Since its opening in 1997, Oba Restaurant has been bringing food lovers in Portland vibrant flavors from Spain, Portugal, and across the Americas in a friendly and festive setting. The restaurant is one of the key culinary attractions in the city, known for its bold and flavorful menu and hand-crafted cocktails. It also offers a private dining experience with a custom menu which is perfect for group events.
Nuevo Latino at Its Best
At Oba Restaurant you can choose between Tapas y Pinchos, Platos, and Ensaladas. Be ready for a lot of fresh vegetables and light meat options. The food at Oba adheres to the colorful principles of the Nuevo Latino cuisine, and that’s something that you’ll keep noticing in all the dishes.
The grilled king salmon with tomatillo rice, banana mojo, pineapple-black bean salsa and plantain tostones is one of the dishes that highlight the vibrancy of the menu. Another is Halibut al Sarten, with pan-seared Alaskan halibut, a fine lean fish accompanied by roasted fingerling potatoes, berry salsa, green beans, and an inspired romesco sauce that draws out the flavor of the fish.
If you’d rather skip the fish, you can go for the savory Draper Valley chicken breast with roasted marble potatoes, carrots and cipollini onions. It’s a light dish that isn’t only delicious, but also packed with nutrients.
Oba also serves soups, and one soup that catches the eye, or rather stirs the nose, is unpretentious but rewarding Sopa de Tortilla, a chile-infused broth, with chicken, tortilla strips, and avoc ado.
Oba Restaurant also offers vegetarian, wheat-free, dairy-free alternatives that are worth exploring. Chef Pablo Pacheco can even prepare a special meal based on your needs, if you don’t mind shedding a few extra dollars.
Happy Hour Menu
You can also stop at Oba before evening to enjoy the daily Happy Hour and Lounge between 4:00 and 6:30 pm. Simple Tapas like César Salad with manchego cheese, roasted corn, pickled onions, cilantro or the Yucatan Arepas braised pork shoulder with pickled onion and citrus-achiote marinade are well worth your time. Another interesting dish is the Chiles Rellenos, or stuffed Anaheim pepper with picadillo ground beef, sauce from early girl tomato, goat cheese, and black mint crema.
Drinks – Great Cocktails, Great Wines
At Oba, you can taste a world of interesting cocktails. Go for a Habanero Mango Martini to enjoy a habanero infused monopolowa with mango or choose instead a Whiskey Sour with the old forester, house sour mix & bitters and egg whites. These are only two of the flavorsome mix of cocktails you can try.
The wine list at Oba Restaurant is extensive without being daunting, like in other high-quality restaurants. A fine selection of wines from Spain and Portugal dominate the list, promising to be the perfect complement to the savory dishes that the Oba chefs skillfully put together. Whether you’re a fan of the Nuevo Latino cuisine or never tried it before, at Oba you can find finely crafted dishes that can create wonderful memories you won’t forget anytime soon.