Woodsman Tavern

Woodsman Tavern chef Jason Barwikowski (Olympic Provisions, Clyde Common) has a knack for creating memorable dishes that are both rustic and innovative—like duck drumettes with Sriracha-laced kumquat sauce, a Lacinato kale Caesar with rye croutons, whole roasted trout in “crazy water” and the majestic Woodsman burger and bone-in ribeye for two, while at the bar, spirits sorcerer Evan Zimmerman crafts puckery Omaha Sours and 24kt gold-accented Bentley cocktails. Next door, the European-style Woodsman Market sells fresh produce and farm eggs, cheese and charcuterie, exceptional wine and other genteel sundries, as well as hearty housemade sandwiches and a chocolate pudding so exceptional, you will want to buy it by the barrel (you can’t though, sorry for getting your hopes up).

Details

Cuisine: New American

Executive Chef: Jason Barwikowski

Owner: Duane Sorenson

Atmosphere: As hip and quintessentially Portland as they come

Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables

Best Seat: A booth or the bar

Noise Level: Boisterous when full

Dress Code: Your hipster best. Come casual or dress up, either way works here

Bring the Kids: No

Bathrooms: Back of the restaurant

Parking: Street parking is free and easy to find

Cocktails: Some of Portland's best cocktails ($7-$12) and full bar

Beer: 11 taps ($2-$7), cask ($5), bottled ($3-$7)

Wine: Exceptional wine list, sparkling, rosé, white, red, sherry and dessert by the glass ($7-$14) and bottle ($20-$600)

Coffee: Stumptown

Ideal Meal: Raw oysters, seafood platter, green beans, trout in crazy water, BBQ half chicken, brown butter almond cake with peach ice cream, French toast with sour cherries and mascarpone

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Good for the following occasions: Dinner With Hip Friends, Date Night, Dining Solo, Cocktails For Dinner, Brunch, Showing Out-of-Towners Quintessential Portland

Reservations: Yes, call 971.373.8264 or reserve online at Open Table

Delivery: No