New Pearl gallery serves both the palate and the palette
- Andy Giegerich
- Portland Tribune - News
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