February 7, 2017
January 25, 2017
When Epif owners Nicolle Dirks and Jose "Pepe" Arancibia moved to Portland from Chile, they decided to bring their cuisine inspired by the Andes region with them. Opening in November 2015, Epif reinvents classic South American dishes by making them vegetarian, like...
January 4, 2017
July 20, 2016
This vegetarian restaurant also opened in 2015, and it quickly gained popularity with its flair for reinventing an array of traditionally meaty South American dishes. While the menu boasts an inventive lineup of veggie wonders, the Chilean-inspired Charquican is not to be...
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...
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...
November 3, 2015
As first reported by Eater, Epif 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...