What better way to ease into the fall months than by joining friends for fresh cocktails at one of the city’s most popular eateries? At Mercato Grove’s six ChefStable restaurants in Lake Oswego, there’s a housemade liqueur, infused spirit or sparkling spritzer to suit any palate—alongside brunch, small plates, wood-fired pizza, fresh pasta, classic French-cafe fare and craft-built sandwiches.
“Our focus is to create fun and exciting cocktails inspired by classics that are either already loved or ready to be rediscovered,” said Tasty bar manager Trevor Thorpe. “We use fresh juices, infusions, and culinary techniques to elevate our drinks to a level of quality that guests can enjoy and rely on day in and day out.”
Mercato Grove blends a thoughtful, wellness-focused residential experience with a thriving local food scene unlike anything available outside the urban core. Restaurants offering creative cocktails include:
Tasty: A brunch and dinner eatery boasting an eclectic menu, including a specialty cocktail list just for the brunch crowd. With superb use of coffee-infused liqueurs, fresh takes on “grapefruit juice” and so much more, you might want to order a few selections to share with the table.
Tasty’s Son of a Son of a Sailor blends mint-jalapeño tequila, fresh lime, and a splash of Squirt in a salt-rimmed glass garnished with mint and grapefruit peel.
Lac St. Jack: Slide out of the rain and into a cozy banquette where specialty cocktails go beyond the Lyon, France-inspired dinner menu to showcase vodka with mint-cucumber tincture, mezcal with melon-rind-infused rum, and even gin with a cinnamon-infused aperitif.
“Our bar program pushes the envelope to discover new takes on modern cocktails,” said Lac St. Jack bar manager Nic Balcer. “Where guests can try something unfamiliar or out of their comfort zone with confidence.”
Lac St. Jack’s Millennial Fizz has a vanilla-infused Bombay gin base, offset by anisette, aquavit, lemon, honeydew and cream.
Oven and Shaker: Warm your soul near the wood-fired oven while sipping an ingredient-driven classic cocktail that emphasizes whimsical and unexpected flavor combinations. Overseen by barman Ryan Magarian, the bar at Oven and Shaker deploys only the finest spirits and daily-pressed juices.
“The Mark Twain is the perfect example of our ongoing passion for simple, whimsical, classic cocktail twists that toe the ever-challenging line of comfort and discovery,” said Michael Archambault, assistant general manager.
The Mark Twain combines Overholt rye whiskey, Suze gentian liqueur and Luxardo Maraschino liqueur with a dash of Peychaud’s Bitters.
Grassa: Counter-service comfort food has never felt so artisanal. That goes for the cocktails here, too. Sate your inner Europhile with housemade limoncello or a classic Negroni, or simply nod to the continent with a bourbon-fernet combo, or a gin and Cocchi Americano take on the Moscow mule.
Lardo: This shop builds decadent sandwiches that celebrate excess, with cocktails to match. The drink menu rotates frequently, and might include a grapefruit margarita that gets herbal with a hint of sage, a strawberry-puree and vodka special spiked with rosemary, or a whole new category of gin cocktail that includes green tea, cardamom, apricot, lemon and rose water.
As a downtown experience in a one-of-a-kind suburban setting, Mercato Grove is truly a place to call home, with dedicated areas for fitness, aquatics, crafting, gardening, pets, workspaces, and play environments for residents of all backgrounds and ages. Located at the intersection of Kruse Way and Boones Ferry Road in Lake Oswego, a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and townhomes are available.
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