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The Melting Pot

#146 of 3,437 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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1025 South West 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204 (SW 6th Avenue & Main Street)
+1 503-517-8960
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17:00 - 22:00
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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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Oregon
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We prefer the special where you can get salad, cheese and dessert. PERFECTION at a good price! You have to ASK for this as it isn't on the menu. They also have a very decent happy hour

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Thank TravelingTrioOregon
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't rate this place very high for food quality, because that's not really what your buying here, and you are paying a lot. Its more about the experience, and its a little bit of a Disneyland approach. We've been there now about 4 times, seems to be a favorite for one of our kids, and we always have a... More 

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Thank sandrahemsworth
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll probably need a reservation to get into the Melting Pot because it has great service and excellent foor.

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Thank Ernie C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to my first melting pot in New Mexico did not know what to expect but figured I would give it a try. It is not all just fondue. Depending on what you choose you can have a full and very satisfying meal. Typically we start out with a tasty broth that is created right in front of you... More 

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Thank Leah L
Salem, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When booking our reservation, they asked if we had a special event, I told them we would be bringing our daughter for her birthday and it would be the first time. they offered Balloons and a photo, but it didn't stop there, the server took extra time and attention making this a very special birthday, he even wrote her name... More 

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Thank richduncanc0
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Happy Hour, from 4-6:30pm, and there are a couple offerings at this 'premier fondue restaurant' to take advantage of including the Cheese Fondue. Prices are not listed on the website, instead you can watch pretty people eating beautiful foods. Pairing the table-cooked delicacies and wine (or beer) is fun, and provides conversation during the long self-prepared meal. Nice experience, yet... More 

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Thank CJRM
Portland, OR
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Location location location. While it's somewhat a strange location in the heart of Downtown Portland's business district, the restaurant in located underground and has a great vibe to it. The food is what you'd expect but our service has always been friendly and fun. Not bad for a place that makes you cook your own food.

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Thank 503EC
Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We reserved a table at Portland’s The Melting Pot a couple of nights ago: it was freezing cold outside, the restaurant is just 5 or 6 blocks away from us, so it was a perfect opportunity to have a cheese fondue, alpine style. My wife and I love cheese fondues. She spent all her childhood winters in Jura, I spent... More 

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Thank Marc D
Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is my daughter's favorite restaurant for celebrations. It's quite costly, but there is SO MUCH FOOD we can never eat it all. Check out the special event menus (e.g., Mother's day) and seasonal menus for special prices or other goodies (e.g., have your photo taken, balloons, flowers, etc.). They have children's menus (with crayons!), but we generally just let... More 

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Thank Prof_Thea
Oregon City, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Lots of reviews of the food here, so I'll focus on the help! Jeff was our bartender (we got to the restaurant a bit early and hung out in the bar). He was laid back, very informative, and chatty without being invasive or hovering. Very friendly and helpful, and a great staff member with whom to kick off our evening.... More 

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Thank Joshua R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 South West 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
    (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
Description
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?