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- Parking on Northwest 23rd can be tricky, so take advantage of the free valet parking or ride the streetcar which stops a few blocks from the restaurant.
- Start with the chef's selection of four tastings (or the decouverte de cuisine) -- perhaps braised escargot or crispy sweetbreads sided with bitty pearl onions, pancetta, and wild mushrooms.
- The Zefiro cocktail, an old favorite from Israel's former restaurant is a welcome return for Portland diners.
- Visit during the extended happy hour from 3pm to 7pm Tuesday through Thursday or 3 to 6:30pm on Friday and Saturday and make a meal out of a menu of $3 bites.
- If you've got a big group, call ahead to reserve the big corner booth downstairs or charming country table in the intimate mezzanine.
- If you've got a big group, call ahead to reserve the big corner booth downstairs or charming country table upstairs.
The restaurant scene in Portland is among the most vibrant and interesting in the country. In 2006 Executive Chef Chris Carriker was promoted into a rigorous sous chef gig under Executive Chef Christopher Israel – at 23Hoyt, just as we opened. More recently he earned high regard and notoriety while Executive Chef at the Gilt Club. 23Hoyt's crave-able menu (with the best burger in town) still fits within the realm of "gastro-pub" with familiar offerings that exceed expectations on your first bite.
The comfortable cafe, bar and dining room features several seating areas including extensive outdoor cafe tables on bustling NW 23rd Avenue, in Nob Hill, the best boutique shopping neighborhood in the city.