Welcome to Cascadia Wire, a look at restaurant news from up-and-down the Pacific Northwest corridor.
PORTLAND— One of the largest restaurants in Portland will officially open its doors today: The Pacific Northwest's first-ever outpost of the Dallas-based Fogo de Chao steakhouse chain is now open in downtown Portland. As with its other locations, the Brazilian churrascaria offers an all-you-can-eat meat frenzy; Eater PDX has a look inside the 8,500-square-foot space. [EPDX]
SEATTLE— Featuring weird and wonderful salvaged finds including church windows from Portland, lanterns from Coney Island, and the facade from a psychiatric hospital from New York State, Tavern Hall is headed for the downtown Bellevue. The ambitious new project from Marc and Bret Chatalas (Cactus) and Deming Maclise and James Weimann (Stoneburner, Von Trapp's, Bastille, Macleod's, Poquitos) will serve a dressed-up comfort food menu, including hearth-baked pretzels and braised brisket sandwiches. Eater Seattle has details. [ESEA]
PORTLAND— Two additional Portland openings from this week cater to vastly different liquid needs: The 44-tap Coopers Hall urban winery and taproom stocks the country's largest wine-on-tap program. Meanwhile, those needing to nurse a hangover can head to the new west side location of Boke Bowl, which offers "Portland style" bowls filled with caramelized fennel dashi and seafood miso broths. [EPDX]
SEATTLE— Eater's new beer column Pints of Interest kicks off in The Yard, Greenwood's laid back pub with an ever-rotating roster of pilsners, IPA, and ciders from the Northwest, Colorado, and Utah. Check out a recent taplist and take a photo tour of the popular neighborhood spot. [ESEA]