Tucked into one of Portland’s beautifully restored industrial buildings, Olympic Provisions Southeast has grown from establishing the city’s first salumeria to being a destination for refined, European-style dishes.
Our menu is guided by the capable hands of chef Alex Yoder, and reflects an innovative approach to the traditions of rustic Spanish and Mediterranean cooking. In combining these methods with the clean, bold flavors of the Pacific Northwest, Yoder’s dishes highlight the locally-sourced meats and seasonal vegetables you’ll find on his menus.
Alex has deep roots in the Northwest, and credits his dedication to ingredient-driven, local cuisine to growing up in a Portland family of cooks. Tellingly, he counts octopus, sardines, and oxtails among his best friends. He comes to OPSE by way of local favorite Clyde Common, where he held the position of sous chef. Previously, he worked his way up to the same position at Castagna, where he met his future Olympic Provisions collaborators.
Come to OPSE to enjoy a meal of shared tapas plates or traditional, entrée-style dining under our glowing MEAT sign. Our extensive wine list will provide an excellent complement to your dinner, with many Old World varietals represented next to west coast favorites. With the sleek industrial design reflecting warm candlelight, you’ll want to bring a date—the ambience of the European dining experience is alive and well at our romantic SE branch.