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  • 1818 N.W. 23rd Pl. Map It
  • Nob Hill
  • Spanish

Known for

  • Picturesque sidewalk seating
  • The dessert of toasted bread with olive oil, chocolate, and salt
  • Outstanding wine list

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

The son of a chef from Spain's Aragon region, renowned chef-owner Jose Chesa brings his knowledge of and passion for Spanish cuisine to this small, modern, always-bustling restaurant on a side street just off Nob Hill's N.W. 23rd Avenue. The food is served tapas-style, with everything meant to be shared, including the heaping paella platters, which include a delicious seafood version with prawns, cuttlefish, mussels, calamari, and more. Among the smaller bites, standouts include braised oxtail with Mahon cheese, chorizo "lollipops" with goat cheese and quince paste, and octopus carpaccio with sun-dried-tomato confit and Parmesan. End your feast with an order of toasted bread with olive oil, chocolate, and salt. Dine at one of the sidewalk tables in warm weather. The owner also operates the eponymous Chesa restaurant and 180 xurreria, which specializes in churros and drinking chocolates, in Northeast.

Restaurant Information


1818 N.W. 23rd Pl., Portland, Oregon, 97210, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. No lunch

Published 01/19/2016


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