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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

4.6
4.6
4312 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

7:00 PM


Booked 24 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women
  • 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: (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 4,312 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Innovative

  • Portland

    Innovative

  • Portland

    Hot spot

  • Portland

    Great for scenic views

4,290 Reviews
  1. pickyB

    Portland

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  3. FMcMan

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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 7 days ago
    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. marcm

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. MelissaL

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. AvaniH

    San Francisco

    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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was perfect for our first date. Thank you so much🙏🏼

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  30. MaryJ

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant has a great view. Now they have set menus. Meat was tough. Drinks were good. For the price, not worth it.
    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on January 25, 2024
    Hello MaryJ, We have the experience menu that is 3 courses, and we have the arrival menu that is shared family style. You should have been sat with both, and it should have been explained to you that you can order from both menus. I am extremely disappointed that this did not happen. Any added insight to your visit would be greatly appreciated.

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  31. ThomasJ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and Janet took care of us perfectly.

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  32. PhilipP

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dinner I’ve had in a couple years. All of the food was excellent! Drinks were also extremely tasty. Great place to go for a special dinner. Will be back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I dined in for the duck experience and to celebrate our anniversary. Our reservation was for 815pm. I was very surprised with how the server was rushing us out towards the end of our meal. He put all of our remaining food that we wanted to take home into the same box very sloppily. He then dropped our check for us to pay around 945pm just as the NYE festivities were starting. We had planned on celebrating the New Year at Departure and had hoped to be offered another drink and keep our tab open. It was disappointing that he had us pay out so quickly but continued to serve the table right next to us. On NYE I expected more from the server and for hospitality to be more welcoming.
    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on January 25, 2024
    Hello Anonymous, This is absolutely not how we run our restaurant. I am sorry that you felt rushed. I would like to have you back for a round of drinks, and an appetizer on us.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meat on a rock is fun to cook and tasty to eat.

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  35. zimzim

    Portland

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here specifically for the Peking Duck special meal which they have throughout the month of December. And it was fabulous! A truly extraordinary experience that you shouldn’t miss if you love duck. The service was exceptional as well. The view from the 15th floor is an added bonus. Will definitely be back next December (and at other times as well - the food and ambiance are very special)!

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  36. TheGoodWitch

    Portland

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We go every year for the duck feast. Always good, but particularly tasty this year. Servers are always friendly. My only complaint was how rushed the meal see to be. Before we got our cocktails the duck broth was served. I was still having my cocktail and trying to drink my broth when the salad arrived. I asked the servers to slow down the meal, but the kitchen staff kept bringing the food. I finally had to refuse service of the duck because I hadn't eaten my salad yet. SLOW DOWN YOUR SERVICE!

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  37. tommyspoon

    Portland

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Every entrée was delicious! And the service was first rate.

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  38. RJHBend

    Portland

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family tradition continues!! We are devotees of Duck Night since 2015. It’s a long held family tradition that never disappoints. Our server Billy and the other fabulous dude were amazing and props to the Chef who gave us an extra portion of the magical elixir—Duck Broth!!!!!! We’ll see you in 2024!!!

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  39. BABSC

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for the "Duck Experience" that was offered in the month of December. Overall the meal was very good. The peking duck was prepared perfectly and seasoned prefectly. While I enjoyed the duck fried rice, which was prepared a little chewier than I have had in the past and was a bit greasy, I think I would prefer a more traditional fried rice without as much oil in the dish. My only complaint about the entire meal was that I felt a bit rushed. We arrived at 6 pm for our reservation and were finished our 5 course meal by 7:20 pm. My husband and I like to have a leisurely dinner with time between courses. I get that restaurants are in the business of turning tables, but this seemed a bit extreme.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hold Departures at the top of our favorite list. This most recent visit was nothing like the previous visits. We came for the duck experience. Service was impeccable as always. However, I would have to say the meal was underwhelming. We enjoyed the salad, the bone broth, bao, and the duck was prepared beautifully. The accompaniments could have brought the experience to a higher level. The hoisin sauce basic and salty. A trio of more creative condiments such as a sweet plum , a spicy and maybe a citrus would excite the palette more than what was presented.

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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 4.6 stars by 4312 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

7:00 PM


Booked 24 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women
  • 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: (503) 802-5370
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