Seattle salad mini-chain Evergreens is making its first expansions out of that city, and a Portland location is in the plans.
Evergreens co-founder Todd Fishman confirmed to Eater that his company is planning to open five Oregon locations sometime later this year or in 2019 — and at least one will be in Portland.
Details are scarce at this stage, so there’s no word on where in the city it will be, nor where the other four locations will be.
All up, it seems that fast casual salad is having a moment: Evergreens has six new locations planned for the Seattle area on top of these Oregon expansions. Elsewhere in the country, Sweetgreens, a California-based chain with a roughly similar approach has been adding a large number of locations in that state and on the east coast of late.
For those unfamiliar with Evergreens, the gourmet-salad-to-go company started out in downtown Seattle in 2013 with a build-your-own-bowl set-up, as well as a set menu of salads. The menu alternates between classics (like a Cobb salad) and new creations, such as the Lil’ Kimchi with kimchi, tofu, egg, romaine, spinach, and gochujang vinaigrette. Then there are a few twists on classics, like the spicy kale caesar, as well as a build-your-own-bowl option.
There are many more details still to come — the timeline for Evergreens to start opening in Oregon is still sometime in the next 18 months.
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