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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

4.6
4.6
4321 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Asian
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 55 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 802-5370
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jason West
  • 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: (503) 802-5370
  • 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

  • DEPARTURE EXPERIENCE

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    DEPARTURE EXPERIENCE Our Experience Menu offers a three-course menu, seasonally inspired and thoughtfully presented. The Departure Experience starts at $55 per person. Current menus available at DeparturePortland.com.
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What 4,321 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland

    Innovative

  • Portland

    Hot spot

  • Portland

    Great for scenic views

4,321 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and killer Sake! Finished with the cookies and milk, which was phenomenal

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  2. LunetteL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for a birthday celebration! Will definitely go again. Jesse our waiter was the best!

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  3. NickH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Departure always delivers! Great drinks, delicious food, incredible ambiance and views… you can always count on Departure for an amazing time!

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  4. VirginiaS

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at Departure. We celebrated a birthday and it was fun. The energy was high. The service was attentive and enthusiastic. The cocktails were different and delicious. The food was different and delicious.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was amazing! Food was great. Staff were also great and very accommodating! :) our server Hannah was lovely!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it it was our anniversary Great place to come and eat

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A highlight from our wknd in town. The “Experience” was great! Lucky to have found it. Great views and service. Will 100% be back if in Portland

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  8. pdxrunr

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, can’t wait to go back for dinner again.

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  9. JeffC

    Portland

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another Excellent Meal at Departure. I have been to Departure many times, and my friend and I returned this week. As usual we enjoyed the inventive Asian-inflected food and the excellent service. The space atop the Nines Hotel is beautiful and has a lovely view. The only minor drawbacks are that you are sitting close together and it can get noisy when the restaurant fills up, and the temperature in the men's room is set at meat locker levels. On additional note: My dining companion is vegan. The Departure menu not only has a number of interesting vegan items, they are willing and able to make off-menu vegan versions of several of their meat-centric dishes.

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  10. MichaelB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    It doesn’t really make sense to require me to spend my time writing a review after a very disappointing experience.
    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on March 22, 2024
    Hello Michael, I understand your frustration, it seems you didn't want to write anything. It would help me tremendously to understand what things made you so disappointed? I can't fix anything going forward if I don't know where the ball was dropped. I know your time is important, but if you could find a few minutes to let me know it would be greatly appreciated.

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  11. Rupert

    Portland

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went twice, once for supper, later for desert. Food was wonderful, desert was marred by unannounced substitution, not OK. (Was comped after complaint.) Unnecessary point off an otherwise wonderful experience. We’ll definitely be back!

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  12. ColleenW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally and figuratively, an elevated dining experience! Everything about Departure as a finale dinner in Portland was wonderful for our party of 4 visiting from out of town: elegant ambiance, delicious cuisine, positive interactions with our server, and amazing city views from the roof deck. An enjoyable evening enhanced with a stroll through the atrium lounge, billiards in the library, and discovering the inspiring art installations in the Nines Hotel. Highly recommend for a special, celebratory occasion!

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  13. pickyB

    Portland

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, cocktails and food. We will definitely return.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and wonderful food! Service was good and servers are very knowledgeable about drinks and menu items.

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  15. FMcMan

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Used to love this place. The food though has gone downhill, at least for the vegan dishes. The only decent dish was a braised(?) carrot salad. The tempeh steamed buns were dry and flavorless aside from the few strands of ginger, and the only vegan sushi roll was underwhelming. We through in the towel after those selections. Very disappointing.

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  16. Wonderful

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my son's birthday before a lecture. They were great about making sure we made it out on time, but without rushing us. The food was phenomenal. Cocktail was delicious and my son't mocktails were tasty, too! We did the three course meal and everything was seasoned beautifully. They were even kind enough to hang on to our leftovers for us, so we didn't have to take them to the theater, as we were using public transportation. Highly recommended.

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  17. JessicaW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was awesome! Soup and drinks were also great. Main courses were heavy but not as yummy and dessert was just ok.

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  18. BrittanyG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an amazing experience :) thank you! We plan to visit again soon!

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  19. PDXdiner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a destination dinner, Departures does not disappoint. We tasted pretty much everything, sharing plates family style to maximize our experience. Each dish was exquisite, with a myriad of flavors, textures and levels of complexity. Even the younger members of our party (7 & 9) found dishes that they raved about. Fabulous service as well.

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  20. JohnG

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Hostess, server, and kitchen staff were all fantastic, but the gentlemen who took stuff away afterwards were both quite rude and dismissive. Food was overly spiced and tasted incredibly bad, except for the dan dan noodles - they were solid. Too much effort put into presentation as opposed to flavor of food. Rum was garbage. Food didn’t arrive at the same time. Decor reminded me of a mental health facility, with what looked to be padding everywhere. Find another place to eat or drink at.
    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on February 23, 2024
    Hello John, I am sorry that you had such a horrible experience. I was hoping for some clarification so that I might be able to stop this from happening in the future. You said that the kitchen staff were fantastic, but the food sucked? I'm not sure if that is what you meant? Was the rum you ordered suggested by your server? What was it about the rum that was not to your liking?

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service, and lovely atmosphere!

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  22. IsaacA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mixed drinks are good and the pork belly is a must try.

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  23. marcm

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks! Service was outstanding

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  24. CharlesS

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Under portioned over priced not so great tasting food. Rushed service.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The dim sum wings dish was an unexpected delight. Every dish ordered was delicious and not disappointing. We ordered a bottle of sakè which complimented the dinner beautifully. I recommend the ginger lemon drop cocktail. The place was busy due to it being Feb. 14th evening, however noise level was bearable.

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  26. Jonathan

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant with an extremely friendly staff who focus on customer experience. Highly recommend it if you're visiting Portland and want a memorable bite to eat.

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  27. Anitab

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, beautiful setting and great staff!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday. Great food, great service and all around great experience.

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  29. Grayden

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jesse - our waiter, was outstanding. The food and presentation are first class.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The weather was enjoyable so we were able to sit out on the rooftop. The ambiance was nice however, I wish the music was a little louder as it seemed really quiet and could hear others talk and eating. Little too low for music volume.

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  31. MikeO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the food. Amazing. Service was great.

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  32. MarceloN

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cook quite a bit at home and most places I go I figure I can make the food for quite a bit less money and have it be as good or better. NOT the case here! Excellent food, great flavors, super quality ingredient's, excellent service and suprise its not a super noisy environment. A real pleasure!

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  33. MelissaL

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi there! Thanks so much for making my daughter’s birthday with her three closest friends memorable and an amazing dining experience. She and her friends had one of the best tables in the house. As usual, your food and service is amazing! Thanks again Departure! ❤️

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  34. PaulaL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place for dinner! We had the three-course experience. All the dishes were delicious. The wait staff was friendly. Cool décor and ambiance with a nice view from the 15th floor. Would definitely go again!

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  35. Hastings

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and services was wonderful as always.

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  36. Gally

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I would highly recommend Departure to anyone looking for a great place to grab a bite. It has beautiful views, an enchanting atmosphere, and a lively wait staff. I visited two nights in a row this weekend and will definitely be back! Our server both nights, Jesse, was awesome and had great knowledge about the menu.

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  37. RanyR

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have had better experiences at Departure and the menu used to be much larger with a lot of V and GF options.

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  38. AmyB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shout out to Jen and the rest of the wonderful wait staff. Best place to take our daughter for her 21st birthday. The pineapple tequila gift shot at the end of the meal was the coup de grace. Much appreciated!

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  39. MikeP

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a diverse set of dishes we ended up ordering and they were all fantastic, the poke roll, the octopus, the pork belly kimchi rice- all delicious

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  40. Lilosh

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed as always! food was great, server was awesome! everything was great as always.

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FAQs

Departure Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 4321 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 55 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Departure Restaurant and Lounge

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

Additional information

  • Cross street
    6th Avenue and Morrison
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian
  • 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
    Jason West
  • 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: (503) 802-5370
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