There’s a new restaurant coming to Portland, Oregon in early 2020 and it’s going to convert more than a few people into diehard Spanish food fans. Masía, as it will be called, will extend over 3,000 square feet and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to the local masses as from January. This new restaurant is expected to be as successful as it’s older sister, Ataula, run by the husband and wife team of José Chesa and Cristina Baez. Chesa is considered to be one of the city’s most talented chefs and Ataula has been a James Beard semifinalist on more than one occasion.
Masia is a type of farmhouse common in Catalonia, and Chesa’s grandfather built their family’s masia 100 years ago. The name also “[represents] the restaurant’s devotion to the hyper-local farm-to-table movement [and] also a communal, familial ethos [Chesa] hopes will resonate,” according to pdxmonthly.com. Masia will be located inside the Hyatt Centric Hotel, taking up the entire ground floor. It will also include a coffee bar and market.
Although the full menu has yet to be revealed, it’s expected to include a selection of both modern and traditional dishes, and the market will offer a selection of grab-and-go foods like bocadillos, flautas, pan tumaca and pastries. There will also be a traditional cocktail bar, the main attraction of which will be Masia’s very extensive selection of vermouths, complete with a vermouth only happy hour offer.