23 Hoyt brings a new vibe to food

A fresh experience and a varied menu make 23 Hoyt, located in Northwest Portland, a new experience. The interior is very modern but it also feels like a family cabin in the woods.

The menu had much to offer, mostly comfort food and different types of food common to the Northwest. I ordered the Roasted Chicken Breast, which cost $22 dollars. The chicken was paired with truffled soft polenta, chanterelles, glazed cipollini onions and sherry jus. We waited for about 30 to 40 minutes before our food arrived, but it was worth the wait.The chicken was seasoned very well with herbs and the presentation was beautiful. The polenta did lack a little in flavor; it was very creamy but too salty.

The service was fast and our waitress was extremely nice. There was more seating upstairs in a lofty area to accommodate for larger groups.

The restaurant accommodated to food allergies and food preferences. The restaurant was a little pricey for the entrees, ranging from $15 to $27. Overall, the dining experience was wonderful, and I can’t wait to go back.

The restaurant was very beautiful and I enjoyed its location in Northwest Portland partially because there are so many things that can be done after lunch or dinner, such as shopping and exploring Portland. We had wonderful service, and it was a place that made me feel comfortable and at home. This is a restaurant that I would recommend to someone who wants to try new things and prefers the downtown area. Even if it is hard to find parking, it is all worth it in the end. Older people may not enjoy it because of the dim lighting, which made it was hard to see the menus. I would recommend having a reservations because while it was not overly crowded, you may not be able to be seated right away. The restaurant was wonderful and, I would give it an A rating.