Updated: This arrived in my email today:
Dear Food Dude,
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you…..to every last one of you that has supported us over the last six and a half years! This summer I am moving out of Oregon and thus we are closing the restaurant. Our last night of service will be Saturday, May 2nd. It has been my pleasure to fix dinner for you and to share laughs and stories and be witness to many proposals, birthdays and anniversaries. Since opening I have met some wonderful people and have made some life long friends. Portland has been a special place for me and my family and having all of you over for dinner at Fife has been a great part of our lives. To my “gang” of farmers that have been my inspiration, to the ever growing throng of Fife regulars and to my current and former staff that have helped me keep my dream alive…….Thank you, Thank you, Thank you a thousand times. I look forward to fixing dinner for all of you one last time.
On a personal level, I’m really sad to see Fife close. Marco is a class act, and though he doesn’t know who I am, I always enjoyed sitting at the bar and watching him and his crew cooking while having conversation with us. I liked the way he went out of his way to work with local farmers, and how hard he tried to work game onto his menu. I am genuinely upset to see him go.