Andy Ricker of Pok Pok is opening a restaurant at the airport. From a Craiglist ad, "Pok Pok Restaurants is holding open interviews for our new quick service, pop-up location at Portland International Airport. We are hiring for kitchen, counter service and supervisory positions. Interviews will be held Wednesday … [Read more...] about Pok Pok, Salt & Straw, Country Cat, Tommy Habetz and More!
Probably the biggest news of last week was that chef David Padberg of Park Kitchen is leaving the restaurant for Raven & Rose, the gastropub opening in the Ladd Carriage House on Southwest Broadway. From OregonLive.com, Other well-known Portland restaurant names -- including a GM and bar manager -- could be on the … [Read more...] about News Roundup for September 4nd 2012
First of all, I have to apologize to a couple of folks who sent in tips over the last month. For some reason I thought both had been published elsewhere, and were common knowledge. Since they ended up as breaking news yesterday, I felt pretty dumb. Please know that I really appreciate your tips(!) and won't let this … [Read more...] about Oops… Bunk Takes Over Wonder Bar, K&Z to Pix Space, American Wine Society in PDX
Byron Beck says that Bruce Carey Enterprises is opening a pizza place in the Pearl District "Word is that Via Tribunali will pop up downtown and will be a co-venture with another restaurant group that's already started to make a splash in the Portland market. No word on when Via Tribunali will actually open, as the … [Read more...] about New Restaurants: Barista, Bunk Bar, Little Big Burger
Tommy Habetz is opening a restaurant named "Bunk Sandwiches" with business partner and former sous-chef Nick Wood. It will be at 621 SE Morrison. The deli will be open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, eventually opening up at nights. From Tommy, "We are going to be doing about 10 or so sandwiches a … [Read more...] about New restaurants: Tapalaya, Ea Oysters, Bunk Sandwiches
As promised, more Michael Hemorrhoid news. An article in the NY Times called "Rebel, Disgraced, Tries to Pull Off Rebound" finally hit the newsstands Wednesday. Though the piece barely skims the story, it is good reading. Some choice clips: “What’s most despicable is that Michael just left,” said Tommy Habetz, the … [Read more...] about Michael Hebberoy – Ultimate Showman
From Cuisine Bonne Femme: Portland Gets More Press - KQED After the recent NY Times article 36 Hours in Portland, it seems there has been a slew of bloggers taking up the theme. First the Willamette Week ran a tongue in cheek copy from the perspective of a resident, not tourist (no surprise he drank a lot … [Read more...] about Schreiber Leaving Wildwood, Country Cat & Rocket Opening