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Taylor Railworks Enters the Lunch Game, Menu Revealed

It moves onward in its quest to explore ‘borderless’ American cooking

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Headed by former Little Bird Bistro executive chef Erik Van Kley, Taylor Railworks is now serving a honed version of its dinner menu for lunch, Tuesday through Friday. “Our goal is to offer a lunch option in the Central Eastside neighborhood, between Bunk Sandwiches on the fast-casual end, and clarklewis on the upscale end,” writes co-owner Gabriela Ramos in the press release.

While that Singapore-style Dungeness crab slathered in sweet chili sauce isn’t on offer — probably too delightfully messy for lunch, anyway — Taylor Railworks is debuting a new Dungeness crab curry, as well as a fleet of lunch cocktails, like a spiced pineapple champagne cocktail.

The menu shows Taylor Railworks continuing in its quest to explore modern American cuisine, with all of its many cultural influences. The ricotta tortellini comes in a smoked soy broth, with matsutake mushroom, chili oil, parmesan and “a teensy egg,” for instance.

Taylor Railworks launched lunch this week. It’s served Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. Here’s a recent menu:

Taylor Railworks

117 S.E. Taylor St., Portland, OREGON (OR) 97214 Visit Website

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