South American cuisine
in downtown Portland




113 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97204


We are celebrating National Rum Day on Tuesday, August 16th with a Cuban inspired feast and a variety of rum cocktails in our outdoor event space. See our Facebook page for more details and RSVP to or at 503.219.9000.

Join us on Thursday, September 8th in our outdoor event space as we host Bunnell Family Cellars for a wine dinner featuring Chef Jaco Smith and wine pairings from Bunnell. The event starts at 6:30pm! Check out our FaceBook page for more details, and RSVP at


Tues-Sun: 3p-6p; Monday: 3p-close
LUNCH: Mon-Fri: 11a-3p
BRUNCH: Sat-Sun: 9a-2p
MID-DAY: Sat-Sun: 2p-3p
DINNER: Every Day: 5p-10p
LATE NIGHT: Mon-Sat: 9p-close

Located in a beautiful, historic building on Portland, Oregon’s Southwest waterfront.

Lechon is a South American dining experience that seamlessly combines the fiery cooking of Argentina, Chile and Patagonia, along with creative inspiration of the chef. Enjoy perfectly charred porterhouse steak, grilled octopus with chorizo, housemade corn and brisket empanadas, slow roasted Patagonian pork, refreshing ceviches and warm crab humitas.

Executive Chef Jaco Smith consistently pushes the boundaries on traditional Latin fare by incorporating wood-fired flavors into his cuisine while boasting a view of the Willamette River that few Portland restaurants can offer. Executive Chef Jaco Smith comes from a large family of cattle, sheep and grain farmers. He started cooking at a young age in his mother’s kitchen. She regularly catered themed events at their home which resulted in his falling in love with cuisines from around the world. His favorite childhood memories include the tastes of dulce de leche, flan and grilled breads, reminiscent of South American flavors and commonly found on South African kitchen tables.


six courses served family style with regional wines
$50/person ($5 from each Sunday Supper Series guest
will be donated to a diverse rotation of international organizations)

Reservations Required: 503-219-9000 or Email us at

Sunday, August 21 - 6:30pm | Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian)
Sunday, September 11 - 6:30pm | Mozambique
Sunday, October 2 - 6:30pm | Seven Fires: A Tribute to Francis Mallman
Sunday, October 23 - 6:30pm | Cuba
Sunday, November 6 - 6:30pm | Korea
Sunday, November 20 - 6:30pm | Thailand
Sunday, December 18 - 6:30pm | Inida



Late Night Cocktails

Private Parties

Hosting a private party? We would be happy to help! We offer catering, semi-private dining and of course enjoy the full restaurant. Please fill out the form on the right and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Space

Our private dining room is located in a private atrium and is the ideal space for a variety of both corporate and social events. The atrium can seat up to 40 guests for a seated dinner and up to 50 for a standing cocktail reception.

Food & Beverage

Chef Jaco and his team have carefully crafted food and beverage menus that can be customized for your event. Based upon the family style dining experience we feature at LeChon, we offer multi-course dinner menus, as well as a reception menu and options for lunch and breakfast events. In addition, we have our entire beverage menu available and can assist you in selecting the options that will work best for your group. We are more than happy to accommodate guests with allergies and dietary restrictions - just let us know! See attached menus for more detailed information.

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For large parties, call (503) 219–9000

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