From foraging for mushrooms, to digging clams, the Pacific Northwest can be a chef's playground, and Nomad.PDX is the type of restaurant that wants to take you for the ride. Executive chef Ryan Fox and sous chef Ali Matteis present rustic Oregon ingredients reimagined with thoughtful, often modernist techniques, and after emerging as one of the city's hottest pop-ups, and then residing in a makeshift space (actually named the Makeshift Room) above Downtown's Shift Drinks for a year, Nomad.PDX has found a permanent home.
PoMo reports Nomad.PDX will open at 575 NE 24th St., just steps from Tails & Trotters and Providore Fine Foods—and it's aiming to be up and running fall 2016. PoMo writes:
"Executive chef Ryan Fox and sous chef Ali Matteis have grand plans for the 2,022-square-foot space, building the interior from scratch with help from local Golden Rule Design. Blueprints call for a "high tech" kitchen outfitted with induction burners, flush surfaces, and a communal chef's table. A big, glass wall will separate the kitchen from the dining room with private tables; 25 seats in total."
Fox tells Eater Nomad.PDX will likely take a break as it readies to open as a brick and mortar, but for the next few months, you can expect intimate dinners, typically 15 to 20 courses, as usual, at their temporary home at KitchenCru (337 NW Broadway).
"We'll take some time off to put the finishing touches on things," says Fox. "We have a phenomenal team assembled to collaborate on the buildout."