Castor: Latin/French/Spanish for Beaver
We honor our heritage, our state and our community.
Our mission is to serve honest, humble products, crafted by honest humble people. Our offerings are thoughtfully crafted to reflect the seasons and the the moods they evoke. Expect refreshment in the spring and summer, warmth and comfort in the fall and winter. Our uncompromising goal is to support people and small businesses in our community.
It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it.
We believe in providing exceptional service.
Our goal is to provide a unique and genuine experience that our guests tell stories about long after their visit.
We believe in supporting local, organic and sustainable farmers, foragers, harvesters, fishermen, brewers and winemakers.
It is our privilege to offer a menu comprised of the ample bounty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
We believe in community, our community.
Guided by these core beliefs, we are heavily focused on local, organic and sustainably harvested and foraged products. Our unique location in the Pacific Northwest affords us a bounty of local ingredients and gives us the opportunity to support nearby farms, foragers and producers. Our menu is a culmination of many lives and paths intersecting. Our program draws from a variety of cuisines including classic French and European with deep nods to Creole and Pacific Northwest cuisine. Many of the recipes on our menu have been passed down from parents and grandparents, although much of it is a result of experience and creativity meeting informed experimentation. We strive to feed others the way we feed ourselves and our families; with simple, wholesome, real, beautiful food, grown or raised on the outskirts of town.
Our wine program is passionately and thoughtfully designed around small, family run wineries who practice organic farming or use natural wine making methods. Our program is heavily based in terroir and the unique stories that each bottle tells. Our goal is to offer our guests world class wines at reasonable prices while removing the intimidation that some feel when approaching wine. We are passionate about removing the barriers that come between our guests and one of our favorite libations. A bottle of wine can truly act as a postcard and transport the drinker to the part of the world where it was created. Come journey with us.
Our spirits collection imparts a similar ethos. We enthusiastically support spirits and liqueurs that have been made by generations of distillers and their families. While we stock many brands you may easily recognize on a bar shelf, we also offer a hard to find, scarce and allocated collection of spirits that you may not see anywhere else, ranging from Amari to Armagnac, cask strength Bourbon to campfire-in-your-mouth-but-still-perfectly-balanced Scotch, single orchard Mezcal to lengthy barrel-aged tequila and everywhere in-between. If you don’t recognize something on our shelves, feel free to ask about it. We love to imbibe wisely and to teach others to do the same.
Evan Deffenbacher - General Manager
Danielle Lewis - Executive Chef
Lilia Jumel - Finance Manager
Our Partner Farms & Purveyors