This restaurant is now on everyone’s short list of places to try. It’s a bustling, unpretentious, shared-plates sort of place with good food and service. The interior is completely unadorned—so Portland—with exposed roof joists and mechanical ducts, and the food is fairly unadorned as well, which is a strong point. For starters, the light and crispy fried oysters are standouts, and the radicchio salad with bacon lardons and a poached egg mixed in is delicious. Although the restaurant is known for its grilled meats, I think the alder plank-smoked salmon is better (certainly far more tender) than the grilled flat iron steak. The entrees are served without sides; you might want to pair your meat or fish with crispy Brussels sprouts or a seasonal root vegetable. Have a glass of wine or a handcrafted beer, end with brûléed banana panna cotta for dessert, and you’ll be all set. Tasty’s also serves brunch every day until 2pm. It's a good idea to reserve a table.
Portland OR› Restaurant
Tasty n Alder
580 SW 12th Ave
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Sun–Thurs 9am–10pm; Fri–Sat 9am–11pm Phone 503/621-9251 Prices Main courses $14–$44 Cuisine Type Pacific Northwest Web site Tasty n Alder
Map580 SW 12th Ave Portland OR
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