Welcome to our Weekly Food + Dining Guide! This week, our cover story is Alex Smokehouse, which is located in downtown Washougal.
Sharing space with Logsdon Farmhouse Ales in downtown Washougal, Alex Smokehouse specializes in smoked meats — wings, ribs, brisket, as well as salmon.
“We’re very proud of what we do here,” says owner, Alex Ramirez. “We love preparing the smoked meats and salmon. The menu is diverse because we listen to our customers and serve what they like. Every weekend I put out a special, and if they become really popular we put them on the menu.”
“They come here for the smoked meats — the wings, ribs, brisket, and salmon is very popular. These are very heavy meals, and I’ve worked trying to find balance to have something for everyone, so I came up with the salads.”
Alex Smokehouse offers eight salads, which can be enhanced with smoked chicken or salmon. People love them! Their sandwiches include pulled pork, smoked chicken, pulled beef brisket, and smoked turkey — that come with your side choice of cornbread, kettle chips, roasted potatoes, slaw, seasonal veggies or mashed potatoes.
Starters include smoked hot wings, ceviche, guacamole and chips, bar snacks, empanadas, smoked house nachos, pizza, sliders, truffle mac, and chipotle chicken Mac. And, they have have daily specials.
“My background is I started cooking in 1997 in NW Portland at Sammy’s Restaurant and Bar, then I moved to Milo City Café at Broadway and I worked there for about seven years,” said Ramirez. “Then, I found my passion with cooking and smoking, and moved to Clay’s Smokehouse, where I was the head chef for eight years, then I decided to work in fine dining at Oyster Bar and Grill on Alberta. Then I moved to Por que No, which is a taqueria in Portland at 48 and Hawthorne and worked there for two years.”
Eventually, he ventured on his own, started with two food carts in Portland, moved from Portland to Washougal and decided he could rent the space where he’s at today. Alex Smokehouse was born in 2014. Stop by and see what they’re all about.
Location: 1834 Main Street, Washougal, WA 98671
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 am – 9 pm; Sunday 11 am – 8 pm.
Los Potrillos — Camas
We welcome Los Potrillos Family Mexican Restaurant & Bar to our guide! They’re a favorite destination for families and lovers of quality Mexican cuisine. We’re featuring this week their Tacos al Carbon plate with skirt steak flame broiled — sliced and folded into soft corn tortillas with special sauce, onion and fresh cilantro. Served with rice and beans, and their yummy chips and house made salsa.
Location: 1735 SE 192nd Avenue, Suite 101, Camas, WA 98607
Hours: Sunday-Monday 11am-10pm; Tuesday-Saturday 11am-11pm
The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar — Camas
The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar just released some fantastic new Brunch plates, which include:
- Chicken + Waffle: Made with buttermilk, served with fried chicken, rosemary butter, and maple syrup.
- Salmon Omelet: A rich meal served with house smoked salmon, brie, crispy potatoes and hollandaise.
- Healthy Breakfast Bowl: Crispy potatoes, spinach, kale, tomato, onion, bell pepper, scrambled egg whites, mozzarella, pico, and avocado.
- Yam Cake Eggs Benedict: Grated yams, quinoa, vegan cheese, herbs, spinach, English muffin, hollandaise, soft poached egg.
Location: 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
Feast @316 — Downtown Camas
For this week, Feast @316 is offering some specials this week, including the Seared Salmon, served with couscous salad, asparagus, and crawfish vebute.
Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner at Feast@316, which is 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.
Location: 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.
Caffe Piccolo — Downtown Camas
Caffe Piccolo is now offering the Caffe Umbria Nitro Cold Brew! Made with Caffe Umbria’s Gusto Crema Blend and filtered water, this premium cold brew has the classic notes of caramel and milk chocolate with subtle fruit and brightness. Best served cold.
For breakfast or brunch, they have delicious breakfast sandwiches and panini’s. Come to relax, unwind, or open your laptop and have a remote office. People love to meet here socially or for casual business meetings. We’d love to see you.
Location: 400 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA, at the corner of Fourth & Cedar
Hours: Open Monday – Friday 7 am – 5 pm, Saturday 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday 9 am – 3 pm
A Beer At A Time — Downtown Camas
The Fuego Margarita is made from scratch with our house infused tequila — Fresh pineapple, strawberry and Serrano peppers. This delicious drink packs a nice punch and flavor!
A Beer At A Time has 51 beers on tap plus 4 wines and 5 hard ciders. And now serving Spirts.
Location: 216 NE 3rd Ave, Camas WA 98607
Nuestra Mesa — Downtown Camas
Come enjoy a taco made with homemade blue corn tortillas, and order a Strawberry Basil Margarita! Mesa has a great menu for lunch or dinner!
You can now make dining reservations online through our website nuestramesacamas.com as well as through open table! As always, walk ins are welcome. Join us this weekend for amazing tacos and don’t forget to make a reservation to guarantee a table!
Location: 228 NE 4th Avenue, in Downtown Camas
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9 pm; Friday + Saturday, 11:30 am-10 pm; Closed Sundays.
Natalia’s Cafe — Downtown Camas
For Easter Sunday, Natalia’s Cafe is serving a Lamburger Parry with bacon on a bed of wilted spinach. It’s smothered with grilled onion and mushrooms, covered in mint dion sauce, and topped with an egg.
Natalia’s Cafe is the corner cafe that serves American comfort food for breakfast and lunch in the heart of historic Downtown Camas. Looking for a traditional pancake breakfast with eggs, bacon and sausage? Craving French toast, waffles, or crepes? Want your bacon fix? Or a large, fill-your-tummy club sandwich? Then Natalia’s Cafe is the place for an all-American dining experience!
One of their signature dishes is the Corned Beef Hash, which is prepared in-house, with lots of love, atop hash browns and served with gravy and eggs. Natalia’s has long been an anchor in Downtown Camas since the early 2000s, and it’s a place where people gather, dine, and enjoy each other’s company.
Opening at 7 am daily, it’s a place where travelers come from afar to enjoy a good, hearty American meal with happy staff who keep it real!
Location: 437 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607
Two Rivers Bar & Grill — Downtown WashoUgal
2 Rivers Bar and Grill has released a fantastic new Spring menu! See what new plates they have to offer for a unique dining experience!
- Loaded Fries: Added beer cheese and BBQ sauce.
- Shrimp Cocktail: With homemade cocktail sauce.
- Seared Ahi Salad: Sesame crusted ahi tuna with cucumber, mango and tomato on a bed of mixed greens with wasabi vinaigrette.
- Strawberry Spinach Salad: Candied walnuts, chopped bacon, onions, strawberries, blue cheese crumbles, and tomatoes on a bed of spinach with raspberry vinaigrette.
- Farmer’s Burger: Egg, bacon, ham, with cheddar cheese on a beef patty.
- Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger: Teriyaki, pineapple, ham, and guacamole on a beef patty.
- Serrano Steak Wrap: Grilled steak, sriracha aioli, with cucumber, tomato, avocado, and mixed greens wrapped in a tortilla.
Location: 1700 Main Street, Suite 110, Washougal, WA 98671.
Hours: 11-9 Monday-Thursday; 11-midnight Friday and Saturday; Sundays: 11-6
Grains of Wrath — Downtown Camas
Closed Easter Sunday! See the NW-Style IPA vs. NE-Style IPA. When two breweries can’t decide whether to collaborate on a hazy IPA or a clear IPA, there’s only one solution. Brew both. Grains of Wrath and Trap Door Brewing are excited to team up with ZZoom Media to offer two collaboration IPAs following a very similar recipe in the grains and hops. This release features a unique pair of newspaper-wrapped cans – grab both the TD and GOW can to get the full story. One hazy. One clear.
Also come see what’s happening for lunch or dinner. Grains of Wrath has some great dining options.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 am-10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 11 am-12 am; Sunday, 11 am-9 pm; Happy hour is 3-6 weekdays.
Location: 230 NE 5th Ave. Camas, WA 98607
Hana Korean — Downtown Camas
Hana Korean wants to get the word out that they’re expanding their catering service. Have an event or company meeting? Call Hana and they’ll take special care of you. Or just come in and have a special dining experience.
“We cook our food with a lot of love,” said Eric Park, owner of Hana Korean.
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, as well as the Bul-Go-Gi, which is thinly sliced marinated beef, stir-fried vegetables, and steamed rice. Portion sizes are generous.
Location: 412 NE 4th Ave. Downtown Camas
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 am-8:30 pm
Navidi’s Olive Oils & Vinegars — Downtown Camas
Navidi’s version of The Citrus Bowl contains Greek yogurt and a supreme assortment of pink grapefruit, mandarins, and navel and blood oranges. It’s topped off with a generous serving of our Key Lime White Balsamic.
Navidi’s has a long tradition of providing the best olive oils, vinegars, speciality salts and seasonings to make your meals extraordinary. Visit us today to sample our fabulous oils and vinegars, which also make great gifts.
Location: 322 NE Cedar Street, Camas, WA 98607
Hours: Monday thru Saturday 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday noon – 5 pm.