South American cuisine
in downtown Portland




113 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97204


We will be CLOSED for LUNCH service on Tuesday, January 17th. Stay safe! 

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 28-day dry-aged ribeye, grilled octopus with chorizo, housemade cheese and brisket empanadas, slow roasted lechon, refreshing ceviches and warm oxtail 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.


Once a month, we close down the restaurant for regular dinner service to celebrate cuisine from around the world. Our guests enjoy a six-course meal served family-style with regional red and white wines. LeChon also donates $5 from each and every guest to a diverse rotation of local and international organizations that we believe in. 

Tickets are $60 per person, and include all food, wine and gratuity. Visit our Events page to purchase tickets and reserve your place at the table! For questions, please send an email to: or give us a call at 503.219.9000

January 22 - 6:30pm | SPAIN
February 26 - 6:30pm | ITALY ("Big Night")
March 19 - 6:30pm | SOUTH AFRICA
April 13 - 6:30pm | HONG KONG
May 21 - 6:30pm | NEW ORLEANS
June 25 - 6:30pm | PORTUGAL
July 30 - 6:30pm | NIKKEI (Japanese-Peruvian)
August 20 - 6:30pm | GREECE
September 24 - 6:30pm | HAWAII
October 22 - 6:30pm | TURKEY



Late Night Cocktails

Private Parties

Hosting a private party? We would be happy to help! We offer off-site catering, private dining, semi-private dining, the use of our outdoor event space and of course, enjoy of 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 or a standing cocktail reception. Our outdoor event space is available seasonally (weather permitting) and can accommodate up to 80 guests for a seated dinner or 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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