Fodor's Expert Review Departure Restaurant + Lounge

$$$ Downtown Asian Fodor's Choice

This swanky rooftop restaurant and lounge on the top floor of The Nines hotel looks fresh out of L.A.—a look and feel that is, indeed, a departure from Portland's usual no-fuss vibe. The retro-chic interior has an extravagant, space-age, airport-lounge feel, and the outdoor patio—furnished with low, white couches and bright-orange tables and chairs—offers panoramic views of the Downtown skyline. It's not just about the view here at this see-and-be-seen late-night lounge. The seafood-focused Pan-Asian dishes, which include big-eye tuna poke, crispy squid with spicy miso, scallop skewers with asparagus, and wok-fried chili prawns with candied walnuts, are served in small portions and are consistently excellent thanks to the man heading the kitchen, Bravo Top Chef finalist Gregory Gourdet.

Asian Asian Fusion Trendy Views Sceney Dinner $$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

525 S.W. Morrison St.
Portland, Oregon  97204, USA

503-802–5370

www.departureportland.com

Known For:
  • Big-eye tuna poke
  • Fantastic skyline views
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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