Offal, a term used to describe organ meats, are not always easily found in American supermarket butcher counters; more specialty markets seem to deliver the goods. However, many cultures across the globe have developed dishes to ensure no part of the animal goes to waste, from the depths of a bowl of Filipino dinuguan or French tripes à la mode de Caen, to crispy Mexican tripas or fried gizzards.
Even though Bistro Agnes’ veal sweetbreads and many other local offal-centric dishes are currently off the table due to temporary closures and pared-down menus, there are many places in Portland to find preparations of innards, ranging from a little paté on a baguette to Sunday morning bowls of menudo. These map points are not ranked; rather, they’re organized geographically.
A number of Portland restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More