Mr. Restaurant, Steve McClain owner of Oba in the Pearl has announced the name of his new Chef, Luis Contreras who hails from San Francisco's Michelin rated Mamacita. Contreras is thrilled to join the Oba family and will be putting his new spin on the menu with new items as well. Oba is located at 555 NW 12th Ave. All I ask from Luis is don't mess with the Ceasar salad which is the best in the country. This restaurant ranks #1 in our family and we are excited to taste the new dishes from this award winning chef.
I can't count the years this great old haunt has been on 23rd Ave but now they will be forced out by the landlord so they can build something new on the corner. What a shame. They will re-locate but will never be able to recapture the soul of the restaurant and historic bar. Wish them well, they serve great food.
The Restauranteurs who gave us The Oswego Grill in Lake O and Wilsonville, now treat us to a new brand in Hillsboro on Cornell Rd. The Copper River Restaurant looks like it was drop shipped from Bend Oregon with a very cool rustic feel, massive selection of northwest brews, huge menu for every desire and an energetic staff that knows how to make you feel special. I had their signature Salmon and it was spectacular in taste and presentation. Like The Oswego Grill, a Big Bang for the dollar and a great experience. I'm a bit of a fan as you can tell, going way back with owner Dave Burnett when our store faced his drive in on 82nd & Foster Rd. He came up the ranks with the Pacific Restaurant Group who created Stanford's, City Grill among other brands in our town. His chain of eateries are the model others should learn from, make every customer happy and serve a great meal. Try this, you will enjoy it.
COPPER RIVER RESTAURANT AND BAR
7370 NE CORNELL RD