Eater Portland just received word Seattle's celebrated Rachel Yang and fellow chef, business partner, and husband Seif Chirchi have set their eyes on Portland, and to pull it off, they're teaming up with Eric and Karen Bowler, who own Fortune and Tube in Old Town/Chinatown. As the Oregonian reports, the new restaurant will be located inside the Old Salvation Army building, a registered historic landmark, located at 200 SE MLK Blvd., and it intends to open this summer.
In Seattle, Yang and Chirchi own Revel, Joule, and Trove, and considering that Yang opened a restaurant that's four restaurants in one in 2014, and that she and Chirchi are James Beard award finalists for Best Chef Northwest 2016, this is big news for anyone who loves Korean food backed by French cooking techniques.
Yang and the team aren't ready to release many details right now, but according to their email, the yet-to-be-named restaurant will be "a Korean-inspired restaurant for both intimate dinners and those looking for a bustling night out." At Trove, Yang and Chirchi created an interactive experience centered on Korean barbecue, and with the Bowlers' love of DJs, music, and cocktails, it seems likely the new restaurant will be both hip and delicious. Stay tuned.