This stand-alone cafe in eastern Portland has practiced a farm-to-table philosophy from its 2003 inception. The former Victorian home with art-lined red walls and a spacious back patio generally shuns meat in favor of vegetables or seafood. Especially popular items include a veggie burger with an eggplant base, herb-crusted tofu with mushroom marsala, and a seasonally varied selection of Pacific seafood. Dessert includes mascarpone cheesecake and the signature sunken chocolate soufflé, which requires 15 minutes to make. The award-winning wine list primarily focuses on Pinot Noirs from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Syrah from Washington’s Columbia Valley, and some Zinfandels from California’s Napa Valley.
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