“2016 Willamette Week Best of Portland Party Judge’s Choice Winner for Best Ribs”

Willamette Week

“This massive meat-n-bourbon emporium on trendy NW 23rd offerings a jolt of Texas style with a wood-laden dining room lit by wagon wheel-shaped chandeliers and enough charred meat and roadhouse charm to appease even James Dalton, plus enough throat-burning whiskey that you’ll politely ask him to rip yours out.”

Thrillist Portland

“The spacious and refined Old West-themed dining room is lit throughout with the low, warm, amber glow of wagon wheel chandeliers and handsome period fixtures; walls and tables of exposed-grain wood create a masculine feeling of sturdiness and quality.”

Chris Onstad

The Portland Mercury

“The biscuit was a thing of beauty, and went nicely slathered with honey butter and brisket.”

“Everything I ate was pleasing. There were two standout items: the collard greens, and the spicy shrimp with grits. The biscuit was a thing of beauty, and went nicely slathered with honey butter and brisket.”


Dave Knows Portland

“The duo’s second whiskey-based restaurant, Southland Whiskey Kitchen, is slated to open October 11 in the NW 23rd building that also houses Casa del Matador. Now, Melang and Opper present a few previously unrevealed details about the restaurant.”

Erin DeJesus

Portland Eater

“Our friends from Seattle who brought you Casa del Matador now present a whiskey bar in the same building that houses their Northwest tequila bar. Get down on some southern comfort food with your Southern Comfort.”

Amy Wolfenberger

Drink Portland

“The Seattle-based restaurateurs behind the Casa del Matador chainlet (which has seven outposts in Portland and Seattle) will open a Southern “whiskey kitchen” in the same building that houses their NW tequila bar.“

Erin DeJesus

Portland Eater

“The family-friendly restaurant will attempt to join the ranks of Portland’s burgeoning barbeque scene, offering slow-smoked pork, wood-fired steaks, fried chicken, and baby back ribs along with sides like collard greens and peach cobbler.“

Allison Jones

Monthly Portland