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Your Guide to Spring 2022 Specials in Portland

Rhubarb, Asparagus, and More Seasonal Flavors
May 12, 2022
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Canard's elegant asparagus with horseradish cream, gribiche, green garlic, and shallot captures the flavors of the season. (Canard)

From blush-pink, sweet-tart stalks of rhubarb to tender asparagus, spring is full of sensational seasonal flavors. Here's where to get your fill of these ephemeral treats across Portland. For more inspiration, check out our food and drink guide.

RHUBARB

Bakeshop Add to a List
Kim Boyce's whole-grain bakeshop is serving up a raspberry and rhubarb pie topped with a toasty ginger oat streusel.
Rose City Park
Pickup

Caffe Destino Add to a List
If you're looking for more streusel-y goodness, this neighborhood coffee shop offers a streusel-topped strawberry rhubarb pie.
Sabin
PIckup, delivery, dine-in

Lauretta Jean's Add to a List
The charming pie bakery's rhubarb pie is finished off with a cinnamon streusel crunch.
Richmond
Pickup

La Moule Add to a List
Treat yourself to this French-inspired bistro's dessert with rhubarb, strawberry, and lemon cream sandwiched between sheets of flaky mille-feuille.
Hosford-Abernethy
Dine-in

Maurice Add to a List
To try rhubarb in a unique preparation beyond the usual pie, opt for Maurice's black pepper cheesecake with rhubarb consommé, now available as a dessert on the restaurant's new seasonal tasting menu. 
Downtown
Dine-in

The Pie Spot Add to a List
This pie destination is currently offering raspberry rhubarb as one of its seasonal May flavors.
Kerns
Montavilla

Pip's Original Doughnuts Add to a List
Cozy up with a cup of chai and a strawberry rhubarb doughnut from the family-owned favorite.
Cully
Pickup

South x Northwest Add to a List
The vegan spot recently introduced a new seasonal cobbler with rhubarb and marionberry, baked in a petite cast iron pan.
Boise
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

St. Jack Add to a List
The French cafe is giving rhubarb a luxe upgrade with its foie gras tart, made with hazelnut and hibiscus.
Alphabet District
Dine-in

Tusk Add to a List
If you're looking for a spring patio sipper, try Tusk's "Shadows in the Sun," made with gin, elderflower, rhubarb, lemon and rosemary.
Buckman
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Zuckercreme Add to a List
Need an afternoon snack? The seasonally themed market and cafe is serving mini tea cakes in strawberry rhubarb and blueberry lavender (with "optional but highly encouraged" snail candles).
Montavilla
Pickup, dine-in

ASPARAGUS

Cafe Olli Add to a List
This all-day cafe is serving a spring pasta salad with fusilli, green garlic, asparagus, mustard greens, aji mayo, pickled red onions, mint, and tarragon, as well as a vegetarian market sandwich with asparagus, sheep's cheese, spinach, pepperoncini, and onion.
King
Pickup, dine-in


Canard Add to a List
Gabriel Rucker and Andy Fortgang's internationally inspired cafe and wine restaurant pairs its asparagus with horseradish cream, ramp oil, gribiche, and "horseradish-y" fried shallots.
Buckman
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Ex Novo Brewing
The local brewery's spring salad is composed of arugula, asparagus, shaved fennel, almonds, ricotta salata, and citrus vinaigrette.
Eliot, Beaverton
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Lovely's Fifty-Fifty Add to a List
Sarah Minnick's wood-fired pizzeria has a host of seasonal spring-inspired pies, including one topped with asparagus, green garlic, roasted spring onions, raclette de chèvre, and kale flowers.
Boise
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Lucca Add to a List
This cozy Italian spot has been serving a variety of asparagus specials, including ricotta ravioli, pizza, and grilled asparagus with green goddess dressing, Parmesan frico, and an egg.
Irvington
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Meta Pizza Add to a List
Meta Pizza calls their pizza carbonara, which is loaded with white sauce, ricotta, peas, Tails and Trotters bacon, asparagus, preserved lemon, pecorino, and black pepper, "the epitome of spring."
Brooklyn
Pickup, delivery

Paadee Add to a List
The buzz-worthy Thai spot recently added a seasonal tempura asparagus salad with prawns, ground pork, shallot, coconut-lime-chili dressing, crushed peanuts, and cilantro to its rotating specials menu.
Kerns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Ripe Cooperative Add to a List
Naomi Pomeroy's cafe and community market is taking advantage of asparagus season with its velvety asparagus velouté.
Concordia
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

St. Jack Add to a List
St. Jack teams its asparagus with a rich and creamy sauce vin jaune.
Alphabet District
Dine-in

Taylor Street Kitchen Add to a List
This neighborhood shop is serving a fresh asparagus salad made with raw slivered local asparagus, crumbled cauliflower, golden raisins, toasted almonds, parsley, and mint, dressed with olive oil and vinegar.
Downtown
Dine-in

NETTLES

Dimo's Apizza Add to a List
The New Haven-style pizzeria's spring pie comes topped with nettles, dandelions, green garlic confit, roasted spring onions, clothbound cheddar, taleggio, fresh mozzarella, parsley, lemon zest, and breadcrumbs.
Kerns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Lovely's Fifty-Fifty Add to a List
Tuck into a fresh seasonal pie made with stinging nettles, La Quercia guanciale, taleggio, and an egg.
Boise
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Maurice Add to a List
The Nordic-French restaurant is serving mussels with nettles and Parisian gnocchi.
Downtown
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

RingSide Steakhouse Add to a List
The old-school steakhouse is now offering butter-poached lobster with wild nettle raviolo, served with morels, ramps, asparagus and peas.
Northwest
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Tastebud Add to a List
This wood-fired pizzeria has concocted a spring margherita pie with nettles, sun-dried tomato sauce, garlic oil, and nettle ricotta. For an extra $5, you can also add "spicy little shrimps."
Multnomah Village
Pickup, dine-in

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