Stumptown founder Duane Sorenson now officially has a restaurant to call his own. The hotly anticipated Woodsman Tavern — a collaboration between Sorenson, chef Jason Barwikowski (Olympic Provisions), and bartender Evan Zimmerman (Laurelhurst Market) — swings its doors open tonight after months of project denials and eventual epic menu drops. And just as Barwikowki promised Eater last month, the space flaunts its fair share of finished woodwork and wainscoting; cast-iron legged tables; and 1930s sconces from the New York City subway.
The 15-seat bar features 14 taps, and soft opening dinners from over the weekend have revealed the menu design: The ham stand finds a home in the "First Plates" section, with other categories for "Drinking Snacks" (chorizo crisps, pork rinds), entrees, side dishes (fries with sriracha, savory bread pudding), and the raw bar. The Woodsman Tavern debuts tonight; hours moving forward are 5-10pm, Monday-Sunday, with future plans to add brunch.
· The Woodsman Tavern [Official site]
· All Previous Woodsman Tavern Coverage [Eater PDX]