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Taste of the Town: Rivershore Bar & Grill
By Angie Helvey, Contributing Writer | Photos by Brittany Jungenberg

It’s easy to take the Willamette River for granted. So many of us drive along its path every day, and we are in too much of a hurry to notice the picturesque and serene views accessible from the main highways. Rivershore Bar & Grill, attached to the Rivershore Hotel where I-205 intersects with McLoughlin Boulevard, is also a gem hidden in plain sight. This cozy yet elegant restaurant features exquisite cuisine with a Pacific Northwest flair, outdoor seating, a lively bar area, and lovely views of the Willamette River from every seat.

A meal on the riverfront is always a treat, and Rivershore Bar & Grill has excellent offerings for all three meals of the day, plus any others you’d like to fit in! Enjoy a sizzling hot breakfast with classic dishes you’ll love, such as eggs benedict, french toast, or biscuits smothered in homemade country gravy. At lunch and dinner, choose from the tasty crab and shrimp melt, crispy boneless fried chicken, BBQ baby back ribs, and an ample selection of colorful salads, juicy burgers and loaded sandwiches.

The restaurant is famous for its halibut and cod fish and chips and an impressive choice of surf and turf featuring beautiful cuts of grass-fed beef like ribeye blue and filet mignon, and fresh, succulent seafood options like halibut creole, grilled prawn skewers, and salmon stuffed with feta cheese, crab and bay shrimp. The chef is passionate about using the best quality products available. And don’t forget about dessert! Finish your meal with a slice of rich and creamy cheesecake made fresh by Beloved Cheesecakes in Silverton.

The bar at the Rivershore is the perfect venue to relax and enjoy a cold beer or expertly crafted cocktail with superior snacks at discounted prices. Happy Hour is daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and all day on Sundays, and is a great hangout to watch a football game on the big-screen TVs. Events go on all week, from Trivia on Thursdays to live music on Fridays and karaoke every Saturday. It’s a place to let your hair down and have some fun! Beer is on tap and bottled, and the wine selection includes some local wines straight from the Willamette Valley, many California wines, and a few unique European options. Guests can also indulge in specialty cocktails featuring top-shelf spirits poured to perfection by their talented bartenders. Seasonal options include tasty holiday specials like a Peppermint Patty with peppermint schnapps and hot chocolate, Hot Buttered Rum, and a Christmas Cosmo.

Rivershore runs weekly specials, such as the Monday Night Steak Special. Diners can select their favorite cut of meat for a three-course meal, starting at $18.95 for the 8-ounce top sirloin. Stop by for brunch on Sundays, on Tuesdays for tacos in the bar, or on Wine Wednesdays and enjoy $10 off all bottles of wine. If you’re looking for an elegant venue to hold an event, the Willamette Room can be reserved for up to 100 guests and offers a fine selection of buffets and bar service to make your gathering extra special. Guests can relax outside on the heated deck or the patio when the weather is nice.

Despite being a bit of a secret spot, Rivershore has plenty of regulars who stumbled upon it and haven’t looked back. “We have customers who come in several times a week. We are their staple when they go out to eat,” says Manager Hayley O’Brien. The team also enjoys the rewarding experience that comes from meeting new patrons. “People will say they’ve been living here for years and have never been in, so it’s fun to create a new and exciting experience they love and can’t wait to come back for.”

Owned by Emanuel “Manny” Hilario of The One Group Hospitality Inc., Rivershore Bar & Grill has something for everyone, whether you’re out for a casual happy hour with friends, a midday work luncheon, or looking to celebrate a special event with an upscale dining experience. Join them for the holidays this year, including a New Year’s Eve party in the bar that’s sure to ring your bell. The beautiful property that overlooks the river, the fantastic food, and the friendly, professional service are the cornerstones of this charming destination right in Oregon City.

Rivershore Bar & Grill is located at 1900 Clackamette Dr., Oregon City, Oregon, 97045. To book a reservation, give them a call at 503-655-5155 , or visit their website at https://rivershorerestaurant.com/ to book through OpenTable.