Can Font Happy Hour

Can Font opened to a huge buzz last year, bringing Spanish cuisine, specifically Catalan cuisine, to the Pearl District in Portland. This week they are launching a happy hour menu, so I wanted to highlight their offerings. You will be able to enjoy Can Font Happy Hour Tuesday-Thursday 5 – 6 PM and 9 – 10 PM and new, they will be open on Mondays and serving All Day Happy Hour (Mondays only, and it’s only the happy hour menu available) from 5 – 10 PM.

Can Font Happy Hour includes various Montaditos, a tapas of bread mounted with various ingredients. This is the Montadito de Llom with grilled Catalan bread, tomatoes, Iberico cured loin Can Font Happy Hour - Patatas Bravas with potatoes, brava sauce, garlic chips, and optional add on of Filet Mignon

Can Font has quite the pedigree – there is also an original Can Font in Barcelona that is Michelin recognized that Chef Josep Vidal opened there. Then, Chef Josep moved to Portland, and partnering up with investor and fellow co-owner Vladimir Zaharchook-Williams, now here in Portland we have our own oasis of Catalan cuisine at Can Font. What makes Can Font different from other Spanish restaurants in Portland is that they are really dedicated to bringing in many of their ingredients and products used from Spain, including a lot of their seafood and wines.

Can Font Happy Hour menu is now available in the bar area. The most popular cocktail is the Spanish Manhattan with Maker’s Mark bourbon, Atxa vermouth, Licor 43, and orange bitters Can Font Happy Hour menu is now available in the bar area. width=

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Recommendations at Bar Casa Vale

Have you heard of Bar Casa Vale? They opened last year, and Willamette Weekly declared them Bar of the Year 2017. I’ve mostly been for drinks, particularly their goblets of gin and tonics although they have lots of other amazing cocktails, but recently I also got a chance to try more of their menu and wanted to share my recommendations with you.

Bar Casa Vale Bar Casa Vale Clam Conserva with Lardo Toast, Fried olives with sobrasada and piri piri mayo

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Pinxtos at Urdaneta PDX

Recently, I visited Urdaneta, located on NE Alberta, for the first time. It has been on my list for a while from when Chef and Owner Javier Canteras with Ryan Spragg was running the Basque Supper Club as a pop up (and which he plans to still do) and then won funding from Restaurant Startup to open Urdaneta. It’s always hard to balance my wishlist with the reality of a reasonable amount of dining out and when some restaurants are literally on the opposite side of town from me (I live in SW Portland). Finally though I made it – and then all I could think about is why did I wait so long and when could I come again? What really stood out was having such unique and strong flavors, so small bites go a long way.

Sherry cocktails at Urdaneta

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Superbite Happy Hour

Have you heard that Superbite recently announced they will offer a happy hour a couple weeks ago? I was able to visit it and with friends try every item on the menu. Having so loved the Metrovino burger (which is when I first experienced the awesomeness of the Dentons) I practically ran there days after the announcement even though it was during our Snowpacalypse with multiple inches of snow. It being mid-January and their happy hour being from 5 – 6 PM daily in the bar area it’s already dark, and I am definitely invested in returning when I can get in some better lighting. But, here’s a first look anyway. Updated in April when I went to happy hour and because of the time change, had sunshine/light!
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Lincoln Restaurant Happy Hour

Today let’s look at Lincoln Restaurant – lots of great seating if you’re dining alone by the bar at the counter, intimate two-tops for a date, and larger tops for meeting up with friends or bringing your family or out of town guests, because this is a place that is perfect for all of those scenarios. It’s the perfect blend of being great to dress up for a special occasion and celebrate or also hang out and also be the casual neighborhood restaurant. Today I’m highlighting the Lincoln Restaurant happy hour menu which has refreshing takes on classic happy hour choices as well as some more unique and original  menu choices too.
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Oil cured olives and rosebuds with fennel pollen and orange; Grilled dates and marcona almonds with lime and sea salt; I love how these small classic choices of olives or dates are still given a special twist by Lincoln.
Lincoln Restaurant, Happy Hour item of oil cured olives and rosebuds with fennel pollen and orange Lincoln Restaurant, Happy Hour item of Grilled dates and marcona almonds with lime and sea salt

Hand cut fries with garlic, rosemary, pecorino-romano; Cornmeal Onion Rings with pimenton aioli; Those onion rings are very addictive. Again, Lincoln adds a little extra something to even just an order of fries or onion rings.
Lincoln Restaurant, Happy Hour item of Hand cut fries with garlic, rosemary, pecorino-romano Lincoln Restaurant, Happy Hour item of Cornmeal Onion Rings with pimenton aioli

Octopus on the plancha lentils, tonnato, giardiniera; How gorgeous is that octopus!
Lincoln Restaurant, from the Dinner Menu the small plate of Octopus on the plancha lentils, tonnato, giardiniera Lincoln Restaurant, from the Dinner Menu the small plate of Octopus on the plancha lentils, tonnato, giardiniera

Any kind of Hummus that Lincoln makes is awesome, and you can see they are going beyond just the everyday garbanzo beans. They’ve had a well loved carrot hummus, and here is a version that is Asparagus Hummus with labneh, egg and here salmon and accompanied with fresh flatbread
Lincoln Restaurant, Happy Hour item of Asparagus Hummus with labneh, egg and here salmon and accompanied with fresh buttery flatbread from Lincoln Restaurant, Portland flatbread

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Similarly, ANY pasta by Lincoln is also off the hook. I had to share this Happy Hour item of Spaccatelli with smoked tallow, speck, sherry but I could have eaten the whole plate by myself easily.
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Baked Eggs with cream, olives, herbed breadcrumbs, so simple but sooooo good.
Lincoln Restaurant, Happy Hour item of Baked Eggs with cream, olives, herbed breadcrumbs

Of course they offer a juicy cheeseburger on their happy hour menu, but there’s another more exciting sandwich option I think. I love this English Muffin Fontina in Carroza, egg, sopresseta
Lincoln Restaurant, Happy Hour item of English Muffin Fontina in Carroza, egg, sopresseta Lincoln Restaurant, Happy Hour item of English Muffin Fontina in Carroza, egg, sopresseta

MUST order, do not miss the Fried Chicken with Togarashi White BBQ Sauce
Lincoln Restaurant, Happy Hour item of Fried Chicken with Togarashi White BBQ Sauce Lincoln Restaurant, Happy Hour item of Fried Chicken with Togarashi White BBQ Sauce

Now not all of these desserts below are on the happy hour menu, but go ahead and splurge on dessert – one dessert the Brutta Ma Buoni, is on the happy hour menu though.

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Brutta Ma Buoni with orange, grapefruit, creme fraiche; Chocolate Fudge Cake with Sea Salt and Caramel
Dessert at Lincoln Restaurant, here Brutta Ma Buoni with orange, grapefruit, creme fraiche Dessert at Lincoln Restaurant, Chocolate Fudge Cake with Sea Salt and Caramel

I particularly loved this Malabi Israeli Milk Pudding with Marionberry, Rose Petals, and Orange Blossom Water, Candied Ginger, Pistachio.
Dessert at Lincoln Restaurant, Malabi Israeli Milk Pudding with Marionberry, Rose Petals, and Orange Blossom Water, Candied Ginger, Pistachio Dessert at Lincoln Restaurant, Malabi Israeli Milk Pudding with Marionberry, Rose Petals, and Orange Blossom Water, Candied Ginger, Pistachio

Lincoln Restaurant Happy Hour happens Tuesdays –  Fridays from 5:30 –  7 PM. I appreciate that it goes to 7 to give anyone a chance to still enjoy happy hour after work. Which of these dishes catches your eye?
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Disclosure: I attended a complimentary Bloggers Happy Hour, but I’ve come here on my own dime before and after that and I will always provide my honest opinion and assessment of all products and experiences I may be given. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are entirely my own.

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