Sharpen your knives: His Airness is about to arrive. The Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse chainlet is opening a restaurant in the forthcoming Ilani Casino in April 2017, according to a press release. It will be located roughly 30 minutes north of Portland in Ridgefield, Washington, and like other Michael Jordan-brand steakhouses, it will maintain a focus on “steaksmanship, a belief in the steak, not the sizzle.”
While you consider whether the new steakhouse will be worth a trip north, note it serves prime, dry-aged steaks and “upscale comfort food.” The large restaurant will seat 306, including a 24-seat private dining room, and have an outdoor patio with a fire pit. Also on the menu are craft beers, cocktails, and lengthy wine list.
The restaurant comes as part of a partnership with Cornerstone Restaurant Group, and the mega basket ball star known for his championship runs with the Chicago Bulls joined forces with the group all the way back in the 90s, when his eponymous Chicago restaurant was one of the city’s biggest tourism attractions.
The iconic basketball player and Cornerstone currently operate Michael Jordan-brand steakhouses in New York City, Chicago, and Connecticut and have a forthcoming location in Florida. Other Michael Jordan-brand restaurants include 23.sportscafe in Connecticut and Michael Jordan’s Restaurant in Oak Brook, Illinois.
PDX Eater | 2017
Mattie John Bamman