Got Olympic fever but no cable?
Never fear! Lechon, a South American restaurant in Portland has already thought of solving this for you. Executive Chef Jaco Smith will be serving up a very special “What the Chef is Eating” Brazilian-inspired happy hour tapas menu.
This chic little restaurant is located right across the street from Portland’s gorgeous waterfront and is a great place to stop after a bike ride or walk along the water. There’s also a small patio outside that looked to be dog-friendly as well! Here’s what I sampled:
Shrimp Ceviche with Pineapple (above) is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day. Especially when paired with one of their cocktail specials. I love the sweet pineapple paired with the savoury shrimp and a bit of foam on top for flavour. It was beautifully presented.
Beef Tartare in an edible cone – perfectly bite-sized!
Peach + Cucumber Salad
Corn + Cheese Empanadas (top left). Beef Brisket Empanadas (bottom right). Feijoada (top right) with smoked sausage, kale and black beans – sort of like a stew. Tuna Poke (bottom left) with a bit of spice and chili lime yuca chips.
Lechon’s delicious bites + a few special cocktails will be served from now until the Olympics wrap up on August 21st. There’s still lots of time to visit and of course, events will be screening as the restaurant as well!
Lechon – 113 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97204