PostHeaderIcon Opening Report: Oven & Shaker's Media & Friends Night



Kurt Huffman, Cathy Whims, Ryan Magarian, Ann and Bob Sacks, Cute Hostesses and Bartender, Patrick Coleman, Cute Waiter and Sizzling Kitchen Guy

SHAKE & BAKE: What do you get when you combine the efforts of the local foodie equivalents to Diane Keaton, Steven Spielberg and George Clooney?

Oven and Shaker, that's what.

The brand new Pearl District bar and pizza joint, a joint venture between Nostrana's Cathy Whims, ChefStable's Kurt Huffman, and Aviation Gin's Ryan Magarian held a little party on Monday night for friends, family and a few media folks.

At the party, Huffman was happy to hint at some of his upcoming projects (that dude is busy), Whim was looking happening in her Prada dress, and Magarian..well...Ryan was just about as happy as a guy can get.

"This is the most exciting night of my professional life," said the shamelessly enthusiastic cocktail-maker. "My hope was to create a neighborhood saloon, and I think, tonight, we did it." Saying that Portland is a city obsessed with "flavor-tainment," Magarian says the bar program he created for Oven and Shaker is his pride and joy and "the best representation" of his hard work. As for the food, it's amazingly tasty and represents the best of Whim's whimsy, including her recent trip to Sicily for "research."  And, as for my party "research," my tastebuds tells me that this power trio has added one more powerhouse restaurant to the Portland food scene. Saucy!

Last Updated (Tuesday, 29 November 2011 21:18)

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