Portland is known for its use of local, fresh food and a culture that values it deeply. Meriwether’s Restaurant is one restaurant that takes this ideology a bit further, harvesting food from its own 5-acre farm in nearby Forest Park. The produce is used exclusively by them, so they can pick it when it is at its absolute peak. Chef Paul Mitchell prefers fresh flavor to heavy handed seasoning and he claims that the freshness of the ingredients from the nearby farm is what makes the difference.
For post-adventure pints, Cascade Brewing Barrel House has arguably the best sour beer around and is considered the cornerstone of sour brewing in the Northwest. The old-world brewing technique used to brew sour beer is known for its endless flavor profiles, character and depth. The Barrel House at Cascade Brewing has a number of sour beers on tap and even makes recommendation for food pairings.