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

LeChon

4.8
4.8
3276 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 51 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

Experiences

  • South Africa Dinner Series 2024

    $110.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 24, 2024 only
    $110 all-inclusive price includes six course meal (served family style with your own party), red and white South African wines (or zero proof options) and gratuity. Our executive chef (Jaco Smith) will be hosting a supper series celebrating the cuisine and rich culture of his native South Africa. The country takes influence from around the world, including Malaysian, Dutch, French and Indian – just to name a few. We look forward to sharing the flavors and diversity of South Africa with you! A full vegetarian menu will also be available, please let us know how many vegetarians will be in your party. Other allergies and dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.

What 3,276 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

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    Hot spot

  • Portland / Oregon

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  • Portland

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    Most Booked

3,276 Reviews
  1. Mariae

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. Lovesgreatfoodandwine

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tyler was our server and he was truly elite. We eat out a lot and he was world class. The food was fantastic. We overordered (lol) but the big highlights were the brisket empanada, the apple salad, the Peruvian fried chicken, the flank steak, and the banana caramel cream pie for dessert. Highly recommend Lechon and ask for Tyler to be your server!!

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  6. Amate

    Portland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu was excellent. Ordered 6 different plate and all of the were just amazing. Not a one was a disappointment

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  7. KristiM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This continues to be my favorite restaurant in Portland! Le Chon never disappoints. The service is above and beyond accommodating, friendly, and prompt. The food is layered with flavors and so well-paired. Everything on the menu is perfectly curated and delicious. The atmosphere is great for a date-night, family gathering, celebratory meal, or work dinner. Regardless the occasion, this place is THE PLACE.

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  8. Scott

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere! Staff was great and the food was amazing as always.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Portland! The ceviche is a must!

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  10. RestonFoodie

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every small plate we tried was fantastic! Ceviche, empanadas, Gaucho Bread, chicken bites, buns- I couldn’t pick a favorite… Delicious cocktails too. Can’t wait to go back!

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  11. MattB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food I've had in Portland. Solid service. Good value. Rad ambiance.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, service, portions and value. We’ll be back

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  13. EmilyF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From when we walked in the door the hostess Rae was warm and welcoming. We were treated with extra care from the waitstaff to the food runners. Nick was especially kind and helpful. They made my mom’s 60th birthday an event. The food was exceptional and presentation flawless.

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  14. Charlie

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely destination as always. Great service; we were held back in traffic and arrived late, but they still held our table with prior notice. Ambiance is a bit on the loud side, given both the music and conversation from other patrons.

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  15. reedg

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was spectacular. Christian and Tyler took great care of us and help make it a truly special evening.

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  16. MkO24

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to dine, with some very creative plates! Only reason I gave it 3 stars is because I became sick after dinner. I have visited once before and this did not happen. A little disappointed that it was not the same 5 star experience leaving.

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  17. PJRS1

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time at Lechon and it was just as amazing (if not more) than the first. We ordered a variety of dishes share-style and loved almost everything we ordered. Excellent quality and taste to the food. Server Haley was also fantastic. Highly recommend Lechon!

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  18. Mindi

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, drink, and fabulous service! Highly recommend!

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  19. JasmineB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was super delicious, friendly staff. Definitely would eat there again.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vibe, delicious dishes and outstanding service! A definite top 5 restaurant I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing in Portland.

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  21. Lisa

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered What Chef is Eating and everything is just soooo good, service is excellent! Will definitely come back again!

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  22. BrenPDX

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Why doesn't everyone deep fry castelvetrano olives?? It's so genius! Service is always on point here, food is always delish, and we go back again and again. And shout out to Lily for being the absolute bestest!

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  23. Tweetie

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious! Great atmosphere and wonderful staff!

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  24. AngieG

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Grilled meat seemed a little over cooked but not dry at all. Exceptional flavors and overall a good price

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really, really great. The level of care, detail and attention is evident in all aspects of the experience. The drinks are high craft detail, the food is well executed and perfectly seasoned and the service is thoughtful.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience. Every bite was delicious! They made a birthday dinner feel special! Will definitely be back.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A tremendous experience. The Shrimp Ceviche, Farmer’s Salad, Mushrooms, Flatiron Steak & Chorizo, Grilled Octopus, and decadent chocolate dessert were all incredible. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience and meal! We would highly recommend the restaurant for a great night out. 👌

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just ok , small portions big price .. I was looking forward to eating the bone marrow appetizer and it was overcooked so I barely got a spoonful of the Marrow ,Very disappointing..

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  29. Kathrynann

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVED the ambiance, service, menu, food quality... my only quibble was with the seasoning of that amazing, creatively presented food. Every dish was so salty that I felt dessicated and had to drink water for hours afterward. A couple of the sauces were a little on the sweet side for my tastes, as well. Not all of us are addicted to salt and sugar, and I would rather have had the food less seasoned and had the choice to add salt, etc. That said, I will still return.

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  30. Glenn

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food, anything else that was less than five star is negated, because the food was so good

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. I loved everything. All the food had so much flavor. The drinks were made perfectly. I will definitely be coming back here again.

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  32. Kata

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait stuff was very attentive. All of the food was so good but some portions seemed very little for the price. Overall great food and drinks.

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  33. Charlie

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was pretty good but in my opinion overpriced for what it was. The atmosphere was intimate but almost felt too close to other tables. We asked for our candle to be lit which had gone out and they never lit it after saying they would. Other than that minute detail the service was amazing. I’m not sure I would eat there again based on the price but overall I had a nice experience.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food and service, but we were at a cramped table by the kitchen and it was noisy and we left with food smells in our hair and clothing.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have the most amazing time, amazing service and amazing food. It’s our favorite Portland restaurant

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  36. Skeletor

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and some of the best food I’ve had in a long time!

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  37. Mayra

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was absolutely wonderful! We went in for happy hour and literally the best happy hour I have ever had! Thank you for a great experience!

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  38. Dominico

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor service and not friendly The food was amazing but I would think twice to recommend it based on the people that work with the customers Lack of interest and manners

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  39. Pdxtogoplease

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the second time my wife and I have dined at LeChon. The place is amazing and it was just as great of an experience we had the first time we tried it. We tried a variety of empanadas that were all exceptional with my favorite being the brisket. The shrimp ceviche was fabulous with a ton of freshness and flavor. We also had the pan glazed brussel sprouts and fried cornmeal olives which were both outstanding as well. The craft cocktails we had were also amazing. Just can’t say enough about how pleased we were with our overall dining experience. Will surely be returning to LeChon in the near future. Thank you LeChon for the spectacular service and awesome dining experience!

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  40. emmm

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kaden was great server. Food was fantastic, however the way it came out was not good. We are all pretty much finished with/ multiple dishes when my step mom’s chicken arrived… . My hubby ordered pork and Kaden suggested potatoes w/ it but they came out immediately so he ate them before the pork arrived so they would not get cold🙄. Pork delicious, banana pie good. Nice pisco sours. We’ll be back

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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 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 219-9000.

LeChon is rated 4.8 stars by 3276 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 51 times today
Experiences are available.

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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