Departure creates modern, accessible Asian cuisine using traditional techniques from the Far East. Floating atop the landmark Meier & Frank Building, Departure’s ambitious menu captivates diners with its masterful remix of authentic coastal cuisine. From street food-styled starters to meal-sized classics, rice, and noodle specialties to market-fresh sushi, Departure embraces the bounty of the Pacific Northwest to deliver the fiery flavors of the Far East. Whether steamed or stir-fried, smoked, or sautéed, each dish leads diners to another stage along Departure’s culinary adventure. In a space whose design is as daring as its cuisine, Departure is the new sky-high retreat for both quick bites and leisurely dining at a premiere Portland restaurant and lounge. Step beyond its iconic facade into a world of cutting-edge interiors that seamlessly blend Portland’s pioneering past with its progressive future. With a relaxed, refined atmosphere, Departure is the ultimate downtown Portland restaurant for encounters of every taste and style. Settle into your seat for a truly unique Portland downtown bar experience at Departure’s cool, elegant lounge or claim your perch on our panoramic deck and toast to the spirit of exploration with its menu of global cocktails – sipped high above the city center from Portland’s newly reborn downtown destination. That’s Departure – where the vibe of this Modern Asian restaurant in Portland is as sensational as the views.