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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

4.6
4.6
4092 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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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian

  • 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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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot spot

  • Portland

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Drinks were good. Food was nothing to write home about. It actually was extremely disappointing for this price point.
  2. EH

    ElvyH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Comparing to previous visited, the food was not too good this time, but the service were always great.
  3. AH

    AliciaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made this reservation for my daughter's 21st birthday and Departure did not disappoint. Wonderful food, service and special birthday attention! Thank you!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Little overpriced. Even though the menu is "Asian Fusion", they need to get an Asian Chef and really put the "Asian" flavors. The sushi was above average. The wine/sake pairings was below average although one of the sakes was decent. Beware the supplemental charges on the "prix fixe" dinner.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Departure is always on point from the food to your service..
  6. D

    Darius

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck dinner is always great. We also had some amazing sashimi as well as a tempura fried lobster roll, that was extremely delicious. It was very fried chicken inspired.
  7. DF

    DougF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    This year's Duck dinner was the best to date! Our server Jessica went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. We requested the outdoor seating due to Covid/Flu concerns, but it was way too cold and windy on the patio. An additional portable heater was needed for our table. The Gin Cocktail as well as the Redemption Old Fashioned were amazing!
  8. L

    Laura

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience with awesome food and friendly waitress!!
  9. ID

    IngridD

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! The cheesecake was incredible!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was amazing..
  11. KK

    KKpdx

    Portland

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck experience is amazing!!!
  12. SR

    SusanR

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Duck was outstanding; having lived in SE Asia for 35 years, the best we had ever tasted. However, for 5 of us, there was far too much food and the rice was 5 times too much. We can enjoy it afterwards. Cut down the amount and the price.
  13. D

    Dodie

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Only downside was my Martini was terribly watered down. Bartender thinks the shaker needs to be shaken too much
  14. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The food was good, but not for the prices they charged. The ambience was aggressively hyping themselves as an amazing experience, with the host and the server both asking us if we had ever dined there before and upon hearing this was our first time, saying they were excited for us to experience this. No doubt management has them say this; this isn't a criticism of the staff, who were excellent. Its just too much hype for the actual food. Its good food, but there is food at other places that is better or the same for less money and with less hype around it. The place felt like a restaurant that would have been the bleeding edge of cool 15-20 years ago.
  15. HL

    HannahL

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience1
    Food was great! Thoughtful, balanced and unique. However, tables are way too close together. The chairs are ridiculous. Uncomfortable. Too loud to have a decent conversation and kind of rushed.
  16. HB

    HollyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Duck Experience is amazing! Do not miss this dinner.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! I loved every course more and more!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!!
  19. N

    Nope

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It felt like it was a themed club and lots of neon lighting. Not my vibe. The food was pretty decent. Overall. Meh. Price was higher than I am comfortable paying.
  20. T

    Tracibi32

    Boise

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Hostess staff was beyond rude waited over a half hour for our table when we had a reservation. Food was great as was our waitress.
  21. T

    Tkeitt

    Anchorage

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food was good but the steak seemed a little over priced for 3oz Duck ramen was good but I believe the portion size was a little to big
  22. MP

    MichaelP

    Boise

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the 3 course meal and one of our party opted for the Wagyu steak. They were not disappointed. Cocktails were exceptional and the service was attentive and friendly.
  23. T

    Tyconover

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible experience. Food, service and atmosphere were amazing.
  24. W

    Wouldnoteathere

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Food quality was terrible. I did like the rooftop view, but that’s it.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. The ambiance was cool and the food was great. Much bigger portions than I anticipated. The service was primo! My waiter was the best I have ever had. Very knowledgeable and was very versed in drinks and food pairing. Will come back here again next time I’m in PDX
  26. M

    Marina

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Best service. Would come back again and again.
  27. l

    lovetodine

    Portland

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We booked for my daughter's birthday and it was the third year in a row we've come for this per her request. We were seated in an alcove between two other tables and didn't even get a glimpse of the beautiful view we came for. Also, no Birthday recognition or dessert offered to her as in years past. Might be time to try another spot next year.
  28. AG

    AlmaG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and ambiance!! Our server was fantastic 👌🏽
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, unique decor and absolutely breathtaking view!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was super friendly and the food was delicious!
  31. DO

    DOMINICKW

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A pleasant dining and bar experience in downtown Portland. Gorgeous rooftop, delicious food and drinks and excellent service. Highly recommend!
  32. ZG

    ZaidalidG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Not at all what I expected, from the beginning we were walked over to a table that was not ready we were told to head back out front to wait. We were then sat at a table in the corner, the food was good but the drinks were awful! Def not a good experience overall such a huge let down considering what you pay

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on November 16, 2022Hello ZaidalidG, Apologies for the experience you had at Departure on Saturday, November 12th. We take these reviews seriously and use them as opportunities for growth. I would like to speak with you if you would allow it. Again, apologies and thank you for your feedback. James

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Departure experience was amazing. Every item was delicious the drinks included. The staff helped make celebrating my lady’s 30th birthday a truly wonderful night.
  34. SM

    StacieM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Terrible. Just terrible.. Service was around a negative 10. Waitress never checked on us, we had to flag her down for refills even on water. Several other tables got many touch points throughout the evening and we were left in the dust. I even indicated on my reservation it was for my son’s birthday, so a special occasion. Table wasn’t bussed between courses. I can understand if your backed up at the bar but three of us were not drinking alcohol. Not very friendly. Food was of poor quality only to find today that almost everyone had stomach issues. We eat pescatarian so when there are limited options and you are out of Brussels, that sucks. Only partial saving grace was the manager who came over with champagne to apologize but that’s not a good look when not only celebrating a birthday but two years sobriety for the birthday (he’s 28). We typically dine out once a week and eat at great places, we were just at Kaan the week before and every person who walked by our table made a touch point. Service alone there was worth the 1k we spent with our guests. Last time I was at departure the power went out and we had to walk 15 flights down and I had someone asking to write my cc# down to charge me for our drinks (that’s not safe and illegal if it’s not kept in a locked safe). Manager removed 20% off our tab. I believe in good business and would have rather paid the bill because a zero tip speaks for itself. Also we were laughing about how terrible it was only to find out that somebody in our group went to your website to find you charge a 3% service fee for excellent service. That’s crazy especially after my experience the last two times going there have been a literal dumpster fire. #notdoingthisagain
  35. HD

    HarryDownard

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    The food was alright, could have been better. The server was cocky, and rude and was some of the worst service I have encountered. It’s a shame that the bare minimum aspects of customer service were not met. The drinks took a long time to get to our table. The ambiance was the best feature, but as a whole, was not a worthy dining experience. Would definitely not recommend.
  36. J

    Julie

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A lovely evening for a special occasion. The service was terrific. Expensive menu, but a nice treat none the less.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, really enjoy this place!
  38. l

    lenap

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Food is overpriced with average sized portions. Was not impressed with the menu. Parking situation was a headache with no garage available on the block, valet parking was 60$! Definitely more of a one time experience restaurant. Would not return
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Cocktails took an abnormally long time. Our server was great, but the poor bartender needed help!
  40. DS

    DollyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can't go wrong with this menu, the food is exquisite. We found the pork belly and wagyu steak to be exceptional!

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

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Departure Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 4092 OpenTable diners.

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

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th Avenue and Morrison

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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

    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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