This downtown restaurant is known for its local cuisine; all the ingredients are harvested here in Oregon. The small, split-level setup is cozy, but ... More
This downtown restaurant is known for its local cuisine; all the ingredients are harvested here in Oregon. The small, split-level setup is cozy, but it can get noisy. Northwest seafood, local mushrooms and other veggies make up an array of uniquely Oregon dishes. Sustainability is at the core of the restaurant's food philosophy and it firmly believes in supporting and sourcing from local growers. The razor clams and salmon are specialties not to be missed. The pastrami sandwich is a good choice for lunch. The freshness of the ingredients and the diversity it brings to the palate is an obvious advantage of this practice. This restaurant also claims to have the largest wine and beer list in the city; don't expect a Budweiser though. An excellent choice for a local culinary experience.
It was pretty good but I thought the wait was a little long. Once we got or order it was fine but we never saw the waitress again until the check. i gave her a tip that she should be around more and maybe a little faster with the order. If you go there I hope your not in her section.
After hearing so much about this restaurant, I was disappointed with the food I had for lunch. The house-made pastrami was dried out and flavorless, and for some reason accompanied by rather sharp, crumbled cheddar cheese. Pastrami and CHEESE? Please. A rhubarb tart was OK, but nothing exceptional. I would not bother going here again. Could probably have had just as good a lunch over at the art museum and definitely done better at the Heathman Hotel, two blocks down the street.
I ate here once. It's very overrated. The food was nothing special. The wine was good. The price was high. I spent about $120 on two persons for uninspiring cuisine and inferior service. The service was even less than the usual Portland poor!
Portland is very overrated in the culinary category. There are too many pretentious customers who haven't really experienced truly good cuisine as one can in Europe.
This is by far the best restaurant in Portland. The wine list is outstanding and the food is always incredible. Try the smoked duck moussiline when you can. Anniversaries and romantic dinners are ideal here.