so you can spend a lot of time enjoying each others company.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Melting Pot is our family's favorite restaurant! Each of us choose it for our special occasions - Birthdays, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day. It's so fun, delicious & interactive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun experince
    LMST
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was quite good, and their menu is always changing, so it can be fun to go back in. The experience is what makes it, and of course, the chocolate fondue is wonderful. I would recommend this Melting Pot for special occasions. Our waiter was also very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time and We WILL return
    MrsX2
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We went to the melting pot for our night away and really enjoyed our dinner. We had never been nor have we ever had fondue. The server was very knowledgeable and even made some wonderful suggestions. I had been emailed a coupon for some chocolate dipped strawberries and even though I misread the coupon (notifying the restaurant when making the reservation), the server kind enough to find us a box.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SUPER YUMMY
    awesome
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    It was an awesome experience!!!! I love it that you can make a reservation, and they follow up.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.