PORTLAND, Ore. (October 21, 2019) – The Hoxton, Portland promoted Cameron Addy to Executive Chef, overseeing all food programs at Lovely Rita, Tope, 2NW5 and the hotel’s coffee shop. Addy has been Chef de Cuisine at The Hoxton since opening, and prior to that spent years working in the Submarine Hospitality kitchens of Ava Gene’s (as Chef de Cuisine) and Tusk, getting to know farmers by name through daily local sourcing of ingredients. His approach to cooking is ingredient-driven, creating dishes around what makes the most of the flavor of the vegetable, grain or protein to be highlighted.
Chef Addy was born in Georgia, raised in part by a grandfather who ran a casual “meat and three” restaurant and took it upon himself to teach his grandkids where food comes from and how it’s made. Working alongside his grandfather, Addy tended a small farm growing produce and livestock in his backyard, and regularly helped out in the kitchen. In recent years, Addy’s side project pop-up, King Leroy (named after a cow on that very farm) aimed to showcase vegetable-focused Southern food. Addy met Submarine Hospitality’s Joshua McFadden while they attended culinary school together at the Western Culinary Institute in Portland. Addy went on to work in a number of great restaurants in Portland, including St. Jack with Chef Aaron Barnett, before becoming Chef de Cuisine at La Moule. Addy and McFadden then crossed paths again years later in the kitchens of Ava Gene’s and Tusk, and finally at The Hoxton.
Having evolved his cooking over nearly 20 years in Portland kitchens, Chef Addy’s cooking style is elevated but unfussy, highlighting the Pacific Northwest’s product in delicious, approachable applications, like pan-seared halibut with parsnip chowder and clams, fennel and basil served at Lovely Rita. The restaurant’s relish plate is a nod to his Southern upbringing, a simple selection of seasonal crudités from local farms, deviled eggs, and whipped tahini. Addy is currently refining his recipe for a savory toasted rice porridge, a play on broken rice grits, seasoned with a rich mushroom stock and topped with kale, mushrooms and a soft poached egg. The new menu of indulgent bar snacks in the basement bar, 2NW5, echoes Lovely Rita’s ingredient-driven menu. Addy will continue to inflect seasonal changes into Tope’s taqueria-style menu alongside their dedicated kitchen team.
What’s New in The Hoxton’s Bars and Restaurants for Fall 2019
The Hoxton introduced valet parking for hotel and restaurant guests on October 15th ($47/24 hrs. for overnight guests, $10 for visitors up to 90 minutes and $7/hr after that).
Lovely Rita is open all day into dinner, with a generous happy hour daily from 3-6pm featuring 3 oysters for $6 with seasonal mignonette, a Laney Farms burger for $11, $8 wines by the glass, and a menu of for rotating cocktails under $10, among other offerings.
Tickets are on sale for the Tope Chef Series: five monthly chef takeovers featuring some of the most talented chefs cooking in Mexican restaurants in the country today. Chefs include TJ Steele of Claro in Brooklyn, Ray Garcia of Broken Spanish in LA, Akhtar Nawab of Alta Calidad in Brooklyn, Fermin Nunez of Suerte in Austin, and Jonny Aviles from Salazar in LA. Full lineup and tickets are available at topechefseries.com
2NW5, the Hoxton’s discreet basement cocktail bar, is open for reservations or walk in guests from Wednesday-Saturday each week. Bartenders mix up a concise menu of classic and inventive cocktails featuring top shelf spirits. A completely new menu of cocktail snacks takes cues from Lovely Rita, in dishes like potato chips with smoked creme fraiche and trout roe, fried chicken, and oysters on the half shell.
Lovely Rita’s coffee shop opens at 7am serving a small menu of grab-and-go items including: a breakfast sandwich, breakfast burritos, house baked pastries (like seasonal fruit hand pies), as well as a menu of espresso drinks, fresh pressed juices (including a green juice) and smoothies.
The Apartment at The Hoxton, Portland, comprised of four private dining rooms, is available to book for private dinners and holiday parties, with customized menus available drawing on the menus at Lovely Rita.
About The Hoxton, Portland
The Hoxton, Portland is situated in an iconic building in Old Town Chinatown with an incredible history dating back to 1906. The hotel features 119 bedrooms, and four distinct food and beverage experiences created in partnership with Portland’s Submarine Hospitality (Tusk, Ava Gene’s). On the ground floor, Lovely Rita is an all-day café and coffee shop serving a seasonal, New American menu. Tope is a rooftop taco bar with views across the city, and hidden below the hotel is an atmospheric basement bar, 2NW5, with a menu of classic cocktails. The Apartment, a unique meeting and events space, is home to The Hoxton’s rolling cultural events program, which highlights the good and the great in each city. The Hoxton is a series of open house hotels founded in London in 2006, inspired by the diversity and originality of the streets and scenes that surround them. The Hoxton, Portland was the second hotel to open in North America, following The Hoxton, Williamsburg. The Hoxton, Chicago opened in April 2019, followed by Southwark (London) and Downtown LA in fall of 2019. The Hoxton, Portland is located at 15 NW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97209. www.thehoxton.com | @thehoxtonhotel