Located in the heart of the vibrant Mississippi shopping district, North Light serves up a sophisticated twist on comfort food and drink. A signature New American menu appeals to discriminating palates in search of cuisine that is both refined and casual. Working with local purveyors for a distinctively Portland experience, proprietors Christopher Gutierrez and Hope Beraka are proud to present their latest neighborhood go-to spot – one that bucks pretense with contemporary flair, and a focus on the guest experience.
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A decade after opening the doors to Hosford-Abernethy’s very laid-back Night Light Lounge, Christopher Gutierrez and Hope Beraka have opened a sister spot across town. However, Gutierrez explains, their new spot has a different focus: Unlike the casual fare offered at Night Light, the 60-plus-seat North Light features classic and inventive dinner dishes as well as craft cocktails.
The regionally inspired North Light menu features innovative comfort food (is that an oxymoron?) and pleasingly modest prices. Just what the real folks in this mostly middle class neighborhood need. Along with the us real folks from other corners of Portlandia.
North Light is now offering brunch every weekend from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Try the special Stuffed House Made Pullman Bread French made with toasted farmers cheese, topped with shaved ham and cumin maple syrup, or the Vegan Tofu Scramble, a spicy mix of tofu, spinach, jalapenos, peppers and onions!
Here now, a quick spin through the North Light, a comfort-food restaurant that takes over N. Mississippi's former Cup & Saucerspace (which also very briefly hosted the Biloxi Deli Lounge). Co-owners Christopher Gutierrez and Hope Beraka, who also own SE Clinton's late-night favorite Night Light Lounge, brighten things up a bit with light-wood tables, clean white walls, and hanging lamps at the bar that are simultaneously sleek and retro.
I had the privilege of catching a sneak peek of North Light last Saturday night; it’s the second Portland collaboration between Hope Beraka and Christopher Gutierrez of Night Light on SE Clinton. Saturday was a private birthday party, packed with familiar faces, delicious cocktails–and some incredible food.
In envisioning what is destined to be a neighborhood hub in the thriving Mississippi district, Beraka and Gutierrez took a cue from their popular SE lounge, Night Light. “For a decade now we’ve welcomed anyone and everyone to enjoy inspired food and drink without the expense or attitude that can sometimes accompany it,” Beraka says. “North Light is an evolution of that commitment: a back-to-basics, sincere, service-driven experience.”