As anyone who's ever seen Betty White try on jeggings can attest, updating a classic is tricky, which is why waterfront mainstay Palisade kept it simple by upgrading their interior (new paint, furnishings, a raw bar), introducing a new surf and turf-heavy menu, and adding that raw fish people eat with wood sticks. The subtly Asian-inspired eats include the alliterative seared sea scallops w/ lobster risotto, roasted wild mushrooms, pistachio-basil pesto & pea shoots, plus a New York strip w/ Rogue River Oregonzola, or what they would call him if Gianfranco Zola left Watford to coach the Timbers, and started getting really into small batch sour beers. Sushi options include all the classics and wilder fare like a combination of seared Togarashi crusted ahi, ahi poke w/ shiso, and a spicy tuna roll called "Ahi 3-Ways", during which, much to the relief of male tuna, the most important thing is actually the motion of the ocean. Even if you don't own >1 pair of cufflinks, pretend you're fancy by hitting Palisade's midday for their three-course Magnolia Lunch, which is only $16, aka Betty White's entire salary during her first gig putting on shows for the military during the Mexican-American War.
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