Mercato Restaurant Executive Chef Raul Michael Salazar
Mercato is setting a new standard in Portland for urban dining. The inspiration for the name comes from the Italian word for "market. Imported ingredients from Italy are combined with locally grown produce. Mercato offers a selection of lighter Italian fare. The restaraunt offers many wines, typically 2 selections from each Italian region: north, south, central, and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
Mercato is located at 904 N.W. Couch St. They are open Mondays through Thursdays, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.mercatopdx.com. Mercato accepts reservations.