Produce Row is no stranger to reinvention. The once-divey bar opened on SE Oak Street in 1974 to cater to the riverside warehouse district's workingman crowd, and got a 21st-century makeover (and killer patio) when Alan Davis reimagined the restaurant in 2010.
Now, as Davis's new project—the buzzy Multnomah Whiskey Library—draws crowds across the river, the executive chef of both hotspots is bringing new energy to the eastside's early urban pioneer with an expanded menu launching this week.
Derek Hanson's new menu replaces nachos and slider-sized sandwiches with beefed-up burgers, mix-and-match snack boards (loaded with choices like fried chicken, delicata squash salads, french onion soup, bangers and mash, and beer-battered fries), and satisfying sandwiches alongside plenty of vegetarian options—stunning hummus and vegetable platters, chickpea fritter sandwiches with preserved lemon and pickled fennel, and a smoked mushroom dish with celery root puree and a poached egg. Happy hour brings breaks on snack boards (3 picks for $12) and discounted beet and kale salads, Caesars, and beef or black bean burgers from 3-6 pm and 10 pm-close. Check out highlights from the new menu by clicking through to the slide show above.
Want to try the new menu alongside exclusive beer pairings? Join the Produce Row and the team from Base Camp brewing on Wednesday, January 29 for a four-course, $40 feast dubbed "New Year, New Food, New Beer." The event will double as an official menu launch and an exclusive chance to sample Base Camp's Baltic Porter before it's officially released. Tickets and menu details are available online.