"Vitaly Paley has recently branched out into a mini empire of hotel restaurants, but his best burger is at Paley's original Slabtown restaurant—home to one of Portland's very first brioche-bun, house-ground bistro burgers when it was introduced at the turn of the millennium.
The grilled onion on the Paley's burger ($15 with fries) is revelatory, a full slab of onion grilled on both sides until caramelized, with an almost translucent and buttery interior."
The 16 Best Bistro Burgers in Portland
PALEY'S place featured in 2016 wILLamette week restaurant guide
It's here! The Willamette Week has released its 2016 Restaurant Guide just in time for the rain to really start settling in. Featuring fifty restaurants and a few pop-ups, each restaurant is reviewed for its food, atmosphere, and price. Paley's Place came in at number twenty-six, while Imperial came in at number thirty-two--check out these excellent articles by Matthew Korfhage:
HEADWATERS AT THE HEATHMAN OPENS
Vitaly Paley's much anticipated restaurant, Headwaters at the Heathman is officially open! The fourth restaurant to join the Paley's empire, this establishment is more seafood-focused, featuring a raw bar, and locally-sourced dishes. This week, the James Beard Award-winning chef was interviewed on NPR's Think Out Loud. Paley talks about his experiences growing up in Soviet Russia, how he came into the restaurant business, and how food is not just about the physical taste, but the emotions it evokes as well. Dave Miller's interview really captures the essence of Chef Paley's philosophy on food, and why it takes a community to build a successful restaurant.
CHEF PALEY INTERVIEWED ON OPB's "THINK OUT LOUD"
On October 17, 2016, Chef Vitaly Paley sat down with Think Out Loud's Dave Miller on OPB to talk about his background, his approach to food and his new restaurant at the Heathman Hotel.
Vitaly Paley on Feast Portland & the Spirit of a Restaurant
We have all been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Feast 2016, and it is finally here! From the Sandwich Invitational to Smoked, from beer tastings to Brunch Village, Feast is sure to have a little something for everyone. Vitaly Paley is participating in Smoked this year, and sat down with The Daily Meal's Alex Frane to discuss Feast, Headwaters, and how to stay relevant in a saturated restaurant scene.
Though the James Beard Awards have come and gone this year, as Portlanders, we must remind ourselves that we are a lucky bunch. We are lucky because we live in a town with incredible food, and incredible chefs who have created this gastronomical mecca. Cory Schreiber, Philippe Boulot, Cathy Whims, Greg Higgins, and Vitaly Paley (all James Beard winners or nominees,) continue to pave the way for Portland's culinary future, preparing the upcoming generations to follow in their "locavorian" footsteps. Check out the amazing article below by the incomparable Karen Brooks:
THE (JAMES) BEARD SUPREMACY: FIVE PORTLAND CHEFS WHO SLAY
ABOUT PORTLAND: VITALY PALEY EMBRACES THE PIONEER SPIRIT
Opened in 2012, Vitaly Paley's Imperial has been making waves since its inception. A downtown hot spot, the restaurant provides brunch, lunch, and dinner to visitors and locals alike. This month, Imperial has been named the best hotel restaurant on the west coast by Sunset Magazine! A huge congratulations to our sister restaurant--we are looking forward to Imperial's future, and to its continual success! To read more about the award and Imperial, take a peek at the articles below:
Imperial: Best Hotel Restaurant in the West
Paley's Place sister restaurant was named Best Hotel Restaurant in the west by Sunset Magazine.
"We're super excited," Paley said about the Sunset nod. "We didn't set out to open a restaurant in a hotel, we just set out to open a restaurant. It just happened to be a hotel."
More news and press from Paley Place and Chef Vitaly Paley
As a city with more restaurants per capita, it's no wonder that Portland is listed as one of top cities for foodies to travel and dine. Forbes Travel Guide listed Paley's Place as one of the five restaurants to visit in Portland--congratulations, everyone! We've also just completed our remodel--stop by for dinner and check it out. Spring, here we come!
Oregonian and wine maker, Ron Penner-Ash is making a big splash with the Children's Cancer Association! Penner-Ash, one of the owners of the Penner-Ash winery in Newberg will be paddling 160 up the Willamette River from August 22-25th. All proceeds with go to the CCA--and there are some pretty great incentives to donate. Check out the link below to learn more and participate in this amazing expedition:
It is often said that Paley's Place is a Portland institution. According to Ruth Reichl, her first meal in Portland was at Paley's--and it was a meal to remember! Check out this fun article on the James Beard Awarding-winning author by Eater PDX:
Spring is in the air—that can only mean one thing! It’s time to begin our gastronomical journey. That’s right, with March comes Portland Dining Month. At Paley’s Place, we will be kicking off with an amazing three-course meal for $29! Make a reservation through Travel Portland, (for every reservation through TP, a donation will be made to the Oregon Food Bank,) and check out our menu at PortlandDiningMonth.com. March, here we come!
It is officially out! The Paleys are opening up the newest addition to their family of restaurants in late summer. Headwaters will occupy the old restaurant space at the Heathman Hotel, and will feature local ingredients, a raw bar, and a variety of seafood dishes. Check out this incredible press release by Karen Brooks, and this delightful write-up from EaterPDX. A huge congratulations to the Paleys! We are so excited to be expanding our restaurant family, and to be part of the Heathman Hotel's future.
Portland is teaming with pop-ups--and EaterPDX gives you the skinny on the best ones of 2016. DaNet is listed among these tricky-to-track-down, often monthly dinners--congratulations, all!
The new year is upon us, and with it comes resolutions. Well, Thrillist Portland has a few suggestions--check out "The 50 Best Things to Eat in Portland" article, and tick a few items off of your 2016 bucket list. The article also features an item from Paley's Place Sous Chef, Stan Luoma--congrats Stan!
Peckish for some sushi, but not sure where to venture out to? Well, Vitaly Paley has the answer--Yama Sushi. Check out this Dining Confidential article from Eater Portland:
We know you have a Thanksgiving feast to prepare, but take a few minutes to watch Chef Vitaly Paley prepare a rabbit for Fennel Roasted Rabbit Salad--delicious!
The Eater Awards have announced their 2015 Portland Winners! And guess who won Chef of the Year? That's right, Imperial's Doug Adams is at it again, taking the Portland culinary scene by storm. Way to win all of the hearts, (and stomachs,) and congratulations!
Willamette Week has released its Restaurant of the Year: it's Imperial!!! An enormous congratulations to Vitaly Paley, Doug Adams, and all of the amazing staff at Imperial. This restaurant has been making waves since its inception--we are so thrilled and proud to be its sister.
The Restaurant of the Year 2015: Imperial
And check out the video teaser below that goes along with the article--well done Dougie and Vitaly!
Portland; a city with more restaurants per capita. So how do you choose? According to the Eater 38, (a list of restaurants that define our local, gastronomical scene,) Paley's Place is a classic staple for dining in the Rose City. Joined by 37 other amazing Portland restaurants, Paley's sits at number three on the list--a huge congratulations to the other restaurants.
Check out this fun article from Portland Monthly's Karen Brooks: guess who is featured in it?! Why, DaNet of course!
Decadence does not always have to be expensive--so says Alexander Frane of Drink Portland. His article, Don't Break the Bank: Affordable Happy Hour Specials at Otherwise High-End Restaurants, touches on Paley's Place, Portland Penny Diner, and Imperial as perfect places to "live large while on a budget."
Steven Smith Teamakers and Vitaly Paley have teamed up to collaborate on an incredible new tea! At Number 2 in their Maker's Series, the blend, "Georgian Caravan" is accompanied by a jar of huckleberry jam, a traditional Russian sweetener. Delicious and subtly smoky.
With Feast 2015 behind us, we are looking ahead to the culinary varieties that the fall months can provide. Several chefs, bartenders, and other restaurant aficionados were asked what gastronomical delights they were most excited about during the cooler temperatures.
Feast 2015 has taken over Portland! Paley's Place is hosting a spectacular sold-out 5-course dinner this Friday (September 18). Vitaly Paley will be joined by Chef Chris Cosentino and Chef Sam Mason--welcome to Portland, gentlemen!
Imperial's own Doug Adams will be appearing on the Bravo Media show, Top Chef at Sea. Congratulations Doug!
DaNet, Vitaly Paley's pop-up diner, features old world Russian cuisine. Paley draws from family recipes, Russian cookbooks, and even Russian literature to find the perfect dishes to inspire and entice diners. Around for over a year, DaNet is for anyone who wants to rediscover the richness of old Russia, and connect with one of Portland's finest chefs:
Seaweed that tastes like bacon?! OSU researchers have discovered a type of seaweed, that when smoked, tastes like bacon. Dulse is a red marine algae that is protein-rich, and supposedly contains twice the nutritional value of kale. Vitaly Paley takes dulse to a whole new level at Imperial! Check out this fun interview from KGW:
Take a look at this fantastic Washington Post article, The Search for America's Best Food Cities: Portland, Oregon, featuring a variety of restaurants and chefs in Portland. Tom Sietsema examines the gastronomy scene, and how Portland has become the inspiration for many aspiring chefs and adventurous eaters. Check out the great quotes from Vitaly Paley!