Nate Tilden — of Olympic Provisions and Clyde Common fame — is expanding his empire. Portland Monthly breaks the news that Tilden, along with Victory Bar chef Eric Moore, will soon open the Richmond Bar in the SE Division space recently vacated by the Matchbox Lounge.
Per PoMo's Ben Tepler, the 50-seat space will get a revamp to add "industrial edges" and banquettes, while Moore's menu will feature "old-school English" pub grub (unsurprisingly) heavy on OP meat products. And Tepler throws in this possible bit of rumormongering: "This is Tilden's first move on Southeast Portland's bourgeoning Division Street lineup, staking claim alongside restaurant giants Duane Sorenson and Andy Ricker. Knowing Tilden, it won't be his last" [emphasis his]. No word on how this bar plan affects the long-delayed speakeasy originally set for Clyde Common's basement.
The Richmond's projected opening: late August/early September. More as it becomes available.
· Nate Tilden to Open the Richmond Bar on Division Street [Eat Beat]
· All Previous Nate Tilden Coverage [Eater PDX]