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Fri, 2/23
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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

2631 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Located atop the historic Meier & Frank building, Departure Restaurant + Lounge offers modern Asian cuisine with panoramic city views and global cocktails. Executive Chef Gregory Gourdet creates dishes using traditional ingredients and cooking techniques from throughout Asia. Of course, Oregon's seasonal bounty plays an integral part in the dining experience, as well. The space designed by Jeff Kovel of Skylab Architecture offers diners two rooftop decks with views overlooking downtown Portland, the Willamette River and Mt. St. Helens.
The West Deck lounge is open, weather permitting throughout the season on a first come, first serve basis.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Asian, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday: 4pm-11pm
Friday & Saturday: 4pm - 12am

Happy Hour Daily from 4pm - 6pm
Late Night Menu offered from 10pm- close Sunday-Thursday, and from 11pm-close Friday-Saturday
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Phone number
(503) 802-5370
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gregory Gourdet
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We have the ability to book semi-private, private events and receptions in four different areas of our restaurant: the State Room, East Deck, Sea of Love, and the West Deck. 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.
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Cross street
6th Avenue and Morrison
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Parking details
Hotel valet available, street parking, garages within a block of the building
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Public transit
Within a block of max transit. Within a couple of blocks of bus system of Trimet.
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Special events & promotions
Please call Jessica Potter at 503.802.4642 for more information for all special event and private dining packages, or email her at
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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. Traditional Asian preparations meet Northwest ingredients in signature dishes created by Chef de Cuisine Gregory Gourdet.

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What 2631 People Are Saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Genevieve was an incredible waiter that remained pleasant and excited the entire night. She had wonderful suggestions on food portions and cocktails.

Try the bibimbap!

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

This was simply the best dining experience I can remember. Unique modern atmosphere, every dish was amazing and uniquely different than the last. Our server was graceful and charming. This will blow your tastebuds out of the water. The Roasted Carrot Salad was our favorite dish. The Butternut Squash Soup teases your pallet, the Coconut Soup Dessert was beyond anything we have ever experienced. If you are going to blow $50 per person on a meal, it should be this good. Two dishes per person fills you up. Don’t forget dessert.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We went to Departure the weekend after Valentine's Day and it was fantastic. Our waitress was lovely - so helpful, attentive and funny. She made sure that we were taken care of. The food was so amazing. We had the butternut squash soup which was one of the best soups I've ever had in my life. We also had a sushi roll and crispy pork belly dishes and they were good although we would probably not order them again. We had the bibimbap dish and that was heavenly. My mom used to make this dish for me and it brought back so many wonderful memories. The dish was authentic but was updated to make it even more delicious. We are definitely going back as there were so many things on the menu we still wanted to try. Highly recommend this restaurant.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent place to go. Feels kind of like traveling to vegas or something. High$$ but very delicious. You get what you pay for. Would definetely go back

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Took my girlfriend here for a late V day dinner. Was an amazing experience, the food was delicious and the view from 50+ floors up was awesome. Definitely on the more spendy side but you get your money's worth with the entire experience. If you really want to impress your woman this is the place to take her.

vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful service. Ben was delightful, attentive, and knowledgeable. We had a daringly evening under his service.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Loved this restaurant! It’s beautiful, the service couldn’t be better, and the food was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Laura was an amazing server. She even allowed us to taste a new creation called The peppermint paddy. It was delicious!!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Birthday celebration

BeauV (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very hip place with an amazing atmosphere. We tried multiple dishes and most were amazing and worth the price. Would be willing to visit again based on the ambience.