David Machado opens new Pearl District spot
Portland restaurateur and chef David Machado has signed a lease for a new 5,000 square-foot restaurant in the Pearl District, opening late summer 2017.
The new spot, Tanner Creek Tavern, will be located at the corner of NW 9th and Everett, adjacent to the soon to open Hampton Inn Suites. Tanner Creek will be Machado’s fourth restaurant currently in operation, his sixth as an owner overall.
Named for an old tannery built by an early Portland settler in 1845, the building currently traces an underground path beneath the Pearl District and flows into the Willamette River near the Broadway Bridge. The restaurant décor will call out some of the industrial elements that speak to the city’s early industrialization period: concrete, steel, Douglas Fir beams, tile and glass. The restaurant will consist of a dining room, lounge area and bar, as well as two private dining rooms, and seasonal sidewalk seating.
Machado's history includes opening Pazzo Ristorante as executive chef, heading the kitchens of Southpark Seafood Grill and Wine Bar, Hudson’s Bar and Grill at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Wash. and The Heathman Restaurant in downtown Portland. He opened Lauro Mediterranean Kitchen and Vindalho. Today, he is the owner and operator of Nel Centro at the Hotel Modera, and Altabira and Citizen Baker in the Hotel Eastlund.