Paley’s Place, one of Portland’s great restaurants is closing Thanksgiving weekend.
In a statement released Monday, the Paley’s said the closure will be permanent.
This announcement has hit me hardest if any of the closures over the past few years. I’d write more but I’m in the middle of moving and don’t even have Internet yet. I immediately made a reservation for Thanksgiving, which, pre-covid, sold out months in advance.You can see my full review from a few months ago here.
Here is the goodbye announcement.
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Dear Friends and Family of Paley’s Place,
We set down roots in Portland 26 years ago, and that time has been filled to the brim with happy memories. What first drew us to the Pacific Northwest was the stunning natural beauty and the overflowing regional bounty, but chief among it all was the generosity and kindness of people like you.
It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve you at Paley’s Place for 26 years, and on that sky-high note, we have made the decision to close the restaurant at the end of this year.
The events of the last year and a half have given us all time to reflect on what’s most important, and that was certainly true for us. This next chapter in our lives will be about the two of us, charting out a new life together, whatever that may be.
We have been so privileged to work alongside such incredible culinary talent, and to currently be a home to the dreamiest dream team of both front and back-of-house staff. We feel deep gratitude to you, our community, for your everlasting support and for sharing in the meals that bring us joy. You’ve given so much to us, and we are thankful to you all.
After our Thanksgiving weekend, the doors at Paley’s will close.
With immense gratitude and warmth,
Kimberly and Vitaly Paley