A New Destination for Pearl Neighborhood Residents, Visitors, and Businesses
David Machado Restaurants will launch its latest project, Tanner Creek Tavern on Tuesday, September 12 at 4:00 p.m. The restaurant is located at 875 NW Everett St. at the corner of NW 9th, adjacent to the new Hampton Inn Suites.
Chef Trevor Payne leads the kitchen, bringing 15 years of experience at some of Portland’s most celebrated restaurants, including Olympia Provisions, Little Bird Bistro and Taylor Railworks. His menu for Tanner Creek Tavern emphasizes upscale yet approachable cuisine inspired from around the globe. Starters include harissa-stewed clams with fried potato, roasted fennel, and toast; flatbread with black-eyed pea hummus; and rabbit liver mousse with smoked honey, salt and carrot pickles. The dinner menu features eggplant tortellini with tomato butter and smoked ricotta salata; roasted chicken Tikka Masala curry with Carolina Gold rice; and a grilled coulotte steak and braised shank with fingerling potatoes, beef jus and English Stilton. Full menus can be found on tannercreektavern.com. Tanner Creek will also feature a daily fresh fish special, a signature offering at Machado’s other restaurants, Nel Centro and Altabira.
The 5,000-square-foot restaurant splits space evenly between the 28-seat bar and 48-seat lounge and a dining area that seats 66 in full view of the open kitchen. Dramatic large-scale black-and-white murals of historical images referencing Tanner Creek and the old tannery built in 1845 stretch across the walls. Other décor touches include merlot, coffee and cream hues complemented by concrete, natural wood, steel, Douglas Fir beams, tile and floor-to-ceiling rolling glass garage doors.
Wine consultant David Holstrom is steering Tanner Creek’s wine program in a global direction, introducing southern hemisphere vintages rarely seen on Portland wine lists. Expect to see Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand represented, with by-the-glass prices ranging from $8-12. Southern Oregon wines will be highlighted, with bottles from Abacela Vineyards and Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards.
Daren Hamilton will head the front of the house as general manager. A 38-year veteran of the hospitality business, Hamilton has managed Portland institutions such as Bluehour, Serratto and Pazzo. Tanner Creek will mark be his sixth opening in his long-running partnership with David Machado.
About Tanner Creek Tavern
Tanner Creek Tavern is a new restaurant located in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District.