Welcome to your Weekly Food + Dining Guide! This week, our cover feature is Quaintrelle in Portland.
Chef Ryley Eckersley has launched a new tasting menu option at Quaintrelle. Running in addition to the regular dinner menu, the tasting menu will consist of five or six courses based on the seasonal ingredients in the kitchen, sourced from local farms, ranches and waterways. While dishes will change according to availability, the current offerings include:
- Oysters, green strawberry, serrano, herboi
- Yellowtail, orange, fennel, hazelnut, white shoyu, nasturtium
- Carrots, parsnips, potato, frisee, poached egg, seeds, pancetta, maple, wasabi
- Short rib, celeriac, radish, shishito, baby mustard greens
- Passionfruit tart, espresso ice cream, white chocolate, basil, citrus “sour gummies”
Since joining Quaintrelle in June, Eckersley has been fine-tuning his menu and service, adding more seafood, expanding Happy Hour options, and bringing in monthly live music. The tasting menu gives him an opportunity to play, and to fulfill requests from Quaintrelle’s guests.
“Our guests frequently ask the servers how many dishes they should order. So I wanted to give an option where they could abandon all decision-making and let the kitchen go full tilt with creativity,” says Eckersley. “I feel incredibly lucky that we’re in a place now where the guests are entrusting us to say ‘make me whatever you like.’”
Full table participation is required for the tasting menu, and dinner is priced at $65. Wine pairings are $35 additional.
About Quaintrelle: Located in Portland’s bustling N. Mississippi neighborhood, Quaintrelle serves cuisine inspired by the Pacific Northwest and made with passion and intention, working with purveyors to ensure the best seasonally available local ingredients. The restaurant is located at 3936 N. Mississippi Ave. in Portland. Reservations may be made through OpenTable, www.quaintrelle.co, or by calling (503) 200-5787.
2 RIVERS BAR AND GRILL — Downtown Washougal
2 Rivers Bar and Grill just opened its doors a week ago and it’s already a hit, filling a giant void left by Hearth when it shuttered it doors at the Washougal Town Square. It’s already getting repeat customers.
The upscale restaurant and bar is a scratch kitchen serving up small plates, burgers, entrées, with nightly specials and many beers on tap.
Using locally sourced ingredients, 2 Rivers is all about serving up fresh food. Popular dishes include the beer-battered Fish and Chips, Salmon Cakes, Steak Bites, Prime New York Steak (priced in the mid-$20 range), and Bone-in French Cut Pork Chops with Apple Chutney.
2 Rivers Bar and Grill is located at 1700 Main Street, Suite 110, Washougal, WA 98671.
Hours: 11-9 Monday-Thursday; 11-midnight Friday and Saturday; Sundays: 11-6
Find them on Facebook: @2Rivers Bar & Grill
NUESTRA MESA — Downtown Camas
Traditional Mexican Flan is back, served with fresh grated orange zest and garnished with a nasturtium flower. The perfect accompaniment to Live Music every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm.
Located at 228 NE 4th Avenue, in Downtown Camas, Mesa offers gourmet Mexican cuisine. It’s a family friendly location.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9 pm; Friday + Saturday, 11:30 am-10 pm; Sundays, 10 am-3 pm (Brunch only).
HANA KOREAN — Downtown Camas
For those who know and appreciate Korean food, Hana is the real deal. Hana offers Korean, teriyaki, noodles, combinations, and sides at reasonable prices. A customer favorite is the Bi Bim Bop (featured above), as well as the Bul-Go-Gi, which is thinly sliced marinated beef, stir-fried vegetables, and steamed rice. Portion sizes are generous. Located in the heart of Downtown Camas at 412 NE 4th Ave.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 am-8:30 pm
FEAST @316 — Downtown Camas
Feast @316 prepares steak just how you like, with an abundance of menu options and quality service.
Located in the heart of historic Downtown Camas, Washington, Feast @316 offers one of the best dining experiences in the Northwest with Fresh Seafood, Certified Angus Beef, Craft Cocktails, and Signature Wines. Located in Downtown Camas at 316 NE Dallas St.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9 pm; Friday + Saturday, 11:30 am-10 pm; Sunday, 4-9 pm; Happy Hour, Monday-Friday 3-5 pm.
THE HAMMOND KITCHEN & CRAFT BAR — Camas
Located at 4857 NW Lake Road, #200, Camas, WA 98607.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:00 am-9 pm; Friday, 11:00 am-10 pm; Saturday, 10:30 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10:30-10 pm; Social Hour, Monday-Friday 3-6 pm, plus Saturday + Sunday, 3-6 pm.
CAFFE PICCOLO — Downtown Camas
It’s that time of year to enjoy Caffe Piccolo’s Chai Nogg, which is made from delicious Darigold Egg Nogg and Piccolo’s tasty chai!
Hours: Open Monday – Friday 7 am – 5 pm, Saturday 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday 9 am – 3 pm
GRAINS OF WRATH — Downtown Camas
GOW is offering rotating specials with new tacos every Tuesday. Rotating pizza by the slice is available every Wednesday. They also have a fantastic new Fall menu. Come check it out!
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 am-10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 11 am-12 am; Sunday, 11 am-9 pm; Happy hour is 3-6 weekdays. They are located at 230 NE 5th Ave. Camas, WA 98607
TOMMY O’s — Downtown Vancouver
Happy Hour and Weekend Brunch destinations in Vancouver, they also offer a full Sushi menu with creative and delicious options. For lunch and dinner, choose from selections like Macadamia Crusted Halibut, Kona Coffee Rubbed Flat Iron Steak, or Island style cuisine like Teriyaki Chicken, Kalbi Ribs, and Coconut Shrimp. We also offer many gluten-free and vegetarian options. Located at 801 Washington St Vancouver, WA.
Hours: Brunch, Saturday-Sunday, 9 am-noon; Lunch, Daily 11 am-4 pm; Dinner, Daily 4-9 pm; Aloha Hour, 3-6 pm
Lounge Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3 pm-6 pm; Friday-Saturday, 3 pm-11 pm; Sundays