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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

4.6
4.6
4072 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

8:30 PM


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.
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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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Experiences

  • The Departure Experience

    $60.00 per person

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

    $80.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2022
    DUCK BONE BROTH Spicy Chili Oil, Matsutake Mushroom WINTER GREEN SALAD Persimmon, Pomegranate, Beets, Winter Citrus ROASTED PEKING DUCK 7 Spice-Cured, Honey-Glazed, Chef Carved Steamed Buns, Moo Shu Pancakes Cucumber, Scallion, Candied Kumquat, Hoisin Sauce DUCK FRIED RICE Duck Trim, Garlic, Green Onion, Chili DUCK FAT COCONUT ICE CREAM huckleberry sauce, sesame tuile
  • New Years Eve 2022

    $35.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Come celebrate with us on December 31st for a celebratory evening! New Year's Eve table reservations include chef's selection of Dim Sum paired with sparkling from Willamette Valley's own Argyle Winery. Price per person of $35 includes access to Grey Goose sponsored West Deck soiree featuring Portland favorite DJ Keawe of Pure Pulse, bringing in the new year from 9pm to 1am! Specialty menus will be available throughout the evening, featuring seasonal favorites and holiday classics. Reservations are available from 9:30 pm to 11 pm for this featured event with hours of operation extended through 1 am.

What 4,072 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland

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  1. T

    Tracibi32

    Boise

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. T

    Tkeitt

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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
  3. MP

    MichaelP

    Boise

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  4. T

    Tyconover

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible experience. Food, service and atmosphere were amazing.
  5. 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.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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
  7. M

    Marina

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Best service. Would come back again and again.
  8. 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.
  9. AG

    AlmaG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and ambiance!! Our server was fantastic 👌🏽
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. DO

    DOMINICKW

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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!
  13. 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

  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, really enjoy this place!
  19. 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
  20. 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!
  21. 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!
  22. NS

    NeeruS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every bite was wonderful. We enjoyed the specialty cocktails also
  23. J

    James

    Palm Springs

    195 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a happening place. Usually quite active and full of energy. Food is generally very good. My issue is that what you order just comes out one at a time…from random food runners. One you might be starting to eat before the other gets any food, unless you order something to share. The food comes out in any order. No salad first, bites next, for example. So, if you are free wheeling and want the fun energy, a good choice. Far from a traditional dining experience if you like a little order to your meal.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    They told us the “3 course meal” was $60 but didn’t tell us that some of the selections had added cost and it ended up costing $100 For rather small portions. Food was very good, but not worth that much. Service was adequate.
  25. f

    foodcritic

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall good dining experience! My colleague and I really enjoyed the food. Price was not outrageous. Great view! Very cozy inside. Outside is amazing in the summer. Definitely go and check it out when you’re in Portland.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We stayed at the Nines Hotel for our trip to Portland from Los Angeles which was great! We decided to eat at Departures for convenience and we love Pan-Asian food. The only dishes in the 3 different course dinners we ordered as a group that were above were the oystersabd the beet salad. Lobster roll-VERY FISHY, Noodles-bland and under cooked, Wontons-extremely undercooked, pork belly-one piece was inedible because it was burnt to a crisp. I’m not the type to usually review but I wanted to give a heads up that for 358.00 for 3 people the value was just not there.
  27. PG

    PeterG

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First off, all staff were amazing from hostesses, to wait staff to bartender. All staff that approached our table wished my girlfriend a happy birthday. So pleasant! The food was amazing. So delicious, beautiful presentation! Well worth the trip to eat here.
  28. CA

    ClaudiaA

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I had bought a certificate to this restaurant at a charity auction so didn't look around at other restaurants. Right off the bat the ambience was disappointing; the noise level meant my husband could hear nothing and they claimed it was the least noisy table. But the food was quite good and interesting, at least I thought it was. Others in the party weren't quite as impressed. But overall, I'm glad we ate there. I'm not sure whether or not we'd go back again.
  29. EP

    ElisaP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Janet, was absolutely incredible. She made us all feel like we were family. The wait time on drinks and food was pretty bad but everything else was an incredible experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wedding guest dinner
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! First meal in Portland and it did not disappoint! Our server was AMAZING, the absolute best. I wish I remembered her name, but kudos to her!
  32. JO

    JonahO

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    From a foodie standpoint, the service was excellent, the atmosphere is unique and vibrate, the location is amazing, presentation was awesome, and quality of the food was impeccable. The only issue is that I really didn't enjoy all the flavors when the food was in my mouth. It's truly a "departure" (pun intended) from what you might expect, in both an interesting and unexpected way.
  33. PK

    PaulK

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service--Excellent! Food--Very Good! Ambience--Very Good! Sound--Pretty high level of noise at it's peak, difficult to speak too other five guests.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They welcomed us acknowledging our anniversary. Our server acknowledged it. The sad part our children had preordered champagne and desert as a surprise we never got it. But we didn’t know about the gift until they asked us later that night. But we had a lovely night out.
  35. VA

    VictoriaA

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danny, our server, was amazing! We sat outside and it was beautiful!! We love the food!!
  36. M

    Montse

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great experience, customer friendly staff who even helped us take pictures. Our meals were delicious. Food prices were a fair match to their price. I would recommend for a date or birthday.
  37. i

    inewitt

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great, the food was spectacular, the waiters were delightful and the kitchen staff provided detailed description of everything on your plate. Each course was almost too beautiful to eat! The flavors were incredible and very distinctive.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While the food and the atmosphere is always fabulous, Billy at the bar is our favorite. Friendly, knowledgeable, and has a great engaging personality!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing roof top nice view Beautiful place food was delicious! Very good service definitely coming back!
  40. LH

    LaurH

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Departure experience was outstanding and our server was a delight!

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 4072 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

8:30 PM


Booked 41 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

    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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