A New Year in Portland
As we celebrate an end to 2016, we look forward to a new start; a year of new potential and exciting adventures in our beloved city. Perhaps this year you will resolve to plant a tree in your backyard, add a fresh coat of paint in your kitchen, or follow your dreams of owning that new home. Taking risks and trying something new can enrich your life and give you a new perspective on your surroundings. Here in Portland, we’re privileged with an endless supply of new experiences waiting for us just around the corner. We encourage you to start your new year off by trying something new, and what better way than to check out one of these amazing new restaurants:
Quickly finding a way to our hearts (and stomachs), the Wayfinder sets a new standard in Portland comfort food. It started as a collaboration between Charlie Devereux (co-founder of Double Mountain Brewery), Matthew Jacobson (co-founder/owner of Sizzle Pie, Quality Bar, and Relapse Records) and Rodney Muirhead (co-founder/owner of Podnah’s Pit and La Taq) and soon became one of our favorite happy hour destinations. With decadent food, a heated outside deck, an abundance of seating, and world-class lagers and ales, this Central Eastside brewery has it all.
Nestled in the heart of a booming Sellwood-Westmoreland shopping district, Buttercraft offers a unique experience for the foodie in all of us. Choose between a variety of handcrafted European-style butter spreads or spring for the flight and experience them all with a baguette. Flavors range from a subtle white truffle to a sweet orange honey to a unique cinnabun flavored butter. Stop by soon and accompany the savory/sweet decadence with a charcuterie board and tall glass of an Oregon Pinot Noir, our personal favorite.
A thriving food truck has recently made it’s way into a brick and mortar location in St. Johns. Gabagool, a way to say ‘capicola’ with a southern Italian accent, specializes in handcrafted pastas made from the finest local ingredients. A perfect offering of salads, pastas and delicious sandwiches puts Gabagool high on our list of 2017 go-to restaurants.
Start your morning off right with a delicious New York style boiled bagel at the new Bridgetown Bagel Company location! That’s right, our beloved bagel food cart off 52nd and Sandy just opened a new brick and mortar store right next to LANE Realty Works. Since its opening in December, we’ve allowed ourselves to indulge in the extensive selection of infused cream cheese and sandwich combinations. Top it off with a fresh cup of coffee and get ready to take on 2017 with us!