It survived the post 9-11 food depression, the DIY chef invasion of the mid-oughts, and Portland’s small plates revolution. It’s been a neighborhood bistro darling, a role model of French-Italian comforts, and a lost soul searching for its place in changing food times. Justin Woodward, whose progressive menus turn heads at the mothership Castagna next door, now helms the restaurant, now a bistro-wine bar blending the traditional and the inventive with French, Italian and Spanish inflections. Don't worry, the popular burger, baked penne, and butter lettuce salad will live to see another day.
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Outdoor Dining, Parking, Reservations
1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd , Portland, OR, 97214
Hawthorne/Belmont • 503-231-9959
5-10 pm Tuesday-Saturday; 5-9 pm Sunday