(OR) Cheap Eats at Portland’s Accanto’s Cafe Italian cafe

image of Accanto's at night courtesy of extramsg's Flickr page Portland, OR – Every once in a while sitting on the couch watching a movie or television show, we get a thought to grab some cheap eats. As is common with us consumers, we have our favored spots and now it appears another might be added to that list.

It’s no secret why pizza and beer go together as well pasta and wine, so we are happy to announce another artisan restaurant demonstrating some price restraint.

Accanto has quickly made its name as a neighborhood gathering place adjacent to the newly re-opened Genoa. More than simply a younger relative to the long-standing patriarch next door, Accanto beckons with casual snacks, panini and pasta with more of a comfort food twist. For those seeking another excuse to linger at this casual enoteca, Accanto will launch its new Happy Hour on Monday, February 1st.  Offered daily from 3-6 p.m. and late night from 9 p.m. to close on weekdays and 10 p.m. to close on weekends, the menu offers a short list of snacks priced under $6 with draft micro brews for $3.50, red or white wine for $5 and a house-infused cocktail for $5. For more information and reservations, please call 503-235-4900.

Happy Hour Opening Menu

FOOD

Salumi and Formaggi, $1.50 per selection
Marinated Olives, $2
House Focaccia with herb infused olive oil, $3
Winter Greens with pickled root vegetables and parmesan, $5
Soup of the Day, $5
Preserved tomato, mozzarella and rapini Panini, $5
Fritto Misto of seafood, lemons, olives and fennel, $6

DRINK
Draft Micro Brews, $3.50
Happy wine red or white, $5
House-infused cocktail, $5 –source, Accanto’s Cafe

image courtesy of Accanto Cafe's website About Accanto:
A lively café, enoteca and neighborhood gathering spot, Accanto is located in the formerly empty corner space next to Genoa Restaurant. A new addition to Portland’s eastside culinary community, Accanto is operated by the same owners as Genoa, sharing the culinary talents of Executive Chef David Anderson and the same commitment to locally sourced ingredients. Accanto has a casual vibe and friendly, open ambience for lingering over a cup of espresso, glass of wine or a satisfying evening meal. The menu draws inspiration from both European cafes and locally available ingredients from throughout the Pacific NW region.  The menu offers simply prepared dishes like stuffed foccacia, panini, fritti, salumi and cheese plates, pasta, salads and baked desserts. Designed in collaboration with three Portland design and construction firms, Accanto melds local artistry with European aesthetics. Accanto is located at 2838 SE Belmont in the historic Genoa Building and is open daily for casual European-style cuisine, a glass of wine or an espresso and dessert. Starting February 1, 2010, Accanto will have extended hours Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight. Happy Hour is daily from 3-6 p.m. and late from 9 p.m. to close Sunday to Thursday and 10 p.m. to close on Friday and Saturday. For more information call 503-235-4900 or visit www.accantopdx.com

Accanto’s Cafe (located next to Genoa Restaurant)
2838 SE Belmont Street Portland, OR 97214 (503) 235-4900

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