The Original Dinerant, Portland, OR
By now you know The Original serves infamous Boozy Shakes and a range of other sweet, dessert – related treats. We also have one of the most original and creative Bloody Mary menus available in the city. There’s a good chance you’ve seen a shake or one of our Bloody Mary’s online, in print or on a great, national list featured as one you got to try!
What you may not know about is our Housemade Sodas. Our sodas are made with the same care and craft as our handcrafted cocktails. Whether sipping one on its own or to wash down one of our delicious entrees it’s the flavors that truly are the star. In true DINER fashion our shakes and sodas pay tribute to the old fashioned style of drinks from true soda fountains but updated for the modern taste.
With a warm summer ahead of us these cool, non-alcoholic refreshments pack so much fresh and unique flavor – it will be your new favorite drink at The OG. Maybe you like something a little stronger?
We’ve talked with our Executive Chef AJ in a previous blog post about our BARREL AGED program and one summer cocktail you won’t want to miss is our Spicy Barrel Aged Margarita made with house infused spicy Cazadores Tequila. But the highlight of the cocktail is the balance of flavors. As with all of our cocktails, our bartenders mix flavors and spirits that dance on your palate.
If you’re a lover of the classics we have no shortage of those on our bar menu. Just like how we take classic, comfort dishes and add a local, Pacific NW touch to them, our cocktails are just as thoughtful and unique. Whether it’s the addition of St. Germaine to our margarita or our house made Rosemary or ginger-mint syrup we find ways to enhance each cocktail with fresh and fragrant flavors. We never shy away from featuring local, seasonal produce in our bar program and this late Spring, early Summer weather is sure to bring a ton of inspired drinks to our cocktail menu.
Alongside these creations we are always pouring a few local breweries on draught, showcasing the City of Portland and Pacific Northwest with every pint. We’re excited for visitors and regulars to sit at our bar and see what creative crafted drinks we can share.