Reveler Development, a leading real estate investment, development, construction and management company, and their commercial broker, Porta & Company, are thrilled to announce the opening of Bar Publica – a new kitchen, bar, and nightspot inspired by traditional Latin American recipes with a modern twist. Bar Publica is located at 82 Hanover Street and is now open to the public following its grand opening on Saturday, June 15.

Bar Publica is a new concept from Spencer Brantley, co-owner of Wilson County Barbecue, a popular eatery that neighbors Bar Publica at 82 Hanover Street. Brantley developed the restaurant and bar alongside business partners David Kelley and Ciaran Sheehan, co-owners of Portland’s Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant. Bar Publica welcomes Dustin Williams as bar manager, who most recently was general manager and events manager at a Michelin-awarded, James Beard-nominated restaurant in Denver, CO. Jordi Harper joins as kitchen manager, who brings global experience to the team.

With a seasonal menu, Bar Publica features Latin American flavors with small, shareable plates inspired by street food. Bar Publica also showcases an expansive bar program, with fresh cocktails, a diverse mezcal collection, and a rotating craft beer and wine menu. The space boasts indoor-outdoor dining, featuring a unique combination of ample patio space and a dedicated rooftop bar to enjoy the sights of Portland and West Bayside. Rounding out the Bar Publica experience will be a focus on live music, hosting guest DJs on the weekends.

“Publica is a Latin word that means of or for the people, which encapsulates our vision for Bar Publica,” explains Brantley. “Bar Publica brings a fresh energy – with a unique, bar-led food concept imbued with an energetic atmosphere. We designed this space with community in mind, and to bring a vibrant, playful new offering to the area for neighbors and visitors alike.”

Bar Publica is located within Hanover Works, a growing mixed-use destination encompassing the retail and dining offerings along 82 Hanover Street and 52 Hanover Street in Portland’s West Bayside. Connected via a tree-lined, pedestrian easement, Hanover Works combines the existing businesses at 82 Hanover Street with the upcoming commercial spaces on the ground floor of The Armature, Reveler’s newest residential community.

“Bar Publica brings another local staple to Portland’s West Bayside and the growing community of Hanover Works,” said John Laliberte, CEO of Reveler Development. “As we continue to develop Hanover Works, our goal has always been to create a dynamic, inclusive environment where people can connect, and Bar Publica reflects that effort. We are so pleased to welcome them to the neighborhood.”

Bar Publica is now open to the public. Learn more about Bar Publica at and follow them on social media at

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