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Mint Restaurant Review: When owner/bartender Lucy Brennan launched Mint a decade ago, the craft cocktail movement was in its infancy, and Portland's Northeast riverfront was populated by warehouses. Now, kumquat-infused artisan gin beverages topped with smoked blueberries are everywhere, and the neighborhood edges one of Portland's hippest districts. Located in an historic building, Mint shares its space with Brennan's bar 820. However, if you're seeking a real meal, your best choice is Mint. Generally speaking, the menu is lighter, brighter, and more vegetable-oriented than many of Portland's trendy eateries. Try the crab cakes with basil/caper rémoulade, the fried green beans with jalapeño dipping sauce, or the spicy Caesar. The signature dish is a lamb burger paired with mint chimichurri, garlic aïoli, and sweet potato fries. For dessert, try the chocolate cake with salted caramel ice cream. As for those cocktails, offset your alcohol with good-for-you vegetable nutrition by choosing a jalapeño and pineapple martini, beet vodka and lemon juice, or an avocado daiquiri.