It's been a pretty slow period for restaurant news, but here are a few things that caught my eye: Michael Russell over at The Oregonian reports that Chef Jake Martin is returning to Portland from Seattle to take over as Chef de Cuisine at Genoa. He'll be working with Executive Chef David Anderson. You may remember … [Read more...] about Misc. News for 12.5.12
The neighbors off of SW Macadam can breathe better without all the wood smoke from the smokers at Reo's Ribs. There were complaints when he first opened. In fact his smoke caused visibility problems with traffic a couple of times until he put in a really tall smokestack. Now all of this is moot, as the restaurant is … [Read more...] about Reo’s Closes, Penny Diner Set to Open, Lucier Space Leased?
Olympia Provisions is open on 107 SE Washington St. in Portland. As you may know, these are the same folks that own Clyde Common. From their press release, Chef Jason Barwikowski’s menu features small plates influenced by European and North African flavors that showcase local ingredients from some of the area’s … [Read more...] about Portland Food News: Olympia Open, Agency Bar Closes and More
Billy Wilson to Open "Barista" Coffeehouse A new coffeehouse is to open in the space last occupied by Acorn, or before that, Little Wing Cafe. Why is this news? Because it is owned by Billy Wilson, formerly of Albina Press, currently of Coffeehouse NW. Billy is known for having a huge following of coffee … [Read more...] about Lucier Restaurant Closed, Billy Wilson Opens “Barista”
Lucier restaurant tries so hard to be perfect, and because they try so hard, fall so short. After all the pre-publicity and self-aggrandizing, the oncoming crash of this restaurant is as loud as a jet. I haven't had many complimentary things to say about their food, Willamette Week wasn't particularly nice, calling … [Read more...] about The Oregonian Savages Lucier with a C- Review
Kevin Ludwig's eagerly anticipated restaurant, Beaker & Flask, has pushed back their opening date Now he's hoping for late August to September. Kevin has hired chef Benjamin Bettinger, most recently chef de cuisine at Paley's Place, Doug Paquin to handle the beer, and well-known bartender Lance Mayhew to help … [Read more...] about Beaker & Flask Opening Delayed, Lucier Horror Story and More
OpenTable lists their Top Ten Oregon Restaurants for 2008 These are Open Table's top ten Oregon restaurants, as voted by users of the reservation system. Pine Tavern - Bend Meriwether's Andina Amuse - Ashland Lucier Oba Deep - Bend The Melting Pot Masu Sushi 23Hoyt This is an … [Read more...] about OpenTable lists readers Top Ten Oregon Restaurants
According to KGW News, River Maiden Artisan Coffee in Vancouver Washington, has premiered a $15 cup of coffee. Yes, I said $15. For drip. They justify it by saying there is only 8 cups to a 1/2 pound bag, and that it is considered to be the best coffee in the world. The Panama Esmerelda Especial Reserva coffee, a rare … [Read more...] about $15 Coffee, Por Que No 2nd location, Lucier News