The Waterfront features two flagship buildings designed for restaurants in the heart of the action. The centerpiece for these vibrant restaurant buildings is an expansive cable-stayed pier. This work of art spans out ninety feet over the mighty Columbia River and serves as a focal point for the entire 20 block development.
Situated amidst the Columbia River Renaissance Trail, the iconic art piece, designed by nationally recognized public artist Larry Kirkland, is a gathering place for all who visit The Waterfront. Flanking the pier are the restaurant buildings named in honor of Gramor Development President Barry Cain’s parents Don and Jean Cain. The eastern building, which sits on Block 9, is named The Jean Building. The western building, sitting on Block 12, is named The Don Building. Situated at the water’s edge with front row seats to the waterfront park and offering incredible views, these restaurants are all designed to give patrons a memorable dining experience.
Open-air patios and a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere create dynamic energy at the Grant Street restaurants, making this a popular spot for families, date night or your next memorable night out with friends. The pier will showcase a variety of restaurants that will keep pace with culinary inspirations that the region is famous for. Whether you’re seated inside or out, you’ll enjoy breathtaking river views with stunning Mount Hood in the background.
Block 9 (The Jean)
The Jean is intended to evoke a modern pavilion feel with extensive glass and an iconic soaring roof. As a dynamic backdrop to Grant Street Pier and the new 1/2 mile Waterfront park, The Jean offers over 15,000 square feet of space on two floors. In addition to views, this building is designed for two signature restaurants and provides beautiful outdoor dining available on both levels.
We’re proud to announce that Jorge’s Latin American Cuisine will occupy the entire 7,200-square-foot second floor of The Jean (Block 9), giving patrons an upscale dining experience with panoramic views of the Columbia River. The space also includes a 1,300-square-foot patio overlooking the Grant Street Pier.
WildFin American Grill is open on the ground level. WildFin’s menu selections feature the finest the region has to offer, from Northwest meats, fresh fish, seafood, and produce.
Block 12 (The Don)
The Don is designated for up to four full-service restaurants and features more than 28,000 square feet in total building space. The Don is intended to recall a riverfront boathouse with a decidedly modern feel. Simple horizontal roof lines, with sliding doors and an expansive second floor waterfront view deck offering abundant outdoor seating provides a dining environment unlike any other in the metropolitan Vancouver/Portland area.
Barlows Public House is now open! At over 5,000 sf on the second-floor with a large expansive patio overlooking the majestic Columbia River; Barlows Public House offers a menu of brewpub fare to compliment core favorite beverages and specialty craft beers.
Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar is open on the ground level. Twigs offers an epicurean delight, offering a sophisticated yet casual restaurant experience that can and will meet your every need. Twigs provides a unique but gratifying dining experience where the menu and service complement each other to achieve perfect harmony. Regulars will not only be greeted by name, but with their favorite beverage or menu item known by the service staff.
Maryhill Winery is open on the ground level. Maryhill Winery produces 80,000 cases annually, partnering with 13 growers and 24 unique vineyard locations in 8 of Washington State’s 14 major American Viticultural Areas. From the bar, their knowledgeable and friendly tasting room staff offer a mixed flight of their classic and reserve wines.