If you’re metaphorically dying to try Rodney Muirhead’s wood-fired meats at the soon-to-open Wayfinder brewpub, then we’ve got a figurative taste for you.
This morning, Wayfinder’s owners—Muirhead (Podnah’s Pit), Charlie Devereux (Double Mountain), and Matthew Jacobson (Sizzle Pie)—dropped their new food menu, and from the looks of it, it’s going to make Portlanders very, very happy (and very, very full).
As you can see below, starters can be as snacky as smoked spicy beer nuts or as hearty as fried oysters and smoked fish boards.
Sandwiches include a schnitzengruben, a duck confit bánh mì, and, with a wink and a nod fans of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, a “black lodge” sandwich (prime rib, beer cheese, and peppers and onions), and a “white lodge” sandwich (peppers and onions with a roasted portobello mushroom).
But the menu’s main event is its wood-fired offerings, which include steak frites, chicken al carbon served with mashers and a red pepper sauce, Jamaican jerk baby back ribs, and a formidable half-pound burger made from ground chuck, prime rib, and sirloin.
Fish and chips, mac and cheese, and salads, (Caesars, Cobbs, farros and plain old greens) round out the menu. At least the adult version of it.
Because there’s a kid’s menu, too. Think burgers and fries, fish and chips, steak frites, and—if your kid’s got the eating habits of someone wise beyond her tender years—yogurt and fruit.
Wayfinder: 304 SE 2nd Ave.