Pioneer Place looks to update food court into foodie heaven
Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 9:45 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 10:01 PM
By Laura Gunderson, The Oregonian
For many shoppers, a trip to the mall isn't complete without a pile of food-court fries, a greasy bowl of kung pao chicken or a corn dog from that kid in a funny hat.
But Pioneer Place may soon ditch the dreary mall provisions for more Portland-esque gourmet and locally made fare such as fresh-baked breads, cured meats, cheeses, chocolates and beer.
The idea is to create a unique marketplace within the mall, which has struggled with an identity crisis since it opened two decades ago.
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