Sounds like the closings came down to landlord issues.From the owners, "Since my last post, we have lost our restaurant leases and my little family had to pack up, adjust, and find a way to sustain while we find a new place for our businesses. Nothing is forever, and even if it is hard, change is good, spring is here and we feel nurtured, revitalized and awaken. I believe … [Read more...] about Tonari, Nodoguro Close Permanently
This one really hurts. According to Portland Monthly, Jose Chesa and Cristan Baez will not reopen their popular Spanish Tapas restaurant, Ataula.“When we closed our doors in March 2020, we never thought it would be the beginning of the end.” Thus begins a heartbreaking note from José Chesa and Cristina Baez. Ataula, a house of Catalan comforts and unstoppable passion, is no … [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