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Marx Layne Marketing and Public Relations and The Skanner News

PORTLAND, Ore. - Sweet Jam, a new Portland-area hip breakfast restaurant, had its grand opening to the public Thursday, May 19. The restaurant invited guests to enjoy a full bar, music and an extensive menu of wonderful food.

With a southern influence throughout the restaurant, Sweet Jam is the only destination in the Portland and Beaverton area that offers live entertainment, a daily breakfast menu and bar, as well as a dog friendly outdoor patio. More than 200 people attended the Grand Opening. Look through the slideshow below to see photos from the event:

Sweet Jam Grand Opening

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Successful restaurateur, Frank Taylor is the owner of the steakhouse, Portland Prime and now Sweet Jam.

“Portland is a vibrant, exciting, and bustling city, and I really wanted to open a restaurant that would not only encompass that fun atmosphere, but also introduce a cool new concept that many guests had never seen before,” said Taylor. “My hope is that our southern breakfast meets music restaurant is truly a one of a kind place for guests to have delicious meal and a great experience.”

Chef Jerry Nottage traveled to Portland to help bring the new restaurant concept to life. Nottage created the menu to bring a southern flare to Portland.

“We are extremely fortunate to have acclaimed Chef Nottage, who prepares superb food, as a partner in Sweet Jams,” said Taylor. “The food is like nothing anyone has tasted before, and the people of Portland really haven’t lived until they’ve tried our famous fried chicken and waffles.”

Sweet Jam’s Portland is the first of many more planned restaurant locations throughout the United States. Taylor and Nottage hope to open more locations in Michigan, around Texas, and another in Portland.

Sweet Jam was featured as the KATU "restaurant of the week" see the video here:


Sweet Jam is located at 8775 SW Canyon Lane, Portland. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patrons can choose from many different entrees including Sweet Jam’s famous fried chicken and waffles, several different omelets, banana foster pancakes and shrimp cheese grits. Stocked with a full bar, Sweet Jam will offer Happy Hour every Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Live musical entertainment will be featured on Saturday and Sunday mornings and select evenings.

Additional information on Sweet Jam is available at www.portlandsweetjam.com.

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