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Andina Rolls Out First-Ever Peruvian Brunch

Ever eaten alpaca?


The Pearl District’s established Peruvian restaurant, Andina has been serving bright and refreshing tapas and entrees since 2003, but it’s about to push into new territory: weekend brunch. Starting September 16, Andina will serve Peruvian-style brunch Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Andina is currently accepting brunch reservations by phone.

Have you ever eaten alpaca? How about a version of eggs Benedict with jamón serrano, potato-quinoa bread, and a creamy sauce punctuated with robust rocoto peppers? The honed brunch menu at Andina features only a handful of plates — all packed with South American ingredients less common to Portland.

One of the first dishes curious carnivores should consider is the omelet de cecina shilbida, which brings a rare protein to the table: shredded alpaca charqui (jerky), cooked in a sofrito aji amarillo with green onions and cumin. There are three breakfast sandwiches, too, ranging from the ubiquitous avocado toast, to the sanguche de chicharron, a more traditional sandwich of house-cured pork belly and sweet potato slices on South American-style French bread with aji amarillo aioli, butter leaf lettuce, and salsa criolla.

Andina’s breakfast drinks should be a highlight: Find a breakfast version of its popular pisco sour, and the horchata de café is a promising blend of cinnamon-infused rum layered with almond-hazelnut horchata and served in the style of café de olla — tall over ice — with cold brew coffee.

After 14 years of Andina’s fun and flavorful plates in the Pearl, Peruvian-style brunch seems like a natural fit.


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