Restaurant Preview : 180

Restaurant Preview : 180

This week I was invited to a sneak peak of a new restaurant breaking onto the PDX scene. 180. The premise of this new venture starring acclaimed chefs José Chesa and his wife Cristina Baéz (of Ataula), along with partner/chef David Martin is a Xurreria, or churro and coffee bar. I loved getting a sneak peak into the magic that is 180.

Beginning Friday, Jan. 29, Portlanders can transport themselves to the streets of Spain and enjoy authentic Spanish xurros (chu ­rōs) at Portland’s first dedicated Xurreria. The name 180 comes from the temperature (180 C) of the oil when cooking these delicious treats. The intimate space provides a glimpse into the process of making these delicate, yet rich treats.

The Menu:
Xurros
Made to order, traditional xurros are fried at about 180° celsius and come out with a scrumptious crunchy exterior and warm fluffy interior. 180’s xurros also have the unexpected benefit of being vegan friendly. Xurros are available plain or with a sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon.

Xurros Bañados
Xurros Bañados are traditional xurros served with a delicious coating of xocolata and finished with Jacobsen’s salt.

Housemade Dipping Sauces
Xurros are made to order and ready to be dipped in a housemade sauce with Cocanú chocolate, the classic dip for xurros, but also a drinking chocolate! the best part! Other sauces include caramel/peanut butter, marshmallow cream, and a special seasonal sauce.

Fillings
Xurros will be available with a selection of different fillings including traditional crema catalana, dulce de leche, or the more Portland-­centric flavor, housemade crema de xocolata.

Xuixos
Another traditional pastry from Catalonia; xuixos are a sweet cylindrical fritter that are available daily until “we sell out”, rolled in sugar and cinnamon and filled with crema catalana.

Coca Bread
A flat bread native to Catalonia, Coca Bread won the hearts of patrons at Chef José Chesa’s first Portland restaurant, Ataula. Perfect for a simple bite at home, whether sweet with a swipe of chocolate spread or savory with tomato for Catalonian pa amb tomáquet. This scrumptious bread is made fresh daily will be available by the loaf while supplies last in the 180 xurro shop.

Café
Xurros without rich drinking xocolata or dark roasted espresso is like Oreos without milk, the beverages are a necessity for the ultimate Spanish experience. The 180 team researched extensively for local purveyors that could supply the taste of Spain in Portland, Oregon. Chesa and Martin found the nostalgic taste of the flavors they had growing up in Portland with Cocanú chocolate for the essential drinking xocolata and Local Roasting Co. coffee beans for 180 for such Spain classics as Cafe Bombón and Cortado. Coffee is also served with a variety of milk options such as locally grown soy and hazelnut milks to meet most dietary restrictions.

Opening day is 1/29 from 8am-4pm and they have a special treat for opening day! They will be giving away complimentary xurros 3 pack, while supplies last- don’t miss out. Stop by 180 PDX it’s something new and fun in Portland- I loved this little shop and I think you will too!

180 is located at: 2218 NE Broadway Portland, Oregon

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Love,
Rachel xo

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21 Comments

  1. January 28, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    Yum! These looks delicious!

  2. January 28, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    Ooo I didn’t know about the bread! Awesome seeing you and have wonderful delicious trips!

    • January 29, 2016 / 4:42 pm

      You too! It was so wonderful catching up! Sounds like your trip was SO fantastic

  3. January 28, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    I’m still feeling so much sadness for missing it. 🙁 But this guide is helping me navigate and plan my ordering. 🙂

    • January 29, 2016 / 4:41 pm

      Yes yes, let me know if you want to go back..I’m always down!!

  4. January 28, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    A restaurant for Churros (xurros)? Yes please! I will need to check this out!

    • January 29, 2016 / 4:41 pm

      You really do! They were SO fresh, airy and DELISH!

  5. January 28, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    stop. these look delish!

    • January 29, 2016 / 4:41 pm

      Next tri-pod stop!

  6. January 28, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    Sounds fun!! Pretty photos, and I love the new blog design/header!

    • January 29, 2016 / 4:41 pm

      Thank you! xo

  7. January 28, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    This place looks absolutely AMAZING! We didn’t have a chance to try the Xurros while we were in Barcelona, so this is definitely a stop that I need to make!

    • January 29, 2016 / 4:40 pm

      You need too!! The chefs/owners are also just the sweetest people, it’s great to support the amazing and talented creators in PDX!

  8. January 28, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    Ohh I just saw someone else post about this. I cannot wait to try this place! My kids are going to flip out! Everything looks and sounds divine! Cheers

    • January 29, 2016 / 4:40 pm

      You need too!! The owners are also just the greatest people. I love supporting talented and kind people in our community.

  9. January 29, 2016 / 12:27 am

    I love xurros and xurros with filling even more exciting and delicious!

    • January 29, 2016 / 4:39 pm

      I know!! It was seriously such a treat. You need to try it.

  10. January 29, 2016 / 2:42 am

    i’m assuming Xurros are just like churros which i love and they look delicious

    • January 29, 2016 / 4:39 pm

      You are correct and they are JUST, if not more amazing!!

  11. January 29, 2016 / 6:31 am

    Oh my gosh! I know exactly where I’m going the next time I’m in PDX!

    • January 29, 2016 / 4:39 pm

      I know right?? You need to try them, and the shop itself was just so cute!

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