Raven & Rose

Set inside SW Broadway’s gracious historic Ladd Carriage House, this lavishly-remodeled downtown eatery has dual personalities. Downstairs, dolled up couples-about-town dig their forks into Park Kitchen alum David Padberg’s steak tartare and “rabbit two ways” in the elegantly appointed dining room, while upstairs, liberated office mates unwind over bartender Dave Shenaut’s craft cocktail concoctions in the Rookery Bar, a lofty wood beam-thatched space that’s part shiny cocktail lounge, part flat screen and billiards-endowed man cave.

Unwind in the upstairs Rookery Bar, a lofty wood beam-thatched space that’s part shiny cocktail lounge, part flat screen and billiards-endowed man cave.

On weekends, the kitchen dishes up a swanky brunch; start sweet with brioche French toast smothered in cherries and Chantilly cream, and a few of the ethereal house pastries with preserves, then move into savory territory with the smoked trout plate, crab and shrimp cakes, cornbread pudding with pork belly, Croque Madame, or Carriage House burger. In a nod to owner Lisa Mygrant’s time spent cooking and studying in the UK, you’ll find a full Irish breakfast (with both black and white puddings), corned beef hash, and the brunch menu’s shining star–the Full Bloody Irish, a rather life-changing take on the classic brunch cocktail that involves local New Deal Distillery’s Hot Monkey pepper vodka, Guinness, mescal, house Worcestershire, and freshly-grated horseradish. Come full circle with a few more sweet somethings, like a basket of the warm cinnamon sugar-dusted donut muffins and a rich Irish Coffee mixed with Jameson and Spella Caffe espresso.

Details

Cuisine: New American

Executive Chef: David Padberg

Owner: Lisa Mygrant

Atmosphere: Refined, big city-style dining room set inside a beautiful historic carriage house on the quiet end of downtown artery West Broadway; crowd skews older and well-to-do, upstairs Rookery Bar is a popular after work destination for downtown suits as well as cocktail afficionados

Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables

Best Seat: Booth

Noise Level: Normal

Dress Code: The crowd tends to be more business casual, but nobody will boot you out for being Portland casual

Bring the Kids: No

Bathrooms: Between the kitchen and the bar, against the wall

Parking: Street parking is metered (Mon-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 1-7pm) and is generally easy to find

Cocktails: 10 exceptional house cocktails ($8-$12) and single barrel bourbon cocktails ($11-$14), full bar

Beer: Eight beers and hard ciders on tap ($5-$8), rotating cask beer $7, nearly 30 bottled beers in single serving ($5-$11) and to-share sizes ($7-$25)

Wine: By the glass ($9-$14), half bottle ($31-$57), and bottle ($31-$275)

Corkage: $20

Teetotalers: Housemade sodas and agua frescas, cherry limeade, fresh-squeezed juice

Coffee: Spella Caffe

Tea: Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants

Ideal Meal: Farmhouse terrine, beet salad, beef short ribs, roast chicken, rabbit two ways, brown butter almond cake, plum gin fizz

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Good for the following occasions: Power Lunch, Fancy Date Night, Dinner With the Parents, Nightcap, Pre-Theater, Dining Alfresco, Just Desserts, Champagne and Oysters With Your West Hills Book Club

Reservations: Yes, call 503.222.7673 or reserve online at Open Table

Delivery: No