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LeChon

4.8
4.8
2725 reviews
$30 and under
South American
Lechon is a South American dining experience that seamlessly combines the fiery cooking of Argentina, Chile and Patagonia, along with creative inspiration of the chef. Enjoy perfectly charred 28-day dry-aged ribeye, grilled octopus with chorizo, housemade piquillo pepper and pork empanadas, slow roasted lechon, refreshing ceviches and smoked bone marrow.

Executive Chef Jaco Smith consistently pushes the boundaries on traditional Latin fare by incorporating wood-fired flavors into his cuisine while boasting a view of the Willamette River that few Portland restaurants can offer. Smith comes from a large family of cattle, sheep and grain farmers. He started cooking at a young age in his mother’s kitchen. His favorite childhood memories include the tastes of dulce de leche, flan and grilled breads, reminiscent of South American flavors and commonly found on South African kitchen tables.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 73 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    South American, Argentinean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 219-9000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Jaco Smith

  • Catering

    We do offer offsite catering through our exclusive catering partner, Spork Bytes. Please reach out to chris@sporkbytes.com or info@lechonpdx.com for more details!

  • Private party facilities

    Our sister property located around the corner from Lechon (called Lobby by Lechon) is our exclusive private event venue. The space can accommodate 24 guests for a seated dinner, and up to 35 for a cocktail reception, and it the ideal environment for a variety of corporate or social events. Please send an inquiry to events@lechonpdx.com for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (855) 901-3067

  • Area

    Southwest Portland

  • Cross Street

    Between SW Pine & Ash

  • Parking Details

    Metered street parking (free after 7:00pm)<br />Next to several Park & Pay lots

  • Public Transit

    MAX stop 1st & Oak puts you one block away; Red and Blue Lines only

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 2,725 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JR

    JakeRohn

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food, inventive cocktails. Always.
  2. KW

    KirstinW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This absolutely a delight. I had my big birthday dinner here. The food was so delicious! Wonderful family-style food. Wait-staff was wonderful. I would definitely go back!
  3. MW

    MinW

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A good place! Food is good. I hope their steak could be more tender..
  4. TH

    TayeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time I walked in the door to the end, was a complete experience. Great food, environment and amazing customer service.
  5. EK

    EmilyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service including an off menu drink created for my husband. Food was phenomenal. Do not pass on the fried chicken. Went above and beyond to make my husband’s birthday dinner special.
  6. AG

    AlexG

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful interior. Delicious food and good service. Absolutely will be back!
  7. SH

    SkylerH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW! This place was delicious and so perfect for my birthday dinner. When I came in they gave us a champagne toast, and at the end they gave me chocolate sorbet! I will talk about what I ate in case someone was curious about what to order. We are gluten free. From most to least delicious: 1. Shrimp ceviche- this was flavorful! The sauce that the ceviche is in is so delicious we ended up dipping all the rest of the food in it. The chips are also the best chips in the worlddddd. 2. Elote- this is a simple dish but WOW did they perfect it. The sauce! AGAIN with the sauce! 3. Brussels Sprouts- definitely a unique dish, the smoked cashew butter was very good. i think this dish is healthy 4. Peruvian fried chicken- we were most excited about this one, and it wasn't our favorite. The fermented honey gave it a kind of sour taste, and not enough balance for me. The basil sauce that comes with it is tasty, I want that on another dish. Still delicious though and so worth the money Our server was so kind! I don't remember his name but he was a photographer and took time to make us feel special and answer all of our questions. Seems like a fun place to work where they treat their employees well. Will be back!
  8. l

    loveblumes

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haley and the entire staff was wonderful. Delicious drinks and appetizers. We’re coming back for mains!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and experience. We did the chefs tasting and enjoyed the crafted cocktails.
  10. KC

    KeriC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. Loved everything, but the Brussels sprouts are a must! Great service and ambience.
  11. DR

    DRJP

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The vibe and the food was excellent. While the service was very good, there were a couple of missteps. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and we both odered cocktails and a bottle of wine. My cocktail arrives as did the bottle of wine. My wife’s cocktail never showed up until we flagged our server after about 15 minutes. He apologized that he didn’t give my wife’s cocktail order to the bar. She received her birthday dessert and a few minutes later our server apologized for not putting a candle in her dessert. Overall, these aren’t big issues for us as we’re pretty chill, but this happened and I like my review to be accurate. We very much enjoyed the restaurant and we’d definitely return.
  12. LD

    LibbyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a celebration or a special night out. I love anywhere where I get to try multiple dishes in one meal. Everything was delicious including the drinks. Excellent service and a welcoming atmosphere.
  13. SP

    SusanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for large groups sharing tapas. You can try everything on the menu! All the dishes are great. Plenty of vegetarian options too. Service is excellent.
  14. b

    berber

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of best service experiences you’ll find in Portland. Perfect for special occasions and happy hour is amazing. Everything was delicious. We will be back
  15. TS

    ThomasS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so intentional and so well balanced. Loved how everything was different and delicious in their own way. Do not skip out on desert!
  16. MH

    MichelleH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time with coworkers with the excellent staff. Almost every dish was delicious and their mocktails too!
  17. DS

    DanielS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Meh. Service was not great. I would not go out of my way to this restaurant.
  18. BC

    BobC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't have enjoyed it more. Really excellent dishes and excellent service.
  19. B

    Brixloki

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, although portions were quite large for 'tapas', and we were only able to order four things: salad, bao, brussels sprouts, and pulpo. All very tasty. Nice wine list, too.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and service was incredible! Would definitely recommend this place. Even though it’s tapas, the servings are on the larger side. Definitely book reservations, we were able to get in right away. Others walking in had an hour wait.
  21. n

    noodlier

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lechon has always been and continues to be my favorite restaurant in Portland (and maybe anywhere in the US). I’ve never had a bad meal here and the updates they have made have always been positive. They have the kindest and most accommodating staff (and the best margs/cocktails around). I highly recommend Lechon for anyone!!
  22. DA

    DaveA

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Happy Hour, food was excellent, as were the drinks and service. Will definitely be returning for dinner.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary here and it was extraordinary! Haley was an amazing server and the food was superb.
  24. AO

    AndiO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific restaurant with great energy, food and ambience. Lived everything!
  25. JR

    JR211

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must when visiting Portland. Everything was delicious.
  26. T

    Tatiii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the aesthetic! Loved the food as well but both of the empanadas are pretty plain. That’s the only thing I wouldn’t spend money on but the rest of the food we had was so gooood!! Will go back again to try more of the menu :) Ps. It’s stinky outside of the restaurant so don’t choose to sit outside unless you’re okay with that lol
  27. AN

    AzieN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Hi my partner and I came in last night 9/22 we had reservations at 8:30 for dinner for our anniversary. Everything was amazing except our main entree. We ordered the 8 oz Snake River Farms flank steak- we asked for it to be MEDIUM. The meat came out rare and was burnt on the outside. No one stopped by to ask us how her food after the tapas was served. My partner felt uncomfortable sending back the food. We decided to eat it except it was so hard and rubbery it was literally an edible total waste of $28. You definitely should have your servers asking how things are after you serve a main entree. Our server was absolutely lovely and asked how everything was when are tapas arrived but nothing more. The meat was so rare it was raw since it was already past 9:20 PM and we saw at the restaurant was nearly empty we felt uncomfortable sending it back and asking for a new one to be made
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful experience! The food was outstanding, the staff kind and the ambiance just perfect. This will be my new "go-to" while in Portland. Simply amazing!
  29. CM

    CesarMilan2681

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a bit loud.
  31. KH

    KristineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Each menu item was so well balanced. Really appreciated their Zero-Proof beverage options.
  32. m

    maximecharp

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was very good and the pricing was decent. We didn't get the table we booked for and it wasn't comfy
  33. SC

    StefanC

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very very very very very very very very very very good
  34. KG

    KajunGal

    Portland

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both food & service were great. All food was served very well heated.
  35. CN

    ClaudiaN

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The birthday note was super cute. The food, especially the empanadas, was very good.
  36. TP

    TokyoPete

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The Chef pays great attention to the ingredients and the flavors are outstanding. I will def be back next time in Portland! Excellent food for a great value. Thank you LeCHON!
  37. DC

    DouglasC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Best food in Town. The outdoor seating had some bad street odours. Sit inside if possible and you’ll have the best meal ever in Portland
  38. S

    Susieq

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 7 celebrating a bday. The food was delicious; our waitress was friendly and helpful and very attentive. We love this place!
  39. V

    Vking

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated our anniversary and was placed in a cozy spot next to the kitchen, which was bustling with energy. My wife tried their non alcoholic FASHIONABLY LATE and it was delicious. The Lechon margarita was fantastic as well and came with a tasteful cucumber slice. All the Tapaz we tried were bursting with flavor, left us longing for more… I would recommend this place for anyone wanting to go somewhere a little special.
  40. C

    Char

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service from Dan! We will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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LeChon does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

LeChon is rated 4.8 stars by 2725 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 73 times today

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113 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between SW Pine &amp; Ash

  • Area

    Southwest Portland

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    South American, Argentinean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Metered street parking (free after 7:00pm)<br />Next to several Park & Pay lots

  • Public Transit

    MAX stop 1st & Oak puts you one block away; Red and Blue Lines only

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Jaco Smith

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (503) 219-9000

  • Catering

    We do offer offsite catering through our exclusive catering partner, Spork Bytes. Please reach out to chris@sporkbytes.com or info@lechonpdx.com for more details!

  • Private party facilities

    Our sister property located around the corner from Lechon (called Lobby by Lechon) is our exclusive private event venue. The space can accommodate 24 guests for a seated dinner, and up to 35 for a cocktail reception, and it the ideal environment for a variety of corporate or social events. Please send an inquiry to events@lechonpdx.com for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (855) 901-3067

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