superbite

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Tues5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
superbite

527 SW 12th Ave

Portland, OR 97205

What is a superbite, you ask? The husband-and-wife team behind this restaurant devoted to them describe it as an amuse-bouche or hors d'oeuvres-style small plate that requires no more than three bites to consume. The morsels, which make up a third of the menu, are modern and sometimes unexpected: duck liver-scrambled eggs with caviar and chives or Spaghettios with fresh truffle, Irish butter and Parmesan. Cocktails like Shoulda Woulda Coulda -- which blends Fernet, rye, and French cider -- are just as bold. While larger plates are also on offer, a dinner composed of the namesake small plates is the most fun.