Flying Fish Company, the small fish market and oyster bar housed in the Providore Fine Foods store, is moving into its own space. Portland Monthly broke the news that Lyf Gildersleeve would take his sustainable seafood program to the next level and move into the space formerly home to the People’s Pig on 30th and Burnside sometime in early spring of 2020.
The new Flying Fish space will act as fish market as well as a full service restaurant. The seafood-focused menu of Pacific Northwest staples will include fish and chips, fish sandwiches, clam chowder, ceviche and — of course — freshly shucked oysters on the half shell. The restaurant will also have a full bar, with a focus on local beer, wine, and spirits.
Starting out as a food cart, then a fish shack on Hawthorne, the company moved into the Providore space four years ago, selling fresh, sustainable seafood as well as shucked oysters at the oyster bar. In a statement, Gildersleeve expressed that this move was the logical next step for the company and an opportunity to grow. He also is looking to GoFundMe to help fund the project.
Fans of oyster bar will have until late December to visit, after which Flying Fish Company will move out in order to prepare its new space.