PDX: Jake’s Famous Crawfish – 06.10.2007 *Dinner*

PDX: Jake’s Famous Crawfish – 06.10.2007 *Dinner*

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 by Wendy Lam

Jake’s Famous Crawfish
401 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

The Scene
Considered one of the top ten seafood restaurants in the nation, Jake’s Famous Crawfish has been a downtown Portland landmark for more than 114 years. Jake’s Famous Crawfish features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood flown in daily, making a true Pacific Northwest statement using fresh Northwest products and served in a traditional and timeless presentation. Enjoy salmon roasted on a cedar plank or stuffed with crab, bay shrimp and brie; Oregon Dungeness crab; great pastas, poultry dishes and excellent selection of aged steaks. The bar at Jake’s has been a popular gathering spot with visitors and locals alike for over 114 years. Enjoy hand-shaken cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices or a selection of local micro brews. Our wine list is extensive, including a featured list of Oregon Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, something for everyone to enjoy while visiting with friends, family or business associates. Jake’s Famous Crawfish — A tradition for generations. – Jake’s

Indeed a very good spot for crawfish and seafood, after eating fresh crawfish at a beach in Jamaica I’ve been thinking about it since. Jake’s may look old-fashioned inside but the food is what matters most, I would suggest to go with your family or 3 + people, the portions are huge and filling. We over ordered (typical of me) and couldn’t finish everything, well except B he luv’d his Softshell Crabs haha…damn I want some crawfish like right now! Make sure you’re not in a rush to go b/c it takes time to eat those babies, and oh if you’re a clean freak this is not the dish you should order. I recommend this spot for seafood and most def crawfish, peep the meal after the jump…

Jake’s Live Crawfish Boil – boiled in spicy court-bouillon and served with garlic bread

sooo good…

Jake’s Clam Chowder – pretty good…the clams are huge!


me: Alaskan Codfish and Chips, beer battered and panko breaded, fried with coleslaw and tartar

B: Softshell Crab (Maryland), tempura fried with sweet chile sauce and stir fried vegetables


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