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Here's the First Look at Punch Bowl Social, Opening in Pioneer Place this Fall

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Swank bowling alleys — featuring full bars, restaurants, and other upscale amenities — are totally all the rage now, and as previously reported, downtown Portland's Pioneer Place Mall will soon house the 32,000-square-foot Punch Bowl Social, the second outpost of the Denver-based entertainment complex/bar/diner concept. And here's the first look at the design of the Portland location (courtesy an artist's rendering), currently under construction in the mall's third rotunda — just like the upcoming Denver location, scheduled to debut in September, Punch Bowl PDX promises bowling, parlor games, and made-from-scratch food and drink served in the 70-seat Social Food & Drink diner.


In addition to 12 bowling lanes (representing the "Punch Bowl" part of the operation), owner Robert Thompson's concept includes deck shuffle board, a DJ booth, ping-pong tables, billiards, and darts. "It's all old-school, throwback, parlor-type activities," Thompson says. "We're trying to bring back marbles — we're constructing tables with surfaces for guests to sit around and shoot marbles." Three separate bar areas — including a 70-foot-long curved bar in the main lounge area — contribute to the spot's 130+ bar stool count, and a fireplace lounge area features three fireplaces.

The Social Food & Drink diner will begin serving breakfast at 7a.m. daily (morning options include a lobster and Swiss omelette, biscuits and gravy, and smoked brisket hash). A lunch/dinner menu (downloadable in .pdf form here) will be available through midnight, and according to Thompson, will expand to offer more vegan options in Portland.

Punch Bowl Social's projected opening: late November.
· Punch Bowl Social [Official site]
· All Previous Punch Bowl Social Coverage [Eater PDX]
· All Previous Punch Bowl Social Coverage [Eater Denver]

Punch Bowl Social Food & Drink PDX

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