The Melting Pot - Portland

4.5
2578 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.

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
What 2578 people are saying
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GregL
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had 2 hours before a show. Armed like enough time. But dessert was a bust. Seems like there would have been plenty of time if the service was more attentive.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded 4 hours ago

Hi Greg, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback.

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vipLuMa
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service, food and wine selection are just great.
The restaurant lack a bit of ambiance, but offers plenty of privacy if you get a booth. Recommend for a great fondue experience!

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi Luma, thanks for the great review. Great point about our booths - we have very private seating in our "Lover's Lane." Thank you for dining with us and please come back soon!

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KateD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were hoping to add 1 person to our reservation but were unable to, despite the restaurant being quite empty. That was probably the last time we'll be there to spend that much money to be waited on by a hostess in a hoodie, to be honest.

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vipStevenJ
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. We had the Big Night Out for our course.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi Steven, thanks for the great review! Good choice with the Big Night Out, it's one of our best options. Please come back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Staff was nice, but probably stretched thin. No fault of theirs. Food was super bland and overpriced. Had some iced tea that was burnt. Really hard to justify its price point from the total experience.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for the candid feedback. Indeed, our industry is dealing with some challenges, but we try our utmost best to make sure that our guests' experience is not compromised. But we appreciate you taking the time to write this review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and amazing desserts!!

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review!

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TorkA
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior food and service. The Melting Pot never disappoints, and is the perfect place for any special celebration!

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Tork, thank you for the stellar review! We love celebrations! Please come back soon to dine with us again.

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JulieL
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night - thank you! Our server (Tita?) was excellent and created one of the most flavorful fondues we have had to date. The only slight negative I would say is that we were seated in a very back corner booth - very isolating. As soon as the booth next to us was filled, we could no longer have a conversation as the noise carried so greatly (I'm sure the other table felt similarly). Other than our seating placement -- dinner was excellent!

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Julie, thank you for the great review. We are glad that Tida was able to take good care of you. We apologize if the noise level was high. Sometimes we get guests celebrating a special event and thus the noise But thank you for dining with us and please come back soon!

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John
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for us, and we weren't disappointed. The prices seemed quite high - $74 for an appetizer (cheese fondue for 2) and shared desert (chocolate fondue for two) for two of us, plus one glass of wine. $109/person if a full meal. But the food was great, quiet seating, excellent service, and a place we'll return to again.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi John, thanks for the 5-star review. We are glad you enjoyed the service and our ambiance. Please come back soon!

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cind
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Never have been, so was a bit confusing to have the waiter keep repeating how to do a group order....once that was established the food was actually pretty good. Small portions on salads, but the fondue was tasty.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Cind, thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback for the large party experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience for us. Our children’s first time. Overall great experience from service and food quality to value.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 8, 2021

We love families! Thank you for dining with us and we hope you come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Always love going to The Melting Pot.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thanks for the five star review! Please come back soon!

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Linda
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service as always!

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 8, 2021

Hi Linda, thanks for the great review! Those are the two things that are most important to us so we're glad we hit the mark. Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While a higher priced option, very worth the experience! This visit was very good, and consistent with the experiences I've had at the Minneapolis location as well.
All staff was very friendly and helpful, and observing relevant local protocols with regards to health and safety.
The entrance was also super neat because of the basement location - you take stairs down from their street corner alcove/lobby area (there is elevator service available as well as needed.) 10/10 would definitely come again.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review! We take great pride in making sure you have a great experience and we are glad that you did. Please come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service amazing food.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thanks for the great review! Please come back soon!

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ArsiP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Way overpriced !bread and vegetables were horrible ! Cheese fondue -wine was overpowering.
Dessert fondue - who cuts strawberries in tiny pieces for a fondue

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on November 3, 2021

Hi Arsi, we are sorry that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. We appreciate your feedback.

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SheaN
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Will NEVER go back. Appetizer was good, salad was a salad, main entrée was horribly small servings, and dessert was fire. For the money I’d rather go anywhere else in Portland. Service was very poor. Friday night dinner but our server barely checked in with us

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on October 11, 2021

Hello, we are sorry to hear that your experience was not positive. A lot of the items that you mentioned are concerning for us and certainly out of the norm. Would you please be willing to send us an email at pdxmpreviews@gmail with your name and day/time of reservation so that we can make this right for you? Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thanks for the great review! Please come back soon!

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KateD
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were late and called ahead about our reservation - the staff was great! We told the staff we were going to the Oregon Symphony concert and were running behind. The staff made sure we received our bar order and salads very quickly. They made our running behind a priority and helped us.

I would like to go back and have a leisurely diner and try more of their menu.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on October 11, 2021

Hi Kate, thank you for the positive review! Service is our cornerstone, so we are glad we were able to help move your night right along so you could enjoy your show. Please come back soon to visit us!

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was great too. Plan on spending a while here as the entree takes quite a while to cook at the table

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi Jordan, thanks for the five-star review! We are glad you enjoyed our food and service. Dining with us is a bit different, and more of an experience, thus the entree portion took a little bit longer. But we are still glad you enjoyed the experience. Please come back again soon!

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TamiG
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Everything good except the sour smell at our half chairs, half bench. Someone must have wiped down the bench with a sour rag. At times ruined the mood. Everything else great. Thanks. T.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi Tami, thanks for the review. We are glad you overall enjoyed your experience and we will take into account some of your useful feedback. We hope you come back again soon to dine with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall great dining experience. Skilled and attentive wait staff, fresh and plentiful food, and the drinks were exceptional. Perfect birthday experience - thank you Melting Pot 😘

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review! We are glad you enjoyed your birthday with us, with great food and service. Please come back soon!

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CharlesV
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and even better drinks. The staff was exceptionally friendly and nice

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hi Charles, thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed our dining options and also our service. Two things that we put a lot of effort into! Please come back again soon and join us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night! Everything was close to perfect, except the heat. The space we were in was incredibly warm.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thanks for the great review! Please come back to visit us again soon.

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DonaldB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You never go wrong at a The Melting Pot!

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Donald, we agree! Thank you for dining with us and please come back again soon!

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SJones
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jerry is the absolute BEST server there is!! Ask for him 💜

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks for the great review! Jerry is our most tenured server so you were definitely in great hands. Please come back again soon to visit us!

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vipBusinessgal
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We've been coming here for my son's birthday since he was 8 years old. He turned 18 this week. Every year, the staff takes our family picture and we head to our table which has a bouquet of balloons and cider with champagne glasses waiting for us. It's a nice tradition and one that my son enjoys immensely. There are a number of better restaurants to visit in Portland but he loves this tradition and the ritual. This year, the picture was a little off..they said they would take it at the table but the staff was unclear how this worked. The balloons weren't at the table. Instead there was a cheap "Happy Birthday" sign which we noticed had another person's name penciled in on it and some streamers on the table which you really didn't notice. Seriously? This place is pricey for what you get and this "birthday package" makes it even more so. I get that it's hard to find staff b/c of Covid but please...try to get it together! Oh and by the way, you should really consider buying an iPhone 12 Max Pro, take a nice picture (have a process to do this), print and frame it and send it to your guest via text. It's time to join this day and age so ditch the cruddy camera. One big positive...food was pretty good and my son really enjoyed his dinner. I kept all of the above to myself.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hello, we are sorry to hear that your dining experience didn't fully live up to your expectations. We will take into account your thoughts and comments, as these are valuable to us. We do appreciate you dining with us and hope you come back again.

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vipSuzPDX
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal. Everyone was friendly and attentive.

Cheese fondue was delicious.

You cook your meats at the table in a broth; doing this made the meal last longer and helped conversation flow freer. Loved that aspect! Cooking protein in broth also made the entree insignificant.

Overall it was a good experience.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed our food and the dining experience. We have put a lot of effort into both, so we are glad that it went great. Please come back again soon!

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was very nice, even got there 15 min ahead of our scheduled time and they got us in right away. Service was pretty good, explained our food options and there recommendations. Fun place to cook own food.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on September 6, 2021

Hi Brian, thanks for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed the experiential dining experience and our service. Please come back soon to visit us!

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cybergrrl
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate here 10 years ago and have never forgotten how wonderful everything was. I was happy to find out that was still the case this time as each course was excellent and left nothing more to be desired, topped off by the perfect chocolate dessert. The only reason I marked the noise level down was because a nearby guest had a bit too much to drink and became overly loud before leaving.

Perfect spot for an over-the-top special celebration or just dessert for a small celebration. If you want to impress and not worry about how the meal will turn out, this is it.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thanks for the great review! We love the "not worry about how the meal will turn out". That is a great compliment to us. We appreciate having long-time guests like yourself and we hope you come back soon to visit us!

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TomS
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience, good food and exceptional customer care by our server Rachel.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on August 16, 2021

Hi Tom, thanks for the great review! Rachel is a great server so we're glad you were in good hands! Please come back again soon.

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AdrianaS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience5

We will not be back. Very dissatisfied! Waiter and food were great. VALUE is the reason.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi Adriana, we are sorry that your experience was not fully up to par. Would you please be willing to give us feedback at pdxmpreviews@gmail as to what could have helped the value proposition? We would love to hear from you.

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jfitzpa503
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!!! Our waitress Allure was amazing.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thanks for the great review! Allura is a great server and we are glad you were well taken care of. Please come back again and visit us soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great customer service!!!! we would definitely come back

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks for the great review! Our service is our cornerstone, so we're glad that you enjoyed our experience!

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JasonC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great experience when we go would always recommend

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on August 2, 2021

Hi Jason, thanks for the great review! We are glad you had a great experience and hope you come back again soon!

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vipRJHBend
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a way to celebrate a birthday! The Melting Pot didn’t miss a beat for our group of friends! Great food, great service and wonderful partnership in the celebration! We’ll be back again soon—always appreciate you!

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thanks for the great review! We definitely pride ourselves on celebrations - especially birthdays. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and service. Please come back again soon!

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TimA
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It was a terrific meal. It has been 3 years since we have been able to return to the Melting Pot. Glad we were able to get back.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on July 26, 2021

Hi Tim, thanks for the great review and welcome back! We were glad you could make it back in and we're also glad your experience lived up to your expectations.

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BillT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hi Bill, thanks for the great review! Please come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting The Melting Pot. Our waitress was awesome & the food was great! We will definitely be back!

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thanks for the great review! We take great pride in our service and it appears we were up to the mark! Please come back again soon!

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LindaA
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

There was nothing special here. Prices were high and service was slow. Servers were sloppy and had little attention to detail. I would not recommend this to others. Our experience at other fondue restaurants has been much better.

The Melting Pot - Portland
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hi Linda, we are sorry to hear that your experience was not as good as it could have been. Would you be willing to share your experience with us at pdxmpreviews@gmail? We would love to hear about what we could have done better.

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The Melting Pot - Portland is rated 4.5 stars by 2578 OpenTable diners.

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