At Pastini we believe in local and that inspires everything we do. We started and are still based locally in Portland, OR. As owners, we are personally involved in every aspect of our restaurants. We know that using fresh, local ingredients makes a difference to our customers and to our community. Unlike the big, corporate chains, we source fresh produce, dairy, artisan breads, coffee, and meat locally and we handcraft each entrée to order. Come in and experience the local difference!
Our Local Suppliers
Located on a 24-acre farm in Bend, Oregon, this distillery is home to the most award-winning craft gin and vodka in America. Bendistillery uses all-natural ingredients in their spirits, which include the renowned Crater Lake Vodka, made from pure Cascade Mountain water and filtered ten times through charcoal, crushed lava rock and oak. Delicious in our signature Pastini Martini.
BIG RIVER BREADS
Located in Corvallis, Oregon, Big River Breads is known for its hand-formed, hearth baked, rustic breads. They start with natural, preservative-free ingredients sourced locally in the Willamette Valley. Then for authenticity, they bake all their breads on hot stone decks in a steam-injected oven imported from Europe. Pastini is proud to serve Big River’s fresh artisan breads in our Corvallis restaurant.
BOB’S RED MILL
Bob’s Red Mill has been milling healthy grains, seeds and cereals on traditional quartz millstones for almost 40 years. This employee-owned company is a model of excellence and old-fashioned core values. We use their delicious polenta for its smooth texture and distinctive flavor.
For four generations the Calcagno family has been farming along the fertile banks of the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers, as well as Madras, bringing the freshest lettuces, radishes, leeks and Italian parsley to Pastini. Cal Farms embraces sustainable farming and is certified by the Food Alliance for its safe and fair working conditions. Taste the bounty of their hard work in our fresh, made-to-order salads and housemade soups.
Fourth-generation farmer Howard Calcagno has farmed his 45 acres of land in Aurora for the past twelve years. He grows lettuces, vegetables and herbs, including romaine and green leaf lettuce, leeks, spinach and Italian parsley that we use in our kitchens. The Calcagno’s believe that sustainability and the health of the soil are essential to their quality produce. Howard practices crop rotation, plants cover crops and regularly tests soil composition and is Food Alliance certified.
Located in the Coast Range foothills of northwest Oregon’s Yamhill Valley, Carlton Farms produces premium meats of the highest quality. This family-owned business specializes in fresh natural pork, beef and lamb. It’s a thoughtful, handcrafted approach that doesn’t rely on artificial flavors, colors, or chemicals. Taste the difference it makes in our handcrafted meatballs!
CHARLES SMITH WINES
Charles Smith, self-taught winemaker (and Food & Wine’s 2009 Winemaker of the Year), has partnered with friend Charles Bieler to make wines from Washington’s Wahluke Slope AVA under the name Charles & Charles. The area is getting known for drinkable reds and they are capturing the magic of it’s cool climate and long growing season.
CLAIM 52 BREWING
We are a community-scale brewery serving our hometown of Eugene and surrounding areas since 2012. Our name reflects our deep roots in the community as well as our humble beginnings as a company. Claim 52 refers to the donation land claim settled by pioneer William Luckey in what is now part of South Eugene and where our first recipes were developed.
While we’ve grown a bit over the years, our mission remains the same: to bring you incredibly flavorful and approachable beers fresh from tank to tap.
Behind the doors of the refurbished, circa-1932 Art Deco warehouse in NE Portland is a delicious surprise: Classic Foods, a local distributor of imported and domestic cheeses, balsamic vinegars, olives and oils. Classic provides Pastini with fine spices, specialty items like capers, and incredible fresh artisan pastas made on their authentic Italpast machine, made with pure semolina flour, cage-free eggs and filtered water. We love having Jake and the team at Classic as our partners!
Deschutes Brewery has been producing a range of craft beers since 1988, when it was first founded in Bend, Oregon. And while this little brewery has since grown up quite a bit, it’s stayed true to the tradition of Oregon’s great craft breweries. You can enjoy a Deschutes Brewery beer in all our Pastini restaurants, but especially in Bend where we feature several choices plus a seasonal DB tap year round.
ELK COVE WINERY
As one of Oregon’s oldest and most respected wineries, Elk Cove has been making wine since 1977, with grapes harvested from four different sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. While Elk Cove Vineyards proudly remains a family owned and operated winery, its hand crafted Estate-grown wines can rival the best in the world. You can enjoy their benchmark Pinot Noir at all of our Pastini locations.
EQUIANO COFFEE CO.
For a delicious finish to your meal in Eugene, try our coffees from local Eugene roasters Okon and Gloria Udosenata at Equiano. We pour their Carmo de Minas Brazilian and Planadas Natural Sugar Cane Process Columbian decaf. Mmmm, that’s good coffee!
Since 1921, the Fulton family’s commitment to quality has been an integral part of their Portland meat company. Not only are they a leader in food safety in their state-of-the-art processing facility, they also work with local and sustainable growers to continually raise the bar for humane animal practices, and support small and mid-size farms.
HOP VALLEY BREWING
What began in 2009 as a new brewery and restaurant run by four local guys who love beer and wanted to share it with the world has become an icon of Oregon-brewed craft goodness.
Taking its name from the bygone days of home turf Lane County as the epicenter of the hops growing industry, Hop Valley Brewing Company crafts the highest-quality ales, lagers, pilsners, porters, reds and ciders you’ll find anywhere.
Pastini is proud to use produce from Inaba Farms, a third generation family farm in Washington’s Yakima Valley. They are committed to sustainable practices, including their own composting operation that provides a reliable source of organic fertilizer.
KING ESTATE WINERY
We responsibly produce world-class wines that are consistently excellent, consistently available and consistently reasonable in their price. That’s been our covenant to you, the people who support our winemaking. Optimum ripeness and concentration. Canopy and crop thinning by hand – naturally. We’ve struck the perfect balance between vine and fruit development in an Oregon climate that’s proven ideal for growing Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grapes.
Now in its tenth year, the brewery continues to grow while remaining fully independent and continuously focused on community. A team of two has increased to a family of over 100 employees who operate Ninkasi’s tasting room, production and lab facilities, sales force, marketing teams, local distribution arm, and a donations program. Ninkasi maintains a year-round Flagship Series of seven beers, including Total Domination IPA, followed by seasonal, special release, and R&D offerings.
Oakshire Brewing of Eugene, OR, is a community inspired small batch brewing company founded in 2006. Oakshire is locally owned, employs 25 people, and produces a wide variety of beers through its distinct brewing programs.
PLANK TOWN BREWING
Located in the heart of historic downtown Springfield, Oregon, our expanding array of hand-crafted beer is brewed with tender care from the finest ingredients from around the world. We offer at least 14 distinctive house-brewed beers on tap at any given time, with seasonal and other concoctions added at the brewer’s’ whim.
PORTLAND COFFEE ROASTERS
We’ve been serving the extraordinary coffees of Portland Coffee Roasters since 2001. A primary reason (aside from the exceptional taste, of course) is the company’s commitment to paying growers fair trade prices and their support of projects in the coffee communities. Our Pastini house blend from Portland Coffee Roasters is especially delicious with chocolate desserts like our warm Chocolate Tartufo.
Owen Roe Winery makes wonderful wines under the “Growers Guild” label. It started during the great recession when local growers were having hard times selling their grapes. Owen Roe decided to bring back the historic idea of sharecropping, and paid the growers after the wine was made and sold. The wines have been so successful (and celebrated) that they have kept the name and this line of regional varietals, although they now pay the growers up front. Wonderful wines from local vineyards!
SNOW & SONS
South central Washington boasts a great climate for asparagus, and its proximity to Portland means we get uber-fresh product here during the spring asparagus season. This year we’re sourcing the tender spears from Snow & Sons in Outlook, WA, where fertile soil enriched with volcanic ash is enhanced by the temperate climate. Fred Snow started the business in 1941 and today it is operated by his grandsons Steve and Jim Thomas. Fun fact: the shoots sprout and grow to their full nine inch size in only 24 hours! That means the asparagus is harvested daily all through the entire season.
YAMHILL COUNTY MUSHROOMS
What better place to find the best mushrooms than right in our own backyard? Yamhill County Mushrooms is a second-generation Oregon farm that supplies us with exceptional organic mushrooms (the secret is the ideal growing environment, in darkened barns with special compost, created by owner Bob Darm.) A tasty addition to many Pastini dishes, you’ll find these mushrooms in our Fusilli alla Roma, Rigatoni Zuccati and Lasagna, just to name a few!
ZENNER’S SAUSAGE CO.
Starting as a small retail market in 1927, Zenner’s has been passed down through generations and now produces fine sausages and smoked meats in their Northwest Portland location. They combine traditional herbs and spices, quality meats and old-world techniques to create their flavorful foods. You’ll find Zenner’s signature Italian fennel sausage in our Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage pasta.