Yet another hotel is opening in Portland November 15: Radisson Red, the vaguely artsy iteration of the international hotel chain, will open on Broadway with a new restaurant, Ouibar and Kitchen. The restaurant, with chef Drew Benyo at the helm, will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two happy hours, with dishes like waffles on a stick (why?) and wasabi grilled cheese sandwiches.
Morning dining at Ouibar includes breakfast sandwiches on English muffins and cheddar biscuits and gravy, moving into Flavortown at lunch with items like tater tot poutine and fried cheese curds with Kewpie mayo. The breakfast waffle-on-a-stick gets some extra fried chicken and jalapeño-maple whipped butter during dinner, alongside more reserved dishes like sautéed salmon with celeriac puree and gambas al ajillo. Happy hours, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily and 9 p.m. to close Thursday through Saturday, involve $8 burgers, $9 cocktails, and $5 “milk and cookies,” aka two cookies with a hot white chocolate — you can spike that with Kahlua and Godiva liqueur for a few extra bucks.
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