1:00 pm


6:00 pm

Saturday, May 25

OYSTERS & DOGS – a hi-brow low-brow hang with Chef Alex Lira

Teutonic Wine Company

3303 SE 20th Ave., Portland, OR 97202


A hi-brow low-brow hang with Chef Alex Lira

What could possibly more fun than to hang out with a rock-star chef while slurping down cool local oysters and challenging the winemaker to a beer shotgun during you Memorial Day weekend? Well….?

But seriously folks, Chef Alex Lira’s culinary escapades began while hanging out with hungry friends demanding party snacks. Somewhere between late night omelets and a culinary degree, he decided he was bound for chefdom and decided to hone his culinary skills in NYC. After six years in the city, Charleston was calling. Lira’s salty-sweet personality found a perfect setting in the Lowcountry. He took the helm at The Lot in 2013 before opening Bar Normandy, his own approachable, industry-driven wine bar. Under Lira’s leadership, Bar Normandy was named one of the best new restaurants in the U.S. by Bon Appetit. In 2017, Lira was nominated for Best Chef Southeast by the James Beard Foundation. Lira is now slated to open Estadio Charleston, sister restaurant to the highly-acclaimed DC namesake. As executive chef, Lira will celebrate the parallels in Spanish and Low-country cuisines

Flying out to Portland over Memorial Day weekend, Alex is going to take over Teutonic’s rustic out-door kitchen and whip up some of his hi-brow / lo-brow favorites. The menu will include local and seasonal oysters on the half shell and artisan all-beef hot dogs on your favorite stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth potato buns with pickled ramps. All sorts of wine and beer bevies available. Come hang out and challenge Barnaby to a beer shotgun!

No RSVP necessary, just show up! Food service starts at 1 pm, ends at 6 pm. Kid and dog friendly in our outside seating area.