Beaker and Flask


Chef Ben Bettinger and Mixologist Kevin Ludwig of Beaker and Flask - Portland, OR

727 Southeast Washington Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-8180

After service and on rare nights off, chefs congregate in the dark leather booths and wooden tables of this upscale casual restaurant and bar. The name reflects what goes on behind the bar, namely, owner and mixologist Kevin Ludwig crafting complex cocktails (no chemistry set required). His New Vieux cocktail has a spirit-forward bent, but is carefully balanced. And Vermont native Chef Ben Bettinger has more than earned his Portland stripes with six years at Paley’s Place. His cabbage roll is full of umami kick and recalls hearty Eastern European dishes.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Cabbage Roll, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Lentil Salad, House-made Mustard
  • Sal's Minion Cocktail: Aged Rum, Pineapple Gomme, and Coconut Water Ice Cubes
  • New Vieux Cocktail: Wild Turkey Rye Whiskey, Rothman and Winter Apricot, Benedictine, Bitters

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