Until Friday, the new Yoshida's Fine Art Gallery locale, at 206 N.W. 10th Ave., will bustle with the noise and frantic work common to last-minute construction activity. After that, the gallery will purr with a fine art-bistro-wine bar combo that will fit snugly in its Pearl District digs.

Yoshida's, owned by Linda Yoshida Ñ wife of Junki Yoshida, the sauce king and Port of Portland commissioner Ñ is making the reverse-flight move from Troutdale to downtown. The gallery will feature an array of mediums ranging from Shanghai furniture to oil paintings by Oregon-based artists.

The Portland Palate wine bar and bistro, operated by Kathy and Jeff Toynbee, will purvey a selection of Northwest wines.

Linda Yoshida, an accomplished antiques expert and a member of the Oregon Arts Commission, says the space will host weekly champagne and caviar nights that spotlight the gallery-bistro dynamic.

'We think the Pearl District, as the area's art Mecca, is a perfect match for us,' she says.

Ñ Andy Giegerich

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