Oliver’s earns national exposure

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A restaurant in downtown Camas is listed as a “best new suburban restaurant” outside Portland.

The designation by Food & Wine magazine is published in the February issue.

“Already we’re getting calls from groups that want to come to Camas for the afternoon to have lunch, spend some time in town and visit the local shops,” said Oliver’s Chef Morris Fenton. “That’s one of the things we were hoping would come out of it.”

Food & Wine mentions that Fenton and chef Gwyn Manney focus on Pacific Northwest ingredients in dishes such as open-face ravioli with wild mushrooms. The magazine also refers to bartender Ben Edel’s “drinking lessons.”

“Food & Wine has a circulation of just over a million,” Fenton said. “This is going to be excellent exposure for the town as a whole, and that’s what we’re excited about – that we’re managing to do something to help put Camas on people’s radar. There’s hundreds of great new restaurants out there, and I’ve got no doubt our location is what made us somewhat attractive here.”

Oliver’s at the Camas Hotel, 401 N.E. Fourth Ave., is open for lunch Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and brunch Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner Wednesday through Saturday, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Happy Hour is Wednesday and Thursday, from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 210-4037 or visit