Opened in 2011, Aviary’s cuisine of classic French technique applied to exotic Eastern flavors and the freshest ingredients of the season draws from Chef Sarah Pliner’s dedication to clean flavors and disciplined methods. Her eclectic menu of small and large dishes is inspired by decades of cooking experience in New York and Portland in restaurants such as Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Aquavit, Aldea, Socialista, and The Heathman Restaurant and Bar in Portland. Pastry Chef Kat Whitehead, who is also R&D Manager at Salt & Straw, incorporates these flavors into her creative dessert menu. Chef Sarah Pliner was a nominee for Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and named a semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Best Chef, Northwest in 2015. Located in the popular Alberta Arts District in Northeast Portland, Aviary combines urban industrial design with local art, reclaimed wood from the original site, and locally crafted lighting. Aviary welcomes guests to the dining room, bar, and seasonal patio beside their vegetable garden for dinner Monday through Saturday, happy hour in the bar Monday through Friday, and also features a 16-seat private dining area for special events. Aviary also hosts numerous special dinners throughout the year, including their seasonal Vegetarian Dinner Series. In June, the Oregonian newspaper ranked Aviary #5 on a list of the Best Restaurants in Portland. Visit www.aviarypdx.com and follow Aviary on Instagram and Twitter.