The restaurant has seemed to be struggling over the past few years.
After more than five years of happily dishing up creative Italian comfort food and cocktails in the Concordia neighborhood, Nonna Tavern will stop serving nightly dinner and re-boot as a multi-use catering kitchen, parties, educational workshop and collab pop-up event space.
From holiday parties and company events to special birthdays, showers, rehearsal dinners and emerging chef collab pop-ups, nonna is a wonderful space to cook, mingle, drink and dine in. So, starting Oct 1st, Nonna will become a private event, collab pop-up and multi-use commissary space with the convenience of a fully equipped Restaurant/Bar/Kitchen. “As a longstanding, active member of Portland’s restaurant community, we’re excited about hosting creative culinary and cocktail events in the future,” says Dayna McErlean, owner.
“The restaurant business in Portland is seemingly thriving but also increasingly tough. In recent years, pressure from higher costs and competition has brought us to this turning point,” says McErlean, who heads up several food and hospitality ventures known collectively as the Dept of Food & Shelter.
“During this bittersweet transition, the team is looking forward to focusing our energy on the new incarnation of Nonna as well as our much loved neighboring venues – Yakuza Izakaya and DOC food + wine.”
Nonna will be open through the month of September on Wed, Fri, and Sat nights from 5pm till close. Swing by for one more meal, a drink and a chat or enjoy the last few nights of live jazz on Wednesdays.
Yakuza and DOC from the same owners will remain open. Note the reduced hours.