Updated: 4pm This one really hurts. According to Portland Monthly, Jose Chesa and Cristan Baez will not reopen their popular Spanish Tapas restaurant, Ataula. The building has been sold, and health issues also are playing a part in the closure. As first reported by Portland Monthly.Here is a statement from the restaurant's Facebook - When we closed our doors in March … [Read more...] about Ataula Catalan Restaurant Closing for Good
I was caught by surprise by the warm weather, and have rushed out the patio dining pages with a few caveats.I've culled all of the restaurants that I know have closed. Let me know if I've missed one. I've updated many with "current" information, which may or may not be correct. Websites change frequently, many restaurants aren't answering emails, and social media … [Read more...] about Outdoor Dining Patio Pages are Back!
The restaurant’s larger footprint adds more indoor seating, an outdoor patio, and a new bar area with a Lebanese-inspired beverage program This is going to make a lot of Portlander's happy!PORTLAND, Ore. – April 1, 2021 – Portland’s first Lebanese restaurant, Nicholas, has been serving traditional and modern Lebanese cuisine on Southeast Grand Avenue for more than … [Read more...] about Nicholas Restaurant Opens New SE Location
"I was busily working with someone who was interested in taking over the Cheese Bar space, but unfortunately it did not materialize."I get so many questions about what is next for the vacant Cheese Bar space, I thought I'd post this update from Steve Jones. Apologies for the long pause in getting this email out after the closure of Cheese Bar. I was busily working with … [Read more...] about Update from Steve Jones of Cheese Bar
A not yet peer-reviewed study from UCSF looked at the highest "risk ratios for mortality," comparing pandemic time to non-pandemic time, among California residents 18 to 65 years of age. The study found line cooks are at the highest risk of all occupations with 828 deaths and a risk ratio of 1.60. Surprisingly, bakers are only slightly lower at 1.40, chefs and head cooks are … [Read more...] about UCSF Study Claims Line Cooks are at Highest Risk of Dying from Covid-19