• Take a salsa-making class at SE Portland restaurant Xico
• Sign up for an art class at Carter and Rose
• Visit Washington Park’s International Rose Garden
“Holdfast is open Thursday through Sunday with one seating per night at 7:00pm
Thursday is a 6-course menu with 3-paired beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) for $65 before gratuity.
Friday through Sunday we offer a 9-course menu with 5 paired beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) for $90 before gratuity.
Aside from our regularly scheduled services we do have a couple of special events for the next two months:
“Burrasca is the high-spirited love child of native Florentine Paolo Calamai and his Detroit-bred wife and longtime Florence resident, Elizabeth Petrosian. Born as a food cart in August 2013 in Southeast Portland, now, two years later, it has grown up into a proper little restaurant.
Why we focus exclusively on Tuscan cuisine
In creating an all-Tuscan menu and wine list, our aim is to not only honor tradition and Paolo's roots but to offer a total regional gastronomic immersion experience. We're passionate about showcasing the incredibly rich breadth and diversity of this spectacular chunk of Italy.”
New! Casual French restaurant Renard recently took over the old St. Jack’s location on SE Clinton. Starting July 13, Renard will be open seven days a week. For more information, visit: http://renardpdx.com.
1. Stop by World Foods, new this spring to the old Local Choice Produce Market space on NW Everett
2. Sign up for “In Praise of the Ponies: Kentucky Derby at the Library” at the Multnomah Whiskey Library on May 3rd to “experience Louisville drinks and culture while the 140th Run for the Roses broadcasts”
3. Try the new Reverend’s BBQ in Sellwood, one of the spring’s most highly anticipated restaurant openings, from the chef’s at Laurelhurst Market
This Sellwood sushi hotspot located on SE Bybee lives up to its reputation: with constant lines of hungry customers the wait is worthwhile. They offer a wide selection of options ranging from tempura to Sesame Chicken rice bowls. My advice is to put your name on the list and enjoy a beer or appetizer at one of the other nearby restaurants.
1667 SE Bybee Blvd. – 503.236.4237 – www.saburos.com
Jade Teahouse and Patisserie • 7912 SE 13th • 503.477.8985
The unexpected combination of two completely different styles of food (Asian Fusion and French Baking) works surprisingly well in this modern Southeast Portland restaurant. Included on the menu are homemade baguettes with Lemongrass Tofu, as well as traditional Asian noodle dishes. Jade finds success in its variety.