Ways & Means will start shucking in Portland
Huntington Beach, California-based Ways & Means Oyster House will start shucking in The Bridgeport Village shopping center in Portland. According to the press release, Ways & Means will share “the California coastal lifestyle” with a focus on oysters, small plates, and cocktails. And the venue will be sizable: Ways & Means tells Eater the space will be 4,789 square feet with seating for 150, including a 48-seat patio and 33-seat private dining space. Ways & Means has its own brand of products, including a fleet of beverages, like Ways & Means Chardonnay, Ways & Means California Blonde Beer, Ways & Means 24-year-aged rum, etc. It also has its own Ways & Means Oysters, through a partnership with Tom Perry’s respected White Stone Oyster Farm in Virginia. Ways & Means was established by Parnell and Jennifer Delcham and Dena Mathe in Orange, California, in 2013, and the company rebrand and relaunched in Huntington Beach in 2015. The Tigard location is its second location, with plans to expand to other areas of the West Coast.