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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

4.5
4.5
3999 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
From street food-styled starters and meal-sized classics, to rice and noodle specialties to ethically-sourced sushi, Departure Portland embraces the bounty of the Pacific Northwest to deliver the fiery flavors of the Far East. Whether steamed or stir-fried, smoked or sautéed, each dish leads guests to another stage along Departure’s culinary adventure.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 802-5370

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Christianson

  • Catering

    We have the ability to book semi-private, private events and receptions in various areas of our restaurant. All areas available for private events require a food and beverage minimum to be met to reserve the space. We pay great attention to detail, meeting the expectations of our clients by supplying them with superior food and professional service.

  • Private party facilities

    Located 15 floors up in the Nines Hotel, Departure offers modern Asian cuisine in a sleek, cosmopolitan setting with two outdoor decks and stunning views of the city.

  • Private party contact

    Demelza Quinn: (877) 918-8256

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    6th Avenue and Morrison

  • Parking details

    Hotel valet available, street parking, garages within a block of the building

  • Public transit

    Within a block of max transit. Within a couple of blocks of bus system of Trimet.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • The Departure Experience

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our Departure Experience offers a multi-course menu, seasonally-inspired and thoughtfully presented. The Experience menu is available daily. Current menus available at DeparturePortland.com

What 3,999 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Great place for special occasions, very cool futuristic entry with creative menu and service was amazing, however, there’s more ambience than I want a tad bit and the lighting is not the best there for pictures. Overall I had a great experience at Departure!
  2. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    My Brisket was dry but everything else was extremely delicious!!!!!
  3. DS

    DarlaS

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool ambiance. Outstanding flavors. Decadent dessert. Perfect for date night!
  4. MS

    MadameSusan

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service. Plenty of vegan/vegetarian options and very accommodating of allergies and dietary restrictions. Beautiful location and delicious food and drinks. Worth the price.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Hotel in a sketchy part of town. Rooftop bar where we waited on reservation had poor service. But, once seated, meal and service were excellent!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the three course experience.
  7. TJ

    TJgreat

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & food. Open and good views of the city.
  8. SR

    SusanR

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was outstanding! I started with the oysters which came well seasoned if a bit spicy for my palate, so I poured off most of the liquid and took off the well chopped spice. Next I had the pork belly which was to die for and for a main course the duck. Each dish was very well plated. Portions were just large enough. The only drawback for us was the noise level.
  9. m

    mdxxxx

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food & experience was great. However our server was not attentive at all. Had to ask her what her name was, did not check up on us a good amount of times, didn’t suggest anything. Asked her if they do anything for birthdays & responded with such a dry response “ a candle “. Shoutout to the manager for giving me a free dessert. I would come back and I hope to get a better server.
  10. LN

    LaNiciaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, wonderful views, exceptional service and great bar selection.
  11. TJ

    TracyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem of a place in downtown Portland. The food is delicious!
  12. GB

    GinaB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Would love if there was more of a fun music vibe. Service was great!
  13. K

    Katie

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was good, but a bit overpriced in my book (my noodle entree was tasty, but only had three tiny pieces of tofu). Took 35 minutes to order a drink, but once we got the order in, the service was better. Great views, energetic place.

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on June 23, 2022Thank you Katie for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  14. LL

    LeslieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot go wrong with any of the food choices. Everything had such amazing flavor. I tried a lot of the seafood based choices and I was not disappointed. The scallops were extremely tender, and tasty.

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on June 23, 2022Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Departure Restaurant and Lounge and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  15. S

    Steve

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was AMAZING! Service and food (CULINARY EXPLOSIONS!!!). I would recommend Departure to anyone and everyone. It’s a great venue with phenomenal food, what more could you ask for?

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on June 23, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Steve! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

  16. LE

    LEONARDW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we shared six items between us and all were excellent.
  17. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Departure Experience was great. The drinks were well made and food was very good. The overall presentation and ambience was fantastic. The service was outstanding and created an overall enjoyable experience.
  18. TB

    TommyB

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Wish the duck dish was more but the overall experience was good. Expresso martini was the worst I’ve ever had but the carrot salad was very tasty. I suggest that you should have a wine pairing with the courses
  19. L

    Lovesfood

    Aberdeen

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good choices. Carrot salad was great. Broth over pork dumplings so good ask for a spoon. Halibut was nicely prepared Lots of local beer and wine Only bummer was we had the worst table next to the bins where dirty dishes were dropped. I did request a table with a view but we didn’t get what we asked for rather the opposite
  20. HH

    HollieH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for our birthday. We asked to have outside seating for our cocktails and were allowed to stay outside for our meal as well. Great service!!
  21. VM

    ValerieM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner Sunday evening! I am vegan and there was options for me.

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Valerie. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dinner with us!

  22. JK

    JennK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My daughter and I both had the three course meal, choosing only vegan options. The appetizers and salads were good but the only vegan main was a noodle dish and I thought it was only okay, not amazing like the other dishes we had. Although we had the same main course, my daughter’s was very saucy, almost soupy, with lots of vegetables and mine was much drier with few vegetables. It’s unfortunate that the dishes were inconsistent. But the appetizers were incredible — Thai soup, steamed buns with tempeh, etc. The dessert was a rich chocolate mousse, good but not impeccable or creative. Wait staff was very attentive.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Portland must do! Excellent service and yummy food!
  24. OR

    ORNamma

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great post matinee treat. Food, as always, was terrific. We had to ask for an ala carte menu, as we didn't want to do the fixe prixe menu. Three of us ordered three selections with additional "bites". A perfect amount of food. Great view and service. However, we were told in the Urban Farmers bar downstairs that we could take our unfinished wine glasses with us upstairs -- only to find that we had to give them up -- we assume this is because the restaurants are owned independently.

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

  25. T

    Tebma

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The vegan dishes were very meh with the exception of the Tom Kha. Uchu has way better sushi, Mama Dut makes way better steamed buns, yours are too dense. I've had better noodle dishes from Shandong, well before the new owner. The dessert was absolutely terrible, epic failure. I did enjoy the rice lager and my dining companions liked their drinks. I wouldn't come back again and pay over $400 for a mediocre meal, I might consider if someone else was paying, but would suggest another place.
  26. SR

    SandyR

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fiood and plentiful. Beautiful view of city from 15th floor. Great seevice

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on June 6, 2022Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Departure Restaurant and Lounge and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  27. AO

    AdrienneO

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great decor and ambiance, great service
  28. TD

    TiffanyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The entrance, dining area, bathrooms and atmosphere were superb. The food was very tasty but very small portions. The sake an IPA were smooth and tasty. However, for just 2 people eating dinner and 1 drink each, $160 is a bit pricy. Also the rooftop lounge was closed for private party and that's the reason we wanted to go. It was a good experience, and I may recommend to wealthier people but I probably won't ever go back.
  29. F

    kevinF

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best service and food. Just over the top amazing every time. It was our anniversary and they even brought a couple glasses of bubbly

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Departure Restaurant and Lounge and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Good food that took a year to get to us

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on June 6, 2022Thank you Guest for your feedback regarding your recent visit with us! I will pass along your positive remarks to our staff as well as work with them on the issues you raised to ensure a better visit next time. I am so sorry the wait time for your food was too long. We strive to hit all the service marks and we fell a bit short here. Please come back at any time and ask for Matt. I know we can make something happen which will make up for our shortfall on your last visit. Take care and have a fantastic day!

  31. NP

    NikiP

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Food was really tasty and inventive. The environment is kind of a club. Don't expect to be able to hear the person across the table from you.

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on May 30, 2022Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit with us! I will pass along your positive remarks to our staff as well as work with them on the issues you raised to ensure a better visit next time. We would love to have you return for another visit and have you sat at a quieter table. If there is anything else we can do to assist you, please feel free to reach out to us directly at the restaurant. I hope you have a fantastic day and we again thank you for your comments

  32. AM

    AMarie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views, amazing food!! Fantastic date night !!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Drinks and appetizers were very good. Got a great table, and service was fantastic. Our entree's took longer than expected, and they were not very good. Steak was overcooked, scallops we're a bit sandy, and bland.

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Daniel! We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

  34. AS

    AcaciaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and atmosphere were outstanding! Only downside was that tables were pretty close together leaving little space to move around and little privacy from your neighbors. Would love to come back when the weather is nicer and sit out on the patio!

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Departure Restaurant and Lounge and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  35. l

    lovetodine

    Portland

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    When we arrived there was someone in our party celebrating a Birthday which I had stated in the reservation. The hostess wished a Happy Birthday, but unfortunately there was no candle or dessert celebration like we have gotten in the past even after being mentioned to the server. Bummer. It was our guests 19th birthday and she had never been to Departure as it was a surprise. Too bad it wasn't wrapped up with a candle on the dessert to recognize that.
  36. AS

    AmyS

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and fantastic food!
  37. r

    rusty97015

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was incredible, per usual! The noise level was a little high but we were able to carry on a conversation well enough. The timing of the courses was perfect! We never felt rushed.

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on May 27, 2022Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Departure Restaurant and Lounge and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made a reservation like a month ahead because I had a friend visiting from out of town. We show up on a Wednesday afternoon and there’s plenty of available tables on the patio. I ask if we could sit by the ledge so we could get a view of the city and I am given bogus excuses as to why my friend and I can’t sit at the tables. One of them being that there’s a private party coming… Even though there’s a bunch of separate tables… It just felt very discriminatory. It was actually pretty bad experience and I will not be bringing any more visitors from a town.
  39. SB

    SueB

    Little Rock

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service not very attentive. Ended up complaining twice. Ultimately the manager took over our care and he did good job. Most of the food was good to great.
  40. KK

    KennyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, an outstanding meal with serious appeal and incredibly efficient and keen service. This will forever be one of my top favorite places to dine; and the ambiance is on another level with beautiful architecture. A special and memorable experience every time!

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on May 25, 2022Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Departure Restaurant and Lounge and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Departure Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 3999 OpenTable diners.

Departure Restaurant and Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Departure Restaurant and Lounge

525 Southwest Morrison Street 15th Floor 15th Floor Portland, OR 97204

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th Avenue and Morrison

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel valet available, street parking, garages within a block of the building

  • Public transit

    Within a block of max transit. Within a couple of blocks of bus system of Trimet.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Christianson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 802-5370

  • Catering

    We have the ability to book semi-private, private events and receptions in various areas of our restaurant. All areas available for private events require a food and beverage minimum to be met to reserve the space. We pay great attention to detail, meeting the expectations of our clients by supplying them with superior food and professional service.

  • Private party facilities

    Located 15 floors up in the Nines Hotel, Departure offers modern Asian cuisine in a sleek, cosmopolitan setting with two outdoor decks and stunning views of the city.

  • Private party contact

    Demelza Quinn: (877) 918-8256

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