Date:February 08, 2016

Providore Fine Foods Specialty Marketplace Celebrates Grand Opening on Wednesday, February 10th

PORTLAND, Ore. February 8, 2016 – Providore Fine Foods, a new European-style marketplace, will celebrate its Grand Opening on Wednesday, Feb. 10th at 2340 NE Sandy Blvd. at 9 a.m. in Portland, Oregon. The new marketplace is an exciting collaboration with some of Portland’s finest local purveyors, bringing a unique perspective to the specialty grocery and culinary venue. Owned and operated by the Pastaworks team, the new 5,000-square-foot marketplace in the renovated DeSoto building features an expanded Pastaworks, and the long dreamt of rotisserie concept, Arrosto.

“We are thrilled to open Providore, the new home for our flagship location of Pastaworks, and bring together an exciting group of knowledgeable, like-minded and passionate local purveyors,” said Kevin De Garmo, second-generation owner of Pastaworks.

As the owners of Providore Fine Foods, de Garmo, his wife Kaie Wellman, a fifth-generation Portlander and creator of the guides series, and Whole Foods Market grocery veteran Bruce Silverman, bring decades of combined grocery, food and design experience and passion to Portland’s newest destination food marketplace.

Market Purveyors Collaborate Under One Roof

Providore Fine Foods provides a European shopping and culinary experience with an expert team of local purveyors housed in a striking open marketplace.

Pastaworks – Handcrafted fresh and dried pasta; housemade focaccia and European-influenced baked goods; extensive cheese selection; pantry goods sourced locally, nationally and internationally; wine and beer; an Illy espresso bar; and an extensive dine-in or to-go menu of sandwiches, salads, pasta, charcuterie and cheese platters. Wine and beer are available by the glass and bottle. Culinary team: Executive Chef Derek McCarthy, previously at Firehouse in Portland and Pig & Pie, Presidio Social Club and Blue Plate in San Francisco; Sous Chef Jeff Ciuffetelli most recently of The Arborist in Wellington, New Zealand, and Taylor Railworks, Clyde Common and Olympia Provisions in Portland; and Baker Abby Ward, recently the pastry chef at Serrato and baker at Tin Shed.

Arrosto – A new concept from the Pastaworks team, this Mediterranean-style rotisserie chicken is available from a walk-up window for to-go orders or dining in. A full meal includes chicken fat crispy potatoes, Arrosto salad and focaccia.

Flying Fish Company and Oyster Bar – Sustainable, local seafood market and oyster bar serving fresh-shucked oysters, smoked salmon and housemade chowders and soups.

The Meat Monger – A new, locally sourced grass-fed and pasture-raised meat company with fresh and frozen cuts of meat from Flying Fish owner Lyf Gildersleeve.

Emerald Petals – Eco-friendly, botanical florist committed to the “slow flower” movement with organic, locally sourced flowers.

Little T Baker – Breakfast pastries and bread from veteran baker Tim Helea.

Rubinette Produce Market – Debut location for produce veteran Josh Alsberg’s new venture featuring vegetables and fruit from dedicated and innovative farmers throughout the Pacific NW including Ayers Creek Farm, Gathering Together Farm, Deep Roots Farm and Black Locust Farm.

Historic Re-Use of 1920’s DeSoto Building

With original exposed brick walls and high wood-beamed ceilings, the historic 1919 DeSoto Building once housed the Alexander Chrysler, Plymouth, and DeSoto automobile business, which Alton Alexander opened in 1938. The 5,000-square foot renovation features an open marketplace design with local purveyors selling side by side, floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized garage doors opening to a seasonal outdoor patio, an expansive production kitchen and butchering and fish fillet stations.

“When we first toured the DeSoto building we knew it had great bones and a light, open space for all of the purveyors to come together,” said Wellman. “From the beginning, we were committed to preserving the history and fabric of the community and are excited to be part of this evolving Northeast Portland neighborhood.”

Providore Fine Foods is located at 2340 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97232. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. Follow us on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For more information, menus, classes and tastings, please visit

City Market NW is the sister location for Providore Fine Foods and is located at 735 NW 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97209. For more information and hours, please visit the website.


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