Tucked inside the historic Heathman Hotel, Headwaters, is your chance to celebrate Oregon’s bounty in style. Chef and owner, Vitaly Paley, is a James Beard Best Chef Northwest winner and victor on the Food Network’s popular series Iron Chef America. His Headwaters menu is distinct, offering an equally impressive and comforting experience.

Focused on Pacific Northwest ingredients, from farm to sea, guests can enjoy a full sea bar—including King Salmon Carpaccio, Albacore Ceviche, and Ahi Tuna Poke—or savor specialties like the Double Cut Smoked Pork Chop or Brandt Farms 14oz Ribeye with roasted garlic, sauce bearnaise.

No matter what direction you go with for you meal, expect equally delicious drinks on hand to wash it down. From the “Ring Leader”, with reyka vodka, dry vermouth, smoked truffle, and bleu cheese olive to “Exclamation Point”, made with blanco tequila, strega, coconut water, and lime, these drinks refuse to be overlooked.

Whether you’d like to host a standing cocktail reception with hors d’oevures, a breakfast buffet, or plated and coursed dinners, Headwaters has you covered. If you’re looking to host a truly unique experience, go with their Russian Tea. Featuring dishes passed down from Chef Paley’s grandmother, the ritual of tea drinking is a symbol of Russian hospitality at its best.

Sip on a delicate white peony tea or something bolder like Lord Bergamot. Accompany your brews with tasty traditional blinis, halva, and open face rye bread sandwiches. For those feeling ambitious, pair with some bubbly or, in true Russian spirit, a vodka flight.

Feel transported or right at home, the choice is yours! The good news? You can't go wrong at Headwaters.

[Photo: Headwaters]

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Written by Miranda Paquet

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