Known for its tiki decor, Polynesian-inspired vegan plates, and plastic shark shot glasses, No Bones Beach Club is on a roll and headed straight for North Mississippi Avenue. It started in Seattle as the No Bones About It vegan pop-up and food truck in 2014, and on the heels of being named the number-one food truck in the city by Seattle Weekly in 2015, it opened a brick and mortar in the Ballard neighborhood this past February, claiming to be the first “plant-based tiki bar in the world.”
Now owner Mackenzie DeVito tells Eater she and the No Bones Beach Club team are taking over the old Coppia Bistro venue at 3928 N Mississippi Ave., and they’re shooting to open January 2017.
“My husband and I are huge fans of Portland in general,” says DeVito, “and we were looking to expand. Many of our customers already come from Portland, so it made sense.”
No Bones Beach Club PDX will maintain the same beach-party theme, tiki-inspired cocktails, and weekend DJ brunches, but DeVito says the Portland location will have an expanded food menu. Current hits include jackfruit flautus, with the jackfruit prepared carnitas-style, and beer-battered and fried avocado tacos, which feature gluten-free beer (almost all of the menu is gluten-free).