Portland’s Takibi Combines All Our Favorite Things: Camping, Food, and Cocktails
Japanese outdoor brand Snow Peak’s new eatery could be the start of a glamping restaurant trend.
We’re professed fans of Japanese outdoor brand Snow Peak. With minimalist aesthetics and a subdued color palette, the brand’s collection of apparel, cooking equipment, tents, and other outdoor gear is both elegantly technical and just darned good-looking.
While the space, designed by local architecture firm Skylab, is meant to evoke the feeling of camping (a wood-fired hearth, airy wide-open spaces, abundant exposed wood, folding camp chairs, and tables on the patio), the results are anything but theme-y. That wood-fired hearth turns out Japanese-influenced dishes like grilled miso-marinated trout and koji-cured amberjack from kaiseki-trained chef Alex Kim. The beautiful, expertly made cocktails are from the godfather of the modern speakeasy, Jim Meehan. If this is the start of a glamping restaurant trend, we’ll drink to that.