There are certain places I like to recommend for a power lunch – a place you can have lunch with other professionals in an environment that is more informal than a meeting room so you can be comfortable, and you can linger at your table as needed to continue discussions or meetings. The list includes places like Higgins, Nostrana, Clyde Common, Clarklewis, Andina, Urban Farmer, Serrato, Gracie’s, Raven and Rose, and now to that top 10 list, I add Headwaters. Today I want to share my Headwaters Lunch Recommendations.
Of course, any power lunch place needs to take reservations, and have tables that are large enough to be comfortable. The atmosphere at Headwaters additionally adds a feeling of formality with the white tablecloths and transparency with the big windows and lots of light from outside during lunch. The space allows some privacy with your tables for conversation.
When you visit Headwaters, my recommendations for a sophisticated start that is sure to impress are from the Crudo and Ceviche section the Diver Scallop with truffle and foie gras. If you feel like treating yourself to a special luxury there’s Caviar Buterbrodi here you see the Artic Char Caviar Buterbrodi.
For appetizers that you can share, look to the vegan Spit Roasted Cauliflower with broccoli sauce and vadouvan. The Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with hazelnuts, pecorino, and lemon is also amazing and large enough to share or keep it for yourself!
The other significant salad I can recommend is the Crab Luigi with mixed lettuces, louie dressing, and it is surrounded by a ring of prosciutto and delicious tender fresh Dungneess Crab in the middle.
There’s soups (including naturally a chowder for this seafood restaurant, and also a vegetable bisque). For your main dish, there’s a handful of sandwiches, a pasta dish, fish and chips, seared steelhead and a few unique items like a vegetarian chickpea pancake. I am usually a sucker and keep ordering the veggies and salads and stuff from the Crudo and Ceviche section, but I’ve dined with others who had the sandwiches, pasta, and fish and chips dish and they looked really good.
There are even more seafood options at dinner, and they also are offering a Russian tea service, and brunch! For March they are participating in Portland Dining Month, so you have a chance to try three courses for only $29 choosing from
- First Course: Hearth fired flatbread with spinach, radicchio, lemon and Pecorino
- Second Course: Seared, herb crusted albacore with potato salad and spring vegetables
- Third Course: Butterscotch Pudding, vanilla Chantilly, peanut butter “butterfinger” and sea salt.
Have you been to Headwaters yet, what would you order? You can make reservations at Headwaters – and for March if you do they will donate a portion to the Oregon Food Bank – here at OpenTable.