Dragonfish Closing, Reopening as Tasting East

Downtown restaurant shutters briefly to rebrand as Asian-inspired "street plates" restaurant across from Directors Park.

By Allison Jones February 2, 2012

A fish by any other name: Dragonfish Restaurant in the Paramount Hotel has closed its doors at 909 SW Park Avenue. The space is currently being transformed into Asian fusion eatery Tasting East Restaurant, set to open late February.

According to Tasting East’s manager Andrew Tinling (who was also the bar manager at Dragonfish), the eatery’s new menu will offer small plates inspired by the street cuisines of China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, India and Vietnam.

The bar will offer sho-chu, soju, and Portland’s largest selection Asian beers. TE:bar is now open, and will be open while the full-service restaurant is remodeled.

Dragonfish, which opened in 2001, was an offshoot of Seattle’s Dragonfish Asian Cafe.

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