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Castagna's Dessert Flight; Playboy's Top Bars in PDX

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HAWTHORNE—Today in sweet deals:Castagna chef Justin Woodward has announced the launch of a dessert-only tasting menu at the haute SE restaurant. The three-plate "flight," which is usually available at the end of the regular chef's tasting menu, can now be ordered on its own for $25, with an optional $12 wine pairing. More information here. [EaterWire]

EVERYWHERE—Laddie mag Playboy has unleashed is annual list of the Best Bars in America, and two Portland spots make the cut: The Whey Bar, of the "perennially thronged" Ox, is designated "Best Waiting Room," while Clyde Common is designated the "Best Reason to Book a Room in Portland." Of the latter: "The bar in Clyde Common restaurant, at the ­über-cool Ace ­Hotel, is refreshingly un-­Portland (little flannel, no taxidermy)." [Playboy]

SEATTLE—Visiting Seattle soon? Over on Eater Seattle, readers and locals have spoken, designating their Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in the city. [-ESEA-]

Image of Castagna courtesy Avila/EPDX

Clyde Common

1014 Southwest Harvey Milk Street, , OR 97205 (503) 228-3333 Visit Website

The Whey Bar

2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland, OR


2015 Chestnut Street, , CA 94123 (415) 440-4290 Visit Website