SuperBite Replacement Bistor Agnes Now has an Opening Date

Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton
Dina Avila/EPDX

Bistro Agnes, the much-anticipated French restaurant from James Beard Award-winning duo Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton, is set to throw open its West End doors tonight.

As reported by PoMo, the chef-owners (best known for Ox) have confirmed Thursday January 18 as the opening date for the Parisian bistro, which is set to take over the pair’s previous restaurantin the same space as the small plates oriented SuperBite, which they shuttered at the end of December.

PoMo also teases the menu for Agnes, which leans heavily into “old-school French comfort food”, in Denton’s words. Items like cassoulet, steak-frites, tartare, and profiteroles scream French classicism, although it’s not all oh-là-là-tellement-français — there looks to be some hybrid items, such as a cheeseburger, albeit one with truffled Bordelaise sauce.

Bistro Agnes will start out as a dinner-only establishment, open seven nights, with lunch slated to be added after opening.

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 8:12 am
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Three Things to do This Weekend

  1. Visit Ladybug Chocolates in Canby to satisfy your sweet tooth
  2. Sip Champagne at Ambonnay Bar & Cellar on SE Washington
  3. Try any of PDX Eater’s ‘Hottest Restaurants of October 2017
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6 Reasons to Consider Wallpaper in Your Design

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Portland Dining News

Food & Wine recently named one of Portland’s new restaurants to it’s list of 2017 restaurants of the year. To find out what hotspot made the list, click here.

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Carina Lounge | Coming Soon to NW Portland

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March is Portland Dining Month

 

We are about half way through the month of March, which is Portland’s Dining Month.

What restaurants have you been to already?

Where to next?

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 8:49 pm
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Where to Score the Best Three Course Deals During Portland Dining Month

More than 120 restaurants are game for this year’s Portland Dining Month: a three-course, $29 meal, offering bargains at some of the priciest steakhouses and modernist stages in town. The best Dining Month deals do more than just cobble together existing, low-priced dishes, shrink the portions, or tack a cookie onto the end to qualify as “multi-course.” Instead, they get creative—using lesser-known cuts and fresh techniques. Beet salads and vanilla panna cotta? Not so much. Beef tongue Spam musubi with cucumber and Chinese hot mustard? Yes, please. Check out our best bets for the month of March.

Ataula
First course: Pulpo (Spanish octopus) carpaccio, olive, pistachio, sun-dried tomatoes, pimiento and parmesan

Second course: Chorizo-dog with Spanish Chistorra chorizo, smoked honey mustard

Third course: Vegetable rossejat with toasted noodles, mushrooms and seasonal vegetables in a Romesco sauce

To view the rest of Portland Monthly’s picks click here.

Posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:25 am
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10 Best Pastries in Portland

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Vitaly Paley Gives the Heathman Tearoom a Russian Makeover

By Kelly Clarke 1/23/2017 at 4:34pm Published in the February 2017 issue of Portland Monthly

The Heathman Hotel’s Lobby Tea Court Lounge, with its wood paneling and crystal chandeliers, was long a fusty-wonderful spot for British-leaning dainties and drinks. But when chef Vitaly Paley revamped the grand downtown hotel’s restaurant to launch Headwaters last fall, he also set about lending a distinctly Russian accent to its cobwebby weekend prix fixe tea service, plucking inspiration from his own Belarus childhood.

Nowadays, the once staid chamber is cheered with bright matryoshka-patterned tea towels and towering silver samovars. A squadron of mismatched antique teapots lines the Heathman’s grand staircase. With aplomb, servers pour steaming pots of eight fragrant teas, including the Georgian Caravan blend, a robust homage to classic Russian black teas from Portland’s cult Smith Teamaker. Next up: three-tiered stands groaning with pickled, cured, and baked Eastern treats, and a cavalcade of sweets, including Grandma Paley’s own dynamite sour cream–walnut cake. It all adds up to a rare special-occasion lunch that pleases all comers.

“When I think of English tea, I think of crustless cucumber sandwiches and ladies in bonnets,” muses Paley. “When I think of Russian tea, it’s for everyone.”

 

For more information:

Russian Tea Experience
Headwaters at the Heathman Hotel
Noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays; reservations only
1001 SW Broadway
503-790-7752

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 8:59 am
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Restaurant Review: Tusk PDX

With a cool and modern vibe, Portland’s Tusk is quickly earning a reputation in the Portland dining world. Located on E. Burnside (across from Heart coffee) the Mediterranean fare is both delicious and creative, and the cocktails and ambiance are equally enjoyable. For reservations, book ahead on their website.

Posted on January 20, 2017 at 9:58 am
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