Flying Fish Company, the small fish market and oyster bar housed in the Providore Fine Foods store, is moving into its own space. Portland Monthly broke the news that Lyf Gildersleeve would take his sustainable seafood program to the next level and move into the space formerly home to the People’s Pig on 30th and Burnside. Now, that seafood market and oyster bar has an opening date: February 10.
The new Flying Fish space will act as fish market as well as a full service restaurant. The seafood-focused menu of Pacific Northwest staples will include fish and chips, fish sandwiches, clam chowder, ceviche and — of course — freshly shucked oysters on the half shell. A recent peek at the menu reveals additional dishes like curried mussels, seafood pasta, poke with a choice of Ora King salmon or Hawaiian tuna. The restaurant will also have a full bar, with a focus on local beer, wine, and spirits.
Starting out as a food cart, then a fish shack on Hawthorne, the company moved into the Providore space around four years ago, selling fresh, sustainable seafood as well as shucked oysters at the oyster bar. In a statement, Gildersleeve expressed that this move was the logical next step for the company and an opportunity to grow.
Flying Fish has officially vacated Providore. According to the blog Good Food NW, Bay Area fishmonger Two X Sea will fill its space within the grocery.
Updated January 7, 2020, 1:20 p.m.
This story has been updated to include the opening date of Flying Fish Company, plus menu details and the new tenant at Providore.
- Flying Fish Company [Official]
- Providore Fine Goods [Official]
- Flying Fish Company is Opening a Full Restaurant and Seafood Market on East Burnside [PoMo]