Press – City of Portland


Press – City of Portland

Gravy

When experienced chef Mark Greco was developing the concept for his new eatery called “Gravy,” he was hoping to create a space where breakfast-hungry Portlanders could feel at home. Mark and his team—designer and sister Michele Greco, and contractor and brother-in-law, Mike Banker—decided that using salvaged building materials would match the interior to the flavor of the food. As Mark suggests, “Gravy is really about recycling and not wasting. To make gravy, you take leftover bits and drippings and transform them into something new.”

Gravy is really about recycling and not wasting. To make gravy, you take leftover bits and drippings and transform them into something new.

Gravy is housed in an old, brick-faced building with large, welcoming windows facing bustling North Mississippi Avenue. Mark and his family team cleared off layers of grime and paint to expose the building’s concrete walls and floor, old-growth fir ceiling joists and thick, tongue-and-groove roof decking.

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