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LeChon, Portland, OR
LeChon, Portland, OR
LeChon, Portland, OR
LeChon, Portland, OR
LeChon, Portland, OR

LeChon

4.8
4.8
3309 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 63 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (503) 219-9000
  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,309 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland

    Hot spot

  • Portland

    Good for special occasions

  • Portland

    Lively

3,309 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiance, my fiancé’s friend and I were able to make a 9:30 reservation. We got the foraged mushroom app, duck leg chaufa, and Peruvian chicken. The food was amazing, the vibes were amazing, our server was super sweet. They accidentally burnt the chicken so they gave us some gaucho bread to munch on while making another chicken. I truly loved their service and kindness!

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  2. bash

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants!! The food is delicious! The drinks are great! The service is wonderful! And they went above and beyond for a celebration dinner!! HIGHLY recommended!!

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  3. julia

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic tapas for happy hour/TGIF. Baocitas are a must!

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  4. Waimeawahine

    Portland

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Scallops are amazing. Ahi ceviche excellent. Christian, our server, was so kind and very knowledgeable about the tapas. Tapas are served family style so you can share. The menu has something for everyone. It’s a very lively atmosphere. Our hostess, Ella, gave us a great table to celebrate our 50th anniversary! I will recommend LeChon to my friends and family.

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  5. AustinW

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I went here for our second wedding anniversary, this marked our 4th visit to the restaurant. We arrived early but were seated right on time for our reservation. The food came out quick but the drinks took a little longer. They definitely seemed a bit rushed/busy, but other than that no complaints and we just love the food here.

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  6. Ryan

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended. Everything was on point and Tyler really took care of us. We'll be back, for sure.

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  7. AlisonB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing cocktails and food. Was fun trying different dishes. Aquariums had interesting fish.

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  8. VeronicaQ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. We ordered the empanadas, lomo, steak and frites, and patatas. Everything was cooked to perfection. The service was great. The only downside was that we were seated by the kitchen area and could not see the aquariums, but that wasn’t a big deal.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and our sever are beyond excellent. However the hostess told us we had to go right after we paid but we were still eating and finishing our drinks. It was rude and we felt like we were being rushed out. It’s not like we ordered one dish and sat there for 3 hours.

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  10. JaiJai

    Portland

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit, and I cannot wait to return. Every dish was really delicious, with so many great flavors. Cocktails were great as well. And service was fantastic!!

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  11. ItalianEats

    Portland

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always consistently delicious. It is one of ours favorite places to dine out.

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  12. Chiquidu

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful meal. Shared 6 dishes among 3 of us (plus dessert) and everything was outstanding. The tuna ceviche, pork bao buns, elote, flank steak, peruvian chicken bites and the passion fruit pavlova were divine. The service was wonderful too. Would definitely return if back in Portland.

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  13. Cyndi

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    From the attitude we received from the hostess to the almost inedible ceviche, this place is highly overrated and overpriced. Way better options out there, with super fresh ingredients and less attitude.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service! Will definitely come back the next time I’m in town.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! The Peruvian chicken bites were my favorite. My husband loves the scallops. Everything was good.

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  16. Amanda

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lily, our server, was outstanding; Tasty and unique cocktails and amazing food. Thanks again for a lovely evening LeChon!

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  17. Ross

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Y'all really nailed the small touches. The host noting our anniversary, the card on the table and the toast at the end really made the night special.

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  18. MeaganB

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My partner and I love Lechon and will often go for celebrations or just when we’re feeling celebratory. I was pretty bummed on our latest visit. The food was amazing as always but our service wasn’t. Our waiter, Christian, just seemed to not want to be there. He ultimately just wasn’t kind or friendly to the point where we all noticed. I don’t know if we weren’t cool enough or kinda what his deal was but it negatively affected our experience. I promise we’re not a difficult table, no complaints, send backs, or dietary restrictions, he just was a not nice guy.

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  19. SydneyV

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful evening with friends. Our server was very kind and helpful and the food was out of this world! Favorite spot in PDX!

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  20. AlisonV

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Expensive, but worth it for a splurge. Everything is delicious from the food to the drinks. I’ve never had anything here I did not like. A wide array of options from meat to vegetarian. Highly recommended.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the last reservation due to our schedule. We arrived 5 minutes late but had no hassle getting seated. Open table said only high tops were available but we were able to get a booth. Everyone we encountered was wonderful. My boyfriend was still working over dinner and the staff was very understanding as he needed to be on the phone quite a bit. The bone marrow dish was amazing. Steak tartar had a bit of a spicy kick. We also ordered the brisket empanadas which my boyfriend seemed to enjoy.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love LeChon! Have been about four times now, and every single time I walk away happier then I could have ever hoped. Love the location, love the ambiance, we've always had first rate service, and the food is inspired. We try to get something a little different every time and have not been disappointed by one single dish. Then there's the cocktails! I like to shake some up at home and every time we go to LeChon, I go home with new inspiration for flavor combinations to try. LeChon introduced me to the wonderful world of milk punch! That alone will keep them in a special place in my heart forever.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s been a few years since we’ve been and it’s still incredible. The empanadas and tapas were to die for. Can’t wait to come back soon!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love LeChon!! Food and cocktails burst with delectable flavors and presentation. The ambiance is amazing as well.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST in Portland! Our favorite place to go for dinner.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, better than expected. the flavors of each plate was good. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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  27. Gb26011

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, family overall consists of 2 light eaters, 1 picky eater and 1 vegetarian. Yet we were all satisfied and basically finished every plate. Will recommend from here on out!

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  28. Diningdude

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. The fried chicken and steak/sausage were highly recommended.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Christian was our amazing attentive host for the evening who led us to the tasting menu. We added a salad to the mix because I really wanted the apple salad. The tasting menu was more than enough for both my husband and I, so the added salad was just the item that over stuffed us. Tasting menu items: trout toast, empanadas, ceviche, duck breast, and steak frites. Plus a shared desert of your choosing. (Lava cake was ours…) All of it was so good.

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  30. tommyspoon

    Portland

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute gem on the Portland riverfront! Amazing food and great atmosphere!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food all around. Was disappointed as I message through this app to the restaurant it was my girlfriend’s birthday and they replied they would have a complementary dessert for her with a candle. But then I had to leave the table and ask for it as the waitress had no idea. Ruined the surprise.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoy happy hour selection and the staff. Everything was top noch.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service and terrific food! Well Done!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING ALWAYS SO GOOD!! I come here all the time for dates and I love happy hour!

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  35. JillJ

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, service, everything. Highly recommend!

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  36. Mariae

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very good experience, the octopus was deliciuos!

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  37. MichaelC

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and efficient service, nice ambience, very good South American food with the exception of the disappointing octopus dish, whose sweetness undermined the quality of the dish. The shrimp ceviche matched the best I enjoyed in Peru, the lomo saltado with vegetables was excellent, and the chocolate lave cake and banana caramel pudding desserts were superb.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service! We came for a birthday celebration and they did not disappoint! Highly recommend.

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  39. Lovesgreatfoodandwine

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, reasonably priced. Decent wine list with good variety. We sat by the door on a cold night so we were a bit cold. Front of restaurant is quieter than rear.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jesse our server was very informative about the menu and drinks! His suggestions were all great and the ambience was also really enjoyable. Scott the floor manager was also amazing and accommodating and treated us so well! We will definitely be back!

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FAQs

LeChon does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. LeChon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 219-9000.

LeChon is rated 4.8 stars by 3309 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 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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