Aviary Editor’s Pick
This cinder-block bunker serves delicious culinary provocations on a street better known for hipster aspirations. It takes audacity to put crunchy chicken skin at the center of a salad hosting cubes of fresh watermelon while making room for the heady surprise of Thai chiles, watercress vines, and a carpet of baba ghanoush. Chef Sarah Pliner’s approach unfolds slowly on a seemingly random list of dishes, each its own constellation of cuisines and visual juxtapositions. France winks at Chinatown; Japan dances with India. Any given night turns up plenty of food and drink to tease the mind and make your tongue smile.
Good to Know
Outdoor Dining, Reservations
Conversation, Date Night
1733 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR, 97211
Alberta/Killingsworth/Fremont • 503-287-2400
5-10 pm Monday-Saturday