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The Melting Pot

#150 of 3,410 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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1001 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-1147 (SW 6th Avenue & Main Street)
+1 503-517-8960
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's face it, melted cheese and chocolate? How can you go wrong? And at Melting Pot, you get that and a fun experience. Our waiter was fantastic! He was helpful, knowledgeable, engaging, and came by just the right amount of times. He just had a great personality and was a big part of why we would definitely go back. Good... More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Melting Pot offers a great happy hour for several reasons: 1) Happy hour goes until 6:30pm, which is later than a lot of places 2) The food selection and prices are a great deal (normal $22 fondue for two is $14, wine and cocktails $6, draft beers $5) 3) Service is excellent. Some restaurants offer a happy hour, but... More 

Thank pnwrover
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I were looking for an interesting place to eat dinner in Portland - and we found it! We got a reservation for a Saturday night, which wasn't easy as this is a popular spot. The restaurant was busy when we arrived at 5:45, filled with families, couples, and parties! Balloons! Rose petals! It was lovely. We shared... More 

Thank Keenielou
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit spendy, but a nice way to enjoy the evening. Good cheese fondue, nice salad and good entrees. The final chocolate fondue is a must. Servers are kind. Nice to do with friends or as a couple.

Thank Robert L
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51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Met up with a group of friends here. Tried two different cheese fondues and then the "flaming turtle" for desert. All of them were wonderful! Mixed drinks were just ok but their coffee was fabulous! Fun place and I would go again!

Thank Sharon F
Houston, Texas
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136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had a 6:15 reservation. Arrived at 6:20, since the entrance is on Main, not 5th. At 6:35, despite many, many empty tables, still had not been seated. Decided to leave. No apology from desk. Pitiful.

Thank Parliament_7
Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

To one who eats fondue frequently, this place didn't impress. Slow service and the food wasn't that great or eye appealing. We had a food allergy person with us and they didn't separate food even after asking. Over all just meh.

Thank Showustheway
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We have been talking about going to the melting pot for years. We finally decided to go and I left feeling underwhelmed. We went for a date night and we were there rather early. The service was good. The atmosphere left a LOT to be desired. We were across from the bar area next to some large groups which was... More 

Thank Dani H
Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Melting Pot is not only great fondue, but a great dining experience. I personally can do without the main dish; I love the cheese fondue and the chocolate fondue! A little spendy, but worth it a couple times a year.

Thank softballmom72
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

DELICIOUS! Took our 12 year old son here on a visit to Portland as he had never had fondue (he's a little foodie! ;) The server was very patient with us and answered all of our silly questions...as the menu was a little overwhelming and somewhat confusing at first. They have a wonderful variety of fondue. We did the full-meal-deal... More 

Thank hapytigr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-1147
    (SW 6th Avenue & Main Street)
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently located just three short blocks south of the Pioneer Courthouse Square MAX station.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-517-8960
Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon and elegantly appointed and furnished, The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for an out-of-the-ordinary experience. Celebrating something special? Our Hospitality Specialists are able to assist with all of your entertaining needs. We offer everything from personalized hand-written cards and balloon bouquets to long-stem roses and champagne waiting on your table when you arrive. Reservations are highly recommended, so start your Perfect Night Out. We will help you create a dining experience you won't soon forget.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?