Celebrate Oregon Wine Month

Celebrate Oregon Wine Month

We LOVE Oregon wine at Besaw's. The photo above is just a portion of what Oregon reds we have to offer as our focus is based around PNW winemakers. For the month of May we are featuring two different flights to offer a taste of Oregon's finest wines.

Read more about Oregon Wine Month here.

Red Flight

Pinot Noir '15 Lundeen, Willamette Valley 

Pinot Noir '15 Freedom Hill, Walter Scott, Willamette Valley

Syrah Blend '14 Elaina, Ad Lucem, Columbia Valley

 

Rosé Flight

Pinot Noir Rosé '17 Brooks, Willamette Valley

Gewurztraminer Rosé '17 A Frayed Knot, Love and Squalor, Willamette Valley

Syrah Rosé '16 Rustic Rose, Couer du Terre, Willamette Valley

 

 

Besaw's listed for top pancake in Portland!

Besaw's listed for top pancake in Portland!

Besaw’s Buttermilk Pancake

The straight-up ideal of pancakedom: light and bronzed, cooked evenly throughout, with a robust flavor and buttermilk perfume. We discovered it on Day 6 of hate-stuffing our faces with forkfuls of flour and sugar, and still wolfed the whole thing down—it’s that good. The secret? The kitchen whips egg whites to a meringue and then folds ’em into the batter in order to get that “grandma-style fluff.” Best move: package a sturdy single ($4) with excellent, oversize pork sausage links made in-house ($6). Bonus: Soft swirled butter (instead of the ubiquitous Darigold pats), warm syrup, good cocktails, and, for sweet fiends, the cult Dream Cakes ($12)—cream cheese frosted and toffee sauce drizzled. (Think IHOP* special that actually tastes good.) *IHOP is terrible, people." - Karen Brookes & Kelly Clarke of Portland Monthly

https://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2017/12/28/the-epic-quest-for-portland-s-perfect-pancake

A Walk with Anthony Boutard

A Walk with Anthony Boutard

Ayer's Creek Farm has caught the adoration of many due to Anthony and Carol Boutard's dedication to "growing what tastes good."  They purchased the 144 acre farm located in Gaston in 1998 and are renowned for their heirloom seeds and unconventional practices. They offered to take our crew on a tour of the farm and feed us- an offer we just couldn't resist. The drive was beautiful and short (about 45 mins) and a happy gold-coated dog greeted us in the driveway. Anthony brought us in to taste some of the items Portland chefs usually avoid, such as cardoons, and showed us the simple and flavorful world of wheat brines.

We were then treated to a stroll through the farm led by Anthony as he candidly remarked decades old chicory with different colored flags. He spoke about the creatures that live on the land and the cheerful starlings that steal his cherries (which he enjoys watching). Interestingly, he doesn't do winter cover crops, noting that the ecosystem of spiders and bees that live in the decaying corn stalks are essential to the health of the farm year around. It was such a wonderful experience and we love everything that we get from Ayer's Creek Farm- you can definitely tell they farm for flavor. 

WHAT THEY SEED:

certified organic beans, berries, grain, corn, vegetables that grow best on their property and near the 45th parallel

WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM:

On the Farm: Monthly Open Farm days
Retail: PastaworksNew Seasons Market

January is The Month of Hotties!

January is The Month of Hotties!

There's still plenty of time to get in on our month of HOTTIES! We have 5 special hot cocktails made just for these cold winter days. Get out and get cozy at Besaw's!

On the menu for January only!

Morning, Would? : amaretto, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, coffee, whipped cream

The Hot Buttered Rum : Meyer's Dark Rum, housemade hot buttered rum mix, whipped cream, nutmeg

Light My Fire : Red Hot infused vodka, Cherry Herring, hot apple cider (it's delicious, for real)

Butter Me Up: butterscotch infused Jameson, hot apple cider

Lacadia's Choice : Olmeca Altos Reposado tequila, cinnamon-cayenne agave, lime juice, hot water