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BEAST by Marshawn Lynch & Kama’aina have signed a long-term lease as the featured restaurant adjacent to the brand-new 180-room Hotel Vance, Portland, Tribute Portfolio Hotel by Marriott at the iconic Broadway Tower.
Broker representatives for BEAST were Matt Martinez & Raleigh Lau of M&M Real Estate Consultants, while Kevin Joshi of Kidder Mathews represented the landlord, BPM Real Estate Group/Broadway Tower.
“BEAST delivers that edge to Portland that people who live and travel here have come to expect in terms of experience without giving away comfort and quality,” said Walter Bowen, Founder and CEO of BPM Real Estate Group. “We are excited to have BEAST by Marshawn Lynch & Kama’aina serving visitors and Portlanders alike.”
Located at 1455 SW Broadway, BEAST by Marshawn Lynch & Kama’aina, is a Hawaiian cuisine and sports themed restaurant. It will occupy 3,241 square feet, in the northeast corner of Hotel Vance, Portland, Tribute Portfolio Hotel by Marriott ground floor that faces busy southbound vehicle traffic.
“We are excited to introduce BEAST to Portland in an excellent location adjacent to the popular Hotel Vance,” said Marshawn Lynch, a former NFL running back primarily with the Seattle Seahawks, and founder of BEAST MODE, a lifestyle brand. “BEAST is a great match for a city that is on the move like Portland, where style, quality, and community commitment matters. We are looking forward to serving a BEAST menu that is second to none that matches Portland’s reputation for food, craft beverages, and hospitality.”
Lynch, raised by his Filipino Grandmother, is a quarter Pinoy. Growing up in Oakland’s melting pot of cultures, the foods blended, much like the people. Many of the recipes featured at Beast are original Grandma Lola’s recipes or were inspired by her.
To execute Grandma Lola’s recipes, Lynch brought in Kevin Yamada, owner of Kama’aina Comfort Foods of Hawaii & Two Zone Korean Fried Chicken. Yamada is a U.S. Army veteran who was deployed overseas countless times. While coping with his resulting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), he found solace in cooking and has been a chef and restauranteur for more than 25 years.
Lynch spent most of his professional football career with the Seattle Seahawks. When he needed to “fuel up” for a game, Musashi’s Sushi was his go-to place for protein, with their giant size nigiris and famous Chirashi bowls. So it was a “no-brainer” for him to bring in Jun Park, owner and founder of Musashi’s Sushi restaurant group to the Beast project.
“With Master Chef’s Kevin Yamada & Jun Park” running the helm of Beast, your taste buds will be on fire,” Lynch said.
Souce: BEAST by Marshawn Lynch & Kama’aina