Chizu, the cheese “sushi bar” concept from Steve Jones of Cheese Bar will close June 2nd.
I figured this news was coming but it makes me very sad. I love Chizu. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Portland and one of the places I frequently recommend to out-of-town visitors. I love going in and telling them to give me whatever is especially good. They rarely let me down – the only exception being when they run out of the stinkiest cheeses. The selection was right, the staff knowledgeable and friendly, and though the Mount Tabor Cheese Bar will continue, I’m going to miss Chizu
Here is the statement:
”Big news! Chizu will be morphing away from a brick and mortar into a pop up concept soon. We have had 4 great years serving cheese in our sushi bar style format. The time has come to tweak the concept and explore new options. Sunday June 2nd will be our last service at our current location. Please come in and enjoy the space before we head onward!
Cheese Bar will continue unchanged so come get your cheese fix with us at the mothership! All Chizu gift certificates that are not used at Chizu will be honored at cheese bar or future Chizu pop ups.
We are excited to be passing the Chizu space on to 1927 S’mores. They are super nice folks who have a crazy fun and delicious concept! We can’t wait to see them in action.
I’ll be in for a last visit; you should put it on your list too.
Chizu is at 1126 SW Alder in Portland 97205
Cheese Bar is located at 6031 SE Belmont St. Portland, 97215.