Portland, OR — Chef Ryley Eckersley has launched a new Happy Hour menu at Quaintrelle, featuring updated favorites as well as daily seasonal specials. Happy Hour service has also expanded from the bar to the entire restaurant, including the patio, and runs from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and Sunday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Nightly Happy Hour is also available during the last hour of dinner service at the bar.
Eckersley’s most notable changes are the addition of more seafood to the Happy Hour menu. From chilled oysters with lemongrass, ginger and chili, to baked mussels and clams in a Dijon cream sauce with a hearty baguette, there’s a seafood delight for every size appetite. True to Quaintrelle’s mission, all the seafood is sustainably sourced and from local waters when possible. Pacific Northwest-grown vegetables still play a leading role on the menu, with new fiery-or-not Padron peppers nestled in romesco sauce, and the signature vegetable tempura consisting of seasonal produce, drizzled with chili honey and adorned with a sprinkling of pecorino cheese.
“The menu is very bright right now. It’s full of colors and fresh flavors, with nothing too heavy, which is how I like to eat this time of year,” says Eckersley. “It’s food that’s made for enjoying in the sun.”
Behind the bar, Camille Cavan has created some new summer cocktails, including the tropical and bold “Amour Propre” featuring pisco, verjus, orgeat, falernum, lemon, lime, and garnished with pink peppercorn. Her daily Prohibition Punch continues to be a favorite during Happy Hour.
Current Happy Hour menu (subject to change, and supplemented with daily specials)
Daily cheese $5
Cheese plate $12
Garlic chive toast, parmesan $4
Padrons, radishes, green garlic $5
Oysters, lemongrass, ginger, chili $2 each
Asparagus, bay shrimp, peanut, chili $5
Beef carpaccio, peanuts, ponzu, wasabi $8
Little gems, blue cheese, radishes, seeds, pistachio, cured egg yolk $9
Octopus, piccalilli, potato, olive, aioli, agretti $10
Asparagus, squash tempura, chili honey, pecorino $11
Mussels, clams, merguez, dijon, laurel, baguette $13
Prohibition Punch $6
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, , or by calling (503) 200-5787.