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LeChon

4.9
4.9
2858 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 47 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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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. PJ

    PamelaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Last night, we had a birthday celebration for a friend at LeChon. None of us had been there before; we selected based on the menu and prior reviews. We ordered almost every item on the tapas menu. Standouts were the foraged mushrooms, the lomo saltado, the brisket empanadas, the tuna tiradito and the grilled octopus, but everything was delicious. We also ordered the banana caramel pie, which was AMAZING. The cocktails (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic were widely praised by all. Service was excellent but not intrusive. We were very pleased and will definitely go back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, Hailey was the best server, will def be going back
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Portland!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food : enjoyed everything
  5. s

    susanf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, well made and tasty cocktails, happy server! Will definitely be back...highly recommend.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful flavorful food, great atmosphere awesome service!
  8. W

    Walker

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we tried was excellent. I highly recommend it!
  9. JM

    JessicaM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Really appreciate all the vegetarian options that are delicious. Service is always top notch too.
  10. K

    Kirsten

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum! Super fun atmosphere. Great food, great service. Everyone was nice.
  11. P

    Pdxtogoplease

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! From the shrimp ceviche to the brussels sprouts it was all spectacular. We also had drinks and they were first class cocktails. I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was on par with Andina for a fraction of the price. Thank you for an awesome experience!
  12. K

    Kasandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great! Can’t wait to go back.
  13. AB

    AmberB

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caden was an excellent server who took great care of my colleagues and I. We were joining up as a group of area coworkers, some meeting for the first time. It was fun to share family style dishes with guidance from our server.
  14. C

    Crazian

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fanastic! My wife and I had "what the chef eats" tasting menu and it was out of this world. Had 7 courses for 69 dollars! We usually go once a month.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Unfortunately our service was not good, she was unattentive.
  16. b

    baubbrey

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted everything on the menu, including the cocktails. Everything was excellent, but I’m a sucker for a good octopus dish. The reliable narrator is one of the better balanced and creative cocktails I have had.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le LeChon was as advertised. The small plates were delicious and fun. We tried a little bit of everything. Not all plates were our favorite but each had its own greatness. The bone marrow was spectacular. As were the scallops and cauliflower.
  18. T

    Tiffany

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us dined on a Friday night at 7 o’clock, the restaurant was definitely busy so we were thankful for our reservation but it wasn’t loud and crazy, their service was very friendly and the food came out as it was done. We had the Grilled octopus, brisket empanada (my mouth is watering just writing a review about these!) Fried chicken bites, smoked bone marrow, steak tartare & kalbi Beef short ribs. I don’t have a complaint about any of the dishes and look forward very much to returning to try more of the dishes on the menu, everything was mouthwatering!
  19. JS

    JayS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, exactly what I was in the mood for!
  20. IH

    IngeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing, every dish delicious with the perfect blend of exciting flavors. Hands down the best!
  21. C

    Chyna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish is always an absolute delight! Highly recommend!
  22. LM

    LeoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time dining here. Officially my favorite restaurant in the city. Each dish is amazing - the standout being the octopus. My partner has a severe dietary allergy and each time they've been extremely transparent and accommodating. An amazing value compared other higher-end dining in the city.
  23. D

    Diner4

    Portland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about LeChon. The food was amazing, the waiter was just attentive enough, and the atmosphere was cool. Parking was easy near by on the street.
  24. EK

    ElenaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service is great, food is Ok
  25. JD

    JackieD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 star service! Food and drinks were amazing. We will be returning soon!!!
  26. a

    annep

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After reading multiple reviews, I decided this would be the one restaurant my family should eat at while visiting from out of state. We quickly discovered EVERYTHING is amazing. Order anything, you'll love it. (I may be forever ruined in regards to pork chops). The shrimp ceviche, scallops, beef short ribs, to die for. Highly recommend!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this experience! Food was fantastic. Definitely recommend the bone marrow.
  28. JG

    JessicaG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had drive with my dad from Seattle to eat at Lechon as I had a great experience the last I was there. The food was outstanding as it was the first time I visited, and got lucky this time as it was happy hour. Cocktails absolutely delicious. Will return when in the Portland area again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent will definitely return
  30. SD

    StaceyD

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My new favorite restaurant in Portland. Why did I wait so long to go there? The atmosphere is very attractive, and everything we ate was fantastic -- very complex flavors. I would highly recommend the shrimp ceviche and the short rib baocitos -- absolutely delicious. Can't wait to return for the empanadas, the bone marrow and the tuna tiradito.
  31. J

    Jennerator

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had reservations at 4, stayed until 630 eating, drinking, enjoying. Service was wonderful, drinks top notch, food remarkable. We try lots of different places, and this will be one on our regular spots list. Highly recommend.
  32. MH

    MHCAL

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here for happy hour - love this place, the food, the drinks, everything. Great spot!
  33. LW

    LynnW

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, helpful with the ordering and the food was outstanding. Ditto for the cocktails. We'll for sure come again!!
  34. MC

    MirandaC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was beyond amazing! Love all the small plates so you get to try a little off everything!
  35. MB

    MisterBill

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Maybe a tad slow, but that’s fine for tapas.
  36. CB

    CliffB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great menu. A bit crowded but friendly service and delicious food. Loved it.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haley was AMAZING
  38. l

    lapulgaluterana

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was just right. All of the dishes that we had were "accompanied with" or "on a bed of" ... something that was usually unexpected surprising and delicious . We had a cross section of plates including the Octopus, Tuna Ceviche, Mushrooms, Duck wings and Empanadas among others and honestly I could not pick a favorite. Definitely a small shared plates experience. A few in our party had cocktails which they very much enjoyed. The wine list was also quite good and had both inexpensive and expensive bottles to choose from, from all over the world.
  39. DT

    DavidT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LeChon is one of our favorite restaurants. Everything is delicious and there are many interesting things to try. The Peruvian fried chicken bites are my favorite. Or is it the empanadas? Or the cocktails? I love it all. Never had a bad meal at LeChon!
  40. M

    Marjorie

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lechon is a very unusual restaurant. Their dishes are very tasty, balanced and not to be had elsewhere. Their approach is creative and customer oriented. Lovely!

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 2858 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 47 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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