Chef Sarah Pliner: Owner, Aviary

Owner and Chef Sarah Pliner’s dedication to clean flavors and disciplined methods is inspired by decades of cooking experience in New York and Portland in restaurants such as Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Aquavit, Aldea, Socialista, and The Heathman Restaurant and Bar in Portland.The restaurant setting combines urban industrial design with local art, reclaimed wood and locally crafted lighting and features a chef’s counter, 18-seat private dining area, and a seasonal patio beside their vegetable garden.

What do you love most about Portland?

The green spaces, the gardens, all the fruit trees.

Favorite Meal?

Pho #6 small from pho Hung

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – sleeping, telling the cat to shut up.

10:00 AM - drinking coffee, checking emails and reservations.

12:00 PM - entering invoices.

7:00 PM -  working dinner service.

11:00 PM - biking home.

Favorite Drink?

Pina Colada.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Powell Butte.