Dinner at Verdigris

Dinner at Verdigris

Recently we had the opportunity to dine at a quaint little French-inspired Portland restaurant called Verdigris. I’ve been ooohing and aaahing over their online reviews for quite some time so I jumped at the chance to have dinner there! Chef Johnny Nunn, along with wife Kristina have created a bistro-type experience that almost transports you to Paris, were it not for English being spoken and the stellar hospitality.

Tucked between a small group of neighborhood shops, Verdigris is warm and inviting the moment you step inside.The restaurant only has a few tables, including two larger ones for groups, so I highly recommend making a reservation using Open Table.

Open for brunch and dinner, Verdigris is perfect for special occasions as well as everyday dining. And the Nunn’s have designed the menu that way too. After participating in Portland Dining Month, they have kept a Chef’s Choice 3 Course option on their menu for $35. Included in that price is an appetizer, entree and dessert– a real steal in my opinion!

It is amazing the flavors they can create in such a small kitchen space. And we relied heavily on Wine Director Sarah Egeland (previously at smallwares), to help us select cocktails and wines, based on the dishes we ordered. Overall, we thought our entire meal was excellent, both food and service!

Below is a photo essay of all the yummy goodness we experienced during our dinner at Verdigris.

Please be sure to dine there soon and let us know which were your favorite dishes and drinks after you do!

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Verdigris Restaurant

1315 NE Fremont St.,
Portland, OR

Brunch: Tues- Sun 9am-2:00pm
Dinner: Tues- Sun 5pm-close


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About the Author: Michele Francisco

Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at michele@winerabble.com & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.


  1. Pech 2016-12-16 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Oh jealous that someone at your table was able to get the meatballs – they were already out when our table placed our order! And great shot of the kitchen!

    • Michele Francisco 2016-12-16 at 10:01 am - Reply

      Thanks Pech! Hopefully next time we get to sit together!

  2. Erin @ Platings and Pairings 2016-12-16 at 10:16 am - Reply

    What an amazing dinner you were treated to at Verdigris – I will definitely need to check out this place soon. With this chilly weather, that cassoulet is definitely calling my name!

    • Michele Francisco 2016-12-16 at 10:19 am - Reply

      Erin- please don’t delay like we did! Yeah, that cassoulet was one of the big hits at our table too. And Pech already said she wants more. Cheers, Michele

  3. Waz 2016-12-16 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a wonderful dinner! The 3-course menu at $35 seems like such a steal, and that saffron cardamom cocktail sounds refreshing. I’ll have to visit Verdigris sometime!

  4. Melissa Chee 2016-12-16 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    What a fun dinner!

    • Michele Francisco 2016-12-18 at 9:13 am - Reply

      It truly was Melissa! Happy holidays, Michele

  5. Erin 2016-12-16 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    I’m so impressed with Verdigris. I’ve only been there for brunch so I need to get there for dinner soon!!

    • Michele Francisco 2016-12-18 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Erin- isn’t it incredible what they can do with such a small kitchen? I’ve added it to my brunch list and hope you try their dinner service soon. Cheers, Michele

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