What You'll Get
Most Americans can only go one week without potato consumption before developing a third, itchy eye and a strong urge to attach their roots to the inside of a mason jar. Avoid the peril with today's deal: $12 for $25 worth of fresh, sustainable comestibles at Hash Restaurant, a breakfast and lunch spot in the Sellwood neighborhood.
Hash is named for its signature side of potato hash, which serves as the pedestal for several of its breakfast dishes, tucked away in their own corner of the menu. Once past the Hash nameplate, which dangles from a wrought-iron post over the doorway, hungry diners may seek out a waitress and beg to taste the pork cheek ($10), braised for five hours and served over an egg (any style) and potato hash. Fellow breakfasters can settle down to a sun-dappled table and thematically link their meals and hearts with an equally hash-and-egg-based dish topped with lemon and rosemary-roasted sunchokes ($9.50). Hash uses fresh and sustainable ingredients, including locally grown vegetables, and meat and dairy from non-hormone treated, non-Hulkified animals. Sate nagging sweet teeth with the house specialty aebleskiver ($8.50), Danish pancakes full of seasonal fruit filling and vanilla sabayon.
Hash's light, sunny interior and minimalist décor increase customer concentration levels by an average of 37%. Turn that newly sharpened focus to lunch and munch on the hummus plate ($6), served with paprika oil and Hash's house-baked flatbread. For an upwardly mobile take on the American classic, try the grilled cheese ($8) on light, toasted brioche and layered with pecorino tartufo truffles. Warm up frost-rimed insides with hot chocolate ($2.50), a house recipe sweetened with cactus-based agave nectar. Post-or-co-prandial potations are available to sup upon, from $3.50 for bottled beer to $7 for a morning mimosa or midday Bloody Mary.
- Hash…isn't trying to reinvent breakfast. Chef-owners Richard Wong and Michael Murray simply give us what we want: farm fresh, made from scratch, comfort…. Their food is honest, moderately priced, at times, shining. – Douglas Perry, Oregonian
- …the wait is worth it. Hash is serious about what they're serving. – Patrick Alan Coleman, Portland Mercury
- As you might imagine the signature dish at Hash is done well and in several different flavors. The establishment itself is light and airy with a good neighborhood vibe. Seating is good so you may not have to wait too long for a table but if you do theres an overstuffed couch on which to contemplate your coming satisfaction. – SteveP2352, Zagat
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 for tables of 4 or more. No cash back or credit. Not valid with other offers. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.