Pickling parties of 2013 may be the Tupperware parties of the 1960s, but it is one trend that I'm thankful that Portland-area restaurants have adopted alongside crafty DIYers with stylish blogs. Sysco pickles just won't fly in these parts. These Portland restaurants have their own pickling parties with a group of hosts that surely include ecstatic prep cooks. Join the party at one of these spots down with the brine.
Keep Laurelhurst in mind for your last minute meat purchases as late as 10 p.m. On Tuesdays they start frying up their famous fried chicken at 11 a.m. that's only available until they sell out.
What does a restaurant with a CSA do with leftover fruit and vegetables? Pickle them of course, and then use them for everything from garnish on cocktails to preserved spread for crab cakes. Navarre's rotating menu of Italian,
French and Spanish dishes and small craft kitchen vibe, make this a sweet spot in the Portland dining scene.
Pause is great for large parties, as the restaurant and servers are accommodating. The food is simple and comforting. Try the sliders, fries and a beer of your choice $8.50.
Specials may include a burger (with miso), but the rest of the menu is truly traditional Japanese sans sushi. The cocktails are as craft as they come, and strong too.
This craft kitchen won't be a secret for much longer, once the NE brunching crowd finds out there's little-to-no wait for dishes like the winter vegetable hash w/ poached egg and smoked trout.
The meat is carefully selected (Wagyu cows come with certification papers & the restaurant only purchases a few per year), the produce is local and the wine pairings are phenomenal.
Sandwiches so big you won’t be able to get your mouth around ‘em (i.e., double decker pastrami and egg salad). K & Z bagels served all day; take a dozen home with you.