The Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar 7937 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
Photo by Adam Sawyer
It’s easy to get excited about the culinary scene in Portland, and it’s establishments like The Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar that make my excitement so distinct. Country Cat serves brunch as well as lunch and dinner, however on our visit it was a memorable dish from their brunch menu that got my attention: an Eggs Benedict comprised of a sweet cream biscuit with smoked Steelhead, caramelized onions, preserved lemon hollandaise, wilted greens & home fries. It was very good. So good in fact that we returned for lunch on another day to further explore the menu, this time with the Caramelized Tomato, Farro & Kale soup, with Parsley Pesto and Parmesan Cheese. The soup was a joy; an exquisite culmination of Chef Adam Sappington’s culinary sensibilities and interpretation of Northwest approach. Chef Adam creates simple, authentically American dishes. His southern roots are evident, and they highlight a menu that has been filtered through Northwest influence. It’s no wonder he has received a semi-finalist nomination for Best Chef Northwest in 2012, 2013, and 2014. 4 Stars on Yelp. $$
Nearest line 15 bus stops:
- SE Stark & 80th Westbound Stop ID 5498 – 0.02 miles
- SE Washington & 80th Eastbound Stop ID 6165 – 0.07 miles
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Article by Stephanie Paris and Adam Sawyer