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 … [Read more...] about Chizu Closing June 2nd
Chizu, the newest business venture by Steve Jones, is now open at 1126 SW Alder Street in Portland. A little sister to perennial Portland favorite, the Cheese Bar, Chizi bills itself as "a whole new way to experience cheese". Chizu, is the Japanese word for cheese, and Steve thought the sushi bar format would work … [Read more...] about Chizu Now Open in SW Portland!
I forgot this news - Trent Pierce of Fin fame has announced that he will be doing "sneak peek dinners" which will feature dishes from his "new seafood concept" which will open later this year. Trent Pierce and partner Benjamin Blank are looking for a space in the Pearl for the new place. I posted the press release a … [Read more...] about More March News for Portland Restaurants
Interviews? We have a ton of them! Have you checked out the interviews on this website? There are pages of them done by multiple writers. We have done many interviews over the years with chefs, restaurant owners, cooks and more, the result is an honest dialog with people in the food industry. You’ll find the list … [Read more...] about Our Portland Interview Archive
Note: Steve's Cheese has moved, expanded and now serves sandwiches and small plates. The name has changed to Cheese Bar. He also opened "Chizu", a cheese tasting bar in SW Portland. A couple of weeks ago, Steve Jones celebrated the one year anniversary of Steve’s Cheese, his cheese and cured meats shop located … [Read more...] about Interview – Steve Jones of Cheese bar and Chizu