Holdfast Dining is a chef's counter-style popular restaurant in Portland that offers farm-fresh New American tasting menus. The restaurant offers reservation-only dinners and once a week walk-ins to its casual bar nights organized on Mondays. This fine dining eatery serves artistically designed fixed price tasting menus that highlight foraged ingredients. The restaurant’s co-founders and owners, Chefs William Preisch and Joel Stocks, collaborate with local and international chefs to ensure the eatery offers a new menu every two weeks.

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Restaurant Site

This upscale restaurant is located inside the Fausse Piste urban winery and one gets to dine among the wine barrels while the entire place resonates with electropop coming from the vintage speakers. Chefs William Preisch and Joel Stocks run the eatery on their own terms, transforming themselves into chefs, bartenders, food professionals, and recipe experts for the night. The two chefs serve as the restaurant crew for the whole dining event and also offer personalized suggestions and food information to their diners.

Operating Hours

Holdfast Dining is a popular weekend diner that is open from Friday to Sunday. The restaurant accepts reservations-only for dinners and the only reservation for the day is seated starting 7:00pm.

Deadshot Mondays

The restaurant offers a unique weekly series named Deadshot Mondays, a nightly event that offers a la carte food and drinks. This casual bar night is open to the public every Monday night from 6:00pm to 11:00pm without the need for reservations.

Food Menu

Holdfast Dining offers a nine-course tasting menu along with five paired beverages that include both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. The dinner is charged at a fixed price of $105 per person, excluding gratuity. The restaurant’s menu is subject to constant change and evolution to include new fare every two weeks. A major part of the menu is altered once in two weeks and is featured on the restaurant’s website.

A typical Holdfast menu includes tasting menus like razor clam, almond crab, pork heart, black olive beef coulotte, black garlic, cornbread madeleine, lardo, Parmesan, honeycomb yogurt, and reviving end-of-meal like additions like meringue candies, chocolate, local Heart Coffee Roasters coffee, and more. The tasting meals are offered with wine or juice pairings.


Holdfast offers wines from around the world, sourced from wineries practicing sustainable winemaking. Along with wines and other alcoholic pairings like beers and ciders, the restaurant also offers a wide range of non-alcoholic pairings.


Holdfast Dining offers online reservation option via OpenTable, available on the restaurant’s website. The reservation application allows reservations from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 10 persons. The online reservation for Holdfast requires a credit card to confirm booking. The restaurant accepts major credit card like Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Diners Club, JCB, and Discover.

While making the online reservation, one can choose from the restaurant's two available seating options, the chef's counter and the communal table. One can make a beverage choice and choose from alcoholic or non-alcoholic pairings so the restaurant can accommodate individual requirements.


Holdfast Dining, 537 SE Ash St #102, Portland, Oregon 97214, website, Phone: 503-504-9448

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