Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Portland Happy Hour: Besaw's

What: Besaw's 
Where: 2301 NW Savier St (and 23rd), Nobhill 
When: Tuesday-Saturday, 3pm-5pm
Honeys Heart: $3 cocktail of the day

I sometimes have a horrible tendency of thinking that NW 23rd stops North of Lovejoy. Walking down 23rd I typically stop once I make it to Kettleman Bagel Company. It's silly though, because there are many places between Lovejoy and Thurman that are absolutely worth a visit including Lela's Bistro, Casa del Matador, Wildwood, Kenny and Zukes, St. Honore Bakery and Besaw's.

Katie, her sister Kelly, and I went to Besaw's HH to celebrate Kelly's visit to Portland back in July. The HH includes a $3 cocktail of the day. Sort of an amazing deal! We enjoyed two Champagne with Rubarb Reduction ($3) cocktails, which were a perfect celebratory drink.

Other HH drinks at that incredible $3 price are the house red wine, house white wine, and all well cocktails.

The HH menu is a variety of $4 small plate food specials.

We chose the Slow Pork Slider with handcut fries.

 This was probably our least favorite, just because the flavor wasn't very interesting. The pork was tender, but I think a delicious sauce would have helped this sandwich out.

Next we shared The Original Mac, which was just that, a traditional combination of elbow macaroni, cream, Tillamook cheddar, and toasted breadcrumbs.

Not surprisingly, this was our favorite.
Finally, we enjoyed a small portion of Spinach Dip with house baked focaccia.

 This dip was loaded with spinach, much more than some others I've had, and it was great on the crispy pieces of bread.

I've been back to Besaw's twice since this visit for breakfast and would recommend it. It's always super busy on the weekends, so I would try to hit it up during the weekdays!