Departure Restaurant + Lounge

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Chef de Cuisine Gregory Gourdet of Departure Restaurant & Lounge - Portland, OR

525 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 802-5370
www.departureportland.com
Hours: Tues-Thurs 4pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 4pm-2am

The rooftop restaurant and lounge of the Nines Hotel boasts unparalleled views of the city. Miami-style d├ęcor, complete with neon purple lights and post-modern lines make for a cool, if very un-Portland-like vibe. Suitably hip, pompadour-ed Chef de Cuisine Gregory Gourdet is fearlessly adventurous when it comes to his flavor profiles. Go for his Asian Pear Salad, Hearts of Palm, and Macadamia Nuts for a refreshing crunch and welcome tang (thanks to a hit of crystallized tamarind).

Recommended Dishes:
  • Tuna Poke, Chili, Sesame, White Ponzu, and Nori Chips
  • Asian Pear Salad, Hearts of Palm, Tamarind, and Macadamia Nuts
  • Crispy Pork Belly, Pickled Watermelon, Pumpkin Seeds, and Thai Basil
  • Crystal Shrimp Dumplings, Water Chestnuts, Chili, and Soy
  • Indonesian Spiced Chicken, Orange, Galangal, and Dates

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