Image courtesy Johnny Acurso
The times, they are a-changin': After a brief closure for renovations, the venerable blue-collar pub Produce Row has been reborn into a swanky Keith McNally-inspired lounge, complete with tiled walls, Victorian-style furniture, and a sprawling Alphonse Mucha-like mural. (The back patio keeps things more familiar, with new overhangs to shelter PDXers from the inevitable crappy weather. Seriously, summer, it's time to step up.) ProRow owner Alan Davis, who spearheaded the makeover with NYC designer Wayman Robertson, keeps the menu slightly more familiar (minus one long-lamented pepperoni and cheese sandwich), unveiling more upscale takes on pub faves like pulled pork, pastrami, and the Reuben.
Eater BFF Byron Beck has the hot shots of the opening party, where the Row's famous beer-and-whiskey pairings were a'flowin' in a eulogy to the old and a mazel tov to the new.
· Produce Row [Official site]