June

EAT

Chef-owner Greg Perrault and Co-owner and Architect Matthew Peterson of June - Portland, OR

2215 East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 477-4655
www.JunePDX.com
Hours: Tues-Thurs 5:30pm-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm

When Chef Greg Perrault and his furniture-building business partner Matthew Peterson refurbished the space for June, they used mostly repurposed materials and a sustainable approach, to beautiful effect—the wooden furniture and bar lend a one-of-a-kind vintage feel to the restaurant. The cuisine is equally repurposed but just as inventive; dishes like Celery Root and Salt Cod Napoleon, Beech Mushrooms, and Pickled Egg Yolk combine leftovers from two other dishes. Roughly-hewn wooden low tables form a mini-lounge area, and the bar is set at the heart of the restaurant, signaling that when you order a cocktail to start your meal, you’re about to taste something singular. Kelley Swenson heads the bar program, with spirits-driven, quirkily named, and incredibly evocative cocktails. The C. Gainsbourg (named for the Franco-British actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg) brings to mind a picture-perfect Provencal town café with the town elders sipping on their summer pastis.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Celery Root and Salt Cod Napoleon, Beech Mushrooms, and Pickled Egg Yolk
  • Wild Steelhead Belly, Fennel Seed Yogurt Sauce, Sweet and Sour Radishes, Green Garlic, and Cilantro
  • C. Gainsbourg: Pastis, Mint, Bianco Vermouth, Cointreau, and Orange Slice
  • A Saucerful of Secrets: Rum, Bourbon, Cherry Heering, Peychaud's Bitters, and Angostura Bitters

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