Carlton Dunlap

Beverage Manager, Mixologist, Sommelier
Carlton Dunlap

Portland

About Carlton Dunlap

Beverage manager, Carlton, is an educator turned hospitality professional. His career began in Austin, working for James Beard Finalist Bryce Gilmore of Odd Duck / Barley Swine. Carlton moved to Portland in 2014 and got right to work as Bar Manager of Tasty n Sons and then ran the short-lived but amazing Americano (Oregonian’s Bar of the Year for 2016). When not trying to make guests and staff laugh and have a good time, Carlton is usually walking around the streets of Portland, picking herbs and fruit out of people’s yards, and cooking. Books are good too.

My Venues

Accolades

  • 2016 Bar of the Year
    The Oregonian

At My Venues

Oven "griddled" apple muffin
$$, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Modern, Full Bar, New American, King
"This is the only sweet thing I will ever crave before noon, and it's only served at Sunday brunch. It arrives to the table straight out of the wood-burning oven, hot and moist with crisp, lacy edges. Chef Jason French effectively gilds this winter lily with sea-salted butter and apple butter on the side. Editor's note: the flavor changes periodically."
Charcuterie
$$, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Modern, Full Bar, New American, King
"Jason French puts so much thought and care into each item on his charcuterie board, from his warmed rillettes to his pickles. Everything is scrumptious and impeccably sourced."
Braised celery kaltbits
$$, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Modern, Full Bar, New American, King
"The celery shines (as do any of the vegetables) at this little gem in NE Portland. It is braised in a flavorful stock until it’s tender, bringing out the sweetness of this often overlooked vegetable. It's deliciously simple."