Could this be the site of Beast 2.0? The next home of chef Naomi Pomeroy's destination spot Beast just might be — if things work out — the former Cox's Dry Cleaners space in the West End, across the street from Gruner restaurant. Rumors that Pomeroy was negotiating the lease for the SW 12th and Alder spot surfaced a few weeks ago, though Pomeroy stresses to Eater today that "I haven't signed a lease. I'm just looking at the feasibility of the space."
Buzz over Beast's move began in February, when Portland Monthly broke the news that Pomeroy would vacate Beast's current NE Killingsworth space in August. Along with the move comes a minor concept shake-up, including the addition of a full bar and the possibility for more "casual," a la carte dining. More information about Beast's future location as it becomes available.
· Beast [Official site]
· All Previous Beast Coverage [Eater PDX]
Image of Cox's Cleaners courtesy Neighborhood Notes