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Explore an exciting career in hospitality with Departure Restaurant + Lounge

Experience Departure, the downtown Portland Modern Asian cuisine from SAGE Restaurant Group. 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.

Sage Restaurant Group is a team of passionate industry-leading restaurateurs who excel in the realm of F&B operations by creating and operating successful concepts that are distinctly branded, innovative and highly designed. Our team creates unexpected, playful and locally-focused food and beverage experiences that connect with the people who live and work in the communities we serve.

Departure is managed by Sage Hospitality. We were founded on entrepreneurial spirit and a desire for excellence. We pride ourselves in redefining the hotel and restaurant experience beyond the status quo. We're looking for extraordinary people to join our family and help us deliver the unexpected. People love working at Sage because of what we stand for. We dare to be different; not only in the experience we provide our guests, but also in the experiences we provide our associates. Being true to ourselves is simply a part of who we are. Together, we strive to create a community that is based on integrity, respect, creativity, and mutual support. Being part of an organization where things matter is what our associates' value most. We have an uncompromising commitment to exceed the expectations of our owners, provide best-in-class experiences for our guests, hire dynamic associates and engage in the community. If you are looking to build meaningful partnerships and add unexpected value to the businesses with which we are entrusted, we would love to hear from you!

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