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0315 SW Montgomery St., Ste. 340 Send to Phone
Enchanting Willamette River views paired with notable wines and tasty food.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Thirst Restaurant Review

: Although difficult to access by foot or even public transportation, tucked away as it is in a rather sterile corporate setting, Thirst is a destination worth pursuing. The Willamette River view is always enchanting, especially on summer nights or during the holidays when the Christmas ships drift by. The brief menu is designed to accompany wine and offers many dishes featuring produce grown in Thirst’s own garden on nearby Sauvie Island. The kitchen is particularly good with fish. As an appetizer, try the hot crab dip or the warm artichoke dip with bacon. Then move on to satisfying entrées such as seared ahi with mixed greens and asparagus, oranges and radishes in a jasmine tea vinaigrette; or savor 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.


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