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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
arrive.

Reservations are highly recommended. We will help you create a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Corner of SW 6th Avenue & Main Street
Portland, OR 97204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Fondue

Hours of Operation:
DINNER


Monday-Thursday: 5 pm to 10 pm

Friday: 5 pm to 11 pm

Saturday: 3 pm to 11pm

Sunday: 4 pm to 9 pm







BAR


Opens Daily at 4 pm







HAPPY HOUR


Monday-Friday: 4 pm to 6:30 pm

Cross Street:
SW 6th Avenue & Main Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 517-8960

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/portland/specials

Parking Details:
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).

Public Transit:
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- kellymcnaron@gmail.com: (503) 517-8960

Additional:
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

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4.3

Overall Rating

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4.4

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3.5

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81% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (60)
Good for a Date (54)
Romantic (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (45)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Fun (34)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Worth the Drive (23)
Cozy (22)
Good for Groups (15)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Business Meals (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Authentic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were seated and quickly forgoton about. Took 10 minutes just to get water to the table. We were starving. I asked about the serving size she said it was per person so I assumed we would all have enough to eat. Wrong. Should not come here hungry. For three people we were served a half an apple, four pieces of celery, four carrot pieces and 3 cherry tomatoes one inedible with mold on it. Two small bowls of bread and nowhere near enough cheese for the three of us. Left very disappointed and hungry. Probably won't ever come back

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·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great except the prices are a little outrageous.

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

If you like fondue, you can't beat the Melting Pot. The staff are so nice and very attentive.

The restaurant experience is traditionally a four course experience. Being a vegetarian, I've pretty much stuck with just two courses, cheese and dessert. Just as a helpful hint, Open Table blocks out the time for two hours. If you are doing less than four courses, calling the restaurant to make the reservation, and letting them know, is helpful to the staff. We were only there for an hour enjoying our delicious cheese and chocolate!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It’s seams like a lot of money to have to cook your own food and have it take so long for each bite. I hated mixing the seafood and steak in the same pot. I don’t like dealing with raw meat. If I go back it would only be for fondue.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We love the melting pot. This time we had a lot of snags in our service. The waiter was very nice but there were so many issues with our order. He brought me a different salad than I ordered. On our entree course he gave us the wrong cooking style broth. He did offer to fix it if we didn’t like it which was nice. I was never brought the 4th wine in my tasting flight. He took 1/4 of the cost of my flight off the bill. Also there was some extra meat on our bill which we didn’t order. They fixed that and gave us a chocolate voucher. The food was delicious but it was unfortunate that there was an issue with almost every course.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our very first time visiting The Melting Pot. We absolutely loved the dining experience! The selection of cheeses, main courses, salads, and desserts were amazing! We loved how each fondue course was prepared by ou server right at our table. The pepper crusted beef tenderloin and shrimp was by far our favorite part of the entree. Amazing service and amazing food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Was disappointed in the desert selection. Missed the marshmallow bites

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The restaurant was pretty slow but we waited a long time for service once seated. Our server was pleasant just not very prompt or attentive. The food was good but overpriced for what you get. If we ever go back it will be for dessert only.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The Melting Pot is always a wonderful place to eat! I love their food, especially the filet mignon. The Green Goddess sauce is the best as well! Can't-miss out on the Flaming Turtle dessert option either! Never had bad food or service at any of the multiple locations I have visited. Be prepared for a long time for dinner though, but well worth it!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very fun and entertaining. Excellent food. Steve was awesome!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely experience 10/10 would recommend

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 29, 2018

It was a wonderful ladies night out! Our server was excellent and fun to interact with and our food was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The ambiance is nice and our table was secluded from the rest of the customers. However, the booth seats are not comfortable and have zero resistance. You literally sink four inches when you sit down. The restrooms are not in the restaurant either. The wait time between courses is a bit too long. A nice experience, but $157.00 for dinner for two is a bit much for the quality and quantity of food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

First timer at The Melting Pot. It was a nice experience. The waiter was very helpful at explaining how the menu and ordering works. We had the 4 course meal. The food portions were perfect for this. I was even able to make it to the dessert. It was fun to cook our own entrees. The only negative things I would have to say is that it is a little over-priced for what you get and that it gets really hot and stuffy at the table by the end of the meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our waiter was funny and answered any questions we had. Was a great night.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Second time going to the Melting Pot for my birthday and again, did not disappoint! Good company, good food, and good service!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I promised my granddaughter for 3 years to take her to the Melting Pot. Well this was her 12th Birthday surprise dinner. She had the best night and I’m sure will never forget. Thank you so much for making this a very special night in her life.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our waitress was friendly and accommodating, food was great except for the tomatoes and celery with the cheese fondue. I much preferred when it was cauliflower and broccoli.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 22, 2018

we were thrilled ,the customer service was second to none they even gave us a anniversary card

Tags: Great Beer, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I love the melting pot and go several times a year. We did notice this last time that they bring you the cooking style broth and the chocolate pre mixed now instead of mixing it at the table. We did go a little later in the evening than usual so we weren't sure if this was because of how busy they were. Like always our experience was amazing. Our waiter was very nice and the food was beyond delicious! We can never finish it all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I would recommend to go once. The server did not know her job quite yet which led us to a 2.5 hour long dinner and oily entrees.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Cozy as always. The Portland special was great

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Today we went to dinner for my 20th birthday and the drive from where we live to get to the melting pot was so very worth it!! I absolutely love the friendly service and the food is absolutely incredible!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We have dined at the Melting Pot several times over the past several years and have enjoyed our experience. This time was much different and had us contemplating walking out.
We had reservations for 745pm and did not get seated until after 8pm. It took a long before we even saw our server for the 1st time. He was obviously frazzled and his attitude was not pleasant. When we ordered our food, he told us there would not be enough food for the both of us and we needed to both order a 4 course meal. Even after we explained we frequented the restaurant and knew the portion sizes, he shook his head at us. We had to literally beg for our waters to be refilled through the meal. The amount of time between courses was un-excusable and he mentioned to us numerous times he was way to busy. We were disappointed and question returning again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food and service were definitely a fit for girls nite out. Lots of time to talk and a bit if everything in the four course meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Waitress was incredibly kind to my Fiancé and I as we celebrated her birthday. Each course came at an easy pace and the food was spactacular. The dishes and cook times were well explained as they were prepared in the pot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our waiter was wonderful, offering wine suggestions that were exactly what we wanted to drink. Food was delicious, of course, tweaked again by the waiter to optimize our visit and accommodate a vegetarian with our group.
Tacky laminated placemat- style menus not really in sync with the rest of the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Staff are wonderful and food is delicious. Best place for long conversations and Fondue! Thank you Melting Pot for a great night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I had a great date here but there was a man at a table next to me who was constantly coughing very loudly and I’m pretty sure was hocking up phlegm. Kind of put a damper on the mood but overall everything was great!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We loved the intimate booth! Such a great date night location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

What a great experience! Our dinner lasted 2.5 hours. It really was a dining experience. Great food. Great service from Jaime.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Super expensive. Service was ok. Cooking your food isnt my fav

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Anniversary..everything was great. I messed up when I made reservations because I wanted to get the package where you get your picture taken 😔 we definitely need to go back and do the rose petals and the whole shebang!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We won’t be back. Tables are too close together which makes for a very noisy and cramped dining experience. We were made to wait even though we had a reservation and the place was empty. Waitress was hard to flag down and inattentive.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My wife & I were really looking forward to celebrating her birthday here and we were not disappointed. We opted for the four course meal. I'm still thinking about how delicious the cheese fondue course was three days later.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing food, fun experience and good service. We liked being tucked away in the corner. The ONLY thing we were displeased with were the very dirty walls, for a restaurant you're going to spend $50+ per person the restaurant should be clean . Other than that, everything was perfect. It's a 2 hour drive for us, but we will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Even though it’s a chain, it’s still got the feel of a unique restaurant. Waiters are great at recommending appropriate wine pairings for your meal selections, their hand crafted cocktails are well made and not overly priced, and the ambiance is perfect for any special occasion, but not too fancy to just drop in as a last minute dinner choice. The menu has many options to choose from without being so large that you can’t decide what you want to eat. The wait staff was friendly and welcoming and was ready to answer any questions you might have as well as make any recommendations for your dinner choices. Totally recommend this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Late-night Find, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It wasn't horrible but we do notice we can go to other restaurants for the same cost or lower with the same type of service. The only difference I noticed is the ambiance was so quiet so amazing I love quiet places to eat. At the point we walked in there were birthday groups but over all it quieted down through out the night. The cost is the only thing that is sort of a bummer in some ways because my boyfriend mentioned its mediocre food. We had too much for two people and some steak or lobster went to waste. The salads were on point. The desserts were on points. I'm not a fan of bread overall the cheese part was great as well. I didn't mind it because it was so quiet I enjoyed being in there and there was privacy but the place really needs to be cleaned, first thing I noticed was dust. My parents would have had a heart attack and our silverware wasn't cleaned that well either.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went for the four course Big Night Out and it was scrumptious! I highly recommend it. Service was top notch as well. I treated my friends who drove 175 miles from Yakima just to help me move.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I love this place but the price isn't necessary for the food value. There are similar experiences near by for cheaper. To keep me coming back I recommend a price change.

Tags: Special Occasion
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