Saturday night we went out thanks to Nemo Design on a date to The Woodsmen Tavern. I have to say, this is now one of my favorite restaurants in town! We had beautiful seafood, the interior of the restaurant is really well appointed and even though there were a group of SE Portland hipsters sitting at the bar who looked like a cross between Jesus, Mario and extras from Oh Brother Where Art Thou, we had a great time.
Here’s what we happily ate:
Raw Oysters — NETARTS, OR (very salty and really tasty!)
Chilled Half Dungeness Crab (I would cheerfully eat this everyday for the rest of my life!)
Smoked Trout, Cauliflower, Walnuts, Basil Pesto (This plate was AMAZING, how did they think this one up?)
Pork Garlic Sausage, Shellfish, Grilled Leeks with Garlic Bread
Swedish Steak, French Fries
Almond Cake with Lavender Ice Cream (The cake was like a warm holiday hug in my mouth. I MUST figure out how to make it!)