This description in Jam’s menu piqued my curiosity: “We slow cook huge briskets of corned beef in beer (yes beer!).” Two of my favorite things combined? In a scrumptious potato hash? Yes, please! So off to SE Hawthorne we drove from the burbs, crossing the “humming” bridge, a.k.a. Hawthorne Bridge, and its steel-grated decks. If you modulate speed correctly, it sounds like “O Canada,” but I digress.
I loved the vibe at Jam Cafe & Arthouse, aptly named for the music, the Miles Davis poster, and the painted mini-slats of wood arrayed along the west wall in spectral order. Did I just type spectral? I meant colors in the order of the rainbow, but most certainly not a double rainbow, vivid or otherwise.
Now down to business. The corned beef hash was very flavorful – the malty-caramel flavor of the beer-infused corned beef came through. Mixed in with hashed browns, peppers and topped with two over-easy eggs, my hashcapade was simply delicious. If you’re hungry, this is the place to go. The portions are very, very generous, which means you can share or you can expect to take some home for later. Leftover hash. Is that redundant? Discuss.
While we ate, Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones started playing, which was how I felt, “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away” from Jam. I’ll definitely have to return to try Brian’s Hash – spicy sausage hash that the waiter recommended that I must try. Oh, and don’t forget a little Secret Aardvark Sauce made from habaneros to spice things up, right @LizzyDishes?!
Um yes! Delicious, right? I loved their hash with all my heart. Also their lemon ricotta pancakes are lovely.
Yes, the Secret Aardvark sauce added just the right amount of heat! Mmmmmm, ricotta anything sounds lovely 😉
I see the cookbook coming. – Thanks for the detail
It's already in manuscript form 🙂 Working Title: The Art of Hash: Secrets of a Lazy Chef
Jam might be my favorite breakfast in all of Portland. That corned beef is just TOO good!
It was very tasty – the beer infusion did it for me!