South American cuisine
in downtown Portland




113 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97204


LUNCHMon-Fri: 11a-2p
HAPPY HOURMon-Fri: 430p-530p, Sat-Sun: 3pm-5pm
DINNERSun-Mon: 430p-9p, Tues-Thurs: 430p-10p, Fri-Sat: 430p-11p
LATE NIGHT | Tues-Sat: 9p-close

*please note: we do not accept reservations for patio tables. These tables are available on a first-come, first serve basis.

To support the New Avenues Youth's Service Industry Training & Placement Program, LeChon will be donating $1 of every Mal Humorado purchased. This program is dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Come enjoy a cocktail and assist us in helping young people excel in the tourism and hospitality industry. 

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 piquillo pepper and pork empanadas, slow roasted lechon, refreshing ceviches and smoked bone marrow.

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 and bring our family, friends, neighbors and community together to celebrate cuisine from around the world. Our guests explore international flavors over a six-course meal served family-style, cheers over themed cocktails and regional red and white wines, and get to know each other just a little bit better with community-style seating. 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, all wine and gratuity. Visit our Events page to purchase tickets and reserve your place at the table! For questions or seating requests, please send an email to:

September 30 | INDIA {SOLD OUT!}
December 2 | "MIND OF A CHEF"



Private Parties

Hosting a private party? We would be happy to help! We offer an indoor private dining room, a seasonal outdoor event space and of course, enjoy of the full restaurant. Please fill out the form on the right for more information and availability, and we will get back to you within two business days.

The Space

Our private dining room is located in an atrium setting and is the ideal space for a variety of both corporate and social events. The room can be made completely private from the rest of the restaurant, or we can also leave it open so guests can still enjoy the hustle and bustle of the kitchen. The atrium can seat up to 40 guests for a seated dinner or a standing cocktail reception.

Looking to cater your office lunch, group happy hour or other special event? Please contact our friends over at Spork Bytes to learn more about bringing the LeChon experience to you! 

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 brunch 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! 


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please note: we DO NOT accept reservations for patio seating. these tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

for large party or prevent event inquiries, please send an email to:

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