"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
Sad news for the Cheese Bar in Portland: I consider it one of the best cheese shops in the Northwest. I certainly will be stopping in many times before January 24th!If you have enjoyed purchasing holiday treats for friends and family from Cheese Bar or Steve’s Cheese over the last 15 years, this will be your last chance. After almost 16 years of independent … [Read more...] about Cheese Bar, Going, Going…
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 - … [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 well for his specialty. The menu lists about 30 cheeses at … [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 week ago, but if you missed it, you can read the rest of the … [Read more...] about More March News for Portland Restaurants