When it comes to eating out, Portland families are all about local, sustainable and humane. Introducing Q, downtown’s newest restaurant that takes all those great things to a new level. Located on SW 2nd and Taylor, Q is the perfect addition to the neighborhood and just two blocks from the waterfront. While the menu is sophisticated, the atmosphere is welcoming to foodies of all ages. We love that the owners and staff take family-friendliness seriously, which makes this new opening a can’t-miss for your next luxury dining experience with the whole fam.

photo: Carly Diaz / Q Restaurant and Bar

Good for the Whole Family
Here in Portland, we like to train our little food aficionados from a young age. Q is an all-ages-welcome locale, so while they may not have a kids’ menu (which is understandable given the menu changing daily), they are incredibly flexible and will adjust their plates to meet the needs of their youngest diners. What a treat! Ask if they can make a burger, pasta or pizza and they will see what they can come up with. There is a changing table in the restroom and outdoor seating will be available in the spring, so check it out for a potential al fresco dining experience for your crew.

photo: Michael Cary Arellano / Q Restaurant and Bar

Good People
While Q just opened on November 21, these folks aren’t new in town. Executive Chef Annie Cuggino comes from Portland’s own Veritable Quandry, which closed its doors in September after 45 years. As an Executive Chef she is dedicated to the things local families hold dear: seasonality and sourcing ingredients from Oregon and Washington so you’re sure to get the best goods our backyard has to offer. Together with a team who live in and love Portland, Q is in good hands and ready to take care of its customers—young and olde— with top-notch hospitality.

photo: Carly Diaz / Q Restaurant and Bar

Good Food
Knowing that our littles are eating right is important, and when you take your clan to Q you dine knowing you are feeding your family the best! Locally-sourced and hyper-seasonal specials are just the beginning of the story. The mouth-watering menu changes daily based on what’s available, but you can guarantee to experience the finest flavors of the Pacific Northwest each time you visit.

Cuggino places an emphasis on vegetables in dishes like her Cider Braised Collards and Roasted Roots, while main dishes like Blackened Hawaiian Opah and Seared Sea Scallop may be in rotation with Pulled Pork Chochinita & Oaxaca Cheese. And don’t forget dessert (as if we could). We have our eye on the Chocolate Nocello Souffle with candied walnuts and chocolate sauce, a dessert that will delight even the youngest of palates.

Lunch served Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dinner served daily from 5-10 p.m.
Brunch served Saturday-Sunday from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bar open daily from 3 p.m.-12 a.m.

Make reservations online or call ahead if you have special dietary requests.

Q Restaurant and Bar
828 SW 2nd Ave.
Online: q-portland.com

Will your family head to Q for your next downtown meal? Let us know in the comments below!

—Marianne Walters

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