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The Melting Pot - Portland, Portland, OR

The Melting Pot - Portland

4.6
4.6
2303 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Contemporary French / American, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 517-8960

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The Melting Pot is available for daytime events, seating 20 to 220 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- kellymcnaron@gmail.com: (503) 517-8960

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    SW 6th Avenue & Main Street

  • Parking details

    Covered and secured parking is available directly across the street at 1025 SW 6th Avenue.

  • Public transit

    Conveniently located just three short blocks south of the Pioneer Courthouse Square MAX station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,303 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Fit for Foodies

  • Portland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Portland

    Good for Groups

  • Portland

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great. Great pace for the four course dinner for two. Recommendation from the waiter made our experience great!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded 2 days agoThanks for the five star review! We are glad that you enjoyed our dining experience and our service. We hope to see you again soon!

  2. DC

    DarrenC

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my sister out for her Birthday

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on August 1, 2022Hi Darren, thanks for the great review! We are glad that we could make your sister's night special and we hope to see you again soon!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waitress was great!!!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on August 1, 2022Thanks for the positive review! We hope to see you again soon!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Anniversary

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded 2 days agoThanks for the five star review! We are glad you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us and we hope to see you again soon!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on July 25, 2022Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had dinner here to celebrate our fourth anniversary. The food was great the service was good and the ambience was the perfect romantic atmosphere.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on July 18, 2022Thanks for the five star review! We are glad you celebrated your special evening with us and we are glad that you enjoyed our food and the romantic atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon!

  7. NO

    NOLA1970

    New Orleans

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Two Thumbs Up to our server. He did an amazing job.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on July 11, 2022Thanks for the great review! We're glad that you enjoyed our service and we hope that you dine with us again soon!

  8. SV

    ScottV

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have a great time at The Melting Pot. Delicious cheese fondue to start, a variety of meats for the main course and finish it off with an amazing chocolate fondue for dessert. The food is great and the staff are amazing.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on July 5, 2022Hi Scott, thanks for the great review! We are glad that your family had a great time with us and we are glad that you were well taken care of. We're glad you enjoyed the chocolate fondue. We hope to see you again soon!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It definitely exceeded my expectations. Love this place!!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on July 5, 2022Thanks for the great review! We are glad that you enjoyed our dining experience and we hope to see you again soon!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations for 5:30, and our function got over sooner. They were able to get us in early. The service was great and food was DELICIOUS!! It’s always a favorite for us!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on June 27, 2022Thanks for the stellar review! We always try to accommodate our guests so we are glad we could get you in a bit sooner. We are glad that you enjoyed our food and service. We hope to see you again soon!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    The oil never got hot enough until literally the end of my meal and the batter feel off-it was a disaster and no one seemed to really care about trying to make it better or offer another solution.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback regarding cooking with our bourguignonne option.

  12. CS

    CaseyS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience before seeing a broadway show at the Keller. Great service, good food!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on June 27, 2022Hi Casey, thanks for the stellar review! We are glad that you enjoyed the fondue and show experience and we hope to see you again soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing we went for my boyfriend’s 30th birthday

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on June 27, 2022Thanks for the five star review! We are glad that your special night went great and we hope to see you again!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Extremely overpriced small portions. No value for the money.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback regarding your dining experience with us.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I scheduled our reservation for 2 hrs and 15 mins before our event. It was just my young daughter and I, and we can’t eat cheese so we skipped that course. With only 2 courses, we had to rush through dessert and barely made it to our event on time. The server was apologetic and very nice, but the service was really slow. They were clearly busy, but it was over an hour before we had any food. We love the Melting Pot so it was a bummer to feel rushed after waiting so long.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for the positive review! We are glad that you enjoy our dining experience and we also appreciate your feedback on your evening. We hope to see you again soon.

  16. SR

    SherylR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had dinner after the ballet, and it was a scrumptious end to a wonderful day.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on June 13, 2022Hi Sheryl, thanks for the great review! We are glad that your night with us went well and that you enjoyed our food! We hope to see you again soon.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on June 13, 2022Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fabulous night out! Our server was great and the food was, as usual, amazing!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on May 30, 2022Thanks for the five star review! We hope to see you again soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My twins 20th bday

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on June 6, 2022Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

  20. MJ

    MJD18

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tables are a bit closer together than I'd like for such an intimate spot, but it's so tasty I can't really complain. This place hits the spot every time!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on June 6, 2022Thanks for the great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience and our food. We hope to see you again soon!

  21. TE

    TamiE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The experience was good - service was good. In general, this restaurant is way overrated for what you get.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on June 6, 2022Hi Tami, thanks for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback.

  22. M

    Mike

    Portland

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The dining room is appealing, service good, and food fresh. Unfortunately, the serving sizes are extremely small with quite high prices. It is not an exaggeration to say the price of a meal with such meager servings makes The Melting Pot Portland's most expensive restaurant.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on May 23, 2022Hi Mike, thanks for the positive review. We appreciate your feedback about your dining experience and we are glad that you enjoyed our food and service. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

  23. AB

    AbigailB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun dining experience, and the service was great! Our server was friendly and informed us of everything that we ordered while he set it up. If you’re in Portland and wanna do dinner differently, Melting Pot is a great option!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on May 23, 2022Hi Abigail, thanks for the great review! We are glad that our service staff took good care of you and we are glad you enjoyed our unique dining experience. We hope to see you again soon!

  24. SC

    SussaneC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    I was a great experience. Good good service a bit slow at 6pm was not too busy. We enjoyed it.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on May 23, 2022Hi Sussane, thanks for the positive review! We are glad you enjoyed our dining experience and service. We hope to see you again soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The bread was old, not just a bit stale as it should be, and tasteless. That made our cheese fondue disappointing. The wine was great, as was the chocolate fondue. Our server was terrific - attentive and personable.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on May 23, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback about your dining experience.

  26. J

    Jeslmao

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s soooo delicious!!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We are regulars at the Melting Pot and this was the worst visit ever. We drove all the way from the coast to have dinner for Mothers Day. Our server seemed to be new and not really certain about what he was doing. We had to ask him to add cheese to our cheese mixture because it was runny and making the bread soggy. Then he dropped the pepper shaker into the cheese, pulled it out with his hands and refused to remake it. In addition, there was a female server openly and loudly taking about how difficult her gluten free customers were and how she was purposely providing them less service.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry that your experience did not live up to your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will use it.

  28. RP

    RachaelP

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Darius was great at explaining everything they had to offer. I took 7 first timers and they all raved about the experience and how great and fun it was!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on May 9, 2022Thanks for the great review! Darius is one of our most experienced servers so you were in good hands. We are glad you enjoyed our dining experience and hope to see you again soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I reserved a table for my fiancés birthday. The decor was cute. The table was decorated, he received chocolate wafers, a card, along with a photo of us. The service and food were good, however my biggest complaint would have to be the NOISE. To be honest it almost completely ruined the evening for me. We were seated next to the kitchen I believe? It was so unbelievably loud to the point where I was uncomfortable. We’ve been to The Melting Pot a couple times now and we love it, I guess I just expected a quiet, intimate dining experience for his Birthday and sadly that wasn’t what it was. Overall I do highly recommend it for the food & experience.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on May 9, 2022We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Thank you for your feedback on your dining experience and we appreciate your recommendation.

  30. K

    Kristen

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on May 2, 2022Hi Kristen, thanks for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed our service as that is very important to us. We hope to see you again soon!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing. And it was a very cool experience. The waiter was very friendly and helpful.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on May 2, 2022Thanks for the five star review! We are glad that our service staff took good care of you and you enjoyed our dining experience. Please come back soon!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on April 25, 2022Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

  33. OC

    OCDan

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Portland and realized that there was a Melting Pot here. We went to the ones in Southern California before the began closing. It was one of our favorite celebration go to restaurant. Everything was great. The menu seemed to change but all still good. I have a shellfish allergy and they made sure to take care of me. There was no cross contamination and they substituted the shrimp for another meat. Attentive staff and a nice and relaxing visit.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on April 25, 2022Hi Dan, thanks for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed our dining experience. We make sure that our guests with special food requirements are well taken care of, so we are glad you noticed that. We hope to see you again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My daughter’s birthday. I paid extra for a photo and the photo was blurry. They never got their salad course. Husband and I sat at bar to wait—Salads are tiny for the price and not a very good selection of dressings. Charcuterie plate is lacking. No crackers. Waitstaff, bartender and hostesses were excellent and very accommodating. Dinner took 3 hours, so make an early reservation next time. Kids thought fondues were amazing.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on April 18, 2022Thanks for the positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed our dining experience and we appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Please come back again soon!

  35. JR

    JaymeR

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was great. Server helped us choose our courses, and helped create a memorable experience! Food was quality as well.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on April 18, 2022Hi Jayme, thanks for the five star review! We are glad that you enjoyed our dining experience and our service staff took good care of you. We hope to see you again soon!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a Birthday

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on April 18, 2022Thanks for the five star review! Please come back soon!

  37. SJ

    StevenJ

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you for the great service and food. We love the Big Night Out.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on April 11, 2022Hi Steven, thanks for the great review! Good choice with the Big Night Out. It has the best of everything we offer. We are glad that you enjoyed our food and service. Please come back again soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Madison is an exceptional server and a hard working mom!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on April 11, 2022Thanks for the positive review! Madisyn is one of our top servers and always goes the extra miles for her tables, so we are glad that she took good care of you. We hope to see you again soon!

  39. j

    jessicat

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was so awesome. We had a blast.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on April 11, 2022Hi Jessica, thanks for the positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed our dining experience and our service staff took good care of you. We hope to see you again soon!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on April 4, 2022Thanks for the five star review! We are glad you enjoyed our food and service, two items which we work very hard on. We hope to see you again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Portland is rated 4.6 stars by 2303 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 52 times today
Google Map for The Melting Pot - Portland

Corner of SW 6th Avenue & Main Street, Portland, OR 97204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    SW 6th Avenue & Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Contemporary French / American, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Covered and secured parking is available directly across the street at 1025 SW 6th Avenue.

  • Public transit

    Conveniently located just three short blocks south of the Pioneer Courthouse Square MAX station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 517-8960

  • Private party facilities

    The Melting Pot is available for daytime events, seating 20 to 220 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- kellymcnaron@gmail.com: (503) 517-8960

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