Welcome to Cascadia Wire, a look at restaurant news from up-and-down the Pacific Northwest corridor.
SEATTLE— Eater Seattle has a photo tour of Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar in Lower Queen Anne, the sibling to Taylor's Capitol Hill location at Melrose Market. The new bivalve bar sits near the Seattle Center with a view of the Space Needle and seats 50. [-ESEA-]
PORTLAND— The iconic sandwich-makers at farmer's market favorite Pine State Biscuits have opened their new outpost in Southeast Portland. The shop had closed its popular, line-inducing SE Belmont Street location in March 2013 in favor of a larger location; it's finally open (after a few build-out delays) and serving Pine State's familiar menu of fried-chicken biscuit sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, and Southern classics like fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits. [EPDX]
SEATTLE— Humble Pie, the International District pizza shop built out of a pair of shipping containers, is featured in Eater Seattle's latest Alternative Dining. Owner Brian Solazzi completed the excavation and construction on the nine-month-old pizzeria, using repurposed pallets and other salvaged materials. [-ESEA-]
PORTLAND— Eater PDX has a look inside two new watering holes: Downtown, in the just-revamped hotel Sentinel, the Jackknife Bar is now open, featuring a 65-foot-long curved marble bar, Art Deco details, and a menu partially inspired by cocktails from famous hotel bars throughout history. On the city's east side, the 8,000-square-foot Coopers Hall claims to offer the largest tap wine program in the country — with more than 40 on-tap — in a industrial space. Coopers Hall opens April 28. [EPDX]