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LeChon

4.8
4.8
2702 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 86 times today

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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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  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary here and it was extraordinary! Haley was an amazing server and the food was superb.
  2. AO

    AndiO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific restaurant with great energy, food and ambience. Lived everything!
  3. JR

    JR211

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must when visiting Portland. Everything was delicious.
  4. T

    Tatiii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the aesthetic! Loved the food as well but both of the empanadas are pretty plain. That’s the only thing I wouldn’t spend money on but the rest of the food we had was so gooood!! Will go back again to try more of the menu :) Ps. It’s stinky outside of the restaurant so don’t choose to sit outside unless you’re okay with that lol
  5. AN

    AzieN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Hi my partner and I came in last night 9/22 we had reservations at 8:30 for dinner for our anniversary. Everything was amazing except our main entree. We ordered the 8 oz Snake River Farms flank steak- we asked for it to be MEDIUM. The meat came out rare and was burnt on the outside. No one stopped by to ask us how her food after the tapas was served. My partner felt uncomfortable sending back the food. We decided to eat it except it was so hard and rubbery it was literally an edible total waste of $28. You definitely should have your servers asking how things are after you serve a main entree. Our server was absolutely lovely and asked how everything was when are tapas arrived but nothing more. The meat was so rare it was raw since it was already past 9:20 PM and we saw at the restaurant was nearly empty we felt uncomfortable sending it back and asking for a new one to be made
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful experience! The food was outstanding, the staff kind and the ambiance just perfect. This will be my new "go-to" while in Portland. Simply amazing!
  7. CM

    CesarMilan2681

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!!!
  8. KH

    KristineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Each menu item was so well balanced. Really appreciated their Zero-Proof beverage options.
  9. m

    maximecharp

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was very good and the pricing was decent. We didn't get the table we booked for and it wasn't comfy
  10. SC

    StefanC

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very very very very very very very very very very good
  11. KG

    KajunGal

    Portland

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both food & service were great. All food was served very well heated.
  12. CN

    ClaudiaN

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The birthday note was super cute. The food, especially the empanadas, was very good.
  13. TP

    TokyoPete

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The Chef pays great attention to the ingredients and the flavors are outstanding. I will def be back next time in Portland! Excellent food for a great value. Thank you LeCHON!
  14. DC

    DouglasC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Best food in Town. The outdoor seating had some bad street odours. Sit inside if possible and you’ll have the best meal ever in Portland
  15. S

    Susieq

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 7 celebrating a bday. The food was delicious; our waitress was friendly and helpful and very attentive. We love this place!
  16. V

    Vking

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated our anniversary and was placed in a cozy spot next to the kitchen, which was bustling with energy. My wife tried their non alcoholic FASHIONABLY LATE and it was delicious. The Lechon margarita was fantastic as well and came with a tasteful cucumber slice. All the Tapaz we tried were bursting with flavor, left us longing for more… I would recommend this place for anyone wanting to go somewhere a little special.
  17. C

    Char

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service from Dan! We will be back!
  18. A

    Arilama

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in for our anniversary. They treated us to sparkling toast. Service and food was excellent as always. Love this spot.
  19. HC

    HelenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is perfect. I like the environment. The reservation service is very convenient. Waiter and waitress are nice. It is professional service. My friends and I enjoy it. I will visit it again definitely.
  20. T

    Toshimom

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bridal shower dinner and we had one of our guests who had a garlic allergy and they really accommodated her requests. Excellent service
  21. SB

    ScottB

    Portland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, and so were the drinks. Had a really great time!
  22. M

    Maggie

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere great service. The food was very good. The drawback who is the size was minuscule compared to what we were expecting. Still all in all we had a really wonderful time
  23. DR

    DebraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lechon is my go-to whenever I want to impress a friend from out of town or have a romantic dinner with my partner. The food is excellent, and the staff is accommodating and easy to talk to and ask for recommendations.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing staff! Highly recommend this place if you get a chance.
  25. DS

    DavidS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I adore this place. So consistent and the staff are always so awesome. Thank you Hailey for the great service.
  26. MR

    MichelleR

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktails. Great place for any celebration:)
  27. CB

    CoryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in Portland. Once again they did not disappoint! Highly recommend The chefs menu
  28. AL

    AndreaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ate and drank was amazing. Had the best octopus dish I have ever tasted.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hailey is my regular waitress whenever I go and she gives me and my guest a phenomenal experience every single time.
  30. MS

    MadameSusan

    Portland

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Service was excellent. Good vegetarian options. Food itself was ok/below average (very charred/burned) except for a couple of dishes.Place was super busy, tighly packed, and incredibly hot. No AC. Other than the top-notch service, it was not a pleasant experience. We were sweating and left as soon as we were done with our meal. I've had much better meals and dining experiences at a fraction of the price. A non-fancy dinning experience at a fancy price tag.
  31. MK

    MarkK

    Anchorage

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great outdoor dining experience. Service was excellent and very little in the way of undesirable interruptions.
  32. j

    johnt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection on the happ hour menus - entree - desert all super - buoy ipa was ice cold!
  33. S

    Shayb

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You are a foodie, you will love LeChon! Food was delicious, menu was creative and service was excellent!
  34. MT

    MelodyT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very romantic date night spot or small group of friends gathering.we had the vermicelli dumplings, bone marrow and foraged mushrooms during happy hour. Also got the margarita and the other tequila based cocktail with passion fruit. Both were delicious it’s a good happy hour spot before you head to a regular dinner. They have jellyfish tank and an aquarium. Will come back.
  35. PF

    PaulF

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. The mushroom dish on the vegetarian menu was especially good. We will be back.
  36. w

    wendyh

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Will come back again soon and at the top of my favorite restaurants. Our server Haley was great. Professional service, delicious food and just a wonderful all around great dining experience.
  37. E

    Erik

    Portland

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and beverage as always. Service was fine but on the slow side.
  38. JI

    JaneI

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Service was very bad. We came at 8:20 and left at 10:30 waiting 30 mins for each plate.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food is absolutely masterful. It tends to be overcrowded and we waited a long time for a table even though we had a reservation. However the staff was very accommodating and polite, and comped a round of drinks and an appetizer. All in all the food makes up for it and we will be returning.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff here was amazing as well as the food. Great deals for happy hour and they write a note for special occasions! Our waiter offered us a sparkling wine toast to celebrate.

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 4.8 stars by 2702 OpenTable diners.

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 86 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Google Map for LeChon

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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