SE Hawthorne now has a home for authentic Portuguese cuisine: Fado Portuguese Kitchen & Bar debuted earlier this week in the space long home to Dingo's, and co-owner Nick Ross has replaced the red-walled tequila den with a brighter space highlighting petiscos and an all-Portuguese wine list. An early look at the menu reveals separate sections for petiscos and appetizers (with the latter focusing on soups, salads, and Portuguese cheese/cured-ham-laden charcuterie boards) — the former offers dishes like a tableside flambed sausage, battered calamari with piri-piri, and salt cod and potato fritters. Seven main courses are on offer, including a feijoada (black bean stew with lingica, ham hock, and rice); wine-steamed clams with chorizo; and bacalhau, grilled salt cod with Brussels sprouts, fennel, and walnuts.
Fado is open for dinner now, with plans to launch lunch and brunch service in the future. Hours of operation: 4:30p.m. to 9p.m., daily.
· Fado Portuguese Kitchen & Bar [Official site]
· All Previous Fado Coverage [Eater PDX]