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Former Momofuku Chef Departs Vegas for Portland, Oregon

Shaun King plans to open a restaurant there

Shaun King
Shaun King
Amelinda B Lee

Shaun King, the former executive chef at Momofuku at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas who planned to take over the kitchen at The Slanted Door at the Forum Shops at Caesars when it opens this summer, now plans to open a new restaurant in Portland, Oregon.

Oregon Live reports that the chef plans to do a series of popup dinners inside the Danish brewery Mikkeller over the next six months. From there, King and his wife, Jamie Neering, who handled the bar programs at chef Michael Symon’s Mabel’s BBQ and Sara’s at the Palms, plan to open their own restaurant with dishes made for the popup dinners.

King plans to serve “Japanese-leaning drinking snacks, noodle soups, and rice dishes paired with cocktails from Neering that draw inspiration and ingredients from the kitchen,” the newspaper reports.

King worked at restaurants such as SushiSamba at the Grand Canal Shoppes and the former RM Seafood from Rick Moonen at Mandalay Place.

Neering, who also worked at Velveteen Rabbit, wants to use ingredients from the kitchen in her cocktails.

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Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website


3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 698-2663 Visit Website

Velveteen Rabbit

1218 South Main Street, , NV 89104 (702) 685-9645 Visit Website

Forum Shops at Caesars

3472 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 893-4800 Visit Website

RM Seafood

3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-632-9300 Visit Website

Grand Canal Shoppes

3327 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 414-4500 Visit Website

Mabel’s BBQ

4321 Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103


3327 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-607-0700 Visit Website

The Slanted Door

3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website