Where To Eat Guide - IL Terrazzo PDX
The anticipated launch of cosmopolitan trattoria, Il Terrazzo nestled in the Riverplace
Esplanade on the Willamette River’s Industrial Rivera & Riverplace Marina is happening!
Overlooking the Marina, views of Mt. Hood to the east & a peek into the Industrial district
of East Portland, diners will enjoy multiple concepts & an inside look to where the past &
Portland, Oregon 4/26/2017 - The official grand opening is scheduled for Monday, May 1st,
2017 & will launch the first season of the menu at Il Terrazzo. As a concept, Northwest rising
star Michael Krikorian & Chef de Cuisine Edmundo Bracamontes are building on foundational
bistro & trattoria recipes blending international with local ingredients. Il Terrazzo honors
simplicity & history in its recipes with an Italian attention to ingredient & French approach to
Chef de Cuisine Bracamontes earned an international culinary arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu
driven from a passion for food ignited in childhood. In his traditional Central American culture,
Bracamontes was not allowed in the kitchen - with this curiosity & passion ignited he moved
north to Arizona, working in the restaurant industry for 15 years. In this time he has had the
opportunity to work each position in the house honing his knowledge & growing his passion. He
married his wife in Sedona, Arizona and moved to Portland in 2010. Chef Bracamontes
graduated Le Cordon Bleu with high honors in 2012.
“His growth is a focus of this organization,” says Mr. Krikorian. “He embodies attention to detail,
curiosity of flavor & a creative approach to food science.” In addition to the daily attention to the
kitchen - Bracamontes is collecting the recipes from summer season ‘17 to launch the Il
Terrazzo recipe book which will be out for print in Fall 2017.
In their specials concept, Il Terrazzo will be exploring different regions throughout all of Europe -
they will highlight different regions & provinces throughout the Old World & keep inspiration alive
through the idea that both guests & staff can explore a European destination together.
Following a successful sneak peek shared by local & industry critics, Il Terrazzo looks to the
grand opening as an evening to showcase this extraordinary experience of Portland by creating
a space where locals, international guest & out of towners can partake in this extraordinary
Launching with a well edited retail wine collection, short reserve list & foundational glass pours;
Krikorian has built a classic bar menu keeping in place the existing bar built from reclaimed
woods from Chateau Montelena. The environment is ideal for a date night, a midday respite,
after work cocktail or glass of wine - Krikorian launched his Bodega concept in 2016 & has
brought a collection of quality beers both local & international to the list.
To meet the quick needs of the neighborhood & guests Il Terrazzo has an in-house marketplace
with artisan foods both local & international with both wine & boutique mixers for retail purchase.
The physical layout is bistro & trattoria in style with a solid wood Cellar door leading into the
library - suited for private corporate meetings, dining & cocktail events. There is patio dining &
an extraordinary Northwest view - making Il Terrazzo the premier destination for dining, event
hosting or a glass of wine on the Willamette River.
The grand opening of Il Terrazzo will feature an event photographer, food & drink specials, and
the restaurant complimentary $10 certificate to those who photograph the grand opening
experience & share it on social media using the tag #MYTERRAZZO.
Located at 0315 SW Montgomery Street in Suite 340, Il Terrazzo is a short stroll down the
Esplanade overlooking the Yachts harbored at Riverplace Marina. Il Terrazzo will be open 7
days a week from noon - 9pm, with an Aperitivo menu available from noon - 4pm. The full
menu is available anytime. For reservations or additional information contact Il Terrazzo at
(971) 302-6691 or email