This little restaurant which is tucked into a strip mall kind of location will stun you with the quality and service. This rivals the very best restaurants in Portland if not other locales for superb food. The food is from local purveyors and has the seasonal menu that Portland chefs adore. However Janet the chef and owner is one of the most creative people I have seen in the restaurant business and we have been to acclaimed spots around the country with Michelin stars... this one is in their league is not at the very top.
There are local seafood dishes, look at the web site for pictures-- one of my favorites is the shrimp creole over soft polenta-- wonderful every time. We have had crusted sturgeon, tuna filets with salsa -- what ever is fresh is also superbly prepared. The meat dishes are interesting and tasty. The comfort foods such as pot pies or cottage pies or hamburgers are just right. For lunch the home made tomato bisque and cheese sandwich cannot be beat.
The desserts are a must. Save room. Over time I am addicted to the red velvet cake-- just like Elvis loved. But last night the combination of flower encrusted soft cheese with superb chocolates of several types just literally melted with aromas and taste in your mouth.. As the local university human sex teacher who will on Valentine's day do my lecture on aphrodisiacs I think this was my research!
The owners are welcoming and knowledgable as are the wait staff. I wanted a particular pepper martini not on the menu and the waiter obliged perfectly... What a find. Worth the drive if you don't live in this neighborhood. Their growing popularity is well deserved and reservations are now needed most nights but you could get lucky by walking in too..
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