Having outgrown its humble PDX Farmers Market home, butcher shop Tails & Trotters has set up its own brick and mortar in NE mini-restaurant hub The Ocean that's a pork-lover's heaven and Wilbur's version of Hostel
The centerpiece of the butcher shop/eatery is a brightly lit "OINK" sign that makes pigs think they're trying out for a farm-based version of Smash, when actually, they're gonna get cut up and eaten. Silly pigs
Behind the counter, whole animals are sliced to order, resulting in the freshest cuts since The Builders & The Butchers dropped their first album
Raw meats cover the whole hog, from a pig's head on display, to loins, chops, hams, belly, and cheek medallions
To season that swine, grab an array of artisan mustards, honeys, salts, and hot sauces that're probably chosen by a really dope committee
In the freezer, T&T's got a wide array of sausages ranging from Italian to chorizo, plus huge hunks of porchetta
Or let the the folks at the counter do the cooking in the form of porky sandwiches that include banh mi, deviled ham, and the gigantic Porkstrami Reuben that's more deadly than a bunch of sexy women in Bratislava.