The 32 Best Restaurants for Booze in America

"Happy Hours are the time for smoked mussel shooters and Boulevardiers on tap. Yet for more formal dinners of, say, seaweed pesto gnocchi with baby octopus enjoyed on green banquettes, evenings can kick off with a Claim to Fame (brandy, Amaro Montenegro, cherry-vanilla bitters, lemon, soda) or a rum-Creole shrubb-pink peppercorn K'vass Punch."

Where to Celebrate Mother's Day 2017 in Portland

"Headwaters is celebrating Mother’s Day for the first time this year with two options—à la carte dining in the Headwaters dining room, and a grand buffet upstairs in the Heathman Hotel. Headwater’s brunch includes a dungeness crab omelet, croque madame, french toast Stuffed with meyer lemon ricotta, and Khachapuri, a Georgian cheese flatbread with a soft egg. A selection of Headwaters favorites will be highlighted at the buffet, including a variety of items from the sea bar, a selection of artisan cheeses, a charcuterie plate, carving stations, an omelet station, and a savory buffet including eggs benedict, french toast, and fresh steelhead salmon, as well as a dessert bar filled with treats."

Read the full story by The Drink Nation's Alex Frane. 

Mother’s Day 2017: Brunch roundup

Seafood and brunch favorites galore at Headwaters

The Heathman restaurant, a perennial Mother’s Day favorite, celebrates the holiday for the first time as Vitaly Paley’s Headwaters. You can go a la carte in the dining room, or pig out at the grand buffet upstairs. Either way, expect Dungeness crab omelettes served tableside, French toast stuffed with Meyer lemon ricotta, and carving stations full of prime rib, as is tradition.

Read the full article by Portland Monthly's Caitlin Medearis.

21 great Portland restaurants that take brunch reservations

"It’s safe to assume that if you’re planning to do weekend brunch, you’re going to be waiting in line. But it doesn’t need to be that time-consuming if you don't want it to. Here are 21 Portland brunch restaurants that all take reservations:

HEADWATERS: Vitaly Paley’s newest downtown Portland restaurant -- in the historic Heathman Hotel -- dives deep into fish and brunch classics every weekend. Find an excellent crab Luigi, here overlaid with Serrano ham; a crisp, chewy bagel smeared with smoked herring spread; and a jiggly egg-topped croque madame on crisp country bread.

Read the full story on Oregon Live.

Hotel dining makes a comeback

"Luxurious, old-school hotel dining is already making a comeback. Here’s who’s who in the ever-evolving Portland hotel dining scene:

Headwaters: Chef Vitaly Paley is spearheading seafood’s much-awaited renaissance in the Heathman’s updated restaurant space. The spectacular Russian tea service features an array of tiny, immaculate cakes (thanks to pastry chef Elizabeth Clements) and savory zakuski.

Imperial: In case you just can’t get enough of Paley-in-hotels, the powerhouse chef is also behind Hotel Lucia’s restaurant. And it happens to be one of the best in town, hotel or not, for comforting brunch plates and wood-fire-grilled meats."

Read the full story by Eater's Heather Arndt Anderson. 


Around the world in 5 Portland Restaurants

"Drawing on the chef’s Slavic heritage, Headwaters offers a Russian afternoon tea service in an elegant wood-paneled salon, with a crystal chandelier, wood-burning fireplace and a collection of samovars, behind the main dining room.

"Start your afternoon by choosing from a selection of teas, including the Georgian Caravan, a smoked black tea blended specifically for Headwaters by local favorite Steven Smith Teamaker. When that last sip is complete, work your way through the trays of savory and sweet bites that might include blini with caviar, mushroom piroshki, khachapouri (Georgian cheese bread), Ukrainian poppy seed rolls, halvah and a sour-cream-and-walnut cake, from Paley’s grandmother’s recipe."

Read the full story by Forbes' Travel Guide's Carolyn Heller.


Easter Events in Portland

"The Headwaters dining room will serve their a la carte brunch menu on Easter Sunday, or guests can experience the Easter buffet upstairs. A selection of Headwaters favorites will be highlighted at the buffet, including a variety of items from the Sea Bar, a selection of artisan cheeses, a charcuterie plate, carving stations including Roast Prime Rib, Leg of Lamb, and a Spiced House Cured Ham, an omelette station, a savory buffet with brunch favorites including Eggs Benedict, French Toast, & Fresh Steelhead Salmon, and a dessert bar filled with Petit Cookies, Honey Cake Squares, Chocolate Cupcakes, Petit Fours, and Chocolate Tarts."

Read the full story on Portland Food and Drink.