Radisson RED Portland Downtown announces menu at soon-to-open OUIBar + KTCHN
Dishes are inspired by global street foods utilizing local ingredients.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, OUIBar + KTCHN showcases international flavors in familiar dishes, such as Wasabi Grilled Cheese with Tillamook white cheddar, chevre, and wasabi, Gambas al Ajillo made with garlic, shrimp, wine, cream, and chilis, served with grilled bread, and Poke with soy marinated salmon, jalapeno pudding, avocado, black sesame caramel, cucumber, and wontons.
"We want guests at OUIBar, whether they’re Portland locals grabbing lunch, or first-time visitors to the city sitting down for dinner, to enjoy a dining experience that’s reflective of the city’s diverse and creative spirit,” said Benyo. “Our menu provides an opportunity for guests to explore a variety of cuisines, while also introducing them to local purveyors, farmers, and other culinary makers.”
Many of Benyo’s dishes at OUIBar + KTCHN include locally sourced ingredients, particularly two items that change weekly based on the downtown farmers market’s produce, the Farmer’s Market Skillet on the breakfast menu and the Farmer’s Market Salad on the lunch and dinner menu. The Charcuterie Board consists of a spread of meats from Portland-based Olympia Provisions, rotating cheeses, duck fat candle, an assortment of pickled items, grilled bread, and fruit.
Hotel guests and locals looking for a drink and a bite have not one, but two options for happy hour: mid-day from 3:30-5:30 p.m. daily and late night on Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to close (11 p.m.). The happy hour menus include discounted dishes and bites, such as the OUIBar Burger with apple cider caramelized onions, Tillamook cheddar, and Kewpie mayo on a brioche bun, Togarashi Salt Fries, and a Jamon y Queso sandwich crafted with serrano ham, Manchego, cornichons, and garlic aioli.
Those with a sweet tooth won’t be short of options at OUIBar + KTCHN, as the breakfast and dessert menu is full of treats, such as the Waffle on a Stick with whipped cream and bourbon maple syrup, Doughnut Bread Pudding made with doughnuts from local shop Coco, and “Milk” + Cookies – two rotating cookies served with white hot chocolate, to which adults can choose to add Kahlua and Godiva liquor.
Food and Beverage Manager Yulia Paulavets, who has been a member of the Radisson Hotel Group team since 2014, oversees OUIBar + KTCHN’s beverage program, which highlights Oregon’s wine, beer, and spirits community. The bar menu includes spirits from Crater Lake’s distillery, Ransom Wine Co. & Distillery, and Aviation, wines from Domaine Serene, Stoller Family Estate, and Domaine Drouhin, and beer and cider by Portland’s Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Schilling Hard Cider, Deschutes Brewery, and Migration Brewing. Radisson RED Portland Downtown even partners with Migration Brewing, at which Benyo acted as chef de cuisine before joining the RED team, to create a signature Rad RED Ale on draft with malty notes of toffee and toast and piney, citrus-y aromas.
A menu of carefully crafted signature cocktails is also available to guests at the bar at OUIBar + KTCHN, including A Simple Favor – a drink made with Portland’s Aviation Gin, Triple Sec, St Germain, and lemon juice.
OUIBar + KTCHN at Radisson RED Portland Downtown is open for breakfast Monday-Friday 6:30-10 a.m. and Saturday-Sunday 7-11 a.m., lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., mid-day happy hour Monday-Saturday 3:30-5:30 p.m., dinner 5-10 p.m. daily, and reverse late-night happy hour 9-11 p.m. daily.
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