Early last month, Via Chicago, expanded their empire from the Portland State Farmers Market, to a storefront on NE Alberta. In addition to serving food at Saturday’s PSU Market, Via Chicago is now offering their familiar pizza, along with panini, salads, Chicago style Italian Beefs and pizza’s side kick, beer: on tap and in bottles.
By opening their shop at 2013 NE Alberta Ave, Via Chicago’s Kevin Reynolds and Tonya Mayhew, join 40+ vendors who started with Portland Farmers Market before expanding into bricks and mortar locations. PFM Operations Director, Jaret Foster adds, “Congratulations to Via Chicago. At PFM, we pride ourselves on being incubators for small businesses, and Tonya and Kevin had the vision, hard work and passion to launch their business and get their doors open. We’re proud of their accomplishments and excited for their success. I can’t wait to try a Via Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich .”
Despite going with a Chicago style theme, Via has found away to keep it local by sourcing foods from fellow Marketeers – Chop, seasonal produce from various farms and bread from PFM alum, Grand Central Bakery. By using Bob’s Red Mill flours and Seattle’s Isernio’s Sausage, NE Alberta is well on it’s way to being Chicago West.
They’re open seven days a week, including late night s on Friday & Saturday, you can check out Via Chicago’s menu here or if you have a craving for an authentic honest-to-Chicago Italian beef, you can call your order in now at 503.719.6809 – don’t worry about having to stop for beer, Via has a cooler so NEers and Chicago style lovers can pick-up a 6 pack to go.