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
Portland Food and Restaurant News and Discussion
This is an archive of Portland metro area restaurant and food news, political debate, diatribes, discussion threads etc. If we aren't quite sure where a story belongs, you'll find it here.
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
FILLS and Lac St. Jack are closing on November 23rd and October 29th respectively. I'm not particularly surprised to hear about these closures. I always thought the location was odd and the parking could be a pain, but it's still sad to see them go, as I enjoyed both. This makes me wonder about the fate of the other restaurants, Grassa, Lardo, and Oven and Shaker.Here is … [Read more...] about FILLS and Lac St. Jack Restaurants in Lake Oswego Closing.
Maya announced today on Instagram that she is leaving the restaurant industry for good. This is after closing Yonder and Mae, and opening Hissyfit a month ago. From Insta - Thank you to all of you for your support, thank you for visiting us, thank you for visiting @yonderpdx and @maepdx and follow us for the last seven years. We have made the decision to walk away from the … [Read more...] about Maya Lovelace of Yonder, Mae, Hissyfit Exits the Restaurant Industry