With an artisanal butcher shop anchoring the right side of the building, Laurelhurst Market offers some of the best meat in Portland. Case in point: the Wagyu brisket smoked for 12 hours and marinated in Ozark barbecue sauce and the beef short ribs braised with red wine and prunes. Despite the meat-centric focus, Laurelhurst delivers when it comes to veggies too: the reasonably priced seasonal salads and sides can serve as interesting, flavorful complements to the meaty
main courses or, mixed and matched, as meals themselves. The candlelit dining room is comfortable and sophisticated and the stainless steel kitchen along the back wall underneath the beef cuts diagram serves as a reminder of what the place is all about: the preparation and serving of outstanding meat. The butcher shop sells sandwiches at lunchtime; you can take your purchase to go or eat at one of the restaurant tables, though there's no waitstaff on duty.