The Melting Pot - Portland

4.6
2804 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
You could just eat dinner ... or ... you can fondue at The Melting Pot! We are a Portland institution since 1989 and we invite you to dine with us today.

* We are unlike any other restaurant in town. We offer a truly unique dining experience that is not only fun and interactive, but delicious!

* We specialize in celebrations, whether it's a birthday, date night or you're just celebrating life!

* We offer special packages for your big night out, including balloons, roses and teddy bears that are ready for you when you arrive.

* Proudly offering, and setting the trend in, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan dining options.

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
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
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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience...

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for the great review!

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vipdkrdkr
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our first dining experience at the Melting Pot, quite a unique experience. Must try for melted cheese and chocolate fondue lovers! The service was perfect with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Way too many options to choose from, a bit mind-blowing at the beginning with all these timers, etc. but we figured it out and enjoyed the experience at the end.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for the positive review. Our menu is different and quite unique (unlike any other restaurant in Portland) so it takes a couple of minutes to take it in, but once you do, you have a great time! We are glad you enjoyed the food and our staff. Come back soon!

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BrotherK
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and superb fondues with tasty sauces on the side.
We loved it for our 17th Anniversary

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on April 19, 2021

Hi BrotherK, thanks for the glowing review and we are glad that your service was top notch! We specialize in anniversaries so we are glad we were able to make yours special. Please come back soon!

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vipKelseyT
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Yummy dinner. Great service and drinks. Annoying to not be seated at our reservation time. But good overall.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on April 12, 2021

Hi Kelsey, thank you for reviewing us. We are glad you had a good time. Do you have any feedback for us on how we could have made it a 5 star experience? We apologize for the seating delays, this mostly has to do with COVID and the fact that we are trying to ensure safety over speed. Our email address is pdxmpreviews@gmail and we would love to hear your feedback.

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viplisak
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I would like very much to have a follow up conversation with a manager to share some very specific feedback.

Our server was the highlight of the evening!
I would appreciate a follow up

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loloH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and experience. Wait staff friendly and even had service from a manager.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thanks for the great review! We strive to give our guests the Perfect Night Out and I am glad that our combined crew was able to provide this to you. Please come back soon!

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LizK
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great choice for a special occasion or just a fun night out. We did the 4 course and it was so worth it. Cheese fondue was amazing, salads fresh, generous proteins and yummy sauces and delicious chocolate fondue dessert. Service was professional and friendly. All the atmospheres in restaurants are different because of Covid but they did the best they could.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on April 4, 2021

Hi Liz, thank you for the glowing review! We put a lot of effort into our menu and making sure that you are given the highest quality food and best dining experience. We are glad you enjoyed your night. Come back soon!

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hard2please
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband's first time going to the Melting Pot and he really enjoyed the novelty of it! Plus the mule that he ordered was in the shape of the fondue pot which we both thought were adorable.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on April 4, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed the experience, given that it was your husband's first time! The mule is definitely one of our coolest/most interesting drink offerings. Please come back and visit us again soon!

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JeanalyA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Melting Pot! Kendale was phenomenal! You would never know that he was new to the team!
We had a date night with our 7yr old nephew to teach him how manners work in a dining setting and how to present himself. Kendale was amazing. He engaged with our nephew and made sure that he too was included with how the menu works. Kendale was very well spoken and gave the ultimate Melting Pot experience! Gave great suggestions along with their own favorites.
Food was amazing. We had the “Land and Sea”, “The Classic”, and a create your own with all seafood.
Seafood was delicious and the meats were exceptional!
Had a strawberry mojito that isn’t on the menu. I didn’t get the bartenders name but the drink was bomb. I didn’t get to finish it just because I was full!!!
Did the “Ying Yang” dessert and added an additional macroons! We cleared the pot and all the goodies that came with!
The manager Eric came by the table and made sure our dining experience was nothing short of amazing.
Thank you everyone at melting pot that made our nephews first date night a success!!!
Ps. Kendale is a keeper!!!!

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AnnyH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We come here every year for his birthday and we enjoy it every time.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on April 4, 2021

Hi Anny, we are glad you enjoy coming to The Melting Pot. Birthdays is definitely what we do best! Please come back and visit us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service every time we come. Price is not high when you consider the experience is included. Prefect for a romantic celebration, especially during the week.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thanks for the great review! We are definitely the perfect spot for a romantic evening, as that is one of our specialties. Please come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Awful service! The waiter and the hostess were very rude and ill-attentive. Will NEVER be going back here again.

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LauraD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing efforts while still keeping the usual charm.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Disappointing that we did not learn when they called to confirm our reservation the day before that they had changed their policy removing oil as a cooking option on the weekends. We were not informed until we were half way through the cheese portion of the meal that we had to change our entree cooking option to one of their broths, which is something we don’t enjoy. Our only option was to continue with the meal or be left with a dinner of cheese and dessert. While some people may enjoy the broth option, we do not. Manager never visited our table during the meal as they have always done in previous visits. When we asked to speak with him and shared our frustration, after we paid our bill, he didn’t really seem to care. Not sure how long this policy will continue, so those with reservations made for the weekend, may want to be aware. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with three girl friends and the food, ambianc

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JamesS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service from Evan and the whole crew. Very solid and fun experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had reservations and were seated right away. The food was insanely mouthwatering and our server was very kind. We had to follow up on our drink orders as well as dirty dishes could have been picked up more efficiently. At one point our salads were mistakenly delivered to another table. Later the waiter came back and picked up the salads from the wrong table and then set them down on our table. I wouldn’t think this is acceptable in any situation, especially with Covid. I imagine they just would have walked to the kitchen, counted to 5, and walked back out, but still, to blatantly deliver food from one guest to another should be a no-no. The guy apologized. I would still go back; the food is amazing.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The kids loved it and enjoyed their first time! We will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love the staff, service, and the ambience. My server is always on-point. They are doing a great job with setting expectations during a pandemic and appreciate their sacrifices and efforts to be safe. Thank you very much.

I do wish for 2 improvements at the price point of $150 a dinner:

Upgrade your camera to take better pictures

The fruit & veggies were super basic and could’ve included more variety than broccoli, carrots, celery, and one type of apple at this price point.

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PaulM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st time here since the craziness began not. Tom(our waiter) was awesome as usual! He is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was dope

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends birthday. Second time we’ve been here and we will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good experience perfect lighting, only wish they could've decorated the table as requested for the thursdate special.

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PauletteS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time spent there. Very friendly service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at the Melting Pot and it did not disappoint. Love it.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Went early to avoid the stupid protests. Great time.

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Que2142
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Melting Pot has always been one of my favorite restaurants ever since I was young. This time dining with y’all, I brought a dear friend of mine here for her first time. It was a lovely experience on both our behalves. Our waiter and waitress were so great! Very attentive and prompt with anything and everything we asked for. Plus, the waiter especially, Gerald(Gerry?), was very comical and made the time spent there that much better. Definitely made me burst into laughter on more than one passing.

As always, I’m very impressed with my dining experience here, and I would highly recommend paying this amazing gem of a restaurant a visit! Until next time, thank you for another treat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special occasion we were celebrating as a family but I can see how it would be a perfect date night or even just have fun for dinner with friends! Our server was Eric and he was great refilling drinks/sauces, making sure we knew what everything was and even giving good input on what worked well together. I highly recommend The Melting Pot and look forward to my next visit!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great service, and the food was incredible!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erik was a wonderful server. The restaurant was clean and quiet. The food was amazing as were the cocktails. We really enjoyed our date night.

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vipMikeK
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Restaurant has done a great job with Covid safety.

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Celeste
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Good Service, Amazing drinks. A place to gather and enjoy a night out on the town.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was awesome! My girlfriend and I enjoyed all the fun foods we got to try!

DM
vipDavidM
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very attentive and gracious for us coming in during the unprecedented times happening in our world and especially downtown Portland.

The food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They set up roses and took a photo to remember our date, it was very quiet and they didn’t bother us much which is amazing

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on April 4, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed your romantic evening. The "Touch of Romance" package, with rose petals on the table, is one of our signature offerings and I am glad it hit the right chord. Please come back and visit us again soon!

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RyanH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Notably the hostess. We have been here many times and this young lady was outstanding. Personable, busy and still engaging. Servers were great also.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time enjoyed the food coming out in the variety of stuff

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

amazing! the food was so great! the experience was awesome! so glad we went there for our anniversary dinner(:

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here. Food and ambiance was great. Server was fantastic!

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Lauris
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was amazing, unfortunately we did not have a lot of time so we couldn't finish the 4 course meal, the waiter suggested giving us a gift card for the dessert, definitely we are going back to redeem it!!

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The Melting Pot - Portland is rated 4.6 stars by 2804 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.