Portland >Food & Dining > The Parish
231 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.524822 -122.682181
Mon-Thurs: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 12:00am
Sat: 2:00pm - 12:00am
Sun: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat-Sun: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Pearl
I went here a few weeks ago for a champagne and oyster event. Their oysters and appetizers are super fresh and delicious. The place is very snazzy as well!
Sharing New Orlean's penchant for celebration, The Parish hosts Mardi Gras celebrations and the annual Oyster Fest. During this time shoot oysters brought in from local farms, paired with a selection of white wines and beers in compostable cups.
Great oysters for a buck can be hard to come by, but at this casual Cajun/Creole joint in the bustliest part of the Pearl, you can get platters of them during the daily happy hour (3-6pm). Hallelujah.
From the team behind EaT: An Oyster Bar in North Portland, the Parish is the westside's go-to destination for the freshest dine-in and take-out oyster feasts in town.
With dozens of varietals of fresh oysters it's tempting to skip the entree's all together. If you manage to reign in your oyster obsession and save room for something more, the shrimp etouffee had the perfect balance between shrimp, creole seasonings and rice. The interior has a casual elegance and a beautiful wood bar, perfect for shooters followed by a beer with friends.
I had high hopes for this restaurant, as I enjoy Southern food. Went for breakfast right at opening. Out of Beignet's (which for a "New Orlean's restaurant") is unacceptable. I enjoyed the Quail, but it was literally 6 bites for full price. My companions did not think highly of their meals. Cocktails were excellent in quality, but at $11 per drink, were arguably the most expensive in the city. Server was polite and attentive, but $97 later, all three of us left starving and feeling takin' advantage of (and we're not a price-sensitive group). Would not go back.
Bottom line; there is better Southern food in this city that is less expensive. I just wish it wasn't so far away.
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