At the end of January, after a 32-year run, Pastaworks rolled its last sheet of fettuccini on Hawthorne Boulevard. Now, Pastaworks has been reborn inside Providore Fine Foods at 2340 NE Sandy Boulevard—the next incarnation of the storied artisan grocery. But it’s not all pasta and cheese this go-round.
As Eat Beat first reported in January 2015, Pastaworks honchos Kevin de Garmo and Kaie Wellman have teamed with Whole Foods Market veteran Bruce Silverman to create a 5,000 square foot multi-armed artisan grocery showcasing the best of Portland’s purveyors as well as products from France, Spain, and Italy not found elsewhere in the Rose City. Apart from Pastaworks' usual selection of artisan European goods, Providore’s new space includes a Mediterranean-style rotisserie, a fresh fish monger and oyster bar, a locally-sourced butcher counter, an eco-friendly botanical florist, an outpost of Little T Baker, and a fully-fledged produce market.
Click on the slideshow above for a full walkthrough of the newly minted Providore Fine Foods.