Image of Fenouil courtesy Facebook
The Pearl District building formerly known as Fenouil finally has a new tenant: Christopher Handford and Blake Smith, the duo behind Old Town's Davis Street Tavern, will open their second restaurant in the 220-seat space later this spring. Per the UrbanWorks blog, jamison — named for the nearby Jamison Square — will "focus on unique preparations of classic New American cuisine, while emphasizing local farmers and purveyors, using seasonal ingredients, and showcasing comfortable elements of fine dining." (No word yet on the chef involved.)
Fenouil famously shuttered in April 2011, after a nearly six-year run. Handford and Smith opened Davis Street in late 2008 with a similar "New American" ethos. The team plans to revamp the tony Fenouil space, with a projected opening of May 2012. More information as it becomes available.
· All Previous Davis Street Tavern Coverage [Eater PDX]
· All Previous Fenouil Coverage [Eater PDX]