Local marketing agency Norr Agency transforms its production studio into a take-out and delivery restaurant

A local company specializing in food beauty for marketing campaigns will soon be inviting the public to taste its creations. The Norr agency launches a restaurant.

Norr, which has a production studio in northwest Portland, has expanded across the river as it prepares to open Norr kitchen at 920 NE Glisan St. Pickup and delivery service is scheduled to begin Oct. 6.

The space – originally designed to create, test and film cooking footage for clients like Williams Sonoma and Crate & Barrel – will now pump out food for Portlanders who are likely to be more interested in flavor only by the photogenicity of their take-out meal. .

Thanks to Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Operations Matt Hobbs, Norr should deliver. Hobbs has experience in several renowned restaurants: he served as head chef at the Dossier Rosa Rosa restaurant at Vitaly Paley’s downtown hotel, before the pandemic forced its closure, as well as under- executive chef at the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern in Washington, D.C.

Norr promises a menu of beloved classics and regional specialties made with sustainable ingredients. Initial offerings include ditalini with pork fennel sausage and rapini, Tuscan coleslaw adorned with crispy chickpeas, and smoked tomato risotto topped with pomodoro sauce. Hobbs expects the menu to change with the seasons.

Takeout and delivery will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and you can place orders by calling the kitchen or using DoorDash and Postmates.

In the coming months, Norr Kitchen plans to host intimate ticketed dinners hosted by Hobbs.