I was in Vancouver, WA this week for a short work trip and managed one night hanging out with my old friend Rebecca at a hip restaurant called The Observatory. We had a leisurely 4 hour stay there and enjoyed all of it!
The Observatory Restaurant
8115 Southeast Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215
“The Observatory does elegant dinners, quick lunches, inventive happy hour snacks, delicious cocktails and amazing desserts.”
Rebecca, full of ideas and adventures!
I began the culinary adventure with a bloody mary-esque drink made out of beets. Wow!
We sampled two starters, including a really delicious diablo ceviche.
The chicken pate was good (though it couldn’t compare with the ceviche).
And for my main, I had a grilled sirloin with chimmichuri (as the recommendation of the waiter, how could I resist?).
And for dessert, we split the Peanut Butter Mousse Parfait. It was super rich, and maybe a bit overkill, but two people splitting it meant the portion was more reasonable. :)
Unrelated, Rebecca’s been crafting and brought me a cute quilted gift! Love them!
All in all, a wonderful night full of great conversation and wonderful food!