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Portland has a new seafood restaurant, Block & Tackle, on Division Street near 34th av ofcourse, where every famous chef (well almost) wants to open an establishment
Block & Tackle promised a lot…but alas, still no whole grilled fish!!!!!

the chef de cuisine hard at work in the open kitchen

Confit market fish, olive oil, orange zest, garlic, calabrian chili — .10

very tasty, appetizer size

Salt & pepper calamari, leek, fresno chili, sweet chili sauce — .11

The calamari were delicious although not very crunchy

throwing on a corn cob, to be slathered with aeoli

Clams & chorizo, saffron white wine broth — .13
The clams were excellent!

Grilled octopus salad, harissa aioli, chick peas, olives, piquillo pepper, frisee, sherry vinaigrette — .15

The octopus was bland and the proportions tiny, no Charred flavor which we love and did not get

Grilled oysters, lime-chili butter, cilantro — .10

Nice appetizer to have with a shot of vodka!

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