PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon Ducks quarterback and NFL player Joey Harrington will open a restaurant in Portland’s Pearl District.

Harrington tells The Oregonian/OregonLive on Monday that he hopes to reach an untapped market of mature Portland sports fans who also appreciate fine dining.

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Three percent of the restaurant’s profits will toward Harrington’s charitable foundation, the Harrington Family Foundation, which provides scholarships for Oregon students who stay in-state for secondary education.

The restaurant will be called Pearl Tavern and is set to open in November.

It will serve salads, fish, steak, craft beer and fine spirits.

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Harrington, a Portland native and three-year starter at Oregon, was drafted in 2002 by the Detroit Lions and played there four years.

He has also worked as a commentator for Fox.


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