OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | “The Portside” In Gastown Looking To Fill Several Positions

The Portside Pub is located at 7 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC | 604.559.6333 | www.theportsidepub.com

The Portside Pub is located at 7 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC | 604.559.6333 | www.theportsidepub.com

The GOODS from The Portside

Vancouver, BC | The Portside Pub, located at 7 Alexander in Gastown, is looking to fill positions in every aspect to facilitate the launch of their brand new maritime-influenced menu and their extension of hours. Think you’re up for it? If you are, you have a minimum of 5 years experience in bars/restaurants, you must be friendly beyond belief, self motivated, organized and ready to hustle. Craft beer knowledge is a definite asset that we’ll be looking for. If you feel like you’d be a good fit, send your resume to info[at]theportsidepub.com. Learn more about The Portside Pub after the jump… Read more

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Brand, Mark

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Brand, Mark | Person | A barman-turned-businessman who went from making cocktails at Chambar to co-owning an art gallery (Catalog), a bar (Portside), a shop (Sharks + Hammers), a brewery (Persephone), and a number of eateries (Boneta, Save On Meats, Sea Monstr Sushi). All of his businesses are located within the Downtown Eastside, except for his brewery, which is located in Gibsons, BC.

Usage | “I heard Brand was opening another place in Gastown…”

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DINER: Mark Brand’s “Portside” Pub To Be Unveiled In Gastown Tonight (SEE INSIDE)

by Andrew Morrison | Mark Brand’s much anticipated new Gastown pub, Portside, is set to open this evening at 7 Alexander Street. There will be a media preview starting at 7pm and then the doors open at 1opm. Rich Hope will be the first local musician to take the stage, and then a couple of DJs will take over. I was in late last night to sneak a peek and raise the first glass of Champagne (Brand having sabred the first bottle with a short order fry-flipper). Everything that needed to be in place looked to be in place, including a ceiling-suspended clawfoot bathtub with four taps dispensing whisky, a drop down screen for hockey games, a keg room with a custom-made door locked by a spinning wheel (nautical-style), high top tables planked with either Douglas Fir or reclaimed floorboards from an old Jazz club in Yaletown, and more beer taps than I cared to count. The coolest thing? Several former Waldorf staffers are on the clock, including – I’m told – all the nice folks who always worked the door.

ALL ANTICIPATED OPENINGS

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Andrew Morrison lives and works in Vancouver as editor-in-chief of Scout, and Culinary Referee & Judge at the Canadian Culinary Championships. He also contributes regularly to a wide range of publications, radio programs, and television shows on local food, culture and travel; collects inexpensive things; and enjoys rare birds, skateboards, cocktails, shoes, good pastas, many songs, and the smell of camp fires.

DINER: A Sneak Peek Inside Mark Brand’s Soon To Open “Portside” At 7 Alexander St.

by Andrew Morrison | As we reported last week, Mark Brand (of Save On Meats, Boneta, The Diamond, et cetera) has picked up the old Post Modern space at 7 Alexander in Gastown (next to Chill Winston) with plans to turn it into a three-level pub and live music venue called Portside.

Start looking forward to a three level, 24 tap craft beer bar and live music venue called Portside. It will see some 120 seats and a standing capacity for about 240 people, with a pronounced Halifaxian – er, Haligonian – vibe (the managerial staff being east coast ex-pats). It will be managed by Newfoundland import Andrew Flynn, most recently of Chinatown’s East of Main. Brand says his ultimate goal with the place is to make it “the friendliest pub in Vancouver”.

Though Portside will be a liquor primary establishment, they will operate a food program; a charming, Dan Climan-designed kiosk that trades server-dispensed tokens for hot dogs, dim sum, and pulled pork sandwiches. (“Basically” Brand enthused, “you’re at Coney island.”) I only had a few minutes to take a look yesterday afternoon, but as you can see from the shots above, they’ve already really done a number on the joint. Expect a more in-depth look next week when things are a little closer to opening day, which is coming a lot sooner than I think even Brand et al anticipated…

ALL ANTICIPATED OPENINGS

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Andrew Morrison lives and works in Vancouver as editor-in-chief of Scout, and National Referee & Judge at the Canadian Culinary Championships. He also contributes regularly to a wide range of publications, radio programs, and television shows on local food, culture and travel; collects inexpensive things; and enjoys rare birds, skateboards, cocktails, shoes, good pastas, many songs, and the smell of camp fires.

DINER: Mark Brand Picks Up New Gastown Digs For 120 Seat Craft Beer Bar “Portside”

by Andrew Morrison | Gastown restaurateur/entrepreneur Mark Brand (see also Save On Meats, The Diamond, Sharks + Hammers, Boneta, Catalog Gallery) has picked up the liquor primary space formerly known as Post Modern at 7 Alexander Street (next to Chill Winston). We’ll be sharing all the details once all of his ducks are aligned, but in the meantime you can start looking forward to a three level, 24 tap craft beer bar and live music venue called Portside. It will see some 120 seats and a standing capacity for about 240 people, with a pronounced Halifaxian vibe (the managerial staff being east coast ex-pats). It will be managed by Newfoundland import Andrew Flynn, most recently of Chinatown’s East of Main. Brand says his ultimate goal with the place is to make it “the friendliest pub in Vancouver”. If all goes according to plan, construction will begin in January. We’ll be taking a look inside and detailing the food concept in the coming days, so stay tuned.

PS. What’s in a name? “Portside” comes from Portside Park (the original name of nearby Crab Park).

ALL ANTICIPATED OPENINGS

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Andrew Morrison lives and works in Vancouver as editor-in-chief of Scout, food columnist at the Westender, and National Referee & Judge at the Canadian Culinary Championships. He also contributes regularly to a wide range of publications, radio programs, and television shows on local food, culture and travel; collects inexpensive things; and enjoys rare birds, skateboards, cocktails, shoes, good pastas, many songs, and the smell of camp fires.