Update on Wafu Closure – Roe to Remain

Ramen at Wafu Portland

From the Press release - We wanted to let you know that after a very successful run, Chef Trent Pierce has decided to close Wafu to debut a new casual seafood concept. Behind the success of Roe and coupled with a desire to continue his family lineage, Trent introduces BLOCK&TACKLE, a casual seafood restaurant … [Read more...]

A Huge Roundup of News You May Have Missed…

Lucky Peach Magazine

You may have missed the following stories, because I never had a chance to report them. According to Willamette Week, Roe, a "back room" of  Trent Pierce's Wafu, will be opening sooner than expected. In an article for Portland Monthly, Michael C. Zusman says "The game plan will include a chef’s counter, tasting … [Read more...]

More March News for Portland Restaurants

News

I forgot this news - Trent Pierce of Fin fame has announced that he will be doing "sneak peek dinners" which will feature dishes from his "new seafood concept" which will open later this year. Trent Pierce and partner Benjamin Blank are looking for a space in the Pearl for the new place. I posted the press release a … [Read more...]

Tabor Tavern Opens, Cafe Fanny Closed and More News

Fin Portland

Before I leave on vacation, a few bits of news. But first, join me in a moment of silence for Berkeley's Cafe Fanny. Alice Waters opened the cafe 28 years ago, but closed it last week, when it was decided the restaurant was no longer "economically viable". Cafe Fanny shared a parking lot with Acme Bread, and Kermit … [Read more...]