PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Former Oregon Ducks quarterback and NFL player Joey Harrington will open a restaurant in Portland’s Pearl District.
Harrington tells The Oregonian/OregonLive on Monday that he hopes to reach an untapped market of mature Portland sports fans who also appreciate fine dining.
Three percent of the restaurant’s profits will go toward Harrington’s charitable foundation, the Harrington Family Foundation, which provides scholarships for Oregon students who stay in-state for secondary education.
The restaurant will be called Pearl Tavern and is set to open in November.
It will serve salads, fish, steak, craft beer and fine spirits.
Harrington, a Portland native and three-year starter at Oregon, was drafted in 2002 by the Detroit Lions and played there four years.
He has also worked as a commentator for Fox.