Under the title of, I can't believe they lasted this long, comes the news that Jamison is closing. To our patrons and community friends: After much consideration, we’ve decided to close Jamison. Our costs for operation in this space have exceeded our ability to provide a quality dining experience at reasonable … [Read more...] about Jamison Restaurant to Close
Urban Works Real Estate has announced that the folks behind Davis Street Tavern will be opening a second restaurant, Jamison, at the former Fenouil space. According to their blog post, the "menu will focus on classic New American cuisine while emphasizing local farmers and purveyors, using seasonal ingredients, and … [Read more...] about Davis Street Tavern Owner Leases Fenouil Spot
This announcement that Fenouil restaurant on Jamison Square was closing made me do a double-take. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of Fenouil, in Portland's Pearl District. A longtime iconic restaurant, Fenouil unfortunately was not able to weather the storm of the financial crisis and will close … [Read more...] about Fenouil Restaurant is Closing
[Updated: Pascal Chureau, says he will be overseeing the restaurant, but won't be "chef". He's "not leaving Allium", but is "just overseeing the restaurant". Michael Hanaghan, previously of Ten-01, will be head chef. Wasn't that fun? Sometimes you just have to throw it out there and see what sticks.] I'm hearing two … [Read more...] about New Chef at Brasserie Montmarte – It’s a Guessing Game!
Olympia Provisions is open on 107 SE Washington St. in Portland. As you may know, these are the same folks that own Clyde Common. From their press release, Chef Jason Barwikowski’s menu features small plates influenced by European and North African flavors that showcase local ingredients from some of the area’s … [Read more...] about Portland Food News: Olympia Open, Agency Bar Closes and More
[Updated 7.09: Since this incident happened, the restaurant has changed hands, and management has changed. This post is still here because of all the comments] For those that have been following a service issue I had with one restaurant in town, it has now been resolved, for the most part, to my satisfaction. The … [Read more...] about Follow-Up to Fenouil Customer Service Story
NOW CLOSED After being under construction for what seems like years, Fenouil, pronounced Fen-wee which means Fennel, opened a few months ago on the edge of Jamison Square in Portland’s Pearl District. The 8,500 square foot interior was designed by KL Design group. Word on the street is the total cost approached five … [Read more...] about Review: Fenouil