Salt and Time is the kind of place you feel like at any second Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein would walk in and make jokes out of us all for spending money here. It’s a butcher shop and restaurant crammed into an East 7th strip shopping center that looks like it was built yesterday. The big windows let in lots of sunlight onto beautiful-looking plates that look impressive. You come here for the charcuterie, and you also come here for an impressive beer list.
This was a slam dunk of four chef-selected meats. When we ordered it, we received three different types of salami and a duck pate, presented with dynamite mustard and assorted pickled root vegetables.
I hear it’s the best in town. Sadly, I don’t know because they ran out of it after two hours of operation on a seemingly slow Friday lunch. I’m still confused by how this is possible.
The sandwich bread is disappointingly dry, which robs the seriously tasty meat of most of its mojo.
Despite not having a lot on tap, clap your hands for their long list of bottles and cans. There are an insane amount of options from local breweries and beyond that the selection can really set off your Portlandia-esque experience.