From the latest press release –
Our new bar, KASK, opens at the end of June! KASK is a modern saloon serving handcrafted cocktails, unique spirits, microbrews & small production wines.
Adjacent to Grüner in downtown Portland, Kask focuses on artisanal products from North America complimenting the alpine inspired cuisine featured next door.
Kask’s offerings reflect our belief in time honored culinary traditions, the importance of quality ingredients, regionally based products & a sense of the place where they’re made.
The bar program features American craft distillers, brewers and winemakers.We’ll offer a small menu of house cocktails such as the Gunsmoke with Rittenhouse Rye, Gran Classico, Combier Rouge, bitters and burnt orange developed by Tommy Klus and Drew Putterman.
The beers are provided by folks like Alex Ganum at Upright Brewing who is working on unique and special draughts from his brewery in the Left Bank Building. The small wine list focuses on winemakers like John Paul at Cameron who believe in stewardship of the land and food friendly wines with balance and character.
Our food menu will focus on artisan made cured meats from Oregon & the midwest, locally produced terrines and pâtés by our friends at Chop and Olympic Provisions, creamery made cheeses from Ancient Heritage & local breads along with house-made condiments & pickles.
Inspired by craftsmen like Wharton Esherick & George Nakishima, Kask’s interior design celebrates the handmade and organic. Pacific Northwest salvaged wood and a local carpenter’s hand come together creating a warm and welcoming space to while away an evening.
We look forward to serving our guests Monday through Saturday evenings and invite you to come by and see us sometime soon…