The Bent Brick

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Chef-owner Scott Dolich and Executive Chef Will Preisch of The Bent Brick - Portland, OR

1639 Northwest Marshall Street
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 688-1655
www.thebentbrick.com
Hours: Tues-Sat 5-10pm

This ivy-clad brick spot is a bit like a chic garage—a door rolls up into the ceiling on mild days to let the Portland sun shine in. Park Kitchen’s Chef-owner Scott Dolich insists on only domestic products at Bent Brick, his second restaurant. Ohio native and StarChefs.com 2011 Portland Rising Star Chef Will Preisch takes pleasure in this mandate, expertly and inventively weaving a single ingredient throughout each dish, as in his ode to carrots: Pork, Carrots, Root Beer Glaze, Almond Yogurt, and Carrot Tops. And behind the curved metal bar, Mixologist Adam Robinson (denied Campari, Scotch, and other foreign hooch) steps up to the plate, with creative sourcing and thinking. The cocktails here are every bit as innovative as the dishes. Come for one and stick around for another.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Beginning of the End: Jim Beam Rye Whiskey, Strawberry Shrub, Rainier Cherry Puree, and Pecan Liqueur
  • The Stranger: Old Forester Bourbon, Sarsaparilla Syrup, White Verjus, Angelica Root Liqueur, Cherries Cured in Wild Turkey, American Honey Liqueur, and Simple Syrup
  • Mussels on the Half Shall, Smoky Mussel Aioli, and Tabasco Mignonette
  • Crab, Louie Sauce, Cucumbers Three Ways, Gooseberries, and Sorrel

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