Taking over the old Porto Terra Tuscan Grill venue inside the Hilton in downtown Portland, Jackrabbit will open its doors on
Monday, March 13 Tuesday, March 14 sometime the week of March 13, the team tells Eater. Jackrabbit is the second restaurant by chef Chris Cosentino, the celebrity chef who won Top Chef Masters season 4 and who prepares meaty menus at his celebrated Cockscomb restaurant in San Francisco. The 4,080-square-foot Jackrabbit will seat 142 and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Jackrabbit is a collaboration between Cosentino and long-time business partner Oliver Wharton. Established Portland chef Chris DiMinno (Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Clyde Common) will run the kitchen.
The entire Hilton is undergoing a revamp to become a boutique lifestyle hotel, and Jackrabbit has taken up residence in the former Executive Tower portion of the Hilton, at 830 SW 6th Ave. Cosentino is a busy man, and he is also in the process of opening his third restaurant, Acacia House, in Napa Valley. Prepare for more updates soon on Eater PDX.