Smoked coconut water ice cubes in your drink, anyone? Head to XO Bar for innovative beverages and Pan-Asian cuisine.
Get ready, Rose City! Portland is now home to an exciting vegan paradise—XO Bar! This new cocktail bar is the brainchild of two incredible minds: Regi Carter, a seasoned bartender with a passion for Southeast Asian flavors, and Sanjay Chandrasekaran, a talented Indian American chef renowned for his innovative approach to vegan cuisine. Best of all, XO Bar will be 100% vegan!
A Southeast Asian Culinary Experience Like No Other
Sip on craft cocktails with a Southeast Asian twist, while lounging in a tropical oasis. Indulge in XO Bar’s take on an Old Fashioned crafted with smoked coconut water ice cubes or coconut oil-washed rum. Looking for something dry? Venture to their Thai tea and Vietnamese coffee-infused concoctions. And get ready to expand your palate with daring drinks featuring fruits like durian and mangosteen, paired with unexpected ingredients like sugar snap peas and pink peppercorn. XO Bar promises an unparalleled plant-based experience!
But it’s not just the drinks that impress! Prepare for a mouthwatering menu of small plates and larger items to complement Carter’s intriguing creations. Think Jalapeno-Cream Cheese Wontons with Citrus Agave, Miso Curry Brussels Sprouts, Tempura-Battered “Chicken” Sandwiches and Rice Noodles with Deep-Fried Misozuke Tofu and Kombu-Mushroom Broth (yum!). And for dessert, indulge in Tempura-Battered Banana with Peanut Sauce and Pickled Ginger—it’s a vegan dream come true!
Location, Location, Location
XO Bar has found its perfect home at the corner of Fremont and Mississippi. This spot, formerly occupied by the North Portland outpost of vegan Indian restaurant The Sudra, is now haven to tropical indulgence. Grab your friends, spread the word, and get ready for a vacation escape right in the heart of Portland!
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