On Wednesday, Aviv replaced short-lived Heart Bar at 1125 SE Division, and owners Tal Caspi and Suzanne Prinsen have shared their opening day lunch and dinner menus with Eater (below). Riding on the success of Caspi's former Gonzo Falafel and Hummus food truck and a recent series of pop-up dinners, Aviv serves all-planted-based versions of Israeli classics, like baba ganouj, labneh, and shakshuka.
Caspi, who was born in Israel, is of course featuring his popular vegan falafel and shawarma fries, but he and Prinsen are also adding things like a shawarma plate that substitutes soy curls for meat and boureka, a savory pastry with tahini and tsug, an Israeli hot sauce. Many fans will be simply satisfied with the signature plates, but now that Caspi finally has room to work there may be bigger and better surprises in store.
Aviv is now open daily for lunch and dinner, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Take a look at the opening-day menus:
- Aviv [Official]
- One of Portland’s Hottest Pop-Ups Announces SE Division Brick and Mortar [EPDX]