The West End's twelve | west building is totally getting tag-teamed by restaurant openings this week — while Micah Camden's Blue Star Donuts makes it official today, Rick Gencarelli's downtown outpost of his sandwich shop Lardo opened on Friday, featuring the same menu as his popular SE Hawthorne spot. The restaurant takes over what was once the bar area of Corazón, replacing the Mexican spot's light-wood look with Lardo's familiar white-subway-tile aesthetic.
Genarelli's meaty Lardo concept originated as a food cart, and opened its first brick-and-mortar location (as part of the ChefStable portfolio) in July of this year. Lardo downtown's hours of operation: 11a.m. to 10p.m., seven days a week.
· Lardo [Official site]
· All Previous Lardo Coverage [Eater PDX]