Executive Chef Sara Woods serves up a seasonal Sunday Supper dish each month, available Sundays only, with a local Oregon wine pairing .
PORTLAND, Ore. (November 5, 2019) – This fall, Executive Chef Sara Woods launches Sunday Suppers at the newly opened restaurant Vaux (pronounced vawks) at the Canopy Portland | Pearl District. Chef Sara Woods serves up a seasonal Sunday Supper dish each month, available on Sundays only. Chef Woods will highlight beloved comforting seasonal dishes like Coq au Vin, Cassoulet and Gumbo in the convivial restaurant designed for gathering with friends and family. Sunday Suppers also boast a unique wine pairing each month, thoughtfully selected from the restaurant’s wine list focusing on local small producers. Vaux Sunday Supper is available Sundays only, during dinner from 5 – 9pm at the restaurant located in Portland’s Pearl District.
Led by Chef Sara Woods and drawing on her diverse culinary experience at some of the country’s best restaurants, Vaux’s seasonal contemporary menu draws heavily from flavors and products of the Pacific Northwest with Italian and French accents. Vaux offers breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner daily. Lunch menus are more mobile, designed to dine in or for those on the go, including sandwiches, salads and flatbreads. Dinner features shareable dishes like Roast Half Chicken and Halibut with pistou. Lead Beverage Enthusiast Haley Miller creates signature cocktails from Portland’s renowned Distillery Row, serves world-class wines from the Willamette Valley and beers from the state’s finest craft breweries. The restaurant offers two daily happy hours, from 4 to 6pm, and late night happy hour from 9 to 11pm. Every Friday night, Vaux hosts #FridayNightFlights from 6-9 PM, with complimentary tastes of local wines, beers and spirits.
SUNDAY SUPPERS AT VAUX
Herb Roasted Pork Loin with stewed local heirloom apples ($16)
Featured Wine Pairing: Abbot’s Table Owen Roe 2017
Coq au Vin, chicken braised in red wine with seasonal vegetables and mushrooms
Cassoulet, Toulouse sausage, duck confit, tarbais beans, and pork belly slowly braised and sprinkled with garlic bread crumbs
Gumbo, Cajun gumbo of chicken, shrimp, pork belly, and andouille sausage
Photo credit John Valls
Chef Sara Woods is currently the only female Executive Chef at a downtown hotel in Portland, Oregon. Born and raised in Michigan, Woods attended the Culinary Institute of America in upstate New York, which led her to work at some of the most renowned restaurants in New York City including Oceana, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and Commerce Restaurant. Woods further developed her craft as a food stylist and culinary producer with Martha Stewart and the Food Network, before making her way to Portland to experience the thriving Pacific Northwest culinary scene. After several years as celebrity chef Jenn Louis’ Chef de Cuisine at Lincoln and Ray, Woods joined the Canopy team.
Located within the Canopy Portland | Pearl District, Vaux (pronounced Vox) features an all-day menu that highlights favorite local products and is inspired by Portland’s famed Vaux Swifts migration. Led by Executive Chef Sara Woods and drawing on her diverse culinary experience at some of the country’s best restaurants, the seasonal contemporary menu draws heavily from flavors and products of the Pacific Northwest with Italian and French accents, tying into the migration theme. Vaux offers breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. Lunch menus feature a more mobile menu designed to dine in or for those on the go, including sandwiches, salads and flatbreads. Dinner features shareable dishes like Roast Half Chicken and Halibut with pistou. Lead Beverage Enthusiast Haley Miller creates signature cocktails from Portland’s renowned Distillery Row, and serve world-class wines from Willamette Valley and beers from the state’s finest craft breweries. Vaux offers two daily happy hours, from 4 to 6pm, as well as late night happy hour from 9 to 11pm. Set amidst an extensive collection of fine and local art curated by neighboring Elizabeth Leach Gallery, including an expansive sculpture inspired by Vaux’s Swifts from Portland-based artist Sean Healy. Vaux boasts an outdoor patio along NW Glisan, dining room seating, a comfortable lounge and a private dining room perfect for intimate groups up to 30 guests. Vaux is open for breakfast Monday through Friday from 6 to 9:30am and Saturday and Sunday from 7 to 10am; 11am to 4pm for lunch; 4 to 6pm in happy hour; 5 to 9pm dinner; 9-11pm late night happy hour. For more information, contact 971-351-0230; visit VauxPDX.com; and follow on Instagram and Facebook. Vaux is located within the Canopy Portland Pearl District, at 425 NW 9th Avenue.
ABOUT CANOPY PORTLAND | PEARL DISTRICT
Canopy Portland | Pearl District is a new Gold LEED-certified lifestyle hotel set amid dining and nightlife in one of Portland’s most-beloved neighborhoods. It’s the third Canopy by Hilton hotel to open in the U.S. and was designed from the ground up with the commitment to bettering the local community and limiting its impact on the environment through comprehensive sustainability programs. In the just-right designed guest rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows invite the light in; décor is perfectly Portland with industrial touches and regional artwork; an ergonomic workspace provides a dedicated area for business. Within the dramatic two-story, sky lit winter garden, the community is encouraged to wander in, work, and relax alongside guests. During the summer, the lobby transforms by opening floor-to-ceiling windows to let the outside in. And with catering services to serve the hotel’s 1,095 sq. ft. of collaborative meeting space, complete with state-of-the-art technology, business is also a pleasure. Canopy Portland Pearl District is located at 425 NW 9th Avenue. For more information visit www.canopypearldistrict.com.