Urban Restaurant Group

Contact

the places

 

Swank and Swine
808 SW Taylor Ave.
Portland, OR, 97205
(503) 943 5844

Brix Tavern
1338 NW Hoyt st.
Portland, OR, 97209
(503) 943 5995

Bartini
2108 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 224 7919

Urban Fondue
2114 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR, 97210
(503) 242 1400

Pearl Catering 
935 NW Davis St
Portland, OR, 97209
(503) 765 8058

Urban Studio
935 NW Davis St
Portland, OR, 97209
(503) 860 0203

 
 
 

mailing address

FOR ALL LOCATIONS
8630 SW Scholls Ferry Rd. Suite 321
Beaverton, OR 97008

GENERAL INQUIRIES

EMAIL US
info@urban-restaurants.com

 
 

THE PEOPLE

 

MARK BYRUM
President

Mark Byrum is a Northwest native with an innate passion for the hospitality industry. With over 20 years of industry experience and a tireless work ethic, Byrum has garnered a reputation as an expert in concept creation, restaurant management and guest service.

Byrum’s introduction to the hospitality industry came while working for the Red Lion Hotel chain. From first being introduced to the restaurant as a busboy, to working his way to restaurant manager, Byrum soon learned he had talents in the restaurant industry. His love of the industry brought him to Portland where he secured a position with the Pacific Caribbean Hotel group and the Avalon Restaurant. Pacific Caribbean, based in San Francisco introduced Byrum to the San Francisco dining scene. Byrum received extensive menu concept and restaurant management training in San Francisco and Napa Valley. Since then, he has developed a name in the Pacific Northwest restaurant community.

Byrum is a certified sommelier, a member of POVA (Portland Oregon Visitors Association) and the Oregon Restaurant Association. He has been an active participant in the Oregon Pinot Camp for the last three years and in the International Pinot Noir Celebration for four years. He supports many local charities, including the Boost Foundation, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and many local schools.

 

COURTNEY DEKORTE
Creative Director
courtney@urban-restaurants.com

Courtney polishes each brand's identity, working to create a consistent image for all aspects of the customer's experience. Menu design, promotions, website design, photography, and more. 

 

JUSTIN PETERSON
Controller
justin@urban-restaurants.com

Justin handles all the accounting for the companies, not a small task with how many numbers go in and out on a daily basis. 

KEVIN KENNEDY
Executive Chef
kevin@urban-restaurants.com

Equally at home preparing Northwest or Asian cuisine, Kennedy has earned a reputation as a resourceful chef with a gift for integrating flavors and cooking techniques from around the globe. He is also a regular cooking instructor and has been featured on numerous cooking shows and made many guest appearances on the chef circuit.

Kennedy is actively involved in the Portland community and helped organize the local Iron Chef Competition in 2002 and 2003, a benefit which raised over $1.5 million for the Portland Relief Nursery over two years. He has also participated in the Oregon Pinot Noir Camp for three years and the International Pinot Noir Celebration for 12 years. 

 

CARLA BYRUM
Marketing Director
carla@urban-restaurants.com

With 12 years of marketing and design experience coupled with over 15 years in the restaurant and service industry, Carla has a skilled eye at developing a restaurant’s personality.

 

ANNETTE ATKINSON
Sales & Events Manager
annette@brixtavern.com

Annette has taken the lead on sales within the company, finessing the art of event planning both on and off-site. 

 

SAVANNAH KNIGHTEN
Corporate Coordinator + Event Manager
savannah@urban-restaurants.com

Savannah wears a lot of hats within the company, orchestrating the thousands of moving parts with the people, the details, and everything in between. 

 

KATIE CARVER
Sales + Event Manager
katie@pearlcateringpdx.com

Katie is one of our personable event managers within the company, taking the stress out of the usual planning chaos to help you host the perfect party, whether for business, family, or friends.