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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

Located atop the historic Meier & Frank building, Departure Restaurant + Lounge offers modern Asian cuisine with panoramic city views and global cocktails. Executive Chef Gregory Gourdet creates dishes using traditional ingredients and techniques from many Asian countries. The space designed by Jeff Kovel of Skylab Architecture offers diners two rooftop decks with views overlooking downtown Portland, the Willamette River and Mt. St. Helens.
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1238 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(1,238 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 1,238 reviews
5 stars
(706)
4 stars
(358)
3 stars
(119)
2 stars
(39)
1 star
(16)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Departure Restaurant and Lounge Reviews List
Review 1 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great for Birthdays

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our waiter Kyle was great, we really enjoyed having him. My friends and I went there for our first time, and to celebrate our birthdays. We felt special and taken care of, and I would highly recommend the Korean BBQ steam buns! It was amazing and I ended up ordering more. Thank you again Departure and Kyle for the wonderful experience!"
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 2 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
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Review 3 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 5 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 7 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Special Features: hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 8 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Our go-to place

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"It doesn't matter whether I am meeting a girlfriend for happy hour, or having a romantic dinner, or celebrating a birthday with 8 other people, Departure is always a good idea. Their food is consistently perfect and their service is professional and swift."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Our first special evening meal here

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"... we will return ... our first special dinner here for my wife's birthday. we have wanted to come for a few years ... the food was excellent, and the service from all employees is tops !!"
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2013
Special Features: special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 10 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
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Review 11 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 12 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2011
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 13 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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Review 15 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food was absolutely delicious!

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Food was absolutely delicious!! Service was friendly and fast, and overall the restaurant is elegant, stylish, modern, and the view over town is amazing. First time for dinner here, and we will be back everytime we're in Portland!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Solid choice for one night in Portland.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"This was a tourist and dining experience rolled into one."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 19 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
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Review 20 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
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Review 21 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Pan-Asian treat

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Went to Departures for dinner the other night; first time there. At the top of The Nines Hotel, with fabulous views of (south) Portland. Very chic decor, terrific Asian fare, beautifully prepared. Milennial/Yuppie crowd. Best to order and sample several appetizers, but a good choice of entrees as well. Desserts also good. Higher end prices."
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2016
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 23 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Good evening out

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Our server was very pleasant and tended to our needs during and after happy hours. All the dishes were small plates and delicious, except the octopus which lacked flavor, somewhat bland. Maybe because we had ordered so many other very tasty choices and possibly were also influenced by recent memory of excellently prepared octopus in another local restaurant.
Overall, we enjoyed our evening very much.
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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
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Review 26 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 27 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
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Review 28 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
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Review 29 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Awesome

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Caresse was great and took such good care of us. We were well take care of and happy."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 30 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
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Review 31 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Fabulous food, but for me

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2007
Special Features: hot spot
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Review 32 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2014
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Review 33 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2013
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Review 34 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dinner before the play

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We ordered mostly vegan/vegetarian food and it was good. The brussel sprouts were too salty for me. The salt and pepper tempeh logs were very, very good, but a little too salty, but they are salt and pepper logs. You might ask for both dishes with less salt. We also had sweet potato roll that was delish"
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

My "go to" place...

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This restaurant has become my "go-to" place when visitors are in or for that special treat. Once you get beyond the pretentious hostesses, everyone could not be nicer, the food is amazing as is the service, the ambience and the view.
I would like to try for brunch one day and when it stops raining, the outdoor dining."
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food was fantastic and service was A+

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"All the food brought out to us was paced perfectly and presented wonderfully. The service was fantastic and always helpful. The environment was stellar and professional. I will recommend this place to anyone and I will be coming back."
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 37 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/20/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 38 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Each time delightful and look forward anytime I am in portland."
Dined on 10/30/2014
 2006
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Review 39 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Amazing food and decent service

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Departure restaurant and lounge was a 4 star in my books. The food was awesome the view was beautiful. I would definitely recommend it for a date. The price is a little high but it's totally worth it. The only thing stopping me from rating Departure a 5 star is the service. Didn't see my server very much. Had a empty glass of wine half the time I was there because he was never around. Other then that it was awesome!"
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, scenic view
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Review 40 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2011
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 41 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 42 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent service , brussell sprouts, crab!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 43 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Fun

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great energy, a little too "hip" for me and loud but a great spot I would go to 2-3 times a year if I lived in Portland. Had a super fun time."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 47 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Incredible food, incredible view

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My wife and I had a late dinner at Departure, and it was such a fun experience overall. Of the 5 or 6 dishes we split, not a single one disappointed; and with each new dish we thought we had found the best one so far! The place was pretty packed and the tables are close together, but the view made up for it."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2013
Special Features: hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 48 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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