Ever wonder why Portland is nicknamed Stumptown? Hint: Stumptown Coffee didn’t come first.
What is it?
Serratto offers Mediterranean cuisine with a particular focus on Italian-inspired dishes with entrees ranging in price from the high teens to low 30s.
Where is it?
Address: 2112 NW Kearney St., Portland, OR 97210
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11am-4pm (Lunch), 4pm-6pm (Happy Hour), 4pm-10pm (Dinner – Mon-Thu), 4pm-11pm (Dinner – Fri/Sat), 4pm-9pm (Dinner – Sun)
How is it?
Right off the bat, Serratto has its location going for it right there in the middle of NW 21st Avenue – there’s a lot of foot traffic wandering to and from the ritzy Portland equivalent of Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive, 23rd Avenue. Parking can regularly be a problem in the Northwest quadrant, and seeing as how it’s such a beautiful area to walk in, I highly recommend heading a little off the beaten track to Pettygrove. Between 23rd and 21st, Pettygrove has a plethora of free street parking with no hour limits during the evening hours, and also gives the excuse of enjoying one of my favorite parts of Portland – its walkability.
Serratto offers a number of different seating options – from sitting at the bar to nice living-room style chairs surrounding intimate tables as well as more traditional table and chair combinations. Obviously, the soft lighting intends to relax – this is not your rush-in-grab-a-slice-of-pizza-rush-out place – you need to plan to spend a few hours here.