Portland's latest hotel restaurant opens today, June 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt: Evo is offering more Mediterranean to downtown diners. Co-owner Casey Prentice, chef Brandon Hicks, and chef de cuisine Matt Ginn all told Eater the limited size of the project, with roughly 50 seats split between downstairs bar seating and mezzanine tables, is a strength. "You can't do a scratch kitchen or farm-to-table for 360 seats," Prentice suggested in reference to much larger Mediterranean neighbors Ebb and Flow and Tiqa.
Evo is coming. It's been a few quiet months since the small, angular space at the Hyatt hotel was leased, but check out the otherworldly renderings available on the restaurant's new Facebook page and try not to imagine a moon base. The exterior shot in particular, with a feminine humanoid alone (perhaps in standby mode) in the mezzanine atop the bar, is futuristic and eery.