What to Eat and Drink
Crispy Pig’s Ears
Chef Sarah Pliner offers great vegetarian options at Aviary, but it’s the crispy pig’s ear and Chinese sausage served over coconut rice with citrusy avocado and greens that has us running back.
Chef Jenn Louis dishes up vibrant Israeli flavours at Ray. Her creamy labneh is dressed with tangy amba, spicy skhug and crispy brussels sprouts. Mop up the glorious mess with soft lavash or Egyptian whole-wheat pita.
Indulge in sumptuously flaky buttermilk buckwheat biscuits with house-made honey thyme butter and lemon marmalade at Coquine, then work off the calories by hiking in Mount Tabor Park down the street.
Headwaters is the best seafood restaurant in town. Chef Vitaly Paley’s Russian heritage shines through the beet-cured king salmon. The sturgeon pastrami and mustard kippered salmon are also worth trying.
Silky European-style drinking chocolate at Cacao is simply ethereal. Try a flight of different styles, then sample the best bars and bonbons from Portland’s myriad chocolate makers and chocolatiers all under one roof.