In February of 2010, John Gorham, the owner of Toro Bravo announced he was opening a second restaurant called Tasty n Sons* in the old Nutshell space on North Williams Avenue. Yes, Nutshell, a short-lived and lousy vegan restaurant which had replaced the equally lousy Anju, an Asian Fusion noodle bar. Bonus points and … [Read more...] about Tasty n Sons Closing, Reopening in Woodsman Tavern Space With New Name
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.
The restaurant will still continue service for private parties and special pop-up dinners. In a not too surprising email from Park Kitchen this afternoon the restaurant announced it will no longer be open for drop-in dinners as of the end of service on October 27th. I've been wondering how they would survive after … [Read more...] about Park Kitchen Discontinuing Regular Service
Clay's Smokehouse on SE Division has closed (again). The owners posted the following statement on the door - Dear friends, We regret to say that the endeavor to reboot Clay's Smokehouse on Division Street started off very well, but we have made the tough decision to close the doors. Eight months ago we became an … [Read more...] about Clay’s Smokehouse Grill & Catering Closes
City Rotisserie Bar & Grill on the South Waterfront has closed. The Ardea Apartment restaurant space on Portland's South Waterfront has been having a bit of trouble over the years. After a short run, Muselet restaurant closed in July 2016. In November 2017, City Rotisserie opened with the owners/managers having … [Read more...] about South Waterfront City Rotisserie Bar & Grill Closes
Gastro Mania Opens in Multnomah Village O'Connors Space. Foie Gras Burger, anyone? Gastro Mania, a Mediterranean restaurant, is drawing crowds at their new location, which replaced Portland institution, O'Connors Restaurant. Like so many Portland restaurants, Gastro Mania started out as a food cart before expanding … [Read more...] about Gastro Mania Now Open in Multnomah Village
Sarah Bellum's Bakery is a non-profit organization supporting adults with brain injuries. Sarah Bellum's, a play on the word cerebellum, is opening a brick and mortar cupcake bakery in Multnomah Village. It's in the space that was most recently occupied by Sweets Etc. The non-profit which helps adults with brain … [Read more...] about Sarah Bellum’s Bakery & Workshop to Open in Multnomah Village
Tankroom Announces the Premier of MEETTHECHEF in the Pacific Northwest, Featuring Albert Adrià and Pepe Carretero. This is a pretty big deal, so I'm posting the press release here. Barcelona chef Albert Adrià, brother of El Bulli's Ferran Adrià is known throughout the world for his restaurants. Tickets restaurant in … [Read more...] about MeetheChef brings Albert Adria to Portland, OR for the first time!
The Genoa Restaurant spinoff will close October 28th. First reported by the Oregonian, Accanto, once the popular, more casual sister of the much vaunted Genoa has announced they are closing. The restaurant which opened in 2009 never seemed to find its footing; I liked the food but tended to forget they were there. … [Read more...] about Accanto Restaurant Closing