We live in Portland, and as such we’ve all been inundated with talk of local, organic, etc. etc… But, there’s a reason the movement took off. Why we flock to it. And it occurred to us after a reason trip to an old favorite why.
In the middle of the last decade, when a happening scene (dining or otherwise) on the southeast waterfront was a glimmer in developer’s eyes, the now-celebrity chef Naomi Pomeroy spearheaded the local farm-to-table movement at the helm of Clarklewis. Since it changed hands in 2007 it has been a veritable farm-league of up and coming culinary talents, and 2013 finds that rep in tact. Current chef Kyo Koo is carrying the torch of preparing simple, creative meals in the open kitchen that you’ll enjoy in one of the most warm and comforting (think: perfect for chilly autumn nights) atmospheres in PDX.
In addition to mentioning the respectable wine list and one of the best happy hours in town, we would be remiss if we did not recommend the chef’s 4-course, family-style tasting menu! Clarklewis remains on the short list of where we’ll always take out of town guests.