LeChon

4.8
1840 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1840 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious food you can’t go wrong ordering anything! The staff is so nice and excellent service can’t wait to go back once everything is open again!!

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JorgeA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! It was expensive but I would say definitely worth it. I would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Great food!! Great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We adore Lechon and go here whenever we can. We like doing tapas style and ordering a little of everything! Our favorite is always the gaucho bread, but everything here is amazing. We are picky eaters too!!

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LewisM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an outstanding meal. It had been awhile since our last visit but LeChon lived up to it's reputation. Wonderful menu and service. We'll be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We celebrated a birthday there for my wife. Nothing special was done for that occasion. Food was good, a little pricey. And it’s really cold inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Lovely service, delicious food and drinks, very ambient. Happy Hour is a great deal too! So much yummy food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 6th anniversary dinner here. LeChon welcomed us like old friends (our server was amazing) who knew we were celebrating by having a champagne toast with a love little love note waiting for us! It IS the little touches that make the experience. Last but not least the drinks & food are amazing. Thank you we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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Ashley
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fastest service I have ever had. Good sizes on tapas as well and great happy hour pricing. My husband and I went home with leftovers. So many great choices we will have to be back to try more!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Compliments to the chef, excellent food. Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Should not offer reservations at 8:45 if last call is at 9:15

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JasonA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was fantastic, the cocktails were delicious. The only thing I could even think to complain about is the bathrooms were too dark.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best experience. The staff was friendly, the service was great, and the food was amazing as always. I would recommend LeChon to anyone for a special occasion, or just a mid week treat!

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vipAdrock2200
Memphis/West TN
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool atmosphere. Great cocktails. Outstanding food. Extremely attentive service. Definitely on my favorites list.

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Isabelle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I’ve heard great things about this place so with family in town I thought checking out a new place would be really fun. Once we were seated the server didn’t greet us until maybe 10 minutes later. He promptly took our drink order and clarified any questions. Food menu was good, aside from the confusing bits of Asian fusion items. Shrimp ceviche was great, along with the octopus and empanadas. The calamari could’ve been mistaken for panda express orange chicken and the flank steak had undercooked/tough veggies mixed in with it. For the price, I wouldn’t come back for a full dinner, maybe a cocktail and the ceviche.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good tapas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Family vacation visiting relatives. They did a fabulous job to accommodate our party of 9 outside on the patio as we also brought our dog. The food was good, but nothing really wowed us or stood out. For the price, this left a lot to be desired with the tapas plates. Had the wild boar sausage main and it was somewhat disappointing too. The bacon duck breast and grilled octopus were delicious, the bone marrow was overdone but the flatbread and sauce was tasty! Calamari was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great, unique tapas with excellent culinary skills on display

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sixfoot6
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish was amazing. Thanks to our server and the chef for working hard to accommodate dietary restrictions! Delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was so good, my husband and I love all the different flavors

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NatyPGA
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LeChon offers patrons a wonderful setting for enjoying great food and company. Social distancing is followed. Excellent service, and each dish was better than the last. From the Ceviche to the bone marrow, we travel from the east coast and never fail to visit.

NS
NicholeS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! My party enjoyed the experience

JL
JustLuckyIGuess
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE LeChon. Two dishes that are not to be missed: the shrimp ceviche and pork anticucho, both layered in deep, perfectly balanced, soul-satisfying flavors. I order them every single time I go. I also like to try at least one new thing every time. This time, it was the cornmeal crusted olives. Wow. Paired with an Argentinian Malbec, they were fantastic. The brisket empanadas and the foraged mushrooms are winners, too - but honestly, with this chef and menu, you can't go wrong, no matter what you order.

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Libby
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and service were all amazing. We love dining here.

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Mailarama
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the cocktails and the fact that there were so many vegetarian option!

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AudD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The happy hour menu had many great options- including food and drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!!! Wish there was one thing on the menu that sticks so we could say ____ this was our favorite. Everything’s was put favorite.

JB
JoBe
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Excellent tapas. Good ambiance.

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AthelM
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The kalbi beef short ribs are out of this world.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always delicious.
Only disappointment is less Argentine food and I truly miss the Asado.

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IreneC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised by the food, service, and overall experience!! One of the best anniversary dinners by far!!

AJ
AshkanJ
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the steak abs octopus. Our server was super friendly and brought us a little treat for our anniversary

JS
JaneS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t recommend LeChon enough, the food was outstanding, the service excellent and the banana pie was worth a visit all by itself. We will definitely be back.

JG
JessicaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What the chefs having is the way to go - also you have to have the mushrooms!!! So good!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lechon overall was an amazing experience and we will definitely be back. The drinks was fabulous, the food was delicious, the service was prompt, and the prices were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Graat for a small birthday gathering. Incredible food

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MikeP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lechin, and this trip was no different. Catherine was our server, and she was excellent. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! Happy Hour menu is such an awesome deal, especially the cocktails. Outside seating was wonderful next to the riverfront as well.

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mikef
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chef made a great presentation only to be out performed by the flavors

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ChesterH
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date spot. Great ambience. Absolutely perfectly prepared South American dishes. So tasty. The brisket empanadas, bacon wrapped duck, and flank steak were all delicious. The drinks were also top notch. I highly recommend for a date night

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from LeChon using the Order Online button. LeChon also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and 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 1840 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.