Gastro Mania Opens in Multnomah Village O’Connors Space.
Foie Gras Burger, anyone? Gastro Mania, a Mediterranean restaurant, is drawing crowds at their new location, which replaced Portland institution, O’Connors Restaurant.
Like so many Portland restaurants, Gastro Mania started out as a food cart before expanding to a brick and mortar restaurant in northwest Portland. The interior was renovated, giving it a more open, refreshed feel, something it desperately needed, though I’m peeved that they painted the old wood bar. The menu (below) features a somewhat odd mix of choices, with everything from calamari, octopus, salmon sliders, brisket, trout and the like. The pub has a nice deck area in back, will feature live music, and includes a private event space. Reports from a couple of neighbors tell me that so far the service needs serious improvement, but it’s opening week so I’ll cut them some slack – when I stopped by Annie Bloom’s Books last night, there was a crowd waiting for tables at the restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner plus brunch on weekends.
Now if we could just get Renner’s back – no movement since the fire as of this writing.
Gastro Mania is at 7850 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.