Forbes Travel Guide

Aug 19, 2015

Grab a bite to eat with a cocktail at Oven and Shaker bar and pizzeria in Portland’s always-lively Pearl District. Oven and Shaker is the result of a perfect culinary marriage between six-time James Beard nominated chef Cathy Whims, restaurateur Kurt Huffman and one of Portland’s finest cocktail artisans, Ryan Magarian. At the bar, you’ll find whimsical cocktails like the Louisiana Handshake, which combines Old Overholt whiskey, freshly pressed lemon juice, simple syrup, Peychaud’s bitters, Angostura bitters and absinthe mist. Or, go for the Corleone, with seedless green grapes, Clear Creek Grappa di Sangiovese, lemon juice, simple syrup, Regan’s No. 6 Orange bitters and Aviation American Gin.

Portland Mercury on Oven and Shaker

Mar 26, 2015

Oven and Shaker's sleek dining room is long and dark, with a bar running the length of the room and both communal seating and individual tables. The room prioritizes style over comfort and caters to a crowd that does the same; you'll probably be seated too close to your neighbor, but at least they'll be good looking.

Willamette Week 2014 Restaurant Guide

Mar 26, 2015

Pizza is the United Nations of food, bringing together diners from all walks of life in a communal bond of cheese, tomato sauce and tossed dough. So how does a restaurant up the ante? Booze, naturally. Oven and Shaker's winning formula combines well-executed but simple Neapolitan pies with a creative cocktail list that covers all the bases.

The Pearl District’s Oven and Shaker, Saturday at 7pm

Mar 19, 2014

Welcome to the photo series Eater Scenes, in which Eater photographer Dina Avila visits some of the city's top restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, a special Pizza Week edition at Oven & Shaker.

Grab a cocktail and a slice at Oven and Shaker

Dec 09, 2013

Portland is fast becoming a foodie destination. Ali checks out Oven & Shaker in the Pearl district and samples their brick oven pizza and amazing cocktails. Oven & Shaker 1134 NW Everett St, Portland, OR / (503) 241-1600

Oven and Shaker’s Guest Pizzas

Nov 06, 2013

 In the spirit of ongoing collaboration, Oven & Shaker has launched a "guest chef" pizza series, with a dollar of each pizza sold benefiting the charity of the chef's choice. 

Balance Bar

Dec 22, 2011

RYAN MAGARIAN IS bringing fruity back. Years before bartenders were called “mixologists” (a.k.a. the 1990s) and whiskey was a local obsession on par with pork belly, locals lined up for playful, fruit-forward cocktails at places like Oba in the Pearl District, one of Magarian’s early shaking grounds.

More fun than a religious furniture-maker who bakes

Dec 01, 2011

A concept birthed during the first casual encounter (not that kind) between Nostrana's three-time Beard-nominated chef/owner and the worldly bartender who helped launch Aviation Gin, Oven & Shaker's a massive pizzeria/saloon combining the former's brick oven skillz with the latter's vision of what a bar should be. 

Opening Report: Oven and Shaker’s Media and Friends night

Nov 29, 2011

SHAKE & BAKE: What do you get when you combine the efforts of the local foodie equivalents to Diane Keaton, Steven Spielberg and George Clooney?

Oven and Shaker, that's what.

Oven and Shaker twists traditions this Wednesday

Nov 29, 2011

Connoisseurs of cocktails often say that you must first master traditional drink recipes before you can move forward and alter them creatively. If this axiom is true for pizza, Nostrana’s Cathy Whims can put whatever she wants on her pies

Introducing Oven & Shaker, opening next week

Nov 22, 2011

And now, a peek inside the pizza-meets-cocktails collaboration Oven & Shaker, the hotly anticipated project by Nostrana's Cathy Whims, ChefStable's Kurt Huffman, and Aviation Gin's Ryan Magarian. According to Magarian, the 2007 film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Fordinspired the look of the 3,200-square-foot space, which features an exposed-wood wall behind the sprawling (45-foot-long) bar, wood-framed giant wall mirrors, and a room-length booth backed by (you guessed it) more wood.

A naked cocktail menu

Nov 06, 2011

This week I went to the preview dinner for a new restaurant here in Portland called Oven and Shaker. The shaker part of the equation is the brain child of Ryan Magarian, a successful Portland bartender who is one of the creative forces behind Aviation Gin.