Peter Janiak Takes Over at Anchor & Hope, as Sarah Schafer Readies Portland Opening

Eater PDX was among those pouncing on the news last month that Anchor & Hope chef Sarah Schafer was moving north to oversee Irving St. Kitchen, the Doug Washington/Steve and Mitchell Rosenthal eatery named for the Cambridge, Mass., street where Julia Child lived, due to open in Portland's Pearl District in early May. Last Monday, Peter Janiak ― Schafer's replacement as Anchor & Hope's chef de cuisine ― quietly started work. Janiak spent the last three years at Presidio Social Club (he worked his way up to Exec chef there), and before that worked the rail at Boulevard. Expect things to stay pretty much the same at the SOMA fish house, which turns two next week (Shafer's two sous are still in place). Janiak's first task: Beefing up interest in Anchor's happy hour beyond the $1 oyster. “We'll be adding some new things, but it's all still in the developmental stage,” Janiak said.

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