Refined Italian deli Marmo opening in downtown Portland -- with assist from Thomas Boyce

Mar 24, 2015 1135

"I have an obsession with marble," Kevin Chambers, the former Chefstable operations manager, says. In May, 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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