Besaw’s Summer Break is over! After months of planning (and taking advantage of Portland’s glorious summer weather), we’re ready to spill the beans: Besaw’s has a new home! We found the perfect spot just a stone’s throw away on the corner of NW 21st and Raleigh: the Besaw’s Team is back in action building out our beautiful new space. We love that we’re putting down roots next to the New Seasons flagship store at Slabtown Marketplace and are so honored to rebuild in the same neighborhood that has supported us for the last century. We’ve missed you!
As we immersed ourselves in the process of redefining Besaw’s without the trappings of the 112-year-old building we’d previously called home, we began to get giddy about all of the opportunities to expand in ways where before, there were only limitations (read: Hollandaise every day! Happy Hour galore!). While Besaw’s will always be bustling, vibrant and cozy, we’ve added some special and surprising details to our customer experience. New tweaks to the Besaw’s legacy (such as our brand-spankin’-new, custom built brick oven) have us beyond excited for the future direction of the restaurant. Chef Michael Uhnak is bringing back the classics (and creating some new ones!), and we’re thrilled to announce that in addition to our new, larger space, we’ve got a little sister restaurant in the works, allowing us to grow several programs championed by our talented management team. It is foremost in our minds and hearts to be both reverential to our storied past and ambitious in our reach toward the future.
We’ve made every effort to preserve the heart and soul of Besaw’s, to create a gathering place that will feed Portlanders for another 112 years. Expect to see turn of the century details referencing our beloved former space, familiar smiling faces (did we mention we missed you?) with a few new additions allowing for an even more market-driven menu.
Besaw’s will be opening our doors before this holiday season for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week!
We’d especially like to thank each and every one of you, our extended Besaw’s family, for the outpouring of support, kind words and patience as we move excitedly into this new chapter.
Can’t wait to see you later this fall!
xo, Cana & The Besaw's Team