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Eater Portland

August 3, 2018

Along with vegan twists on South American fare, this restaurant and pisco bar also delivers on virgin cocktails. For $6 or less, enjoy tropical concoctions like sparkling pineapple juice spiced with chili pepper or grapefruit and lime juices mixed with cardamom bitters...

The Portland Mercury

March 15, 2017

There’s no shortage of bars on NE 28th, but just a few blocks north of the street’s most beaten path is Epif, a vegan restaurant focusing on South American fare. They’re also focusing on pisco, with Epif’s owners—who live right behind the restaurant—boasting the largest...

Thrillist Portland

January 4, 2017

The Best: Vegetables
Examples: TuskRueQuaintrelleEpifFarm Spirit

The Oregonian

March 30, 2016

You've got to hand it to Nicolle Dirks and Pepe Arancibia: They know what they like.  In 2004, the couple moved from Boston to Valparaiso, Chile, Arancibia's hometown, a "magic, beautiful, kooky place" -- Dirks' words -- just west of Santiago. Unable to find a good...

Eater Portland

November 4, 2015

Located at 404 NE 28th Ave., Epif Restaurant & Pisco Lounge opens today at 4 p.m., bringing a new late-night vegetarian option to the Kerns neighborhood, and you can preview the menu below. Chefs Pepe Arancibia and Daniel Vargas are fellow musicians with...

Eater Portland

November 3, 2015

As first reported by EaterEpif Restaurant & Pisco Lounge is coming to 404 NE 28th Ave., a block from Pambiche, and the Andes region-inspired vegetarian restaurant will open at 4 p.m. tomorrow, November 4. Expect vegetarian versions of regional dishes from Peru,...

Portland Monthly Magazine

October 30, 2015

When Nicolle Dirks and Jose “Pepe” Arancibia traveled to Chile in 2004, they planned to stay for six months. Instead, they opened a vegetarian restaurant in Valparaiso and stayed for several years.  “After those eight years, I wanted to be closer to my family, so we...

The Oregonian

October 27, 2017

After two years of planning, designing and tearing apart their front yard, Nicolle Dirks and Jose "Pepe" Arancibia's Andes region-inspired vegetarian restaurant, Epif, is about to open.  The 2,000-square-foot space, which now resides where Dirks and Arancibia's garden and...

Willamette Week

September 28, 2015

From: Native Chilean Jose "Pepe" Arancibia and Nicolle Dirks, with fellow Chilean chef Daniel Vargas.

The place: A restaurant devoted to "delicious and creative vegetarian food and Pisco-focused drinks inspired by the Andes region of...

Eater Portland

August 28, 2015

The Situation: The relatively unheard-of Epif dropped enough intriguing hints to be included in this list, if only for its menu of vegetarian food from the Andes region of South American, such as a ceviche of mushroom, artichoke heart, and mango served with homemade...

Eater Portland

August 3, 2015

Eater just received word that construction is underway for the Epif Restaurant & Pisco Lounge, a vegetarian restaurant by Nicolle Dirks and Jose Arancibia (nicknamed Pepe), located at 404 NE 28th Avenue, near the Laurhelhurst Theater. From the description provided... 

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