In a press release, the Paley's wax rhapsodic about their last night.In Russian, the word "love" is only reserved for people, not places or things, but at Paley's Place, Kimberly and I endeavored to reimagine what that word means to us. To us, love includes clinking glasses, shaking cocktails, phones ringing nonstop. It's Kimberly blurting out "Let them taste the love!" … [Read more...] about The Paley’s – A Classic Way to End
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 … [Read more...] about Paley’s Place Closing For Good
Note: Paley's Place is permanently closing November 28, 2021.Now and then I'm so inspired by a meal, I want to write about it. This is one of those times. But it is also a goodbye to my mother who died a few months ago. If you'd like you can skip directly to the review by clicking here.I have an immigrant friend whose life has been a long journey over a short time. It … [Read more...] about Goodbye Mom – Paley’s Place Revisited
The Heathman Restaurant closing at the end of March. Though the restaurant was once home base to accomplished chefs Greg Higgins and Philippe Boulot, and was on many "must visit" lists in the 80's, this is not what I'd call a big loss to the community. The restaurant has been on a downward slope since the early 2000's, and the purchase of McCormick & Schmick's in 2012 … [Read more...] about Heathman Restaurant Closing, to Open as New Paley’s Venture
The Oregonian got the scoop on two new restaurants that Vitaly and Kimberly Paley are planning for downtown Portland. The "Imperial" will go into the space at the Hotel Lucia recently vacated by Typhoon. The second will be called "Portland Penny Diner", which will be located across the hall.As I've reported before, Ben Bettinger, most recently of Beaker & Flask, will … [Read more...] about New News! Paley’s Adding Two More Restaurants, Pink Slime Deathwatch!