Eventide Oyster Co.

Do you want to work with Eventide? Click here!

A revival of the great American oyster bar, Eventide Oyster Co. offers pristine shellfish and a fresh take on classic New England fare—such proximity to the Gulf of Maine provides the sharpest seafood money can buy. A wine list chosen to complement shellfish, craft cocktails, and a warm sense of hospitality bring laid-back extravagance to Portland’s Old Port. Sunken into the concrete bar sits an enormous block of Maine granite that serves as the shellfish display, home to an ever-changing array of oysters and shellfish. The restaurant’s bright colors, picnic table seating and reclaimed nautical lighting encourage a playful experience.

A counter-style reimagining of Eventide Oyster Co., Eventide Fenway offers the tried and true classics made popular at the Portland restaurant. Eventide Fenway is more tightly focused, intent on meeting Boston’s demands for freshly shucked oysters and craveable brown butter lobster rolls.

 

Andrew Taylor, Owner and Chef

Growing up scavenging for wild oysters and mussels while vacationing on Cape Cod, Newton, Massachusetts, native Andrew Taylor had a passion for seafood and local ingredients at a young age. After graduating Bates College with a degree in economics, Andrew pondered law school but ultimately opted to pursue a culinary career. He sharpened his skills while working under renowned chefs Thierry Rautureau at Rover’s (Seattle) and Chef Ken Oringer at Clio (Boston). Andrew moved to Portland in 2009 and accepted a position at Hugo’s, a local mainstay known for elevated New England fare using the best of seasonal ingredients. Three years later, Andrew joined forces with colleagues Mike Wiley and Arlin Smith to purchase the restaurant from their mentor, then-owner Rob Evans, and founded Big Tree Hospitality. Since then, Big Tree Hospitality has opened Eventide Oyster Co., The Honey Paw and Eventide Fenway with the purpose of delivering modern, innovative and influential dining experiences. In 2017, Andrew and Mike won James Beard’s “Best Chef: Northeast” award. They were previously nominated in the same category in both 2014 and 2015. Today, Andrew guides the evolution of all of Big Tree Hospitality’s properties, in terms of culinary direction and overall growth of the brand.

 

Mike Wiley, Owner and Chef

Though he holds a Bachelor’s degree in literature and creative writing from Colby College and a Master’s of rhetoric from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Mike Wiley always felt called to the kitchen. His food and hospitality education began early: as a child, he frequently cooked alongside his mother and later took a summer job as a busboy. When Mike moved west to Colorado, he spent several formative years working in various restaurants to support his ski and study habits. Ultimately, he decided to pursue a career in the culinary field and moved back east in 2010 to join the team at Hugo’s, an enduring Portland standby that had evolved into a beacon of New England cuisine under the direction of chef/owner Rob Evans. He founded Big Tree Hospitality with Mike and Arlin in 2012, and has since opened Eventide Oyster Co., The Honey Paw and Eventide Fenway. Along with Andrew, he won James Beard’s “Best Chef: Northeast” award after being previously nominated in 2014 and 2015.  These days, Mike has a hand in the culinary direction of all of Big Tree Hospitality’s properties, as well as the group’s continued evolution and growth.

 

Arlin Smith, Owner and General Manager

The only member of Big Tree Hospitality to hold a culinary degree, Owner and General Manager Arlin Smith graduated the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park in 2005. During and after his time at the CIA, Arlin furthered his hospitality career by taking front-of-house management positions at esteemed Hudson Valley restaurants. While visiting Portland in 2009, Arlin dined at Hugo’s, a leader in New England fine dining, and fortuitously met chef/owner Rob Evans. Immediately taken by the excitement and energy that Evans exuded, Arlin decided to move east to join the team as General Manager. After three years working side-by-side with his mentor, he purchased Hugo’s with his colleagues, Mike and Andrewand founded Big Tree Hospitality. The team has since built two more restaurants – Eventide Oyster Co. and The Honey Paw – in Portland and one – Eventide Fenway – in Boston. At present, Arlin drives the Big Tree brand forward by directing FOH management across existing BTH restaurants, and advising on concept, build out, and design of forthcoming properties.

 

 

 

Spokesperson
Author
  1. Angela Garbacz

  2. Haile Thomas

  3. Maria Hines

  4. Eventide Oyster Co.

  5. Bobbi Wegner

  6. Philia Kelnhofer

  7. Mark Masker

  8. hot for food

  9. Elizabeth Sims

  10. Laura Bashar

  11. Matthew Prescott

  12. Mark Allison

  13. Karrie Truman

  14. Keith Pandolfi

  15. Todd Richards

  16. Sonya Sanford

  17. Shaye Elliott

  18. Michael Leviton

  19. Frank Carollo

  20. Amy Emberling

  21. Erika Council

  22. Leah Segedie

  23. Stephanie Weaver

    Stephanie Weaver

  24. Irena Chalmers

    Irena Chalmers

  25. Derek and Chad Sarno

    Derek and Chad Sarno

  26. Daniel Olivella

    Daniel Olivella

  27. Caroline Wright

    Caroline Wright

  28. Norman Van Aken

    Norman Van Aken

  29. Ford Fry

    Ford Fry

  30. Sherrie Castellano

    Sherrie Castellano

  31. Maura Kilpatrick

    Maura Kilpatrick

  32. William Woys Weaver

    William Woys Weaver

  33. Rick Woodford

    Rick Woodford

  34. Ronnie Woo

    Ronnie Woo

  35. Virginia Willis

  36. Anne Willan

    Anne Willan

  37. Craig Whitson

    Craig Whitson

  38. Dan Whalen

    Dan Whalen

  39. Jeff Weiss

  40. Katie Webster

    Katie Webster

  41. Sherri Brooks Vinton

    Sherri Brooks Vinton

  42. Andreas Viestad

    Andreas Viestad

  43. Barbara Unell

  44. Cherie Twohy

    Cherie Twohy

  45. Toni Tipton-Martin

    Toni Tipton-Martin

  46. Lauren Keiper Stein

    Lauren Keiper Stein

  47. Ana Sortun

    Ana Sortun

  48. Natalie Slater

  49. Paula Shoyer

    Paula Shoyer

  50. Miyoko Schinner

    Miyoko Schinner

  51. Jeanne Sauvage

    Jeanne Sauvage

  52. Amelia Saltsman

    Amelia Saltsman

  53. Yukari Sakamoto

    Yukari Sakamoto

  54. Matthew Rowley

    Matthew Rowley

  55. Betty Rosbottom

  56. Jennie Ripps & Maria Littlefield

  57. Lisa Boalt Richardson

  58. A.J. Rathbun

    A.J. Rathbun

  59. Anne Quatrano

    Anne Quatrano

  60. Susan Pridmore

  61. Kate Payne

  62. Neka Pasquale

    Neka Pasquale

  63. Kim O’Donnel

  64. Brittany Nickerson

    Brittany Nickerson

  65. June Naylor

  66. Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss

  67. Irv Miller

    Irv Miller

  68. Mary Helen McNally-Leonard

    Mary Helen McNally-Leonard

  69. Jennifer McGruther

    Jennifer McGruther

  70. Patricia Pinner McAdams

  71. Charles & Julie Mayfield

  72. Evan Mallett

    Evan Mallett

  73. Perre Coleman Magness

    Perre Coleman Magness

  74. Yvonne Maffei

    Yvonne Maffei

  75. Ronni Lundy

    Ronni Lundy

  76. Cindy Littlefield

    Cindy Littlefield

  77. Phoebe Lapine

    Phoebe Lapine

  78. Louis Lambert

  79. Allyson Kramer

    Allyson Kramer

  80. Steven Kolpan

  81. Jennifer Justus

    Jennifer Justus

  82. Raymond McCrea Jones

  83. David Joachim

    David Joachim

  84. Lisa Howard

    Lisa Howard

  85. beth hillson

    Beth Hillson

  86. Kathy Hester

    Kathy Hester

  87. Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

    Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

  88. Chris & Idie Hastings

  89. Julie Hasson

    Julie Hasson

  90. Kimberly Hasselbrink

  91. Will Harris

    Will Harris

  92. Sandra A. Gutierrez

  93. Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn

    Craig “Meathead” Goldwyn

  94. Linda Gassenheimer

    Linda Gassenheimer

  95. Amy Friedman

  96. Lisa Fetterman

  97. Judith Fertig

    Judith Fertig

  98. Carol Fenster

    Carol Fenster

  99. Von Diaz

    Von Diaz

  100. Sandy D'Amato

    Sandy D’Amato

  101. Hannah Crum

    Hannah Crum & Alex LaGory

  102. Fran Costigan

  103. John Coletta

    John Coletta

  104. Kelley Cleary Coffeen

    Kelley Coffeen

  105. Katie Cavuto

    Katie Cavuto, RD

  106. Kristina Bucaram

    Kristina Bucaram

  107. Ashley Blom

  108. Stacie Billis

    Stacie Billis

  109. Maria Baez Kijac

    Maria Baez Kijac

  110. Nava Atlas

    Nava Atlas

  111. Elizabeth Andoh

    Elizabeth Andoh

  112. Toby Amidor

    Toby Amidor, RD

  113. Karen Adler

    Karen Adler

  114. Debbie Adler

  115. Kevin Gillespie


Connect


Join Our Mailing List!

© 2018 The Lisa Ekus Group. All rights reserved.