Noble Rot 1111 East Burnside Street, Fourth Floor, Portland, OR 97214
By their own definition, Noble Rot is something wonderful and unusual: Noble Rot, which has gained national media attention, is an ecosystem. Housed in a LEED Platinum building. It is hydrated by an 8000-year-old glacial well. The vegetables, herbs & flowers grown on the roof supply the restaurant. Founded in 2002, The Rot has educated, entertained, and fed Portland for almost twenty years.
It is the definition of fresh and each item that is grown is appreciated and acknowledged for its unique value. With menu items like OLIVE OIL POACHED SALMON, that includes freekah, cherry tomato, zucchini; preserved lemon black olive tapenade and CRISPY GLAZED PORK BELLY of charred gai lan, BASIL, RAU RAM, PURSLANE, citrus braised RADISHES; carrot-ginger vinaigrette, you can’t go wrong whether you just want their famous macaroni and cheese, or a butter lettuce salad, this restaurant is unique and very Portland.
Noble Rot is open for dinner 7 nights a week at 5 pm with spectacular 4th-floor urban views and outdoor seating when weather permits. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended especially in the busy summer months. https://noblerotpdx.com/
Café Nell 1987 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209
Do you want a night in Paris but want to stay in Portland? Café Nell fits the bill with its new outdoor seating area that is big on romantic atmosphere and great on specialties of the house.
In their own words: Cafe Nell is currently open for outside dining, in either their custom-designed, safely distanced patio or sidewalk seating. Limited indoor seating is also now available. Now rain- proofed and heated! Located in the heart of Northwest Portland, Café Nell serves French inspired American classics simply prepared from Northwest ingredients. Celebrating 13 years, Café Nell has become known for lively brunches featuring signature cocktails which never fail to impress. A full bar, friendly atmosphere, rotating taps, and a glowing fireplace create a welcoming environment.
Their use of local ingredients shines in the menu. For example: Dungeness Crab Salad made with Dungeness crab meat, romaine wedge, cherry tomato, avocado, mustard vinaigrette and not to be missed Mussels & Fries fresh Penn cove mussels, white wine, crushed red peppers, heaped with hand cut fries and garlic aioli. https://www.opentable.com/r/cafe-nell-portland Reservations recommended.
Spitz 2103 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
Spitz, now a foodie-favorite, started as a simple concept. Two college kids from Minnesota and Utah, who wanted to bring a healthier, modern take on the Mediterranean food ubiquitous in the
streets of Europe, to cities across America. Named after the classic vertical method for broiling proteins that ensures a flavorful rich taste, Spitz has grown to be more than just award-winning food, great drinks, local craft beer and vibrant street art – we’re now a part of the community.
With specialties like The DONER BASKET Salad and fries topped with a protein of your choice, tzatziki, feta, pepperoncini’s, onion, green pepper, cucumber, tomato, crispy garbanzo, falafel ball, olives, fried pita and hummus and STREET CART WRAP COMBO which consists of garlic aioli, fried lavash chips. romaine, cabbage, tomato, onion, green pepper, cucumber, and tzatziki + side + drink, plus a plethora of vegan options, we only wish there were more wonderful neighborhood choices like this one. https://spitz-restaurant.com/