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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204-1440
+1 503-802-5370
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (69 reviews)
“bibimbap” (22 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 23:00 Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204-1440
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1 - 10 of 790 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the special for breakfast, which was an eggs benedict with heirloom tomatoes. It was delicious!

Thank poirot8345
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

To be clear, this place was “good”. But in a foody town like Portland, and compared to the other two restaurants we went to in one weekend, it simply did not stack up. Service was very good — friendly and attentive. Atmosphere felt like a...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. We have been coming here for six years, and it always serves up inventive delicious Asian cuisine...all at a reasonable price point. We just had an amazing dining experience at Zuma in London, and wanted a similar experience. And Departure delivered...More

1  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ashley was amazing, perfect service. Prompt and friendly. We will be back!! Great place for drinks with friends

Thank Journey773450
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Portland, we wanted a restaurant that provided a great view of the downtown area. Departure has both indoor and patio seating. The architecture is interesting and unique. We enjoyed our dinner selections which were mostly served family style (a.k.a. to be shared). The...More

Thank RMFV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another amazing experience at Departure!! Our waiter Mark was incredible, very attentive and kind. Also so helpful and informative! We were celebrating our daughter and her friends birthday and our experience was the best. Always delicious food. We loved the Brussel sprouts, veggie udon noodles,...More

Thank N1639GGkevinc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away on the 15th floor of a downtown building in an ultra modern setting is this Asian fusion restaurant with beautiful views and unusual food combinations served in a shared plate/tapas-like manner. I would go back for the pork belly alone but also loved...More

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and beautiful atmosphere. Especially grateful for the gorgeous gluten free meal. Our server Jennifer was attentive and excellent. Thank you, Departure!

Thank Leslie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Departures had been highly recommended to us and we reserved well in advance and looked forward to our visit. Unfortunately, we wee disappointed by the food, the ambience, and the attitude of the kitchen. The restaurant essentially surrounds the bar, so it is noisy and...More

Thank david92130
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Departure for the first time and were very pleased with the food and beautiful view of Portland. I recommend the crispy pork belly dim sum, and our waitress Jennifer was very sweet and friendly!

Thank Erica_nk
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Questions & Answers
Bridgette B
22 February 2018|
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Response from ttlee | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the answer above...the high top seating is along the bar
10 December 2017|
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Response from AlwaysEating73 | Reviewed this property |
Departure has insanely awesome food and service for a reasonable price
Lukasz P
20 April 2017|
Response from JessicaLorraine2015 | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your interest in Departure, currently the West Deck Bar and Lounge is open every evening, with the exception of high winds or storms. The East Deck Dining Patio will be opening sometime next month, once... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204-1440
    (5th and 6th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Within a block of max transit. Within a couple of blocks of bus system of Trimet.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-802-5370
  • E-mail
Departure Restaurant is located atop the Nines Hotel and offers modern Asian cuisine in a sleek, cosmopolitan setting with two outdoor decks and stunning views of the city, mountains and river. Chef de Cuisine Gregory Gourdet creates traditional Asian preparations with Northwest ingredients in signature dishes such as the restaurant’s grilled kushiyaki selections, Indonesian spiced chicken and maguro karai honey sushi rolls. Departure’s bar showcases exotic cocktails, a global wine list and the city’s largest sake list.The saké and shochu list is one of the largest in the city and represents many hand-crafted, artisan producers. Departure boasts the design skills of Jeff Kovel of Skylab Architecture, one of Portland’s leading architectural firms. The overall design of the 9,000 square-foot space added a new full-level 15th floor to the original 1908 Meier & Frank building and two new rooftop patios with views overlooking downtown Portland, the Willamette River, Mt .Hood and Mount St. Helens. The design elements play off the notion of an urban escape.
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