Raven & Rose

1331 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97201
503-222-ROSE (7673)

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In Portland's 132-year-old historic Ladd Carriage House


Join us this Thursday, July 30, from 6p-midnight in The Rookery Bar to celebrate the special release of House Spirits Distillery Cask Strength Gamle Aquavit, bottled especially for us!

We’ll feature these three [pictured] cocktails starting at 6pm: The Hayes’ Maker, Peach Cobbler, and ‪‎Aquavit‬ Old Fashioned, *and* we’ll be pouring samples with the House Spirits team. Come chat with us about our single barrels and enjoy these delicious featured cocktails.

The Hayes’ Maker

Gamle Aquavit Single Barrel, Fresh-Squeezed Lemon Juice, Apricot Liqueur, Combier Orange, Peychaud’s Bitters

Peach Cobbler

Lustau La Plaza Vieja (Sherry), Gamle Aquavit Single Barrel, Housemade Peach Syrup with peaches from Baird Family Orchards

Aquavit Old Fashioned

Gamle Aquavit Single Barrel, Ramazotti Amaro, Orange Curaçao

Notes from the distillery:

If you haven’t tried this Scandinavian spirit, it starts with a rich combination of honey and star anise flavors and ends with a distinctive dry and peppery note from caraway. Aged in premium French oak wine barrels for 10-12 months, Gamle draws a lighter and more nuanced barrel character. Gamle is a traditionally aged Aquavit that was stored on Norwegian merchant ships traveling to and from Australia. The trip took roughly a year, leading to a well-aged spirit. We have taken that tradition and made our very own Gamle, ready once a year.

Read more about our single barrel program here.

Care to guess who introduced the whole 'children giving flowers to mom on mother's day' thing?  Uh huh, JC Leydendecker.

SUNDAY, MAY 10th, 2015

As spring works its way toward summer, we continue to celebrate life, this time with Mothers’ Day – another holiday perfect for families of all shapes and sizes!

Chefs Rick & Dan have put together a stunning selection of special dishes that fully celebrate the fresh abundance of spring.  These will be offered in addition to many of our regular a la carte brunch and family-style roast dinner menu options.  During brunch service, we will also be hosting a special complimentary sparkling wine tasting upstairs in the Rookery Bar!  Joins us before or after brunch for a glass of bubbly, compliments of our lovely friends at Argyle winery.

We hope you will joins us for the holiday!  Reservations are strongly recommended.  Credit card required to hold.


Butter-poached lobster Benedict, tarragon hollandaise

House-cured salmon gravlax & spinach Benedict

Sweet pea pancakes, Dungeness crab, poached egg, creme fraiche, caviar

Smoked & cured pork loin chop, Lisa’s duck egg, creamy grits, tender greens

Egg yolk ravioli, watercress, bacon, morels

Mother's Day E-Mail Graphic

Farmers market spring collage

Spring is upon us! Come solo or bring the whole family to celebrate Easter Sunday at Raven & Rose. Chefs Rick Holguin and Dan Mancini are cooking up fun and imaginative specials to celebrate spring, and of course we’ll offer many of our regular menu classics as well.

Brunch is the traditional meal often celebrated on this holiday, but we can think of nothing better than a delicious Sunday roast supper, served family-style, to mark the changing of the seasons. This year’s early spring weather brings an abundance of beautiful tender young spring vegetables, herbs and fruits to the farmers’ market and we will be featuring them prominently in both menus.

So, please join us for Easter brunch or roast supper (or both!). We are so looking forward to hosting you on this lovely holiday.


Chorizo-stuffed leg of lamb, yogurt sauce & panisses
Buttermilk fried rabbit & carrot waffles, bourbon maple syrup, spring salad
Sweet peas on country toast, shaved sheep’s milk cheese, baby spring vegetables, poached duck egg, tender herbs

Buttermilk pancakes, red berry compote, fresh whipped cream

Basket of hot cross buns & our famous doughnut muffins


Leg of spring lamb
Prime rib of beef
Shoulder of pork
Fish of the day

Yorkshire pudding & beef jus

And, as always, a selection of delectable seasonal vegetable sides inspired by the very best of what we find at the Saturday Portland Farmers’ Market, located just blocks from our door.

Easter WEB graphic #4 2015

Here we go again!  Our brewer’s dinner series continues with a SE Portland favorite: Base Camp Brewing Company.   On February 22, at 6:30pm we’re hosting the brewers to enjoy a dinner with you.  22 seats, at a communal table where you can chat with the Base Camp team about their passions, and eat traditional English-style roast supper paired with their special beers.

We’ll welcome you with a “Hop in the Pool”.

Then, after snacks, and salad, the chef team will bring out large platters of English-style roast supper, comprised of roasted meats and seasonal vegetables, to be paired with three beers in a flight:
Bier de Garde
Camp George
In-tents IPL

Lastly, our pastry team has come up with an incredible pairing for Base Camp’s Eagle Cap – a beer made with mushroom from the Blue Mountains.

Join us! To reserve, call us at 503-222-7673. Seats are limited, and are already filling-up!



For me, the changes to my eating habits that I have made in recent years is to keep snacky, ready-made foods out of my house.  When things like chips, crackers, Candy, etc are readily available, one’s tendency is to idly snack on them.  This adds empty calories to one’s diet.

When you only keep whole foods in your home, it requires effort to whip up a meal, as well it should.  Food shouldn’t be fast and easy.  We all get plenty of calories and I intend to make every one count.  I eat with intention these days.  If it’s going in my body, it had better be good for me.  And if I’m hungry, I will just have to take the time to make myself something delicious and good for me.  Once I established this pattern and got used to it, I found that I no longer even thought about looking for an empty snack food.  For the record, I do keep dried fruits and nuts and that sort of thing around for a quick nibble now and again.  And a piece of artisan sourdough with butter from grass-fed cows is something that everyone should have on a regular basis :)

The biggest irony of working in a restaurant is that there is rarely time or opportunity to eat!  We are always on the go and working very long hours with barely enough time to sleep and do laundry at home.

So, it is an ever-present temptation to just grab a pastry and a coffee or, worse yet, just a giant coffee on an empty stomach on the way in to work.  The problem with this is that it is not only lacking in nutrition but also in fuel.  We are on our feet for 8, 10, 12 or more hours a day and we need a good, balanced meal to start the day or we crash and burn.  Three hours into a day with only coffee and donuts and even walking up the stairs starts to feel challenging.

In order to combat this in my own life, I find the need to plan ahead.  I have three go-to breakfasts that work beautifully to get me through the first part of the day.

1. Breakfast burritos with eggs from my chickens, black beans, rice, and seasonal veggies from my garden or the farmers’ market… The addition of sausage or leftover braised or grilled meats is always welcome.

To make this happen, on my day off, I slow-cook a big pot of delicious local black beans with aromatics from my garden and make a batch of Mexican-style rice with onions, tomatoes, dried chili, and chicken stock.  These two staples last in my fridge happily for a week and they take only a minute or two to heat up and form the base for a nutrition-packed burrito.  I scramble my hens’ eggs with leftover meats and veggies, toss them in a tortilla with the rice & beans, and some fresh herbs and greens, perhaps some cheese.  I wrap it up and can eat it on the go.

Aromatic Black Beans


1 lb organic Pacific Northwest black beans

1/2 onion

1 stalk celery

1 carrot, peeled

1 handful thyme

1/3 bunch parsley, stems included

1 bay leaf

5 cloves garlic, bay

3 Tbs sea salt


I recommend quick-soaking beans rather than cold soaking overnight, as quick-soaking makes some of the starches more digestible.

To quick soak, rinse beans and place in a large pot.  Cover with cold water to about 3 inches above the top of the beans.  Bring the pot to a boil, cover, and immediately remove from the heat.  Let sit for one hour, drain, rinse, and return to the pot.

Cover the beans with fresh cold water to 3-4 inches above the level of the beans (this will require more water than the previous time, as the beans will have expanded during the quick soak).  Add to the pot the onion, carrot, celery, thyme, parsley, bay, garlic, and salt.  All the veggies can and should be left whole, as they will be easier to remove later.  I add the salt at the beginning of cooking as I find it adds better flavor to the beans.  Many people believe that adding salt too early will make the beans tough, but I have never found this to be the case.  Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to the barest simmer – just barely bubbling very gently.  Cook, uncovered until beans are done.  This will vary greatly with the size and variety of beans, the size of your pot, your elevation, the weather, etc.  Just taste test along the way until they are fully cooked through but not mushy.  This should take, very roughly, 1-2 hours.  Once done, remove from the heat.  I generally remove all the aromatics, and then store the beans in their own cooking liquid in the fridge in a sealed container.  They will last 1-2 weeks that way.  The liquid is delicious.

Fragrant Mexican-style rice

2 cups long-grain rice, washed

3 tbs olive or vegetable oil

1/2 onion, cut in a small dice

1 tsp ancho chile powder or ” mild Mexican chile powder”

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp white pepper

1 fresh tomato from the garden or farmers’ market, diced, or 1 small can diced organic tomatoes

3 cups chicken or veggie stock or plain water

In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat, add diced onion and sautee until soft and translucent.  Add chile powder, salt, and white pepper and sautee a minute longer.  Add rice to the pot and sautee for 3-4 mins to toast the rice just slightly.  Add chopped tomato and stir entire mixture for 3-4 minutes longer.  Add stock, turn up heat, and bring quickly to a boil.  As soon as it boils, cover the pot and reduce heat to the lowest possible setting on your stove.  Allow to steam for about 30 minutes.  Check rice for doneness and add a bit more liquid if necessary, recover and keep steaming until done.  Uncover, and fluff rice.  Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

**My strategy is to set the rice and beans to cooking when I have a bit of time at home.  I can get lots of other things done while they are on the stove.  I make quite large batches and when they are done, I store them, well-sealed, in the fridge, and they reheat easily and quickly to add to my breakfast burrito and other great, quick meals.**

Breakfast burrito

flour tortilla

fresh Mexican chorizo sausage, bacon, or leftover meat, fish, and/or veggies of almost any sort

eggs from pasture-raised chickens, scrambled

aromatic black beans

fragrant Meixcan-style rice


sharp cheddar, pepper or Monterrey Jack, cotija, Oaxaca  or other flavorful cheese, shredded or crumbled

salsa of any sort (the choices are endless.  I make fresh pico de gallo in the summer)

green onions, chopped

cilantro, chopped

sour cream

lime wedge

In a large sautee pan, cook or reheat sausage, meat, fish, and/or veggies.  When cooked or heated through, add scrambled eggs (quantity depends on how hungry you are!) and cook gently until just set.  Heat your flour tortilla in a frying pan or the microwave for just a few seconds.  Fill your burrito with your scramble, rice, beans, and any other toppings of your liking.  My favorites are listed above.  The possibilities to vary your burrito fillings are endless… from vegetarian to hearty and meaty.  This is a great way to get a complete, healthy and balanced meal, quickly, all wrapped up in a tortilla and ready to go.  It will provide great fuel for your day.

Lisas BUrtito


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