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23 Hoyt Restaurant Review: A venture of Portland restaurateur Bruce Carey (Bluehour, Saucebox, clarklewis), 23 Hoyt is a modern bi-level space with a stylish bar and crisp design. But it’s surprisingly relaxed and comfortable, the most family-friendly of Carey’s enterprises, and benefits from a well-trained staff. The food is mostly all-American familiar---iceberg wedge, burgers, steaks with fries, a grilled pork chop with applesauce---but these dishes are transformed by high-end ingredients and precise attention to detail. The bar serves traditional and creative cocktails, a nice assortment of wines by the glass, and has several microbrews on tap. Sweet and salty chocolate chip cookies, perhaps with a scoop of house-made ice cream, provide an ideal dessert. Shoppers on 23rd Avenue take note: 23 Hoyt offers a lovely afternoon happy hour. Sunday brunch offers well turned out standards such as biscuits and gravy, Belgian waffles and eggs Benedict, along with $2 mimosas.