by Nina Lary - 21 Reviews - 50 List
Charcuterie plates in Portland are springing up like dandelions on an unkempt lawn. Local chefs at area restaurants and shops are officially crazy for cured meat, from old-timer Higgins to Olympic Provisions (Portland's first USDA-certified salumeria). Here are our top five picks for do-not-miss plates of charcuterie in Portland. (Photo credit: Flick user snowpea&bokchoi)
Updated: July 18, 2011
Sample salumi, mortadella, chorizo, copa de testa; pates, terrines, mousse and more, with a custom charcuterie tasting platter at Portland's only USDA-certified salumeria. Or kick your feet up and spin the wheels of fate with the daily chef's platter.
One of Portland's most enticing and artistic charcuterie plates can unfortunately only be enjoyed as part of Beast's $60 six-course prix fixe tasting menu. But with selections such as foie gras bon-bon, steak tartare and quail egg toast, and sour-cherry pistachio pate, it cannot be overlooked on a ?best of? list.