First Portland Location for Famed Dumpling Concept
May 1, 2018
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Macerich (NYSE: MAC), Washington Square, part of the Macerich portfolio of one-of-a-kind retail properties in top markets, today announced Din Tai Fung will open its world-renowned dumpling concept at the property.
This is the first Din Tai Fung restaurant in Oregon, scheduled to open this holiday season. Currently the only U.S. outposts of this global phenomenon, often called the “world’s greatest dumplings,” are located in several California markets and Seattle. Every Din Tai Fung location features a distinct, modern design.
“Washington Square is the right setting in Portland for our sought-after restaurant experience,” said David Wasielewski, managing partner of the new Portland location and the successful Seattle-area Din Tai Fung restaurants. “Fans of our delicious dumplings in Portland have made it clear they are ready to welcome Din Tai Fung here and we can’t wait to create a custom-designed setting and experience for food-focused Portland.”
Din Tai Fung generates tremendous crowds, excitement and positive media attention wherever it opens. “Our shoppers look to us for great new experiences and Din Tai Fung is one of the most talked-about restaurant concepts anywhere,” said Maria Halstead, Senior Manager, Property Management, Washington Square. “Din Tai Fung thrives in top retail settings in California and Seattle, and this high-experience restaurant is a superb fit with the experience-forward collection of retailers and brands we feature at our high-traffic property.”
The state’s premier shopping destination, the more than 1.4 million square-foot Washington Square is anchored by Oregon’s largest Nordstrom, plus Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears and DICK’s Sporting Goods, and features more than 170 exciting shops and dining choices. Experience-focused retail includes Tesla, Apple, Microsoft and digitally native brands such as UNTUCKit, b8ta, Nespresso, Amazon Books and Blue Nile. For more information, visit www.shopwashingtonsquare.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to receive the most up-to date information. Connect with us immediately by texting the team at 503-908-3000.
About Din Tai Fung
Originally founded as a cooking oil retail business in 1958, Din Tai Fung was reborn as a steamed dumpling and noodle restaurant in 1972. Today, Din Tai Fung has branches in Japan, the United States, South Korea, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, The Philippines, Dubai, and opening soon in London. Din Tai Fung gives people throughout the world the opportunity to experience a classic “taste of Taiwan.” Popular offerings include the famous soup dumplings – XiaoLongBao – with fillings like pork and crab, truffles and more.
Macerich, an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States.
Macerich currently owns 53 million square feet of real estate consisting primarily of interests in 48 regional shopping centers. Macerich specializes in successful retail properties in many of the country’s most attractive, densely populated markets with significant presence in the Pacific Rim, Arizona, Chicago and the Metro New York to Washington, D.C. corridor.
A recognized leader in sustainability, Macerich has earned NAREIT’s prestigious “Leader in the Light” award every year from 2014-2017. For the third straight year in 2017 Macerich achieved the #1 GRESB ranking in the North American Retail Sector, among many other environmental accomplishments. Additional information about Macerich can be obtained from the Company's website at www.macerich.com