Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Portland / Oregon
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Being a neighborhood trattoria, we do occasionally stop seating up to one hour before our posted closing time. When in doubt, give us a call to make sure we are still accepting new tables. Can’t find a reservation Online? Bar seating is reserved for walk-ins (exception being Members), so always worth stopping by!
Cereus was created by 2 friends with a passion for hospitality. Our Colombian staffed kitchen moved across the world and several states to serve you their amazing creations. Bringing them together here was in part a love letter to our co-founder Phil Chung's wife Alejandra from Bogotá. Our beverage program was developed by our other co-founder Bradley Stephens, who wanted to create a menu that is as unique to this part of the world as our chef's food. Taking favorite classics that are rarely found in the PNW ad variations of others that he believes are their best versions. With one of the most diverse spirits lists in town, and award winning originals.
The food is 100% Scratch Made, using every opportunity to source our ingredients as close to home as possible. We have everything from sharing plates like Oven Roasted Jalapeno Poppers, Ground Lamb Kebabs & House Made Focaccia to hearty entrees like Pork Schnitzel, Roasted Half Chicken & Schweinhaxe to smaller sides like Saffron Apple Risotto, Sauteed Oyster Mushrooms & Seasonal Veggie Skewers.
With over 100 Whiskies on the shelf & a heavy emphasis on fresh ingredients for our Cocktail Program, the drinks are a Feature Attraction as well. We squeeze all of our own Juices, make most our own Syrups & Mixers and rotate our Cocktail Menu Seasonally to keep New Ideas breathing life into the space.
The Space itself is Beautifully Appointed with Incredible Art and Local Craftsmanship. Well worth a visit!!!
We recommend making reservations for dinner, but for weekend brunch & small plate afternoons feel free to walk-in!