Caffe Vita announced today they have closed their NE Alberta Street store. Local company Great North Coffee to take over the space.The Great North Coffee Shop has been expanding since opening its popular St. John's store in 2016. In 2020, a second shop in Vancouver Washington opened, in September of 2022 they took over Lovejoy Bakers in Portland's Pearl District (I'm … [Read more...] about Caffe Vita Portland Closing, The Great North to Take Over Space
Portland Food and Restaurant News and Discussion
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FEAST Portland, the food festival that drew people from all over the nation to our local food scene has taken its last bow. Gutted to get this press release this morning from Mike Thelin of FEAST Portland -Dear Friends, In an interview with Karen Brooks at Portland Monthly Magazine today, I shared the news that our festival would not be returning—not in 2023 and not … [Read more...] about FEAST Will No Longer Be Held
Eater broke the story this morning that the SE Portland restaurant, Renata has closed for good.Lovers of their frozen pizza will be glad that they will continue to be available. From the Renata Instagram -natapdxReal talk: most people think life is back to normal. The pandemic is a thing of the past and we’re all moving on. The reality is that the damage done to … [Read more...] about Renata Closes for Good
Naomi Pomeroy announced today that Ripe Cooperative, her pivot from the critically acclaimed BEAST, will close permanently at the end of day on October 16th. I've always liked Naomi. Her restaurants have been true to herself. She has been at the forefront of the Save Our Restaurants initiative led by herself and chefs Tom Colicchio, and Kwame Onwuachi, campaigning with … [Read more...] about Ripe Cooperative, BEAST Spinoff to Close
Sarah Pliner, one of Portland's best chefs, and one of the founders of Aviary Restaurant was killed in a bicycle accident yesterday. The news this morning via local food writer Michael Zusman's Facebook, was like a gut punch. I met Sarah several times over the years, but can't claim to have had deep insights into her personality. But over the years I've heard many good things … [Read more...] about Famed Portland Chef Sarah Pliner Dies