Location: 9699 SW Washington Square Rd, Tigard, OR 97223 (Washington Square Mall)
Phone: (503) 620-3474
3-6pm & 8pm-close
- Takeout available
- Happy Hour
We stumbled upon this restaurant as we entered the mall, and decided to dine here for dinner tonight after some tax-free shopping, of course. I quickly checked Urbanspoon if it had good reviews, there wasn’t much votes but the ratings were quite high. So why not try it out?
The decors were much like the inside of a ship with wooden booths, interesting lights. I’m guessing very much like a fisherman’s boat. As they claim to serve dock fresh, simply prepared and big flavoured meals. Well we’ll have to see about that…
I don’t have a craving for sourdough but this wasn’t too sour, which was perfect for me. The bread was served warm and quite fluffy on the inside and crispy on the out. I also loved the whipped butter, instead of hard butter.
This was an add-on to my meal, which was $3 extra. I was afraid that it’d be way too thick, but it turned out alright. A thick and rich chowder with bacon, potatoes and thyme. It is then topped off with their housemade bacon-herb oyster crackers.
I had the recommended blackened fresh Oregon Rockfish. It was a little bit spicy but nothing too spicy that I can’t handle (it was mild at most). The rockfish wasn’t bad, it came with spicy gulf shrimps, black beans, lime basmati rice, fresh corn salsa and 2 corn tortillas. Everything was flavourful, my only complaint would be the fish was a little bit fishy.
My girlfriend had their version of the Mac and Cheese. It didn’t come out piping hot, but it was warm. So we had it sent back, and the temperature was right the second time. it was a creamy Tillamook cheddar cream sauce with red onions, bell peppers, herbs and breadcrumbs. There were plenty of crab meat and bay shrimps. It was just too filling, my girlfriend couldn’t finish all of it.
My girlfriend’s sister had the prawn linguini. The prawns were huge, we weren’t sure what the black bites were. The sauce was a butter, lemon, basic, and white wine sauce.
Her boyfriend had the crab cakes. Shrimp in crab cakes? Interesting. Now I haven’t had a taste of this, but according to the guy it was pretty good.
The bill came to under $34 for the two of us. Not bad for two and best of all no tax! The restaurant was quite large in size, but wasn’t extremely busy, probably because we had a late dinner. But for a Saturday night, it was extremely quiet IMO. Our server was nice and had made several suggestions for dinner, but I thought she didn’t check up on us enough. Especially it wasn’t busy in the restaurant. Also I found out the next day there was Happy Hour, which our server never told us about. The food was better than I had expected, not bad for my first meal in Portland. Have you visited the Portland Seafood Company, what did you think?