Trifecta Tavern Portland is one of those places I will gladly spend my hard earned dollars. It is located at 726 SE 6th Ave in PDX’s budding Southeast Industrial District. The restaurant is low-lit with a modern interior of marble, wood and open wood fire oven and grill. The smell of fresh baked bread and pizzas and the sound of fun cocktails at the bar is inviting enough.
Trifecta is opened by Ken Forkish after his successful ventures in at Ken’s Artisan Bakery and Ken’s Artisan Pizza.
But first craft beer. Why wouldn’t you want to order beer when you are in Portland. It is pretty much home to the best beer bars.
On the table is Rosenstadt Kolsch: a crisp, refreshing German Perle and Hüll Melon hop varieties with notes of ripe melon and strawberry. Pairs well with a variety of foods. 13° Plato; 5% ABV; 35 IBU
This was the first night arriving in Portland after a short (but long) drive from Vancouver. It is perfect just to share some food instead of dressing up for fine dining. I quite enjoyed that everyone was very low key and approachable. Just like these fries were. Delicious yet refined.
Fries 6: garlic with parsley and chilies. I liked the thinly cut potatoes, the crispiness of each bit and the robust punch of garlic and parsley. I could eat this all day with a side of beer.
Mediterranean Mussels 15: Juicy and plump mussels in a broth of spring onions, garlic, shallot, mustard and beer. I’m glad to find a home for my fries to swim in after.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Trifecta is famous for their wood oven. Of course, we had to order something. Pizza seems too heavy for this night and I was massively craving Brussel sprouts of all things. These were deliciously charred with chorizo and apple butter.
Fried Alaskan Razor Clams 19: old bay aioli, lemon onion marmalade. Unfortunately, this was my least favorite dish. The razor clams were chewy, rubbery, and overcooked unlike these steamed over garlic and black bean sauce.
I’d definitely want to come back to come back to Trifecta Portland for their smoky crusted big juicy steak and burgers.
Trifecta Tavern & Bakery
Cuisine: American, Bar, Bakery
Mon 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sun 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
726 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, United States