Old Salt Marketplace PDX


Dennis and I did another one of our “Portland Adventures” yesterday.  The highlight of the day was the Old Salt meat market and restaurant (owned by the same people the own Grain and Gristle) on NE 42cnd.  We went into the bar area.  Dennis had a beer and I had a cider (Reverend Nat’s Revelation Jonathan).

20140913_123159The bar area was well organized and clean and the small restaurant was pretty full.  We watched the food plates going out and they looked pretty tasty (smelled wonderful) and seemed like reasonable portions (not too big but not too small).   You could see the meat market counter from the bar side of the room.


After finishing our beverages we decided to purchase some of the hand made meat offerings.  Their specialty bacon, Ben’s bacon, is made from the belly of the pork and has a bit of a maple flavor to it.  It is quite spendy so we’ll be having it only at the restaurant from now on.  We also purchased a package of beef jerky.  It’s a salt version of the traditional stuff, but tender and flavorful.  We loved it.  As well as these items, we bought their braunschweiger (a smoked liverwurst), a Russian sausage, Drago, and South African sausage, Boerewors.

The braunschweiger is the best I’ve ever tasted!  The sausages are juicy and flavorful – great for breakfast or dinner!


I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the NE side of Portland – Worth the time!


About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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6 Responses to Old Salt Marketplace PDX

  1. I really need to visit Portland. That looks like such a great place to eat.

  2. How cool is that a pub, restaurant and meat market all rolled into one. At least you know your meat is going to be fresh, hopped over from Happiness is a Homemade link party.

  3. Shambray says:

    My husband and I have only been to Portland one time. We always talk about going back. This post made me what to go again! Also, I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. You can read more about it here: http://www.shambray.com/2014/09/i-was-nominated-for-leibster-award-at.html


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