Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel

4.3
55 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
Xport Bar and Lounge features seasonal, internationally inspired small plates and hand crafted cocktails. The two outdoor decks showcase sweeping views of the downtown cityscape of Portland’s west hills,
Willamette River and Cascade foothills to the east. With cuisine and cocktails Influenced from all corners of the world, Xport redefines the rules of lounging by connecting unparalleled views with highly crafted mixology and global fare.
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Sun 10:00AM - 11:00AM 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Tue - Sat 4:00PM - 6:00PM 7:15PM - 11:45PM

What 55 People Are Saying
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P
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Happy Hour has unique food. A bit more than other bars, but worth it for the view and modern decor.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Love the lighting and the beautiful outside seating!

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AP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Pretty view, but that’s about all it has going for it. Food and drinks are overpriced, and hosts seem inexperienced. Very loud and full of bros and business folks.

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CB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place wish all the deck was open but understand on cold day not worth it. It’s a very loud place so hard to have conversation and chairs make you sit far apart. Other than that great place, look forward to visiting when the sun comes out.

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PA
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a really cool place to hang out in. If you are looking for restaurant service this is not it. They are very busy , and so are the servers. Everything came out in a timely manner, but if you are looking to be checked on constantly go somewhere else. We have no complaints, because we have been in that industry before and it’s not their fault. If you are looking for a great view , nice food and drinks this is it.

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M
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Everything was going so well until the bill came and they refused my dining rewards card! Food is good, drinks are GREAT, but customer service was definitely lacking. Be forewarned if you go on a dining reward you’ll most likely be paying full price! Very disappointed but pleased with the way Opentable dealt with the issue

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T
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had been to the XPort lounge before, and had a better experience. This time, they were out of the Chinese Takeout and offered no substitute. The crab tots were good, but not on the happy hour menu, so expensive. The beef with kimchee took forever ( so they removed the charge) but was actually tasteless and not worth the wait.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was good but not much of a food menu which is fine if the drinks were as good as the prices would suggest them to be. Overall was good but not sure if the value was there.

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d
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

It was really busy, and orders were not kept up. I ordered a drink and five or more minutes later my cousin ordered a drink almost 10 minutes later he got his beer then it took another10 minutes or more for them to bring mine. Then they never came around to ask me for another drink. We finally just left.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our server was new, so she was very slow, it took 15-20 minutes for drinks to come out. But everything else was great

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

They seated us quickly as soon as we got there.. someone served us water right away. I loved the ambiance, it was a very cute and chic lounge. Me and my friends decided on ordering some small bites... we waited about 15min and no one was attending to our table to take our orders, I scanned the room and the waiters and waitresses are just walking around talking. so we tried waving down a waitress, even made eye contact with one of them, tried calling her over and she just ignored us! Until finally we got the attention of one of the other waiters and he took our orders right away, I’m just glad the food came quick. the food was delicious for having just small bites. I’m hoping they can expand their menu a bit more, there’s a bit of a lack of variety. Really impressed with Xport other than the service, that needs to greatly improve. The fact that we tried calling on 3 different waitresses until the 4th person finally took our orders in unacceptable.

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on March 16, 2019

Thank you for coming up to xport with your friends! I am so sorry to hear about your experience, as it is not our usual level of service. I will be addressing this with my team to see what happened here. I'm glad you enjoyed our delicious small plates, and that they arrived to you in a timely manner. We would love to have you back in and ensure that you have a wonderful time at xport! Please reach out directly if I can make a reservation for you: serickson@theporterhotel. Enjoy your weekend!

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SR
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was excellent. The lighting is really cool except my lady kept turning green. The noise level is high so be prepared to sit close. The rooftop view is crazy cool!!! Check it out!!

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on March 22, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in and taking the time to leave a review! The view is pretty fantastic, and the lighting too...all the colors of the rainbow :-) Hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Despite having a reservation they didn’t reserve us a table. We waited over 30 minutes to finally get seated. We ended up putting in drink and food orders (appetizers) before we got sat and had to cancel our food because it still wasn’t ready an hour later and we had tickets to a show. Overall, very poor experience.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is tasty, the ambiance is fun and the view is breathtaking!

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service fantastic food !

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T
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for music and happy hour and loved both. We had the Chinese Takeout, which was chicken satay. We also truly enjoyed the chickpea fries...yum. But the piece de Resistance were the $1 oysters. So, small and so fresh. We are definitely going back.

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HH
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I'd recommend it to a younger friend....it's more of a nightclub. The outside places will be terrific in warmer weather. The NOISE LEVEL of the music made speech (3 people) in a booth impossible!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Xport provided a very one-of-a-kind experience.
My boyfriend and I aren’t much for ‘fancy places’, but since it was Valentine’s Day we decided to step outside of our comfort zones.

Everything was reasonably priced for the beautiful view of the city, and unique lighting. They have color changing lights-blue, red, green, yellow. It was hard to adjust to at first, but it was very fun!

The food was delicious; I would go back specifically for the crab tots.

I highly recommend visiting at least once to have the Xport experience. I heard it was like Departure, but you can’t compare this place to anything else out there.

Also: visit the bathrooms! Trippy at first, but very futuristic.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day was amazing! Great food and drinks, view and decoration spectacular!

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I guess I should have confirmed that they had an actual dinner menu. They don’t, but they do have lots of appetizers and bites that we’re really tasty. But eating appetizers for dinner left us all kinda feeling... well... like we ate appetizers for dinner. Not super healthy.

Cocktails were great, service was nice. It’s loud in there on a Friday nite at 6pm. I felt a little too old to be there and I’m only 52.

But! The outside patio looks outstanding! I’ll be back when it’s nice out to cocktail out there.

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c
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very limited menu and wished there were more options

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K
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, great place to hang out with your friends

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and ambiance!

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OT
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere! The outside deck with fire is amazing. We loved the cocktails and the sliders were delicious.

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L
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. A bit pricey but the view is wonderful!

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P
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The menu is not very forthcoming with the ingredients used - no mention of the squash being COVERED in sesame seeds and can not have sesame, no offer to replace so they went to waste.

Service was good though and the cocktails were spot on.

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k
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really cute roof top and the ambience was very relaxing. Service was excellent and prompt.

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MR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We were excited for a combo evening with dear friends that hadn’t been there before; drinks on the Xport rooftop bar then dinner at Terrane. The views and ambiance of Xport were extraordinary. Our server was nice but the service was slow. It seemed like we waited 15 minutes for our drinks and we were the first there at 4pm

The dinner was nice overall with a terrific corner table near the window. The server was very friendly but seemed nervous & the overall service among the team was clumsy. They mixed up an order and my whole trout was over cooked. The salads were big and yummy. And the bottle of wine shared among us 4 very reasonably priced.

We would come back for both experiences but we expect the service and food to be much better for the price.

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L
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the venue and atmosphere. Extra special when weather permits outdoor seating.

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c
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was beyond poor: waiter served later arrivals before greeting me or taking my order, confused my drink, failed to respond when I tried to establish eye contact, and forced me to ask twice for my bill. When I asked for the whiskey list, he said there WAS no list and there were too many for him to remember. And this was on a Tuesday before 5 WITH a reservation!! Nice view, tolerable decor: cheap surfaces, big banquettes shallow and uncomfortable, and acoustics very bright. Highlight of the experience: interesting ceiling lighting.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall for a rooftop in Portland this is not a bad option. It was extremely disappointing that we made a reservation requesting to sit outside only to be informed upon arrival that you can't reserve outside. Even more frustrating was that they pointed to outdoor seats that were actually reserved...

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

No thanks, not even worth the time. So bad.

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A
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for a view of Portland and excellent service. The food is good, but almost tries too hard to be unique.

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AS
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and interesting ‘small bites’ menu. Noise level was very high which made it hard to relax when we couldn’t hear each other.

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GA
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

2nd time at Xport. Celebrated a birthday for a friend for a party of 7. Service this time around was just okay... Food was also just okay this evening. Tuesday night, not busy at all. I think there may have been only 1-2servers outside??? The service was pretty slow. Not sure what was going on. We were there for drinks and small plates. Last round took too long. ☹️ . Hostess in beginning was great and very welcoming! Hostess at the end was even better! Reconnected with an aquaintance, Timothy! 🙌 Will be back I'm sure. Hoping it was an off night. 😊

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative food and beverage in a striking atmosphere. Highly recommend the La Calenda cocktail for an interesting and not-too-sweet mezcal/grapefruit juice combo. The Prawns, Crab Tots, and Roasted Beet Hummus also did not disappoint!

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s
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing customer service! Great Poke and super fresh oysters! We did not prefer the Matcha wings. Fantastic views. Wish they had a larger draft beer selection

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CS
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar with wonderful outdoor area and view. More of a small plate/appetizer restaurant rather than full plate restaurant though. Drinks/service/appetizers were terrific!

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P
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

This is our second time. I still think the menu is very limited and needs some great salads!! Or vegetarian options. I’m sorry to say the food is not outstanding to me. But I really think you. An keep improving !! Our waitress, ? name?, from Calif was BERY NICE as were the boss-looking man and wiman who greeted us nicely when we arrived!

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J
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 4

When we checked in we were told that we didn't note we were here for dinner. We were seated in a lounge area. I wasn't aware that I need to note I wanted dinner on an OpenTable reservation. It was unclear who our server was for a while and our food order wasn't taken until Wed been there for 25 minutes.

The food was great and the staff was very friendly, but it just seemed like there were several kinks to still work through. And perhaps OpenTable isn't the right platform for this establishment since you have to specify if you want food in a reservation.

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