BUCKMAN—The former Washington High School isn't known for homework and detentions anymore: Last February, the folks behind Mississippi Studios and True West Concerts transformed it into the Revolution Hall performance venue, and last September, the Martha's Cafe opened to serve coffee, beer, and a light menu. Now WWeek reports the Buckman Public House, a full-scale restaurant with an allegedly epic patio that will roll out across the former schoolyard, intends to open on the ground floor fall 2016.
Buckman Public House comes from an experienced team: the owners of Lake Oswego's Tucci Italian restaurant and founders of the former Fenouil, Gregg Matteucci, David Regan, and Suzanne Regan, as well as Tucci Ristorante chefs Jeff Emerson and Kurt Spak. The fact that culinary icon James Beard attended the high school only sweetens the pot. [WWeek]
DOWNTOWN—Has the tiny, downtown, hole-in-the-wall cafe, Sunshine Cafe, closed [Update: Yes, Eater confirms it most certainly has]? From this photo, shared with Eater by @ScottPotnik, it certainly looks that way. Eater has reached out to Sunshine Cafe to confirm but has been unable to connect with the owners. The Sunshine Cafe served inexpensive breakfast and lunch dishes at 1220 SW Morrison St. [EaterWire]
NORTHEAST—Arrosto, the Italian-Riviera-style rotisserie chicken "shack" from Pastaworks, opens today, April 13, at the Providore Fine Foods marketplace on 2340 NE Sandy. Arrosto was long delayed behind the rest of the marketplace when the owners discovered issues with the power on opening day. Now that the issue's been fixed, Arrosto serves whole, half, and quarter birds, with a handful of sides, for takeout or dining in at the food court at Providore Fine Foods. Here's the full menu: