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0315 SW Montgomery St., Ste. 340 Send to Phone
503-295-2747 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A romantic wine bar and bistro overlooking the Willamette River.
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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 3 reviews

Thirst Restaurant Review

: Thirst isn't the easiest place to find. It's difficult to access by foot or even by public transportation, tucked away as it is in a rather sterile corporate setting. But once you locate it, you will be enchanted by the views of the Willamette River and various city bridges. Designed to accompany wine, the small but well-selected menu offers many dishes featuring produce grown in Thirst’s own garden on nearby Sauvie Island. The kitchen has a particularly good hand with fish. As an appetizer, try the hot crab dip or the warm artichoke dip with bacon, and then move on to satisfying entrées such as seared ahi with mixed greens and asparagus, oranges and radishes in a jasmine tea vinaigrette, or plump diver scallops lightly dressed with cilantro pesto and accompanied by fennel slaw. Knowledgeable servers will lead you through the extensive Northwest wine collection, including many small-volume vintages not readily available elsewhere. For a finale, consider the salted caramel chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream. On a summer's day, order a gourmet picnic packed to-go. Enjoy the riverbank feast and simply return the basket and glassware when finished. There’s even a kids’ menu early in the evening.

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