Chef-owner Megan Henzel of Roost - Portland, OR

1403 Southeast Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 544-7136
Hours: Tues-Fri 5pm-10pm; Sat 5pm-11pm; Sun 5pm-9pm

New York personal chef and Julia Child student Megan Henzel moved to Portland to open this small neighborhood restaurant. And she wisely plays to the city’s worship at the altar of the hearty dish, with small tweaks, like her riff on risotto balls: Deep Fried Polenta Balls with Salsa Verde. Tuck your napkin into your shirt and roll up your sleeves before you dive into her pork chop or hanger steak with baked potato. It is well-executed stick-to-your-ribs fare in a casual-modern setting (clean lines, Spartan black and white wood chairs, and a modern freize).

Recommended Dishes:
  • Deep Fried Polenta Balls with Salsa Verde
  • Grilled Pork Chop, Celery Root Purée, Celery, Apple and Bacon Salad, and Pork Chop
  • Grilled Hanger Steak, Blue Cheese Butter, Twice Baked Potato, and Smoked Trout Salad

  • + Click image to enlarge