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LeChon

4.9
4.9
2552 Reviews
$30 and under
South American

Lechon is a South American dining experience that seamlessly combines the fiery cooking of Argentina, Chile and Patagonia, along with creative inspiration of the chef. Enjoy perfectly charred 28-day dry-aged ribeye, grilled octopus with chorizo, housemade piquillo pepper and pork empanadas, slow roasted lechon, refreshing ceviches and smoked bone marrow.

Executive Chef Jaco Smith consistently pushes the boundaries on traditional Latin fare by incorporating wood-fired flavors into his cuisine while boasting a view of the Willamette River that few Portland restaurants can offer. Smith comes from a large family of cattle, sheep and grain farmers. He started cooking at a young age in his mother’s kitchen. His favorite childhood memories include the tastes of dulce de leche, flan and grilled breads, reminiscent of South American flavors and commonly found on South African kitchen tables.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    South American, Argentinean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 219-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jaco Smith

  • Catering

    We do offer offsite catering through our exclusive catering partner, Spork Bytes. Please reach out to chris@sporkbytes.com or info@lechonpdx.com for more details!

  • Private party facilities

    Our sister property located around the corner from Lechon (called Lobby by Lechon) is our exclusive private event venue. The space can accommodate 24 guests for a seated dinner, and up to 35 for a cocktail reception, and it the ideal environment for a variety of corporate or social events. Please send an inquiry to events@lechonpdx.com for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (855) 901-3067

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Portland

  • Cross street

    Between SW Pine & Ash

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking (free after 7:00pm)<br />Next to several Park & Pay lots

  • Public transit

    MAX stop 1st & Oak puts you one block away; Red and Blue Lines only

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.9
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  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. JC

    JayC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great romantic birthday dinner and walk along the River after. Wonderful experience.

  2. JB

    JennyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food is delicious. Everything we had was amazing.

  3. MM

    MarkM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really nice evening- great waitstaff, interesting bar offerings, and very good food. One of the more solid, interesting downtown Portland restaurants.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Was solid food, not particularly great. Pricey with heavy investment in atmosphere.

  5. l

    luvgoodfood

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Unique fare with ample tapas style servings. Some new twists on drinks were also a nice surprise. We will definitely go back again.

  6. M

    Magic

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice ambience and excellent food, definitely will be back when back in Portland

  7. C

    Claydough

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely love LeChon. We always have the best service and the food is outstanding. They run a tight team and have for years. We love you LeChon!

  8. AJ

    AllisonJ

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a good choice for happy hour! Great drinks. Tried the shrimp ceviche and choripan this time which were excellent!

  9. RJ

    RikkiJ

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious, I don't think I could pick a favorite dish if you forced me. Will definitely return when ext in Portland.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favourite eats in Portland. Love the happy hour experience.

  11. T

    Tunia

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We shared the shrimp ceviche and fried olives. They were delicious. We moved on to the octopus and short ribs. Very unique. And then of course a piece of chocolate torte to share. It was outstanding. The wait staff were great. Very knowledgeable. We highly recommend LeChon! Tunia

  12. ES

    EmilyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal/experience! Great service too. The food was delicious and non-pretentious, it was comfort food but with fresh ingredients and tons of flavor. Ambiance felt cozy. Shout out to the bartender-- the cocktails were 10/10!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal meal all around

  14. G

    Genial

    Portland

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was great as always. So many flavors in each tapas. Still thinking about those flavors the next day. Can’t wait to go back.

  15. MC

    MarieC

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely 🥰 environment, staff all attentive and polite, knowledgeable and helpful, the card for our friends birthday was really nice too

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish and drink was amazing and came out fast. This is probably my favorite restaurant downtown.

  17. FB

    FButler

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding. There wasn’t a single thing we didn’t enjoy. The flavoring of each dish was better than the last. Would highly recommend going to this place.

  18. M

    Marc

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, super friendly staff, and did I mention how great their food is? We even got a hand-written birthday card from the staff because I mentioned it as the special occasion when I made the reservation. We left in a euphoric, tipsy food coma. We will definitely be coming back.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding flavors and great atmosphere!

  20. SG

    ShaunG

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been here three times now and every time has been absolutely fantastic! From the service, to the atmosphere, the staff and the food, it's all just incredible. We always come here for special occasions and they always go the extra mile. It's a food eat food world out there in Portland, and LeChon continues to be at the top! I could go on and on forever about how excellent everything is here. The drinks, the staff, the food! Get a LeChon Margarita, GET THE LOMO SALTADO, ..and also get the Pork Belly Baocitos. Everything is SERIOUSLY too good, because nothing else compares! THANK YOU LeCHON FAMILY!!! &lt;3 -SG-

  21. TS

    TrishS

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, LeChon was spectacular - this trip my favorite was .e pork skewers

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Ordered octopus and there was hardly any, dish was full of potatoes, bacon and maybe 3 thin slices of octopus. Other dishes ware ok but overall disappointing. We ate here couple years back and loved it. But now not so much. We visit Portland often but this was our last time at this place, too bad. Also service was slow, had to call 3 times for refills or more drinks. Did I mentioned NO PARKING. So be prepared to pay additional &amp;10 for 1h on next door lot.

  23. JA

    JoyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    LeChon was very flexible with our reservation changes, and friendly with our high maintenance group of 12 customers. Everyone enjoyed sharing the dishes. The chef made some lovely vegan alternatives, and the food was delicious. There is a parking lot around the corner.

  24. JB

    JohnB

    Portland

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Marvelous as ever!!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A simply incredible dining experience. A big thank you to Hailee for her outstanding menu recommendations! She was amazing!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely incredible food. This is our favorite restaurant by far!

  27. AH

    AllisonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my husband’s 50th birthday and enjoyed every bit and every bite!

  28. A

    Alma

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lechon always delivers an amazing experience!! The empanadas, lomo saltado and the Veggie Ceviche was the highlight of this visit. Will be back very soon.

  29. CG

    CarlyG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service! We had a question about wines and the Bar Manager was so friendly :)

  30. WR

    WilliamRB

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lechon has absolutely delicious tapas and there is such a variety. Brisket empanadas are always our favorite , but on this visit we also had the pork bellybaccitos and the limo salted and really enjoyed them. Fun to share the various dishes. The cucumber marquiritas are so good.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food and drinks! The Lomo Saltado was so good! We tried four Tapas plates, one appetizer amd had a dessert. We absolutely loved it all!

  32. F

    Foodie

    Portland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The shrimp ceviche was absolutely incredible!! Great place to have tapas and meet up with friends.

  33. MJ

    MeriahJade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinner last night, it was all amazing, our server Hallee was spot on with all her recommendations.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is incredible. Cocktails, ceviche, tapas, entrees were perfect. Highly recommend!

  35. S

    Sassy50

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, authenticity, hospitality- it does not get any better than this. Our new favorite. The smells when you walk in transport you to another place. Hailey our server was exquisite. Clayton, the cocktail design and developer- his creations are divine. Kitchen staff was top notch at accommodation. We had the most satisfying evening imaginable.

  36. VS

    VecchioneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Every dish was amazing! Visiting Portland this was one of our highlights.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, incredible drinks, wait staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. I was especially impressed that some of their drinks have cubes in them that they make in house, like the "raspberry rosemary" cube that they make in house by reducing raspberry into simple syrup and then freezing it. The drink evolves over time and then at the end, you can eat the cube and it's basically like gelato!

  38. E

    Eatstein

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Solid tapas place. Enjoyed the Shrimp ceviche served with deep fried vegetable chips. Highly recommend the mushroom small plate — it was wonderful. Excellent kids menu with the usual fare but cooked so well that all the adults nibbled on my 9 year old son’s plate. Everything was well seasoned and handsomely presented. The cocktails were imaginative without a hint of trendy or ridiculous and prepared and delivered by someone with a nice touch and a playful palate. The atmosphere is lively if a bit cramped. The noise level does not interfere with conversation. Wait staff worked cooperatively to make sure plates get out in a timely manner. Our server was friendly, professional and made good suggestions as we were first timers. We would come back again for another visit in the very near future.

  39. NO

    NOTHappy

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was incredible. Truly amazing. Everything! Staff was very very sweet. Super cute restaurant. Fantastic cocktails.

  40. SW

    SimonWW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A perfect night cap from our trip to Portland. The dishes were beautifully executed and the staff were great and super helpful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

LeChon does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

LeChon is rated 4.9 stars by 2552 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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113 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between SW Pine &amp; Ash

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    South American, Argentinean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking (free after 7:00pm)<br />Next to several Park & Pay lots

  • Public transit

    MAX stop 1st & Oak puts you one block away; Red and Blue Lines only

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jaco Smith

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 219-9000

  • Catering

    We do offer offsite catering through our exclusive catering partner, Spork Bytes. Please reach out to chris@sporkbytes.com or info@lechonpdx.com for more details!

  • Private party facilities

    Our sister property located around the corner from Lechon (called Lobby by Lechon) is our exclusive private event venue. The space can accommodate 24 guests for a seated dinner, and up to 35 for a cocktail reception, and it the ideal environment for a variety of corporate or social events. Please send an inquiry to events@lechonpdx.com for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (855) 901-3067

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