Headwaters Restaurant – Crab, Rosé and Beignets

Crab Boils at Headwaters Usher in Dungeness Crab Season

Three Wednesdays of Crab, Rosé and Beignets

James Beard Award-winning Chef Vitaly Paley and Headwaters Executive Chef Tim Eckard will host three Dungeness crab feasts at Headwaters, Chef Paley’s seafood-forward restaurant in downtown Portland, in late February and early March.

The crab boils on Wednesday, February 28Wednesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 14, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, coincide with Oregon Dungeness crab season, which opened on January 15. Chefs Paley and Eckard work closely with coastal fishermen to secure a fresh supply of local Dungeness crab for Headwaters.

The three-course menu is $60 per person and begins with a Smoked Crab Broth with scallions and white miso. Wooden mallets will accompany the second, all-you-can-eat course, which includes whole Dungeness crabs, sweet corn, potatoes, drawn butter, charred lemon, Parker House rolls and sea salt. To finish, Headwaters Pastry Chef Megan Jeans offers Ricotta Beignets with cinnamon sugar and local honey.

Glasses of rosé wine and bottles of Miller High Life are included in the ticket price, with additional beverages available for purchase. Tickets to the event are limited and available via Feastly. More details can be found below:

WHAT: Headwaters Dungeness Crab Boils
WHERE:  Headwaters, 1001 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97205
WHO: Chef-Proprietor Vitaly Paley, Executive Chef Tim Eckard, Pastry Chef Megan Jeans
WHEN:  Wednesday, 2/28Wednesday, 3/7 and Wednesday, 3/146:30 pm – 9:30 pm
HOW: $60 per person. Tickets from Feastly (link here) include food, rosé and/or Miller High Life, and gratuity. Only 30 tickets per dinner are available.


Located in the historic Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland, Headwaters opened in October 2016 after a dramatic renovation by Chef-Proprietor Vitaly Paley, his longtime wife and partner Kimberly Paley and Garrett Peck. Named for the source of a stream, Headwaters is a seafood-forward restaurant showcasing the diversity and bounty of Oregon’s rivers, coast, forests and farmland. The approachable menu is a collaboration between chef Vitaly Paley and Executive Chef Tim Eckard, paying homage to the rich history of the location, while also offering a contemporary and welcoming dining experience. Please visit www.headwaterspdx.com for more information.

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