Winter 2016 brings some of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the entire year, from the reopening of 113-year-old Besaw's, to one of the most anticipated openings in the nation, Pine Street Market. You'll find familiar faces that didn't make their projected openings from the fall list of most anticipated restaurant openings, with lots of new restaurants to get your stomach a-growlin', too.
—— Small-plates restaurant Fenrir continues to work on reopening in a larger space, but no location has been announced.
——Taking over Jamison's former abode in the Pearl, the casual The Hairy Lobster promises pastries from former Per Se and Madera pastry chef Melissa Root and eclectic small plates from chef David Root.
——Since leaving its Pastaworks space on SE Hawthorne, Nodoguro is seeking a home, while taking up temporary residence at Ataula and 511 NE 24th.
—— The beloved downtown vegan food cart Sonny Bowl will soon open as Rabbits Cafe inside the U.S. Bancorp Tower this winter.
—— Spielman Bagels is working to open at 2314 NW Lovejoy by the end of January, and it is also relocating its Division store to a larger space.
——A collaboration between The Slants bassist Simon Tam and Either/Or's Ro Tam, Tam will be a seasonal, won ton noodle soup pop-up restaurant in Sellwood, according to Portland Monthly.