This week’s hot spot is a Portland staple. If you have lived here for any amount of time you have definitely heard of Steve’s Cheese. Well, this is the home of it! Cheese and wine are certainly 2 of my favorite things, so give me a place to enjoy them side by side and I will be there frequently!
Located on 61st and Se Belmont you can stop in and pick up some cheese to go, or sit in and have lunch or a snack. They have a rotating selection of about 200 cheeses both made locally and from around the world. The employees are very friendly and knowledgeable and they will make sure that you make the best possible cheese choice!
If you do decide to dine in they have numerous boards you can choose from, some with all cheese, some with all meat, and some with a lovely mix. We tried the Buddy-up Board which had 2 meats, 2 cheese, and lots of accompaniments. If you are looking for something more substantial, they also have salads, sandwiches, desserts! I highly recommend the seasonal salad with smoked trout in a scrumptious blue cheese dressing. They really focus on putting together a thoughtful menu with locally sourced ingredients and the flavor of the fresh food really shines.
Along with the fabulous food, they have a great selection of wine, beer and cider. They do their best to stick with local makers here also, but because they want the menu to specifically pair with the cheeses, you can often find some delicious foreign wines.
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