Originally Posted by SpongeG
Portland-themed restaurant opens in Vancouver, B.C.
It sometimes seems like restaurants across the country are emulating Portland's dining ethos: small, chef-owned restaurants with lots of pork belly, craft beer and in-house everything. Today, you can find Oregon products -- cheese, nuts, wine, etc. -- on restaurant menus everywhere from Charleston, S.C. to Tokyo.
But a new Canadian restaurant has gone one step further.
Vancouver B.C.'s Portland Craft is a Portland-themed restaurant, emphasizing "locally sourced offerings inspired by the Portland food scene paired with the best craft beers & beverages Oregon has to offer."
I'm not sure how Main St. is supporting all these bar and grills but they all seem to do pretty good business.
at 22nd and Main.
- I'm not fussy, as long as the people are nice, which they were.
- I ordered a burger, which arrived in a timely manner, but the ground beef patty was completely mushy. Maybe it was supposed to be like that, I don't know, but it grossed me out and I couldn't eat it.
- I don't order anything fancy, just your basic highballs. Hard to screw that up. But for some reason they serve high-ball drinks in mason jars, which I thought was pretty tacky.
- There is a massive blank wall that is painted the wrong colour (imo), and the ceiling is exposed wilson joists with metal decking. Combine that with the large windows at the front and the 20 foot ceilings, and that makes the place feel cavernous and sterile.
I was sitting at the bar and I could see an over flowing box of dirty rags, as well as all of the staffs belongings hap-hazardously stored in plain view behind the bar. The washroom was clean tho.
- I don't recall being surprised one way or the other, so they must have been around average.
This place is terrible in my opinion, but I've only been there once so maybe they're still working out the kinks.