Pan-American Bistro Food and Drink at Mint/820 (Half Off). Two Options Available.

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In a Nutshell

Owned by a nationally recognized mixologist, this bistro boasts 40 unique cocktails that pair with Pan-American dishes

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Valid for the full menu and for alcohol. Not valid for happy hour or other promotional offers, special menus, gift certificates, or classes. Customers may not split checks. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $20 for $40 worth of Pan-American bistro fare and drinks
  • $40 for $80 worth of Pan-American bistro fare and drinks for four or more people

London-born owner and liquorsmith Lucy Brennan, who Susan Brennan of Food & Wine magazine called "one of Portland's top mixologists," leads her staff at Mint and the adjacent 820 as they please diners' palates with innovative bites and sips. The drink menu includes such signature cocktails as Lucy's avocado daiquiri ($9) with light and gold rums, and the Aniversario Manhattan ($10), which boasts a potent Venezuelan rum that, much like a Parisian time capsule, was aged for eight years in french oak. Back in the kitchen, chef Brian McElmeel helps create a food menu, enlisting local and organic ingredients as often as he can capture them. The crab cakes ($16) slather taste buds with the flavor of basil-caper remoulade, and the roasted chicken ($21) arrives with cornmeal spaetzle and roasted vegetables in a sage cream sauce.

Located within the historic Frederick Torgler Building, Mint can fit as many as 40 diners or 12 circus strongmen amid an intimately lit decor that features walls of exposed brick and high-backed booths. At 820 an 18-foot bar gathers lollipop-rimmed martini glasses on its journey through the room's center, and the patio remains open during the spring and summer.

Mint/820

Seeking a home for her one-of-a-kind mixed drinks—including lollipop-rimmed martinis—nationally recognized mixologist Lucy opened Mint restaurant in the spring of 2001. Her acclaimed cocktails’ popularity grew so quickly that in 2003, she opened an adjacent lounge where patrons could focus on drinks such as avocado daiquiris and jalapeño-and-pineapple margaritas. Along with its selection of 40 signature cocktails, the bistro has been luring patrons in with chef Brian McElmeel’s Pan-American-style dishes, which are composed predominantly of local and organic ingredients and influences from the Pacific Northwest, Mediterranean, and Latin America.


Reviews

the meal was perfect. My steak was rare as I wanted (moo!) and my wife's pork chop was both perfectly cooked

Duncan N., 2/18/12

Drinks are very good lamb burger is fantastic and the sweet potato fries are quite the delight my friends.

Jordan L., 1/11/12

Tips

  • “Very nice atmoshere, friendly staff, and great food!”

  • “LOVE!”

  • “Food was very good, the drinks were nice, and the service was outstanding. All in all, we were very pleased with our experience.”

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    Eliot

    816 N Russell St.

    Portland, Oregon 97227

    503-284-5518

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