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Oct 15 2012

An Appetite for Local Wood

By KC

Portlanders go to great lengths to enjoy fresh, local food from responsible producers.

Increasingly, we're also demanding that the spaces in which we dine live up to these values.  And Portland's restaurateurs seem happy to oblige!

From the Pearl to Hawthorne, from deep in the Ace to under the Wonder Ballroom, new restaurants are cropping up that spotlight locally-harvested wood from Sustainable Northwest Wood.

Here are a few that opened recently or are opening soon.  Be sure to stop in, ogle the exceptional wood, and enjoy the delectable fare!

Is it just a coincidence that so many of these well-appointed eateries made it onto Portland Monthly's list of Best Restaurants 2012?  Pick up the November issue to see the full list.

Photo, above: Lardo, on SE 12th Ave and Hawthorne, was designed by Shannon Quimby and built by Tim Mencer.  It spotlights FSC Douglas fir throughout the interior.

Photos, below: The Streetcar Bistro, at Northrup and NW 11th Avenue, showcases our Campground Blue Pine paneling throughout the space. Builders Modern Organic made it look, well, modern, a most refreshing way to express blue pine beyond the cliche lodge look. The bistro also features remarkable live-edge blue pine and juniper tables built by FP Design.