Popular Southern California Restaurant Opens First Portland Location
Ways & Means, Southern California’s award-winning oceanfront oyster house, will open at the premiere shopping center Bridgeport Village this Spring. Created in the tradition of world-class oyster bars around the world, Ways & Means features fresh, sustainably-caught seafood and seasonal dishes. Its creative menu boasts small plates with bold flavors and an extensive bar program. The oyster house aims to reflect a strong sense of community and bring the California coastal lifestyle to Portland. It plans to open in the spring of 2017 at 7455 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR 97224.
In addition to fresh oysters, the menu has a large emphasis on smaller plates intended for sharing. Signature dishes include the Ways & Means Oysters, served simply with a signature champagne mignonette and lemon to enhance the ocean-fresh flavors; Jerk Seared Salmon Bowl, made with Atlantic salmon, jerk glaze, coconut rice and papaya salsa; Lobster Roll, stuffed with Maine lobster, mango coleslaw, served with aioli and a brioche bun; and the Smoked Salmon Stack, stacked with avocado cream salsa, mango salsa and crispy wontons. Wines by the bottle, produced by wineries from around the world, were chosen to reflect the quintessential qualities of each varietal or region. This also includes the Ways & Means Chardonnay, Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc. The thoughtful bar program includes classic hand-crafted cocktails prepared with a twist and premium beers. Guests can enjoy popular cocktails such as the W&M Old Fashioned, mixed with W&M Papa’s Pilar 24-year-aged 90-day re-barrelled dark rum, Vya sweet vermouth, honey syrup & orange; or enjoy the Ways & Means California Blonde Beer.
Destined to become a Portland staple, anchored within the heart of the Bridgeport Village shopping center, Ways & Means aims to offer more than just incredible seafood. The staff is dedicated to offering each guest a fun and friendly experience that transports them to a coastal oasis. Guests can enjoy an open dining room with large floor to ceiling windows, providing plenty of natural light, wooden countertops, beautiful glass bulb chandeliers and outdoor patios. Founders Parnell and Jennifer Delcham and Dena Mathe took inspiration from heritage flavors and the community atmosphere of seaside clam shacks, oyster bars and harbor houses around the globe to create the fast-growing concept.
What sets Ways & Means apart from other restaurants is that it’s much more than just a restaurant. It has extended itself beyond just dining services with the introduction of its Ways & Means At Home Store that offers nautical and beach-inspired decor, kitchen tools and gifts. Ways & Means has also developed a collection of private label products, including oysters, wine, rum and beer. The brand introduced its own Chardonnay, Cabernet and Sauvignon wines, produced through a partnership with Tate Dog wines in Livermore, California. Ways & Means formed a partnership with Tom Perry to harvest its own branded oysters out of White Stone, Virginia. In a similar partnership with Papa’s Pilar Rum, the brand now offers its own 24-year-aged rum.
Ways & Means Oyster House will be located at Bridgeport Village at 7455 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR 97224. For more information, please visit www.wmoysters.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The award-winning seafood restaurant concept, Ways & Means Oyster House, is a full-service restaurant committed to sustainability and localization of product with a menu focused on seafood. The menu features a small plate format with a price range that begins at $4 and offers weekend brunch, lunch, and dinner. The culinary program is complimented by a carefully procured wine list tailored to provide unique experiences at every visit. The restaurant concept is centered around a bar program that is driven to execute an exciting selection of cocktails composed of high quality spirits and fresh ingredients. A selection of local, seasonal, and specialty beers are on tap and flowing from opening to closing every day. The operations also offer banquet services along with the availability of retail items, including wine and beer, to be carried off premise.
Bridgeport Village is a landmark shopping destination, characterized by its open-air lifestyle design, distinctive architecture and an outstanding and enviable array of the region’s first, exclusive, one-of-a-kind, and internationally renowned stores and boutiques including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Crate & Barrel, The Container Store, Z Gallerie and Cole Haan. The Village boasts 75 stores, the largest Regal Cinema IMAX in the state, and features a dozen sit-down dining restaurants & eateries such as California Pizza Kitchen, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Grill, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Sinju Japanese Restaurant, and Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar. The Village also offers unparalleled amenities and services that cater to a luxury experience such as Concierge Services, Valet Parking, Courtesy Umbrellas and Exclusive Partnerships.