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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

525 S.W. Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204-1440
+1 503-802-5370
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (58 reviews)
“bibimbap” (21 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
525 S.W. Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204-1440
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Once I made it past the surly hostess, I had a great experience and a decent meal. Despite the fact that the waiter brought me a beef dish instead of the chicken dish that I initially ordered, he quickly made it all right. The food...More

Thank greatguyindc
Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess if you want to be outside, it would be ok to be here but the drinks we got were syrupy, expensive, and made me more thirsty. I would recommend getting a beer if you go....More

Thank Michelle A
JessicaLorraine2015, Manager at Departure Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Michelle, First of all thank you for taking the time to reach out to us! We appreciate and take to heart all guest feedback, and I will make sure that your comments get back to the bar team. We do hope that you will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view of the city from both indoor and outdoor areas. Food is good - Asian fusion and service is good. Seemed to be always crowded with non-hotel guests given the view and quite a young crowd if you are looking for that scene.

Thank beachbum_efh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely bar on the rooftop of the hotel. Very little shade on hot days. Drinks are slightly pricier than other locations. Great place to hang out for a drink or snack.

Thank Nadya R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is "happening." Great crowd and fun to be there. The food was Japanese and done very well. The service was good as well. Worth a visit.

Thank chvtraveler2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good variety food menu. Size vary by plate. Good service. Great outdoor views of Portland. Very popular so make an advance reservation.

Thank gxg189
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had amazing dinner with my family, food and drinks just unique and super tasty. Our server, Ben , did a great job and he was funny, quick, he gave us the best recommendations, he was very professional. One of my favorite so far!

Thank olyaua
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food, view and service top notch. Ben our server gave us excellent suggestions and great service. The food melts in your mouth with a wide variety. You can't miss with beautiful views, great service and the best food. Just go here.

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located a half a block from Pioneer Square, Departure is located on top of the trendy ACE hotel. The restaurant is mostly indoors with a few tables outside, but the bar and lounge area is a true rooftop experience with great views of downtown Portland,...More

Thank SolarT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate a late brunch so had to cancel my dinner plans here but decided to come anyway to have a sunset drink on their rooftop bar.Its on top of the Hotel Nine & has a great view of the city & water. May get crowded...More

Thank Errol999
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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
Marilynn K
3 October 2016|
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Response from Jonathan G | Reviewed this property |
Only if it is a service dog.
Caroline K
31 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 S.W. 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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