After three years as a downtown breakfast and lunchtime staple, Chef Vitaly Paley’s casual Portland Penny Diner is poised to become the next happy hour hot spot, remodeled with cozy red Naugahyde banquets, additional tables and 8 draught cocktail taps—more than any other bar in city. The updates usher in the restaurant’s evening hours, beginning with a new happy hour menu and house-made craft cocktails that will flow into the night. Lead Barman Tony Gurdian’s designed a lineup of vintage and classic Pennydraft tap cocktails for the bar, a menu of “Short Orders” (plated shots with pairings), and a Daily Punch. The bar will also host two wine and four draught beer taps.The new menu is a dream mash up of comfort and street food, a collaboration between Paley and Executive Chef Doug Adams. Paley has been looking for the right venue in which to serve his original Fry Bread Tacos since opening Imperial. They’re front and center on the redesigned menu, beginning with three: House Smoked Pastrami, Soy Braised Pork Belly, and Hangtown Fry. Diners will find other craveworthy items like Doug’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Blackened Trout, soups, salads, fries, and a menu of signature burgers. Portland Penny Diner will continue to serve espresso and the quick grab-and-go breakfast sandwiches they’ve become known for.
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NEW PORTLAND PENNY DINER HOURSMonday – Thursday: 7am to 3pm; 4pm to 11pmFriday: 7am to 3pm; 4pm to MidnightSaturday: 4pm to MidnightSunday: ClosedHappy Hour: 4-6pm Monday–SaturdayABOUT PORTLAND PENNY DINERNamed after the coin that Frances Pettygrove and Asa Lovejoy used to decide Portland’s name in 1845, Portland Penny Diner is Chef Vitaly Paley’s casual restaurant and bar located in the historic Hotel Lucia in downtown Portland. The “diner” concept was the original food cart of the late 1800’s, dubbed “the lunch wagon”. Inspiration for the menu comes from Paley’s collaboration with Executive Chef Doug Adams, and American comfort food, from Native American fry bread to fried chicken. Portland Penny Diner is open from morning until night, for quick, casual breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour and cocktails. Lead Barman Tony Gurdian’s created a lineup of 8 classic and vintage cocktails on draught, more on tap than any other bar in the city.
The Portland Penny Diner has been retooled. This is a slightly modified press release –
You can read the original PR with cocktail and food menu here.