Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel

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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 97 People Are Saying
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SJ
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

beautiful views, great bar food, charming service and overall good value

A
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great view. Drinks were creative.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible view. Great service. Good happy hour menu and fair pricing. Fondue platter was amazing. Very fresh vegetables.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service, be patient and enjoy the views

DM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

INCREDIBLE venue. The inside was insanely gorgeous (lights and ambience change colors). The deck- beautiful views, fit pits, several bars..we had a large party there and it worked perfectly. Food was to die for. I had the crab tots and chick pea fries. All of the drinks were delicious from the wine selections to the craft cocktails. Our group had a beautiful night and really enjoyed it. It’s definitely pricey, even for happy hour..but you pay for the views and ambience. Service was A+. We will definitely be back.

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on August 27, 2019

Dana thank you so much for coming up with your amazing group! So glad you all had a wonderful time, and found xport the perfect spot for your celebration! Thanks for leaving us some feedback, and we hope to see you all again soon. Cheers, Sue

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Portland
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome views. Great service. Hip place. Great rooftop.

MM
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The view from the sixteenth floor of the Porter Hotel is outstanding. The service is excellent. Prices, considering those two facts, at happy hour especially are great. We had several, small plate items as a dinner. All were delicious except the “Chinese Take Out Chef’s Choice”. Beware the dry, overlooked tuna in that. The fondue was particularly delightful, both in taste and presentation.

s
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We requested an outdoor table during a very busy evening and the hostess got us a table and we really appreciated it.

M
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the drinks are amazing. The rooftop view was a plus.

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

Great view and your employees are professional but personable.

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thanks so much for coming in and taking the time to leave us some feedback! So glad you enjoyed yourself and all we have to offer. We hope to see you back soon! Best, Sue

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JP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation but we ended up staying at the bar. Staff is awesome! Great food as well.

RM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great rooftop bar full of business/travelers and youngish people. Service was quick and effecient. Really nice wine service ( brought a champagne bucket out for the bottle I ordered). The happy hour food was delicious and not overly heavy.

Overall a really unique space with a variety of patrons and great and speedy service.

SB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was a first time visitor to Portland and in the summertime; I heard this was a great place to be and it was! I requested outdoor seating when I made my reservation and the restaurant honored it. I had a great view, a delicious drink and food, and a wonderful and relaxing time.

n
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for date night and had a great table outside. The drinks were great and the food delicious. Definitely bring sunglasses as several of the tables are right in the direct setting sun.

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thanks so much for coming up! We're happy to hear you enjoyed yourself, and hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Sue

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DF
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The moment we arrived the hostess told us we only have a certain time to dine because we were seated outside. We waited about 10 minutes before our waiter greeted us. We ordered five items off the menu and only loved the tinga tacos they were great. Nice venue, great drinks, not the best service. We went to Huber’s afterwards for food excellent service from start to finish the difference between good and great!

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on July 30, 2019

So sorry to hear you didn't enjoy all of the items you ordered, and that it took too long for your server to greet you. I will definitely address this with my staff. We do inform guests of upcoming reservations at the table you're seated at, regardless if it is inside or out, so you can decide if you'd like the table or not. I would love to see you back in so we can make sure you have a better experience. We thank you for coming up! Best, Sue

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ET
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

So, I do like the fact that the service and food are usually great HOWEVER not having Bloody Marys during the week is kind of odd. The music also was way too loud for talking and I am a regular for happy hours...just so loud at this bar this time.

P
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our servers were excellent. Food was served quickly and hot. Grear happy hour prices

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in and leaving us a review! We are thrilled you enjoyed yourselves, and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Sue

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p
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, outdoor seating area and hotel ambiance.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Great space. Service was a tad slow but it got busy.

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thanks so much for coming up, and for taking the time to leave us a review! I am sorry your service was slower than we would like, it sometimes goes from zero to sixty real quick up here and we try to staff to anticipate that. We hope to see you again and offer more expedient service. Cheers, Sue

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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great!!! And the view is amazing!!!

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thanks for coming in! We hope to see you again soon :-) Cheers, Sue

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W
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent rooftop bar with great drinks and happy hour food.
Chickpea fries with tomato sauce were delicious!
Great servers that were friendly and professional.
View is spectacular and we can’t wait for our next visit.

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thanks so much for coming in and leaving us some feedback! So delighted you enjoyed yourself and all we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Sue

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice spacious rooftop with two outside seating areas.

MA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!!! The food and drinks were delicious, perfect. Our server , Noah, was wonderful. He was very attentive, sweet and friendly. I look forward to visiting again soon.

G
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing creative shared bites menu coupled with outside heated seating and a view from the 16th floor! modern decor and neon lights turn this place into the perfect meeting place for a group of friends/family. Valet parking provided. Excellent team of attentive staff with just in time service. We were never left waiting despite the busy Friday. We were even accommodated for our early arrival.

D
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were looking forward to trying out the rooftop lounge, and while some things were great, the awful and subpar overshadowed our experience. The Good: Servers and Bartenders were friendly, attentive, and knew their menu well. Drinks and food served quickly - presentation was clever. Drinks were delicious. The view was nice albeit blocked by larger buildings. Interior was attractive and there was a good mix of people making it a hotspot for after work, or a night on the town. The Bad: Hostess was incredibly rude. Without saying hello, she asked if we had a reservation. I said no, apologized, and asked if we needed one. With absolutely no explanation, we were met with disdain. She huffed, half rolled her eyes, and said 'Yes', then brushed us aside to help the people that had walked up behind us. Once she finished with the next two groups, one of whom also didn't have a reservation, she turned to us and said the outside couches were free seating otherwise she couldn't help us. It wouldn't have been an issue, except there were open tables in at least 90% of the restaurant. We stepped aside, I logged on to the website and found a reservation for 15 minutes later, booked it and went back to her, hoping to quell any inconvenience we'd caused by coming in to her restaurant. She seemed just as perturbed as before, while looking up the reservation. Once found she says she "might be able to get us a table inside but definitely not outside". We told her that wasn't a problem at all, and thanked her. She then seated us immediately. I'm not really sure why that didn't happen at the beginning. We'd never been there before, and would have loved someone to explain the protocol. Inside tables with couches were awkward - but not horrible. Food was sub par for the area and price. Overall, we'd likely go back for the drinks and the wait service. But we'd skip the food and ask for another hostess.

KW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Super cute but the tables outside are ridiculously small if you want more than two plates.

JD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Felt judged during entire interaction by the waiter and employees servicing our party of five.

AU
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Their service sucks. We wait over 30 minute to be served . The view is beautiful

OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

They don’t honor reservations from open table

OT
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 5

This place is so beautiful. I have been here several times for cocktails. This time i took my family to brunch. It was empty and now i know why.

The brunch menu was awful. Not a darn thing that sounded good to anyone at the table. We all ordered something and nobody liked what they ordered.

I hope they overhaul the menu. Otherwise...stick to cocktails

P
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The hostess was less than kind. We had just arrived and found that our seating was going be outside with the setting sun right in our eyes. We requested to be moved and her response was ‘I can’t do anything about the sun.’ Are you kidding me? We were eventually seated at a table near the outside patio which was fine, except 20 or so flies that constant flew over our tables. I don’t know if there is anything they can do about this, but definitely a detraction from having a nice dining experience. The space is beautiful and the view is quite nice, on par with Departure on top of The Nines. The food was quite good as well. So a lot of redeeming qualities, but attitude of the hostess and the flies kind of turned us off.

GD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Poor view. Poor service. Poor poor ctttttttttttttttttttttty

PM
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and ambiance are great. Service is always slow. Need more servers.

D
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for Mothers Day at 2PM, Blazer Game 7 was also on and requested Patio Seating. We were seated promptly and in great spot regarding that, the game was on so we could see the game. The food was great and the service was awesome. I brought my kids, a 2 & 4 years old and the server was very accommodating. We will definitely come back again!

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on May 18, 2019

Dencha thanks so much for coming up! I'm so glad to see you had a nice time on Mother's Day! Your kids kept us and everyone else in smiles all afternoon :-) Hope to see you all again soon! Cheers, Sue

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E
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

We had a delightful time because we were with fun people, the ambiance is so great, the view was excellent and the glassware was beautiful ...but WOW was this place a mess. Our server, JP, was busy drinking and watching the TV with the bartender. The restaurant was probably not more than 15% full when we were there. We waited almost 30 minutes for a bottle of Champagne to be brought to the table. I couldn’t get a refill on my coffee to save my life. And the raw bar- a plate full of raw food- took 40 minutes to be brought to us. However, one of our guests got her food in about 10 minutes... we had 5 people at our table and he brought cutlery for four, he brought 6 waters, and I had to go to the bar where he was chatting to pay our bill after waiting almost 20 minutes for him to come by. The shrimp in the raw bar were over cooked and chalky. Overall we laughed and laughed at the horrible service and mediocre food. But you better be in a patient and relaxed mood to go here... because it is a test of patience.

FH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was on point, menu is small but really good. You still will be hungry if you order small. But the setting is worth it all. Great job everyone.

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on May 11, 2019

Thanks so much for coming in and enjoying a gorgeous day on our rooftop! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, and hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Sue

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R
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eclectic menu, every plate was excellent. Service was prompt and courteous. Perfect for happy hour.

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel
Responded on May 11, 2019

Thanks for coming up Rahshire! So glad you enjoyed yourself, and hope to see you again at xport! Best, Sue

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MR
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful time! The views and ambiance was stupendous. Service was a bit slow, although the server was very nice. Food was okay, not a big selection. tinga chicken tacos were very tasty. Overall it was a really nice experience, will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bringing in Friends from L.A.

OT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for my son

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