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Basics Market Plans Pearl District Store With Discovery Kitchen

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Basics Market plans to open a store in Pearl District, its third location with a Discovery Kitchen, classroom, rotating meal stations, seasonal ingredients and fresh grab-and-go selections.basics logo

Basics is a locally-owned market that opened its first Portland, Oregon, location last summer. The Pearl District store is planned to open in fall 2019 at 930 NW 14th Avenue. It will be Basics’ third following the opening of its second store late this summer in Tualatin.

“Our model exemplifies a next-generation grocery built around a commitment to healthy, seasonal eating; recipe and ingredient inspiration; and community-driven, educational programming to help people cook nourishing meals at home,” said Basics’ VP of Operations, Creative Director and Executive Chef Fernando Divina. “Our team is delighted to bring our concept to life in the Pearl and eager to welcome neighbors before the year is out.”

The 13,000-s.f. store will include monthly rotating meal stations, Discovery Kitchen and Nutrition Classroom,
fresh produce delivered daily, cheese aging (affinage) observation station, antipasti and deli case, and beer and wine bar.

“We are excited to welcome Basics Market to Lovejoy Square. Their focus on health, sustainability, wellness and community engagement aligns perfectly with our mission and values at Killian Pacific,” said Adam Tyler, president of Killian Pacific, the building’s owner. “We believe the Basics experience will activate the local community with fresh ideas, resources and breathe new energy into the surrounding neighborhood.”

Basics is a collection of Portland-area markets that feature classrooms and gathering places in addition to curated fresh foods and pantry staples. Designed to help more people cook healthful meals at home, it strives to find the freshest, most flavorful ingredients, pairs them with simple recipes and shares kitchen skills and nutrition knowledge. Basics supports regional farmers, growers and manufacturers by sourcing products from farms that prioritize soil health, animal welfare and regenerative practices.

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Renee Sexton

Renee Sexton

Renee is a graduate of the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and worked more than two decades in broadcast and digital journalism before coming over to the print side.

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