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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

4.6
4.6
4057 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 42 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    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

What 4,057 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Hot Spot

  • Portland / Oregon

    Scenic View

  • Portland

    Hot Spot

  • Portland

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  2. VA

    VictoriaA

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    Montse

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  4. i

    inewitt

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. P

    Poorva

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places in town. Highly recommend if you're looking for vegan/vegetarian options.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Considering the restaurant knew that it was our anniversary and we reiterated it to our waitress I guess I would have thought that meant we’d be given at least the same service as any other table. Instead our waitress ignored our table went to the table of 4 that came after us 4 separate times to refill water and remove plates, but just happened to forget to clear any of our plates, refill water, or wipe down the table that had food on it from our previous dishes. To add more frustration to the mix our waitress corrected my partner on her pronouncing a word on the menu wrong, had to come back and ask again what we ordered and brought us regular coffee when we very clearly and loudly said decaf coffee. This was substantially worse than the kind of service I’ve personally gotten from an Applebees. I don’t know if this waitress hasn’t been taught normal etiquette but working hard for a tip from a 4 person table while neglecting a 2 person table almost completely isn’t a way to keep repeat business Glad I paid $160 for mediocre service on the one day we decided it would be worth it for a nice celebration.
  10. J

    Javonte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to celebrate my 30th birthday and was blown away at how beautiful this location is. We got the “Departure Experience” and an experience was definitely what we got! Between the phenomenal food and service from Hannah and Madeline, it certainly made my birthday extra special. After eating we checked out the outdoor area to catch some more views over a drink! It was beautiful, will certainly frequent Departure again!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! I have eaten in fine restaurants all over the world and this restaurant is the best restaurant ever. It even tops restaurants in London, France and Mexico! Fantastic!!
  12. B

    Bill

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Our overall experience was mediocre at best. I had high expectations for the restaurant and food but they fell short. The food was just OK however completely overpriced.The value was just not there.. The best part about the experience was the outside bar. Overall, very disappointing...
  13. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing drinks and food, great vibes, great views!
  14. IA

    IsraelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious menu. Outdoor patio views are amazing.
  15. TY

    TYLERS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Not worth the price. Ambiance was decent but the food was nothing special. Waiter checked up on us once. If you have money to burn then you've found the right place! Portland continues to go down the drain.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Poor service, food is good but serving too slow, we stayed almost 2 hours to finish the 3 courses, the waitress occasionally checked on us, she’s too busy
  17. JT

    JoseT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was attentive and energetic, very nice guy. Opted for two Experiences, the food did not disappoint. The cocktails were delicious. The restaurant was beautiful, clean, and had a lovely night time view. After dinner we went to the rooftop bar which had even better views. Great experience, looking forward to going back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Experiences menu is confusing, desserts were disappointing, cocktails here fantastic
  19. MG

    MariaG

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing celebration with a delicious four course meal, a bottle of our favorite champagne and tasty cocktails! We look forward to returning again soon with visitors to also show off the gorgeous view from the rooftop overlooking Portland!
  20. B

    Bewsted17sti

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual! Food is top 3 in all of Portland! Drinks were delicious! View was amazing. Always a treat coming to Departures! Love you guys!
  21. WW

    WanderWoman

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience. The food was very creative and delicious. The ambience and views are fantastic. And the service was very good and friendly. I would highly recommend. The only negative comment - but that it is true for most restaurants - if you try to make reservation for one person, it shows no availability. If you try to make reservation for two people - there are plenty of tables. I travel alone... I think the travel and hospitality/restaurant industry need to realize that there are more us women traveling alone and we like to eat well...
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The host was miserable…waiter was nice but I think they were short staffed…took 1 hr to receive our 1st course…which was 4 oysters and a carrot salad…when I questioned what I thought was a manager as to how this could possibly take that long…he agreed and said totally unacceptable and walked away… it was just a disaster…so un enjoyable and the food underwhelming…never review but this was prob the worst experience since being on open table…We r visiting Portland and I know it’s a foodie town hoping the rest of our meals will b better..can’t b much worse!
  23. TB

    TBtana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We celebrated our anniversary here. The staff offered to take pictures for us and made it a great night. The food was mostly amazing, I only had minor complaints but for a $250 bill I feel that its okay to be a little picky: the wagyu could have been served in a better fashion, the hot rock they served it on only took away from the purity of the steak. With that said, the drinks were outstanding, the view was unique, and the environment was inviting.
  24. KR

    KevinR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. Chose a Wednesday in hopes it wouldn't be busy, it was. Volume of everyone was intense. Wait time for food wasn't bad but
  25. E

    Ethan

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food presentation & flavoring was awesome as always!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved it. Great service reasonable value.
  27. R

    Rick

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Server was fantastic, food was excellent, and atmosphere very hip.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    It was dece
  29. P

    Ptownfoodie

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool decor. Nice place! Great service and a fun menu.
  30. TH

    TaylorH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was as best as it could be, it will be a spot where my girlfriend and I will do special dates more. Our waitress was the most kindest and made the experience even better.
  31. j

    jeffreyb

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, had the pork belly and brisket……… drinks were good too
  32. M

    Monroviaexplorer

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was not hot, noodles tasty but undercooked, sauces nice but flavors of the sushi and main dishes were a bit mute. Others in the group remembered the food being better quality in the past. Underwhelming. Very loud atmosphere made it hard to talk amongst ourselves.
  33. CS

    ClaireS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Much too noisy for easy conversation and seating was extremely uncomfortable. Food was very good but overpriced.
  34. L

    Lily

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was such a lovely dinner and very special. I don’t know how we ended up with such a fantastic table, but it was fantastic! The only part that was off were the constant stream of people coming up around us, sometimes getting really close while we were trying to eat so they could take selfies with the view. One of them bumped my chair while I was trying to eat. I get it, it’s a lovely view, but it was a bit much.
  35. ST

    SandraT

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    It everything was good except the music was way way too loud if you wanted to do anything more then yell at the people you are dining with and the waiters.
  36. N

    Nick

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Avoid if vegan. Our favorite pre-Covid spot has dramatically reduced its Vegan/Vegetarian offerings and dramatically increased its pricing. Our party of 4 (all vegans) selected the 3-course experience and with drinks and 2 desserts ended up with a tab of close to $400. There were exactly 5 options for Vegans and I am reviewing what the group ordered: - The "Roasted Carrot Salad" was super-small and bordering tasteless. The "Tom Kha" starter soup had a light fishy smell (again, vegans here). The smell lingered in the water glass.... - The "Nuka Carrot Roll" was mediocre at best. Had to depend on the wasabi/ginger/soy sauce to finish through the course. The portion size was more-than-adequate with 8 pieces. - The "Mahogany Noodles" were, again, mediocre at best and the portion size was acceptable. The view from the outdoor deck was awesome and compensated for the slow service. Overall the vegan items did not match up to the cost or the prior taste that the establishment offered.

    Departure Restaurant and LoungeResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you, Nick, for taking the time to share information about your recent visit with us. We are sorry to hear that your experience did not live up to our expectations. We want to sincerely apologize that our vegan options were lacking and we assure you, that we are listening. We are expanding our vegan options and would love your feedback. Also, we would like to make this right and invite you back. Please contact us at the restaurant, so we can discuss this further. Thank you again for taking the time to reach out and I hope to hear from you soon. Matt

  37. V

    Vindin

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Chicken wings were incredible. Staff was very kind. Salmon overdone. Wine marked up considerably. Venue is incredible.
  38. LT

    LaraT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect birthday dinner 😊
  39. JT

    JimT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were in town for a wedding. We had heard very good things about departure and we were not disappointed. The food was outstanding and the ambience was fantastic. Our only regret is that we should’ve probably booked a later time so that we could enjoy a meal outdoors. It was a little too hot but next time will come when the temperatures are a little bit more reasonable. But it was a great meal. Especially enjoyed the wagyu steak there.
  40. LB

    LyndseeB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend this place it’s so good and the veiw is immaculate

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 4057 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 42 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

    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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