During the offseason at Providence Park, Levy teamed up with the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC to write a new playbook for a whole new hospitality brand suited for the park’s $85 million renovation.
Named Park Provisions, the new brand will operate as a hospitality team serving Providence Park, home of men’s and women’s soccer teams Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC.
Billed as being “powered by Levy’s operational prowess,” Park Provisions has a new look and feel, and of course, new menu items and dining locations added to signature favorites with the goal of wowing soccer fans.
Beyond new logos and uniforms, the brand’s mission includes working with Portland-based restaurants and food makers, “the best local flavors around,” says Mike Golub, president of business for the Timbers and Thorns FC. “In working closely with Levy throughout the stadium transformation process, we realized a great opportunity to deliver a special experience unique to Providence Park and Portland.”
Executive Chef Tony Parker leads the hospitality team, which includes 300 culinarians, stand workers and volunteers working at 80 points of sale at every match.
Parker has been focusing especially on the fresh, healthy suite menus, which will feature balanced grain bowls with grilled chicken, barley, quinoa and bulgur wheat. But don’t worry—there are plenty of cheesy tater tots to be found in the park! On the fine-dining edge, rotating chef’s tables at the KeyBank club will let guests experience Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine that changes frequently.
Here’s a preview of more details from Park Provisions’ food and beverage game plan:
- 20 new menu items, including Tillamook bacon-queso nachos, topped tots, tamales, Vietnamese noodle salad and Uncle Tony’s housemade pork rinds (chicharrones);
- Fans in Field Seats can order from an updated in-seat menu;
- Plastic straws are eliminated and eco-friendly plates and containers are in use;
- Goose Hollow Bowls, a yakisoba noodle concept;
- House of 75, a concept with hand-carved turkey and prime rib sandwiches;
- Fan-favorite Dungeness crab cocktail returns;
- Zenner’s hot dogs and sausages, a local product, set to sell more than 40,000 pounds this year;
- Local favorites Podnah’s Pit and Hotlips Pizza join the dining lineup;
- Expanded menus including Tillamook cheese dishes throughout the park;
- More wine, beer and cider will be offered, and on the new Duracell Deck, there will be the Underwood Wine Bar and the Aviation Gin Flight Deck;
- The KeyBank club introduces a refreshed bar and food kiosk featuring cheesesteaks;
- Evergreen Corner, a new walk-in beer bar and food kiosk; and
- Green Pine Grill with grilled-to-order burgers, tots and fresh salads.