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A Los Angeles Restaurant Vet Is Opening a Food Hall in Downtown Portland

Doug Miriello, who spent time at Gjelina and Gjusta, will open a food hall designed for downtown workers

The Wells Fargo Center
Wells Fargo Center/Official
Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Prime rib sandwiches, breakfast tortas, and dandelion salads are coming to a new food hall in the downtown Wells Fargo building, according to a press release. Chef Doug Miriello, who spent time at the buzzy Los Angeles restaurant Gjelina, will run the various restaurants, which will include salad, coffee, sandwich, and wine bars on the first two stories of the building.

The various restaurants’ menus are still in development, but the press release teased a number of future dishes. The sandwich bar is focused on house-smoked meats: Sandwiches range from two-day cured, eight-hour smoked pastrami on a Reuben with house sauerkraut and cave-aged gruyere to porcini-rubbed rare prime rib on a French dip-style sandwich. The salad bar will have a rotating selection, incorporating ingredients like dandelion greens and Pacific Northwest steelhead. The breakfast menu will involve a “breakfast torta” with fried egg, refried beans, avocado, queso fresco, and pickled jalapeño, and at the center of the space, a wine bar will feature both Coopers Hall wine on-tap and simple happy-hour dishes like smashed fingerlings.

Although the renovations of the Wells Fargo building aren’t slated to be complete until 2020, the restaurants should open in late 2019. Stay tuned for more details on this new project.

Wells Fargo Center [Official]
Remodel of Wells Fargo Building Approved [Next Portland]
Previous Gjelina coverage [Eater LA]

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