Cross the bridge into Jeffersonville, on foot or by car, and head to the riverfront, where in a historical building dating back to the 1870s is the hot new restaurant called Portage House. Boasting great views of the river, downtown Louisville and the Big Four Bridge, Portage House is a great place to enjoy a special meal or just come have a drink and an appetizer. Oysters are a hit here, and Chef Paul Skulas serves them raw, char-grilled with chipotle butter and lime (his favorite/most popular) and roasted with parsley shallot butter, Parmesan and lemon. Also popular on the menu is the grilled cheese with a fried egg on top, the whole roasted trout and most importantly, the butterscotch pudding for dessert. Most all of the ingredients on the menu are locally sourced from Kentucky and Indiana. The cocktail, wine and beer list are very impressive and unique.