Best places to eat fondue in Portland Oregon

Top 9 Best Places for Fondue in Portland, Oregon

Hearty, tasty and a lot of fun to eat with friends, the Swiss delicacy is the ultimate sociable comfort food. Handily the city of Portland has quite a few in which you can indulge in the European dish whether its sweet or savory. From casual eateries to more formal spots, here are the best places to eat fondue in Portland, Oregon (in no particular order)

1. Urban Fondue – a stylish spot known for its variety of savory and sweet fondues as well as wine and cocktails

Urban Fondue Portland

One of Portland’s favorite fondue places is hidden inside the Nob Hill neighborhood. With a modern yet eclectic vibe, this place is a must-visit for all fondue lovers. As you enter the restaurant bar, you are welcomed by the sight of loud red booths, a pleasant ambiance, and an aromatic air full of fondue goodness. 

The menu has an exciting range of fondues. The special cheese fondues offer you to choose from the classic Smoked Local Farmhouse Cheddar and the rich Oregon Black Truffle. On the other hand, you have the perfect finisher to choose from a variety of chocolate and dessert fondues including the Heath Bar, Rocky Road, Tiramisu, Marionberry Cheesecake, and the Salted Caramel Cognac. 

Happy Hour is every day till 6 PM, Monday-Saturday, and all evening on Sunday. The next time you are in the neighborhood, be sure to take your favorite person along and have a comforting time together at the Urban Fondue. 

Address: 2114 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97210, United States

2. Melting Pot – a fondue restaurant chain offering heated pots of savory, chocolate or broth for dipping and cooking

Melting Pot Fondue Portland

Going strong for more than 30 years now, Melting Point has every Portlander’s heart set on it. Catering to different lots and groups of foodies, Melting Pot has something for everyone.

Want to go out but can’t leave the kids behind? No problem, just tag them along. Have a huge group of friends longing to go out for dinner? Head right over to this spot. Been thinking of surprising your loved one with a special date dinner? Look no further, ‘Thursdate’ at Melting Pot has got you covered. A romantic four-course dinner for two and the self-indulging Sparkling Chocolate Fondue combined with handcrafted cocktails and flowers and candles to set the mood (every Thursday night).  

Apart from this, the restaurant offers a private room for parties and celebrations. Moreover, it also has a rich variety of cheese fondues and an outstanding menu for vegetarian/vegan and gluten allergic folks. Melting Pot has made sure nobody gets left behind from experiencing its exquisiteness. 

Address: 1050 SW 6th Ave #100, Portland, OR 97204, United States

3. Swiss Hibiscus – classic Swiss dishes and other European eats located in a low-key bistro

Swiss Hibiscus Portland

Situated in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, Swiss Hibiscus is an authentic Swiss and European restaurant. The restaurant is the continuing legacy of the famous Chef Martin Wyss from the Swiss Inn restaurant and curator of the hit Swiss Inn salad dressing. The restaurant is run by his daughter Jennie and the famed salad dressing is made here under the name of Martin’s Swiss dressing. 

Their cheese fondue is a customary assortment of Swiss cheeses, white wine, and kirschwasser served with French bread cubes. Moreover, they also have a long list of beer and wine collections to choose from. Safe to say, if you want to have a laid-back evening with good food, Swiss Hibiscus won’t disappoint. 

Address: 4950 NE 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97211, United States

4. Bartini – a small bar with a bustling vibe offering martinis and small plates including fondue

Bartini fondue Portland Oregon

With Urban Fondue next door, Bartini is Portland’s number one martini bar and a sweet little bonus treat for all of us. With the delicious martinis and seasonal drink specials along with an exotic blend of carefully crafted dishes, Bartini’s extensive menu will keep you coming back for more.

Mixt small plates, munchies, sliders, and of course, the magical fondues including the Oregon Black Truffle, Pesto Caprese Fondue, Jalapeno Popper, Caramel Cheesecake, and more. Be sure to stop by to try it all, or let alone order drinks as a finisher. 

Address: 2108 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97210, United States

5. Papa Haydn – one of the best places to try fondue in the city

Papa Haydn fondue Portland

A dream come true and a foundation of love conquers all, Papa Haydn has been one hell of a ride for the married couple, Jeff and Heidi for the last 40 years. Everything on the menu is carefully created with lots of flavor and love.

Desserts and chocolate fondues are their specialty and whenever you get the chance to taste them you will get to know why. 

Address: (Sellwood) 5829 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97202

     (Northwest) 701 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97210

6. Urban German Wursthaus – offering traditional European dishes including fondue

Urban German Wursthaus Fondue

A kindred spirit of the German renaissance offers a German twist on the classic fondues. A Creamy Swiss fondue served with a warm Bavarian pretzel and sliced apples with the option of having it with/without your choice of sausage.

People of German origin have been heard saying that one bite takes them back home, not to forget the beer. Amazing views of Cathedral Park and the Bridge make it a perfect outdoor dining spot. 

Address: 6635 N Baltimore Ave UNIT 201, Portland, OR 97203, United States

7. Olympia Provisions Public House – a buzzing stop serving American eats, craft drinks, beer, wine and fondue! 

Olympia Provisions Public House

Another place for great German food choices, Olympia Provisions Public House has three different menus to cater to your taste buds: brunch, mid-day, and main, all equally appealing. With a walk-in neighborhood pub vibe, the restaurant has everything ranging from bratwursts and frankfurters to hamburgers and schnitzels.

Hidden amongst the Alpine Classics, you shall find the Fondue Neuchatel made with Emmental, gruyere and white wine, served with a whole kielbasa, apple, fingerling potatoes, pickles, house-made soft pretzel bites, and bread. Don’t forget to give it a go. 

Address: 3384 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202, United States

8. Gustav – serves high quality German cuisine with fondue too

Gustav Portland

Eat, Drink, Cheer! The tagline quite literally summarizes this place for you in three words. Full of authentic and fresh Bavarian recipes with some German flair, Gustav should be your next stop for a cocktail party, lunch, dinner, or lavish party. Happy Hour, Monday to Friday from 3 – 5.30 PM. 

Address: 1705 SE 164th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683, United States

9. Bargarten Bavarian Social Haus – a relaxed European biergarten-style bar where you can indulge in fondue

Bargarten Bavarian Social Haus

Bargarten features almost an exquisite and unique variety of fondues in the most unimaginable ways. Fondue fritter is a cheese fondue glazed with crushed hard pretzel breadcrumbs served with cranberry yogurt compote and roasted jalapeño aioli.

Then comes the Rheinlander fondue, made with Swiss cheese, white wine, and spices, and an option to choose from four different flavors. A haven for all the fondue lovers in Portland.

Address: 6045 Keizer Station Blvd, Keizer, OR 97303, United States

Scott started his travelling life back in 1999, when he headed off on a solo jaunt to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia with just a backpack, a camera and a spirit for adventure. After that, the travel bug bit hard and now he is always seeking to head off somewhere new. Over the years he has lived in Italy, Qatar, Ireland and the UK but his spiritual home will always be Rome as this is the city which most satisfies his unrelenting craving for culture, good food and football. Scott loves nothing better than to be behind the camera and has also just started his own blog called Bars and Spas. As well as Rome he also counts Melbourne and Tel Aviv among his favourite places and now permanently resides in Dublin. Follow Scott on Google+ and Twitter

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