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The Country Cat


The Country Cat




7937 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97215


Dinner: Every Night|  5pm to close
Brunch: Every Day | 9am - 2pm

Book a Table

We take reservations for parties of 4 or more. **We do not reserve all of our tables to allow for walk-in customers. Please call the restaurant to find out our availability.

We accept a maximum of 3 credit cards per table. For parties of 6 or more, we do add a 20%gratuity to the check. 


Welcome to The Country Cat
Dinner House & Bar

We serve up a made-from-scratch dining experience that embodies American craft cooking. Adam and Jackie Sappington, the husband-and-wife chef owners of The Country Cat, have created a menu that reflects the ever-changing culinary landscape of American heritage cuisine, featuring classic dishes from Adam’s Midwest country upbringing recreated with Northwest style and ingredients. Their dedication to seasonality means a majority of their produce is hand-picked from the local farmer’s market. Adam, a James Beard Award nominee the past three years, is arguably Portland’s top chef/butcher composing a variety of rotating dishes to highlight every part of the animals he breaks down weekly in his back kitchen. Jackie is a talented pastry chef creating nostalgic delights filled with sophisticated flavors made from the Northwest’s seasonal bounty. The cozy and soulful restaurant is nestled in Southeast Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood, reminiscent of Adam’s hometown in Missouri, allowing the duo to foster a dining environment that serves the community first.

For Sale now! A James Beard Foundation nominee!

Our cookbook, Heartlandia: Heritage Recipes from Portland's The Country Cat

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Visit our "Cookbook"  or "Broken Cleaver Store" tab for more information and how to purchase a signed copy.

We are so excited to share the classic recipes of The Country Cat with you!


News & Events

News & Events


We will be taking reservations for parties of 2 up to 10 people.

Menu is $60/person.

We also offer a kids' menu for those 10 and under for $15/child

Our hours on Thanksgiving are 2pm-8pm.


The Country Cat Thanksgiving 2017 Menu:

 Amuse bouche:

Green Eggs & Ham

“Judy” Puffs

Crab & Shrimp Salad in Butter Lettuce


First Course Choice of:

 Chanterelle Mushroom, Hazelnut & Pumpkin Soup with Granola & Mushroom Crème Fraiche

Autumn Salad of Black Grapes, Cider Poached Pear, Gorgonzola Dolce, Challah Croutons & Black Pepper Honey

Gathering Together Farms Mixed Field Greens with your choice of Italian or Blue Cheese Dressing


Entrée choice of:

 Brined, Smoked & Braised Turkey with Granny Criss’ Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Honey Glazed Carrots & Cranberry Sauce

 Molasses & Hickory Smoked Sliced Ham on Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Mashed Yams with a Whole Grain Mustard Plum Sauce

 Charred Green Onion & Pumpkin “Drop” Dumplings with Shaved Black Truffles, Wild Mushrooms, Fried Chestnuts, & Chard

 Pan Seared Salmon & Crispy Crawfish Potato Cake with Creole Mayonnaise & Autumn Vegetable Salad


Dessert choice of:

 Warm Apple Crisp with Caramel Swirl Ice Cream

Candy Caramel Pumpkin Pie with Chantilly & Salted Pumpkin Seed Toffee

Chocolate Pecan Tart

Bowl of Vanilla Ice Cream with Honey Hot Fudge


$60 per person.  Price does not include beverages or gratuity





The Country Cat @ PDX Airport is open!

Now you have a great reason to get to the airport early!

We are located in the North Lobby of the D/E Concourse just passed security. We offer sit down dining, as well as, a Grab and Go section that highlights the region's finest food artisans.  Our menu has some of The Country Cat's favorites, in addition to, plates that cater to the traveler. Come check it out!

For inquiries about the PDX location, please call 503.314.0727 or email

We have been featured on DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES in an episode called "Meat Lover's Paradise!" Check out and see it! The show's been re-running a lot, so check your local listings.

The show will be highlighting our in-house butchery program and all the delicious meat we make at The Country Cat.  Follow the link to learn more!



The Calico Room private event space was opened in 2014 by Adam & Jackie Sappington, chef/owners of The Country Cat Dinner house & Bar. Located at 7919 SE Stark Street, just two doors down from their popular Montavilla neighborhood restaurant, The 1200 square foot Calico Room is perfect for individuals and businesses looking for a quaint, personal celebration or meeting space.


Broken Cleaver

Clothing for Cooks by Cooks

Broken Cleaver

Clothing for Cooks by Cooks

Check out Broken Cleaver!

Adam and Jackie Sappington of The Country Cat Dinner House and Bar know all about needing an apron that will stand up to their cooking adventures. Adam is a decorated butcher who cooks with seasonal, locally grown produce that may come in to the restaurant with the dirt and roots included. Jackie is one of the city's most talented pastry chefs and needs an apron that will stand between her and clouds of flour while still being comfortable enough to allow her to create her delicate desserts.  

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