…to Five Spice Seafood + Wine Bar, featuring fresh, local, Pacific Rim-inspired dishes, and a stunning Northwest-centric wine list that turns patio dining by the lake into a sublime gastronomical experience.
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LUNCH | Weekdays 11:30 - 3
BRUNCH | Weekends 10 - 3
HAPPY HOUR | Daily 3 - 6
DINNER | Daily 5 - Close
What is Five Spice?
A blend of five powdered spices, typically fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and peppercorns, used in Chinese cuisine.
Jonathan Gill is the Executive Chef of Five Spice in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Jonathan joined the kitchen after leading the kitchen of Ringside Fish House in downtown Portland where he worked as Executive Chef for 3 years. Before Ringside Fish House, Jonathan cooked in some of the best kitchens in San Francisco, New York and Tokyo, where he lived and worked for a decade.
Jonathan was born in Kingston, Ontario, and later moved to Southern California with his family. He grew up around farms and food. His grandparents were third generation sheep farmers in Canada, where Jonathan spent every summer as a child. Closer to home, Jonathan grew up in Carpentaria, CA, well known for its flowers and avocados. An enterprising child, Jonathan worked selling flowers and vegetables while still in high school, as part of his Future Farmers of America curriculum. After high school, Jonathan joined the US Navy and by way of the USS Kitty Hawk, he embarked on a life changing mission to Japan. After 4 years in the Navy, Jonathan enrolled in Western Culinary Institute, determined to find his way back to Japan. While in Japan, Jonathan worked at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo and the Shangri-La Hotel, specializing in cooking contemporary French and American cuisine with heavy Japanese influences. After a decade in Japan, Jonathan ventured to New York City to cook with James Beard award winning Chef Marco Canora at INSIEME, during which time the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star. After New York, Jonathan and his family moved to San Francisco, California. There, he worked in some of the city’s most esteemed kitchens, including Flour + Water and Park Tavern. An opportunity with Ringside Fish House brought Jonathan to Portland, Oregon where he currently resides.
Jonathan is honored to lead the kitchen at Five Spice Seafood and Wine Bar and to explore the incredible culinary ingredients that Oregon has to offer. Jonathan cooks with the seasons, using the best product from local farmers, artisans and fisherman. Jonathan’s culinary style is influenced by his decade in Japan, his greatest mentor Chef Marco Canora, Italian and Northern Californian style of cuisine, and the bounty of California and the Northwest.
When he is not cooking in the kitchen, Jonathan enjoys fishing for Steelhead and trout and spending time with his family. He is an active supporter of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry, Meals on Wheels, and No Farms No Food, part of the American Farmland Trust. Visit @fivespice_seafood for more information on Chef Jonathan Gill.
Jayne Jablonski is the general manager for Five Spice Seafood + Wine Bar and Pizzeria sul Lago. Jayne developed a passion for food and hospitality at a young age working in her father’s drugstore in Chicago observing honest customer service firsthand and watching her mom entertaining guests by throwing large parties with big home cooked meals. In college, Jayne gravitated to the hospitality industry, inspired by these early formative experiences.
In her 20’s, Jayne moved across country from Chicago to Portland where she settled into a career with McCormick and Schmick’s, the famed American seafood restaurant. She managed Harborside Restaurant and McCormick's Fish House until 1993 when she took a brief hiatus to help open McMenamins Edgefield property. She then returned to McCormick and Schmick’s in 1995 to work at their restaurant on Oak Street as well as Jake's Grill. During her time with McCormick and Schmick’s she trained and groomed countless hourly employees as well as many managers.
Most recently, Jayne spent 18 years in a leadership role at Jake's Famous Crawfish where she had the privilege to steer the ship as the operations manager at an iconic downtown Portland restaurant.
At Five Spice, Jayne brings a fun and honest approach to leadership. Connecting with the restaurants’ guests on a personal level is important to her. Making someone's dinner a little extra special by adding an unexpected element of fun is what she strives for. Jayne thinks of her employees as family. She sees her role as giving them the tools they need to be successful through encouragement, mentorship, education and having a little fun!
Wine Spectator Restaurant Award
Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.