Departure Restaurant and Lounge

4.7
3813 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
***We plan to reopen our dining room on August 13th. We will be open 7 days a week from 4 - 9 p.m. We look forward to serving you safely!***

Located atop the historic Meier & Frank building, Departure Restaurant + Lounge offers modern Asian cuisine with panoramic city views and global cocktails. Executive Chef Gregory Gourdet creates dishes using traditional ingredients and cooking techniques from throughout Asia. Of course, Oregon's seasonal bounty plays an integral part in the dining experience, as well. The space designed by Jeff Kovel of Skylab Architecture offers diners two rooftop decks with views overlooking downtown Portland, the Willamette River and Mt. St. Helens.
The West Deck lounge is open, weather permitting throughout the season on a first come, first serve basis.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3813 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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lovetodine
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were celebrating a birthday and it was the first time for half of the group. Although the waiter was trying to be helpful, we felt rushed to order the entire time and it was a bit stressful. We didn't realize until we got there that we only had the table for 1 1/2 hours, which explained the rushed feeling. Two hours would have been more ideal. A beautiful evening view of the city was enjoyable. Friendly staff.

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Jcarol
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to truly impress your Portland guests, bring them to Departure. Classy, funky-chic vibes with a luxurious clean feel. Food, drinks and service are remarkable as well.

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you 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. Thank you for choosing Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge!

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Marcela
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food & drinks were good, but a bit pricey. Overall had a great time celebrating a birthday, which was the perfect atmosphere with a great view! The employees were great.

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AllisonC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars! Our dinner at Departure was nothing short of spectacular. Great cocktails, food, ambience, and service.

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you Allison 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. Thank you for choosing Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge!

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EmilyN
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and service was good..plates are VERY small and overpriced.

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Emily
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We had to wait a little for our table to be ready which was fine but once seated we waited an additional twenty minutes for the server to come to our table. They went to every other table around us. Even those seated after us. I actually had to go tell the hostess because we couldn’t find anyone to grab our order. The food was really good but the overall experience just wasn’t great. Will maybe give them another try in a few months.

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patriciad
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Departure!! Can’t wait to try the patio in the warm weather next year! Delicious food- great service!

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you Patricia 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. Thank you for choosing Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge!

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our second wedding anniversary dinner. We asked for a table with a view and they delivered. Beautiful view of downtown. We enjoyed our signature cocktails the SOUTH MEETS EAST and TASHO MACHO. We also enjoyed the AHI TUNA + AVOCADO ROLL & we especially enjoyed the seasonal menu item, the charred figs. Great ambiance not too loud and excellent service.

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TaylorL
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service incredible food! Perfect place to impress hah!

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you Taylor 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. Thank you for choosing Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge!

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Andrey
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for anniversary, food was good and was great vibe. Scallops we juicy. Smoked salmon sushi roll was so-so. Wings were good. Until next time ✌🏼

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you Andrey 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. Thank you for choosing Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge!

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Kalesi
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Departure Lounge: Great for a drink and a snack on the patio during decent weather. Dinner portions are on the small side and underwhelming taste wise - also, wait staff chose to serve main dishes to a table of 4 in a staggered manner of several minutes in between which left us with cold food as we waited for everyone to have their main dish served. But the ambience was pretty cool and I felt like the staff were mindful of Covid pre-cautions.

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vipgoodeating
Salt Lake City
95 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

What a delight to dine in the relaxing environment and have a night out. The food was so good, we enjoyed everything so much and talked about the dishes all the way home. The grilled prawns looked "skimpy" upon arrival but wow, what flavor and taste. Can't wait to have those again. The chicken wings served lollipop style were unique but frankly a bit too sweet. Next up, Carrots. Another big YUM. And finally the smoky chicken entree piled high with taste. And of course we needed to end with the brownie/coconut ice cream/berry dessert.
Next time I am definitely going for the seared scallops.

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Samuelson
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine, good sake, good food, music was somewhat loud, $$$

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Samuelson! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the wine and sake. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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DavidB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Expected more from Top Chef finalist restaurant and as expensive but waiter was great

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BROSE
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Other than the noise level being a little too loud to carry a quiet conversation and overall wonderful experience. The noise was mostly due to the music they had playing over the speakers. I would suggest softer quieter music, such as piano, playing in the background.

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Brose! We will pass along your feedback to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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TeresaH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had 2 sushi rolls. They were good, a little overpriced. The cocktails were really good. The service was awesome as always.
I was bummed the out door bar wasn’t operating because of COVID it’s all tables on the deck instead If letting customers free roam. We sat inside but there were gnats flying around our table...also disappointing.

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JessicaF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Not as good as I would have thought. I was getting Oregonian raves for the place but it was not the painting I had visioned. The location is cool. But the seats and tables outside are cheap. But the service was above 5 star. The waiter seen how unhappy I was with the initial drink I ordered and created a peach mule that was just heaven.

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Jessica! We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd visit. Service, food, ambiance were tip top. Very consistent. Team service for food/beverage running is a nice touch. Manager & Chef checked in on us and offered great suggestions for our out of town guests.

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jeffc
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not a bad place to take in the sights. The view is good, the food is ok. A decent experience.

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you Jeff 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. Thank you for choosing Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge!

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minka73
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner! Once again Departure was a wonderful experience ❤️

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you 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. Thank you for choosing Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge!

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DylanA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place we’ve been to in downtown portland.

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you Dylan 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. Thank you for choosing Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good service, great drink selection, wonderful view, and delicious sushi.
It’s a nice place for a date.

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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CindyE
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group was celebrating a friend’s birthday and it was fantastic! The meal was delicious! The service was great and very personable! The atmosphere was fun! Thank you so much!

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you Cindy 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. Thank you for choosing Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge!

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ISABELLAR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It took a while in between getting service from our waiter during our visit but he was very friendly! Food was fairly good as well and looked very nice!

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We will pass along your feedback and comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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TigistA
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as you walk in this place is a vibe! Food was delicious, our server was very helpful at explaining each order , Price was very fair for the portion you get over all it’s a great spot in town .

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you 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. Thank you for choosing Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge!

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monicav
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all the food and drinks were great! esp. the ahi tuna roll and the spicy chicken wings. The desserts were great too!

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Monica! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tuna roll, spicy chicken wings and dessert! We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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CuVu
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great view and service. But every dish was way too salty. Go for the ambiance and view but don’t expect spectacular food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was outstanding since you arrive.. However the food was extremely dissapointing.. I ordered the ahi tuna sushi roll and was not good at all. I am thinking its only their specialty dishes that are good and the rest of the menu is not impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional experience.
Staff offered great reccomendations, spaced courses with wine and NAB pairings. Gracious cohesive staff on the floor. Team service is a nice touch!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great views, okay food. Cocktails are better than the food.

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We will pass along your feedback to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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TatiS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The view is good but the service is was very bad and overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great date night! Drinks and food were incredible! Definitely will be back to check out the patio.

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AndrewK
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Departure is a hip and upscale restaurant on the 15th floor of a hotel serving Sushi and other Asian dishes. I recommend going on a clear late afternoon or evening for the best views. Service and atmosphere was great. Very fitting location for a date night.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved that I felt socially distanced and safe during Covid and they were able to give me the seat that I wanted outside as well.

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you Emily 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. Thank you for choosing Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge!

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JohnB
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic waiter that I've had before and wish I could remember his name. Tall.....

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, John! We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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Janelle
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the view is amazing. The rooftop dining really can't be beat. That is enough for us to return but on top of it all, the food is top notch. Great service and experience.

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We had a great time the food was amazing however the lighting could have been less bright

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipGreat
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fantastic food and service. but please dim the lights. such a cool restaurant but you’ve got lighting like surgery’s gonna be performed.

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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Alex
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was so-so. I wouldn't say they fully captured any of the multiple Asian-nation inspired dishes particularly well. Nothing special, however, there was a decent variety of dishes to accommodate different diets. Cocktails were bland. View was nice, but ultimately not worth it. I won't be headed back.

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Droziez
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waiter and overall experience! Loved the different drink choices. Food was top notch!

Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you 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. Thank you for choosing Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge!

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Departure Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 3813 OpenTable diners.

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