Forbes just came out with their list of America's Best New Restaurants. Let's see... Boring, whatevs, not here, irrelevant, skip, wait for it... skip back... OMFG it's Olympic Provisions! Looks like the southeast charcuterie-focused place from Clyde Common masterminds Jason Barwikowski and Nate Tilden is getting love beyond the local scale. Let's read between the lines of just what those Forbesers loved:
Similarly, Olympic Provisions, located in a large, renovated commercial building in an industrial section of Portland, serves house-cured meats and other simple, flavorful vegetable side dishes. The space is small, packed, and only open on weekdays, catering to a crowd that cares solely about the quality of the food--not a valet or a white tablecloth.Adaptive reuse? Check. Unlikely neighborhood? Check. Meat? Big Check. Crowd that cares solely about the quality of the food? Have the writers been to Portland??
· America's Best New Restaurants [Forbes]
· All Previous Coverage [EaterPDX]
· Olympic Provisions [Official Site]