Gluten-phobic drunks in Portland's far north have reason to rejoice. Brooklyn's Bushwhacker Cider plans to open a new ciderhouse restaurant and bottle shop in the Woodlawn neighborhood, at 901 NE Oneonta St. Currently, the northernmost cider-centric outpost in town is Reverend Nat's, near the Rose Quarter.
"It won't be quite as large of a cider selection," says Bushwhacker co-owner Erin Smith, who adds that they plan a full menu for the 2,200-square-foot space. "It's mostly going to be Northwest-inspired, locally sourced," she says. "Looking at food that’s already up there we’re doing something different from burgers and fries, pizza—we're not redoing the same pub grub model."
They've already signed a lease on the location, and are currently planning both the menu and buildout at the space, which is located across Dekum Street from Breakside Brewery.
Anticipated opening date is Nov. 1.