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The Melting Pot - Portland, Portland, OR

The Melting Pot - Portland

4.6
4.6
2305 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 51 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 2,305 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Put too much wine in the fondue and broth. The wine overpowered all the other flavors.
  2. m

    motoman

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tom and Stephanie were great! Very friendly and attentive.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded 6 days agoThanks for the great review! We're glad that our staff took good care of you and we hope to see you again soon!

  3. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had a special occasion with me, my wife and two daughters and had a very nice evening and was very fun and the food was excellent. The only negative was our server really pushed the 4 course meal to where you felt that was what you were supposed to order which was way more than we wanted. We ended up ordering the Cheese course and chocolate course and skipped the salad and entree course which was perfect for us.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on September 19, 2022Hi Jeff, thanks for the positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed dining with us and thank you for your feedback regarding your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & excellent service!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on September 5, 2022Thanks for the positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed our food and service and we hope to serve you again soon!

  5. CM

    CoreyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Melting pot is always a great time and one of my favorite places to go. The food was solid as always but I did end up with a really long black hair in my salad and the drinks took a little longer to come than normal for refills. The atmosphere was amazing and our serve was outstanding. I would recommend to anyone for sure and will keep coming back.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on August 29, 2022Hi Corey, thanks for the positive review! We appreciate your feedback regarding your dining experience and apologize for the long hair in the food - that is something that we have never heard of in our restaurant. Nevertheless, we are glad that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience3
    Wasn’t happy with the food

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on September 5, 2022Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback.

  7. M

    Meek

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Had a fantastic waiter and food. We did cheese fondue, salads, and chocolate fondue. All good. The back room was a little cold and seemed to need updating. Large table was pretty noisy which made to harder to hear.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on August 22, 2022Hi Meek, thanks for the positive review! We appreciate your feedback regarding your dining experience and we are glad that you enjoyed our service and food.

  8. LA

    LASpencer

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, nice atmosphere. I'll keep coming back for more celebrations.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks for the great review! We are glad that you enjoyed our dining experience and we look forward to serving you again in the future!

  9. m

    modestdiner

    Portland

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great, but we felt rushed. Our plates were constantly being taken away without being asked & we kept being asked if we were done when we clearly weren't. The restaurant was empty, it's not like our table was needed. It kinda ruined our relaxing evening & made our friends not feel very welcome on their first visit & we were celebrating their anniversary.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback regarding your dining experience with us.

  10. K

    Kelsey

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would recommend 10/10 for the experience. There’s nothing too similar close by so I would say it’s definitely worth it for the price. Food was pretty good too!

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on August 15, 2022Hi Kelsey, thanks for the great review! We are glad that you enjoyed our dining experience and we hope to see you again soon!

  11. B

    Birthday

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was a birthday which I noted on the app but they forgot. Nothing special was done. Other than that food was good and I had great company so no complaints.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on August 29, 2022Thanks for the five star review! We appreciate your feedback regarding your dining experience. We are glad that you enjoyed dining with us and hope to see you again soon.

  12. DO

    DavidO

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    Food was amazing! Couldn’t sit at the table for our reservation until we paid the bar tab. Apparently they can’t add it to our ticket. Had no idea of the lovers lane package I had previously booked. Sat us at our table and disappeared for over 15 minutes while we sat without drinks or food. Finally order drinks and they never came. Sat at the table for our reservation for 3 hours with only one drink. Will not be returning

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on August 15, 2022Hi David, thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you enjoyed our food. We appreciate your feedback regarding your dining experience.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    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 on August 8, 2022Thanks for the five star review! We are glad that you enjoyed our dining experience and our service. We hope to see you again soon!

  14. BR

    BrettR

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Food and experience was amazing.

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded 6 days agoHi Brett, thanks for the five star review! We are glad you enjoyed our dining experience and we hope to see you again soon!

  15. 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!

  16. T

    Toml

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    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!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Anniversary

    The Melting Pot - PortlandResponded on August 8, 2022Thanks for the five star review! We are glad you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us and we hope to see you again soon!

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. NO

    NOLA1970

    New Orleans

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 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!

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. LF

    LizF

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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!

  32. 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!

  33. 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!

  34. 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.

  35. M

    Mike

    Portland

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 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.

  36. 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!

  37. 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!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 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.

  39. J

    Jeslmao

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s soooo delicious!!!!
  40. 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.

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 2305 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 51 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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