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4 Forthcoming Restaurants and Bars to Have On Your Radar

From the Sandy Hut team’s new bar, to downtown’s Indian restaurant

Atlas Cider in Bend, Oregon
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After a somewhat quiet spring, the Portland restaurant scene is on fire, and these four new restaurants and bars are all coming soon to the City of Roses.

Elvis Room

Location: 203 SE Grand Ave. (formerly the East End)
The Players: Warren Boothby, Marcus Archambeault
The Situation: The team behind Sandy Hut, The Alibi Lounge, Lay Low Tavern, and more is back at it again: Boothby and Archambeault have taken over the historic, two-story venue formerly known as the East End bar inside the Osborn Hotel building. They tell Eater it’ll be called the Elvis Room bar, with a lounge-y, rock and roll vibe and a food program inspired in part by the old menu at Club 21
Projected Opening: Last week of July or first week of August, 2017

Atlas Cider

Location: 115 NW 9th Ave.
The Players: Dan and Samantha McCoy
The Situation: Taking over a whopping 3,598-square-foot venue inside of the Pearl District’s new Couch 9 Building, Bend-based Atlas Cider will soon open its second Portland location, a taproom at 115 NW 9th Ave., according to a press release. The forthcoming taproom will set up shop near the Portland Brewery Blocks and follow on the heels of Atlas Cider’s Pop-Up Pub, which started pouring at Washington Square Mall in March 2017
Projected Opening: Spring 2018

Dil Se Indian Cuisine

Location: 1201 SW Jefferson St. (formerly West Cafe)
The Players: Ranesh Rajendran, Shamla Puthuparambil
The Situation: Coming from a team that’s known for its adeptly made dosas — large Indian-style crepes served stuffed or with dipping sauces — Dil Se will be a full-service Indian restaurant, WWeek reports. Chef-owner Rajendran also operates Tandoori Indian Kitchen, and he once cooked at what’s often considered the best Indian restaurant in Greater Portland, Beaverton’s Chennai Masala, which specializes in dosas. According to the liquor license, Dil Se will serve a full bar and offer lunch and dinner daily
Projected Opening: Any minute now

DC Vegetarian

Location: 5026 S.E. Division St. (formerly Mi Mero Mole)
The Players: Becky Leonard, Damien Gill
The Situation: Yep, there’s yet another vegetarian restaurant opening on SE Division. Following up on its popular downtown food cart, DC Vegetarian will bring American classics, like BLTs, burgers, and cheese steaks, in vegetarian and vegan form, for breakfast and lunch, according to the O. DC Vegetarian reports construction is slightly delayed via its Facebook page, and the initial opening date of summer 2017 could be pushed back
Projected Opening: Late summer or fall 2017

Elvis Room

203 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR Visit Website

Dil Se

1201 SW Jefferson St., Portland, OR Visit Website

DC Vegetarian

5026 Southeast Division Street, , OR 97206 (503) 374-3388 Visit Website