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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (53)
Good for a Date (51)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Romantic (43)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Fun (31)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Cozy (25)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Worth the Drive (17)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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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·Dined on January 15, 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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·Dined on January 12, 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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·Dined on January 9, 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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·Dined on January 8, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

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

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 8, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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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·Dined on January 6, 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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·Dined on January 4, 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 3, 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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·Dined on December 31, 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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·Dined on December 31, 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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·Dined on December 31, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pre New Year’s Eve

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The waitress was terrible and rude, only came to serve us for 3 times in 3hr dinning period, and only filled our water for once. It took her so long to come to the table and never seen her around so we have to ask other waitress to help us. When we ask to refill the fruit plate, she only brought us a tiny plate of fruits. When i ask for check, she just got it out from her pocket and went away without asking either we wanted separate or together. We waited another 10 minutes to ask for separate check but she never came back therefore we had to find other waitress to do the bill. She was horrible. Otherwise the food was pretty good, just have to improve the service

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice atmosphere! The cheese fondue was delicious!!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our kids love going to The Melting Pot for special occasions, and we had a great time tonight.
The menu has been enhanced, with an excellent kids menu, excellent drinks menu and still great entree options for fondue.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Parking is a bit of a pain, and good luck to first timers going there finding the place, but once you find a parking spot, then the restaurant, you're good. It's a bit like going down into a bomb shelter. Food was good, Jaime was our server and he was a delight. The big issue we had is the time there. Our reservation was for 7:30PM. We had several significant wait times between courses, and the total meal time ended up being a little over 2 hours, we didn't get out of there until after 9:30PM. That was crazy!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Boyfriend and I took his mother there for Xmas eve dinner, and we had a blast.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We weren’t expecting to have to cook our own food. Portions were very small for the price. The menu was also very confusing. Bad first time experience.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our dining experience was a disaster. I was celebrating with my teenage daughter’s and it was extremely disappointing. We had a 7:45pm reservation and after being seated, we were not waited on for 40 minutes. Our water glasses sat empty for an hour before being refilled. Our waiter was odd and seemed to be ignoring us and waiting on other tables before us. I had a hard time getting his attention as he barely made eye contact with me or stopped by our table.
While ordering the cheese fondue he talked me out of what we wanted to order and suggested he wanted to make something else. Explain to him that this was my girls first time having fondue and that it needed to be mild. He brought something that was very strong with a very pungent ale. Neither of them liked it and I asked him for what we had originally ordered. I was already disappointed by the slow service and his lack of attention.
After waiting on our main course for well over 2 hours, I finally got up and asked to speak to a manager. She was very apologetic, and offered to comp my girls’ lemonades and take care of our chocolate fondue, but it was only $18 off our bill that was $158.
I was ready to walk out at almost 10:15 pm when our food finally arrived. The table across from us had been seated nearly 2 hours after us and their food came out before ours.
At this point, we all had lost our appetites and the broth that was made to cook our meats in by our waiter was so disgusting that we couldn’t eat it. He put in excess of garlic and mushrooms and onions. We felt as if he was trying to send this on our way because I had complained.
Our chocolate fondue came out immediately following our main course. Things seemed to be speeding along. I think the waiter just wanted to get rid of us. We were there until nearly 11:00 pm and had a 1.45 hour drive home. This was supposed to be a very special night and a treat for us. We left feeling extremely let down and disregarded.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We spent the last few wedding anniversaries and birthdays at Melting Pot. We were always given a plate that was written ‘happy anniversary/birthday’ with chocolate so we could take a picture with for good memories. But the last two times we didn’t get that.

We weren’t asked if we needed more veggies/bread for the cheese dipping, or more fruits for the chocolate fondue this time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

This was the worst service we have ever had. Over 3 1/2 hours at the table and multiple mistakes, with a reservation for 5:30pm. Overall extremely disappointing and not worth the time or money.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The waiter was rather pushy about what we should eat and do. The table was too small for six. The food was just okay and overpriced!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Horrible service, horrible wait time. Will not go back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I went with a friend for a special holiday meal. We did the four course meal, and enjoyed every bite. Service was attentive which us good because a first timer needs some explanation!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always enjoy a meal at the Melting Pot. A little overpriced, but you pay for the experience/ambience. Great for a special occasion, but not everyday dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was terrible! Took 2 1/2 hours for our meal, and we didn't get an apology or any discounts due to the extremely long wait.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

They have really gone down cheap wise. Soo expensive for what you get. Cheese dippers include bread, baby carrots cut in half, green apples, baby tomatoes and celery. Where is the broccoli and cauliflower? Both of which go way better with cheese than carrots, celery and tomatoes! $48 for this, crazy! Salads are small. Dessert is the best thing they have. Skip the meat part unless you like boiling your food. Will not go back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent food as always. Tom was an excellent server. The fee for cooking style on the new menu is a bit ridiculous however.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I drove 3.5 hours to Portland to take my wife out to The Melting Pot for her birthday. It was worth every bit of the drive. Our server was Karen. She was upbeat and put a personal touch on the experience. We have been to this location twice now, and it is still one of my favorite places to take her. We will be back for sure and in the last 3 days, have probably told at least 12 people about our experience there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was my second time going and it was amazing. My wife and I will definitely be going again. It was expensive but it was only because of the anniversary package I got but it was worth it.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Came in to celebrate my friends' birthday. Pleasantly surprised with the handmade card given by the staff to my friend. Excellent food, atmosphere and experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always pleased with my dining experience here. Food is excellent, and it is fun for conversation to be cooking your own stuff. Great service, easy to have conversations, very satisfied

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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