Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Departure Restaurant sits atop the Nines Hotel and offers modern Asian cuisine in a sleek, cosmopolitan setting with two outdoor decks and stunning views of the city, mountains and river. Traditional Asian preparations meet Northwest ingredients in signature dishes such as the restaurant's grilled kushiyaki selections, kobe meatballs and maguro karai honey sushi rolls.
Featuring the largest saké list in Portland, Departure Restaurant also showcases exotic cocktails and a global wine list. The saké and shochu list represents many hand-crafted, artisan producers. Departure Restaurant boasts the design skills of Jeff Kovel of Skylab Architecture, one of Portland's leading architectural firms. The 9,000 square-foot space added a new full-level 15th floor to the original 1908 Meier & Frank building and two new rooftop patios with views overlooking downtown Portland, the Willamette River, Mt. Hood and Mount St. Helens.