Pix Press Release Fills in Bar Vivant Details

From the press release –

Pix Crosses the Pyrenees to Bar Vivant!

Portland’s two Pix French dessert destinations will head across town and over the Pyrenees July 31st. The centrally located new location at 2225 East Burnside will hae all the Pix picks our patrons have grown to know and love (Grench desserts, Champagne, macarons, monkeys) and more! The most significant addition will be Bar Vivant, a proper tapas bar where the txokoli is poured hight and the nampkins hit the floor. Pix will no longer be just a place for all things sweet. Bar Vivant will offer bite sized tapas/pintxos and a few larger raciones in a bar atmosphere similar to what one would find in San Sebastián — offerings on the bar, pintxo prices $1-$3, wine poured less and more oftern ($5/4oz Txakoli and tinto pours) and you will be required to toss those dirty napkins on the floor, consume standing up and socialize. This is a bar. A bar with good food.

About the location

Our new locations sits on a double lot with half of it dedicated to outdoor space. Enjoy a plethora of ourdoor seating, play pétanque onour 13 meter court and if you feel the urge you can smoke on site under our covered deck. When inside go to the right for a sit down Pix café atmosphere or head left around the Pyrenees bar to Bar Vivant for some tapas and a glass of sherry.


The Beverages

Pix is offering an extensive beverage list with the main focuses Champagne, Sherry, dessert wines and brandy at competitive pricing. Au contraire mon frère! Beer and cider is not an afterthought. And other sparkling, red, white and rosé from France, Spain and Oregon are well represented. Ask for your bottle in a porron for extra fun!

Buying a bottle? Ask for it in a porron!

Champagne — Over 150 offerings including older vintages, 20 Spécial Clubs plus large formats. Specializing in grower/producer Champagnes and we offer disgorgement dates on the menu where possible. Coteaux Champenois (still wine from Champagne) also available.

Sherry – Offering 27 Sherries in all styles by the glass and bottle. Two brands of En Rama available
through November.

Still Wine – Here we focus on France, Spain and Oregon with little gems from here and there. Focus is on
small producers with sustainable practices. Bottles from $14 – $405 140 bottle selection

Dessert Wines – Port and Sauternes…check! Plus Vin de Paille and MacVin from the Jura, Pacherenc du
Vic-Bilh, Tokaji, Banyuals and more.

Beer and Cider – Oregon and Belgium share the spotlight. Four drafts and about 30 bottles including a
couple 6L options. Ciders from France and Spain (also poured high like the Txakoli!)

The Food
Now you can enjoy both sweet and savory indulgences at Pix / Bar Vivant with a taste of Spain and France.
And we are serving them both up until 2AM seven days a week. What could be better than churros & chocolat
at 1AM?

Pix has created individually constructed French desserts with multiple flavors and textures in each bite for
almost 10 years. In addition, we offer over 30 flavors of French Macarons (we are known for the Fleur de
Sel but don’t forget the Meka Leka Hi Meka Hiney Ho or Sherry Spanish Almond) housemade chocolates,
ice cream and pâtes de fruits. Don’t miss our version of Kinder Eggs!
Bar Vivant

I said this was a bar, right? Ok, good. Bar Vivant will serve bite sized food snacks known in Spain as tapas
or pintxos. Many of the tapas will be representations of traditional Spanish bar food with some of our own
creations in the mix. Simple food of great quality for a more than reasonable price. For a real treat, let our
carving experts slice you a plate of the famed Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, carved to order at the bar. Also
look for Oysters on the half shell supplied by EaT Oyster Bar, a perfect pairing for those 150 Champagne

The Last Hurrah on Division and Williams
July 30th until Midnight
Join us as we celebrate almost 10 years of business on SE Division St. and close to 7 years on N. Williams Ave
for one Last Hurrah! Closing their doors for good to move to our new location, the Pixies are throwing a party
for their respective neighborhoods and anyone else who wants to come by one more time and count the
monkeys or tell us the Fleur de Sel macarons must have crack in them (you said it, not us.) Enjoy $2 Trumer
Pilsner, $4 Spanish wine, a little DJ action and close out pricing on all desserts! Starting at 8PM all desserts will be $5, going to $4 at 9PM, $3 at 10PM, $2 at 11PM and hell if there is anything left at midnight we’re giving it away!

Weekend Tea
Every Saturday and Sunday Pix is offering a formal (but fun!) tea service between the hours of 11AM and 3PM.The $30 all inclusive menu will include a pot of tea from Townshend’s Alberta Tea House and a selection of 15 sweet and savory bite sized treats, including French macarons, soft-boiled quail eggs wrapped in prosciutto, oysters on the half shell and rotating flavors of our house made ice cream. Reservations are required.

Concurso de Tapas

Saturday, September 22 3PM-6PM
Eight Portland chefs prepare signature tapas, each paired with a Spanish wine or cider from De Maison Selections. Porron Pour Contest! Txakoli Bar! Sherry Bar!
$30 per person (includes a token to each chefs station and wine pairing)
Ten Year Anniversary Party
January 12th
Expect nothing less of the best.

Monday Movie Madness!
Starts again summer of 2013 and projected on our outside wall.

Bastille Day 2013
Sunday July 14, 2013
Making our comeback after missing this year due to the move. The Mini Médoc returns! Start training…the
night before.

Pix / Bar Vivant
2225 E Burnside, Portland, OR 97214
Open: 2PM – 2AM Monday –Friday and 10AM – 2AM Saturday and Sunday
Tentative opening: August 11, 2012


Your thoughts are welcome

  1. says

    Dang, I thought I was the only guy in town with a porron… By the way, did anybody else notice that this reads like somebody wrote it while having a stroke? I swear, typos and grammatical errors are the new English…

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