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About The Melting Pot - Portland
Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon and elegantly appointed and furnished, The Melting Pot is the perfect destination
for an out-of-the-ordinary experience.
Celebrating something special? Our Hospitality Specialists are able
to assist with all of your entertaining needs. We offer everything
from personalized hand-written cards and balloon bouquets to
long-stem roses and champagne waiting on your table when you
Reservations are highly recommended. We will help you create a dining experience you won't soon forget.
Portland, OR 97204
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 5 pm to 10 pm
Friday: 5 pm to 11 pm
Saturday: 3 pm to 11pm
Sunday: 4 pm to 9 pm
Opens Daily at 4 pm
Monday-Friday: 4 pm to 6:30 pm
SW 6th Avenue & Main Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Covered parking is available at the Congress Center Garage located directly across from The Melting Pot at 1025 SW 6th Avenue, between the Starbucks and the Subway. (6th Avenue Entrance ONLY).
Conveniently located just three short blocks south of the Pioneer Courthouse Square MAX station.
Private Party Facilities:
The entire Portland restaurant is available for daytime events, seating 20 to 180 guests. We offer the same quality of service and attention to detail to large parties that our restaurant is famous for.
Private Party Contact:
Kelly McNaron- firstname.lastname@example.org: (503) 517-8960
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Melting Pot - Portland Ratings and Reviews
I arranged this dinner for my wife's birthday celebration ahead of an evening at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall where we would take in a performance of The Moth in Portland. Service was excellent, food tasty and memorable, and atmosphere cozy and moderately quiet where we were seated. We had plenty of time to eat and get to our evening engagement. This was our first time at a fondue restaurant, so navigating the menu required help from our server/cook who was terrific. We eat vegetarian so we chose the 4-course experience Good Earth Vegetarian with only one serving of entree (plenty for the two of us). The spinach artichoke cheese fondue was wonderful, and the Ceasar salad was among the best we've ever had. My wife a chocoholic chose the pure dark chocolate dip with assorted fruits and sweet treats. Couldn't have been better. Oh, yes, we'll be back!
The Melting Pot used to be my favorite place to celebrate. Unfortunately, the menu has changed and they just are not as accommodating as they used to be. I felt rushed as well. I'm honestly not sure if I'll go back, which is really sad. There are plenty of other restaurants at that price point where I will get better service and food.
My girlfriend and I had a marvelous time the food and service was excellent. Nathan was a great server and did an amazing job. Just the right amount of checking in and giving us our privacy. We talk a lot and eat really slow so dinner can last a couple of hours easily, and we never felt rushed and always felt welcome. Thank you very much for a marvelous time; once again Nathan you did an outstanding job!!
The initial impression of the restaurant was as expected. It was fun and cool experience. Now that being said, the maitre d' was very unfriendly and too young for a restaurant of that caliber. Also, I had to remind our server that we were there. Again, never had such bad service at a top-rated restaurant.
We were very disappointed in one of our favorite restaurants in Portland. The burner kept going out, the server was very busy with other tables and should have checked in more often. The cheese wasn't melted or hot. The chocolate wasn't hot either. We had to keep adjusting the burner. The manager was awesome and did give us a discount, as we were there to celebrate a birthday. I don't think we will be visiting again, unfortunately.
We came to Celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary. Had a quiet booth in a corner. As always our sever was wonderful and catered to our needs. The four course dinner experience did not disappoint. Our favorite dessert the flaming turtle delicious. We will be back again and again. 💙💖 Thank You Melting Pot and Staff for making our Anniversary special.
Food and Service were amazing! My husband and I were excited to come again after celebrating our anniversary last year here. I was excited to see potstickers on the menu. The first portion of our meal we had some noisy obviously belligerent neighbors cursing and talking about doing drugs before they went to their next destination. After they left we never got new neighbors and had a great evening!
The server was inattentive and the staff was clearly overwhelmed by a Friday night crowd. The Melting Pot is one of those places we go for birthdays and special nights, but our waiter was either handling too many tables at once or just not interested in us. Meanwhile, we spent the meal watching four people hang out at the front of the house.
As always The Melting Pot doesn't disappoint! Plan to spend some time relaxing in conversation while enjoying wonderful flavors! Cheese and chocolate are 2 things you can never go wrong with! The wait staff is welcoming, helpful and friendly! They are doing funsraising for St. Judes!! Who can't donate to that wonderful cause!? Such a great place to eat and enjoy friends and family. There's never a rush to get out and the staff is always willing to attend to your needs. Check them out!
Slow service, bland cheese, cold fondue. Entree portion sizes are laughably meager and of middling quality for the high prices but you're mainly paying for the experience. If the experience is bad, as ours was this time, there's zero point in dining at the Portland Melting Pot. Especially not worth paying over $50 per person to be ignored while trying to choke down cold fondue and wilted salad. Past visits have always been great, don't know what's changed since the last time but we won't be going back after that sad, overpriced display of incompetence.
Tried this place for the first time for my husbands birthday.
What I liked- service was good, the romance package was cool (table had rose petals, floating candle, take home chocolate wafers and a keepsake photo they take when you sit down) I also added a cute teddy bear. For the dessert just go with strawberries and chocolate. The rest could’ve been left out.
What I disliked- The food (besides dessert) We had the alpine cheese for our starter (don’t get it!) all we could taste was salt and garlic... the cheese consistency was off, it was more like a milky sauce. The broth for the dinner was also super salty. We picked the mojo broth. The meat tasted okay cooked in it, but with the veggies that’s all you could taste was the salt...
Final thoughts- We both agreed it’s not a place we would want to dine at again. We also wouldn’t recommended it to anyone, unless you just want to try something different and don’t mind feeling like you just wasted over $100.
We always enjoy the Melting Pot. It's a lot of fun to have the Big Night Out and do the different courses. We LOVE that it's quiet and you can actually carry on a conversation, unlike so many restaurants. We were surprised this time that the portion sizes had been reduced by so much. Not so much the entrees, but the cheese and dessert course, the fondues and dippers, and the salads, were about half the portions.
This was our first visit to The Melting Pot and what a great experience. Our waiter, Jerry, gave us a nice tour of the menu. We aren't big eaters, so we chose the cheese fondue, salad and chocolate and had more than enough to eat. Everything was delicious, but the white chocolate/dulce de leche dessert was more than we could have imagined. I see a return visit for us.
Our waiter Steve was excellent. The package that they presold us with card, rose petals and pictures was overpriced. The food was great. The table for two was a little cramped with no place to hang coats. They also hid us in a corner which was quite and private but almost closet like. The trip to the bathrooms was a weird maze. Menus are ok.
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