Headwaters competing in Ringside Fish's Oyster Shuck-Off


"This Shuck-Off event features two friendly competitions between three of Downtown Portland's best seafood restaurants - RingSide Fish House, South Park Seafood, and Headwaters."

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Willamette Week "Best of Portland" readers’ poll 2017

Willamette Week announced the winners of its annual "Best of Portland" reader's poll. Headwaters was a runner-up for "Best new restaurant" and Chef Paley was also a runner-up for "Best chef:.

Read the full story on Willamette Week. 

15 Portland Seafood Spots Worth a Deep Dive

"Headwaters is a fresh take on hotel dining, complete with whole roasted rockfish and octopus carpaccio, updated French classics served table-side, cheeky modernist desserts, and an expanded, refreshed bar. It’s a grandly laid-back (a.k.a. Portland-style) fine dining spot that aims to delight both intrepid seafood adventurers and more conventional eaters morning, noon, and night."

Read the full story on Portland Monthly. 

Brewpublic covers the Pfriem Family Brewers Dinner at Headwaters


"We are fortunate to live in a metropolitan area that has great chefs working at restaurants that offer a great meal and drink options. One restaurant that has been on our radar since it opened last year has been Headwaters.

Known for its menu that features fresh seafood Headwaters is the latest restaurant from Vitaly Paley who also owns Paley’s Place and Imperial. Located inside Portland’s historic Heathman Hotel, Headwaters will host a multi-course beer dinner with pFriem Family Brewers."

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Eater taps Headwaters in list of Best Wedding Day Restaurants

"Food is at the center of any celebration, and when it comes to your wedding, it's good to know which restaurants come with which prices and amenities. On this list of food-centric venues, you'll find private spaces for rehearsals and receptions beginning as low as $750 (and that's with food and drink), with culinary teams capable of taking you as high as your hunger and thirst can fly, as well as restaurants that serve as wedding venues."

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Headwaters and Negroni Week featured on Pechluck's Food Adventures

There are more then 100 venues in Portland that are participating in the annual Imbibe Magazine’s Negroni Week which this year is June 5-June 11, 2017. This is a week-long celebration of Negroni (a classic cocktail using Gin, Campari, Vermouth, Orange Peel, though you will find variations on bar menus as well) and an effort to raise money for charities around the world. 

Read the full roundup at Pechluck's Food Adventures. 


The 32 Best Restaurants for Booze in America

"Happy Hours are the time for smoked mussel shooters and Boulevardiers on tap. Yet for more formal dinners of, say, seaweed pesto gnocchi with baby octopus enjoyed on green banquettes, evenings can kick off with a Claim to Fame (brandy, Amaro Montenegro, cherry-vanilla bitters, lemon, soda) or a rum-Creole shrubb-pink peppercorn K'vass Punch."

Read the full story by FSR Magazine's Alia Akkam, Kristine Hansen, Brian Yaeger, Jeff Cioletti.


Honest Cooking features Headwaters in City Guide

"James Beard Winner, Author and restaurateur of not one but four restaurants. At the event Paley gave guests a taste of what he cooks in Portland with a charcuterie selection: Kielbasa stuffed and smoked bacon, black mortadella, rabbit liverwurst, pickled vegetables, strawberry rhubarb mustard, orange mustard. But back in Portland Paley has more dining options to offer; Headwaters, Paley’s Place, Imperial, Portland Penny Diner."

Read the full article here. 

Where to Celebrate Mother's Day 2017 in Portland

"Headwaters is celebrating Mother’s Day for the first time this year with two options—à la carte dining in the Headwaters dining room, and a grand buffet upstairs in the Heathman Hotel. Headwater’s brunch includes a dungeness crab omelet, croque madame, french toast Stuffed with meyer lemon ricotta, and Khachapuri, a Georgian cheese flatbread with a soft egg. A selection of Headwaters favorites will be highlighted at the buffet, including a variety of items from the sea bar, a selection of artisan cheeses, a charcuterie plate, carving stations, an omelet station, and a savory buffet including eggs benedict, french toast, and fresh steelhead salmon, as well as a dessert bar filled with treats."

Read the full story by The Drink Nation's Alex Frane. 

Mother’s Day 2017: Brunch roundup

Seafood and brunch favorites galore at Headwaters

The Heathman restaurant, a perennial Mother’s Day favorite, celebrates the holiday for the first time as Vitaly Paley’s Headwaters. You can go a la carte in the dining room, or pig out at the grand buffet upstairs. Either way, expect Dungeness crab omelettes served tableside, French toast stuffed with Meyer lemon ricotta, and carving stations full of prime rib, as is tradition.

Read the full article by Portland Monthly's Caitlin Medearis.

21 great Portland restaurants that take brunch reservations

"It’s safe to assume that if you’re planning to do weekend brunch, you’re going to be waiting in line. But it doesn’t need to be that time-consuming if you don't want it to. Here are 21 Portland brunch restaurants that all take reservations:

HEADWATERS: Vitaly Paley’s newest downtown Portland restaurant -- in the historic Heathman Hotel -- dives deep into fish and brunch classics every weekend. Find an excellent crab Luigi, here overlaid with Serrano ham; a crisp, chewy bagel smeared with smoked herring spread; and a jiggly egg-topped croque madame on crisp country bread.

Read the full story on Oregon Live.