Another spot for arepas and tacos is opening downtown today. Latin American bar and restaurant Teote is opening its first restaurant on the west side, serving red chile pork belly and mini-burritos in Portland food hall Pine Street Market.
Owner Michael Kennett says Teote Outpost, the new Pine Street Market arepa bar, will serve as a testing ground for the two other restaurants on the east side. The restaurant will have a number of proteins that will rotate frequently, available in flour tortillas or arepas — gluten-free tortillas are coming one things get settled. To start, the restaurant will offer its diablo — pork belly in red chile maple sauce — as well as shredded beef and smoky chicken. The meats will also be available in small, burrito-like wraps. Down the line, the restaurant will offer “traveler’s bowls,” aka greens cooked in chorizo broth topped with optional proteins.
Teote will also have a full liquor license, offering two frozen drinks including a frozen mezcal margarita. The restaurant will also have a large selection of mezcal and a few draft cocktails. Teote hopes to fill a bar role at Pine Street as well, with bar stools at the restaurant’s colorful kiosk. Teote will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Update, March 15, 2019, at 12:22 p.m.: The “traveler’s bowl,” a bowl of meat topped with greens, will not be on the initial menu at Teote Outpost, but will be available later this spring.
• Teote [Official]
• Arepa Bar Teote Will Open a Location Within Pine Street Market [EPDX]
• All previous Teote coverage [EPDX]