We’ve just received a bit of exciting breaking news at the Portland Monthly headquarters: Saucebox, Bruce Carey’s very hip Asian-fusion happy-hour mecca, has announced that it has a new executive chef coming aboard. The job goes to Jason Neroni, who has previously headed up the kitchens at Southern California’s Blanca , Manhattan’s 10 Downing, and Brooklyn’s Porchetta (now closed).

Saucebox’s former executive chef, Gregory Gourdet, is now at Departure, the sleek Asian restaurant atop the Nines Hotel.

More details on Neroni’s plans to come…