Sad to get this today from Ataula, the Spanish restaurant in Northwest Portland just off of NW Thurman. I always enjoy my meals with them. This follows the same lines as the announcement from Renata last week. I worry this will be one of many as the weather changes.
To our beloved Portland,
The Ataula dream was born in spite of many obstacles and too many “no’s” to count. In the beginning, we were told that there wasn’t room for us in this community, yet we kept our dream alive until we got the yes we needed.
We couldn’t agree more with out friends from @renatapdx who recently said, “owning any business is a labor of love. You must have drive and passion, bringing hard work and dedication to your endeavor…” The past six months have been devastating for us and fellow small business owners, yet we kept pushing forward and adapting. Unfortunately, Ataula is being forced to push the stop button to reassess our new reality.
As the expression says, “winter is coming,” so Ataula will be closing its doors for the next few months. This is a huge, heartbreaking decision for us, and we hope that everyone understands how much sweat, tears, and love went into making this decision.
THIS IS NOT GOODBYE,
and we will come back stronger than ever.
In the meantime, we hope you continue to look to us for:
Private Meals, Take Home Chef, Catering,
Private Events, Pop Ups and Collaborations.
Thank you to our caring and passionate crew, both past and present, who always showed up no matter what. You’ve continued to push forward and push us to be better on the daily. You are all true professionals of this industry.
Our last day for take out will be Sunday, September 27th.
We are eternally grateful for your ongoing support.
As always, we look forward to serving you and yours in the near future.
With love and gratitude, Jose and Cristina1818 NW 23rd Pl, Portland, OR503-894-8904
Hard to stay open when anarchists are burning down your city.