Toro Bravo, Portland
Portland , Oregon
Tel: 503 281 4464
Concierge.com's insider take:
On a cold and rainy night (alas, there are a good number of those in Portland), the casual and inviting Toro Bravo is a ray of Mediterranean sunshine. Even if there's a line—and there often is at the peak hours of 7 to 9 pm—the wait can be pleasantly passed over people-watching and fruity sangrias. The welcoming combination of the dark red walls, bustling bar, and open kitchen lends this casual place a warm ambience. But the real star is the tapas menu—from the deceptively simple Catalan tomato-rubbed bread to fried anchovies with fennel and lemon to oxtail croquettes. It's all good, but be sure to save room for the olive oil cake with roasted berries for dessert.
Open Sundays through Thursdays 5 to 10 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 5 to 11 pm.