First look: Marmo, the refined Italian deli in downtown Portland

May 12, 2015 835

by Samantha Bakall

"I have an obsession with marble," Kevin Chambers, the former Chefstable operations manager, says. The weekend of May 8, Chambers, with culinary guidance from friend and former Bluehour chef Thomas Boyce, will be opening Marmo, a refined, casual Italian deli in downtown Portland.

Italian for marble, Marmo has been a dream in the running for Chambers since he studied abroad in Florence while at business school in California. He admits the location came first and the concept came second, but he says his time studying abroad and his mild Italian roots guaranteed that he'd try an Italian concept first.

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