Nonna Welcomes May Picard

Wednesday. February 24th 6pm-9pm

Nonna welcomes May Picard on Wednesday 2/24 from 6-9pm. Stop by for drinks, dinner or even dessert and soak up some tunes!


Valentine’s Day in Portland: Where to Dine Out

February 2016 // Portland Monthly

This Italian-inspired Northeast tavern—helmed by Jacob Harth, formerly of Davenport and Ox—is pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day, serving a special menu featuring handmade pastas just like your Italian grandmother would make. Starters include radish salad with pickled kohlrabi, mint, egg yolk, and bottarga, as well as an avocado salad with frisée and grapefruit. Cauliflower soup with chicken crackling and a shaved beef bruschetta with tonnato lead up to fresh pasta dishes—rye cavatelli with potato, dill, and trout roe, and bucatini with spigarello, black trumpet, and cheddar.

Call 503-894-9840 to reserve your seat.

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Portland’s 10 best Italian restaurants

January 2016 // The Oregonian

Nonna, a casual Italian sister to special occasion spot D.O.C. has a short menu of sharply executed Old World classics served in a saloon-like space. Keep an eye out for new dishes from chef Jacob Harth (Clyde Common, Davenport) who recently took over the restaurant.


New chef at Nonna; Cafe Castagna taps Justin Woodward

November 2015 // The Oregonian

Nonna, the Northeast Portland Italian restaurant and saloon next door to D.O.C., has found a new chef.

Jacob Harth, who spent time in the kitchens at Clyde Common, Ox and Davenport, has ditched a traditional menu format in favor of one split into five sections, snacks, cured and raw, vegetables, pasta and whole grains and meat and seafood. The happy hour menu has been updated as well, now featuring $1 oysters on the half shell, delicata squash fritters, arancini and fried stuffed olives.

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Portland’s Family-Friendliest Restaurants, Mapped

August 2015 // Eater

At Nonna, it’s all about the happy hour kids menus, a practice that owner Dayna McErlean also offers at Yakuza [featured below]. Nonna’s “Bambino Hour” menu includes kids classics like spaghetti, $2 meatballs, and angel hair pasta flavored with nothing but butter.


What to eat at Nonna in N.E. Portland

March 2014 // The Oregonian

Last week’s restaurant review took us to Nonna, a neighborhood-friendly tavern from the D.O.C. crew serving mostly Old World Italian on one of Portland’s busiest restaurant corners.

Here are three things you should order when you visit:


Nonna adds classic Italian to brimming N.E. Portland restaurant corner (review)

March 2014 // Oregon Live

If you dropped a visitor off on Northeast 30th Avenue near Killingsworth Street and told them to walk north, past Yakuza, the sleek izakaya, and Beast, where Naomi Pomeroy holds court, and along past the welcoming windows of Cocotte, Wilder, Autentica and D.O.C., they could easily assume that Portland was the greatest restaurant city in America.


Nonna, Davenport and Trifecta: Russell’s Restaurant Three-peat

March 2014 // Oregon Live

A casual Italian sister to special-occasion-spot D.O.C. with a short menu of sharply-executed Old World classics served in a saloon-like space. Its Concordia neighborhood corner is already chock-a-block with quality restaurants, but Nonna gives good value on everything from the playful snacks — corn nootz, their take on corn nuts, almonds spiced like buffalo wings — to a tidy selection pastas and medium-sized mains.


First look: Nonna in Northeast Portland open, serving casual Italian

January 2014 // The Oregonian

Nonna, the new laid-back Italian bar/restaurant next to DOC from restaurateur Dayna McErlean, is now open. The restaurant, located on the red-hot corner of Northeast Killingsworth and 30th joins Wilder, Beast, Expatriate, Yakuza, Autentica, Cocotte and Extracto coffee.

Unlike her sister restaurant DOC which serves fine dining Italian, Nonna will feature a lower price point and more casual dining experience with approachable food.


Updating the Eater PDX HeatMap

February 2014 // Eater

Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, etc., and more often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the “it” (ie, newest) places of the moment.

Thus, we offer the Eater HeatMap, which will change often to continually highlight where the food-focused crowds are flocking to at this very second. This month sees three new additions to the list: a hotly anticipated resurrection (Taqueria Nueve), a casual Italian spot (Nonna), and an expansion that brings new life to Old Town (Mi Mero Mole).