Bar Vivant is a proper tapas bar. A re-creation of the neighborhood watering holes in San SebastiƔn offering inexpensive, bite sized pintxos washed down by copious amounts of Txakoli poured from great heights. The patrons stand up as they banter about their day and their families, have another pintxo, maybe a cider, and toss their dirty napkins on the floor to keep the tables clean. Bar Vivant offers some of the traditional tapas found in these bars, including the benchmark Tortilla EspaƱola, along side a mix of French and Oregon influences. Bar Vivant shares its space on East Burnside with Pix Patisserie (best dessert in Portland!) It is the savory side intended to complement your drinks. Bar food. Very, very good bar food.

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