Thank you for seven years of celebrating la cucina toscanaDear friends, we have closed Burrasca for good. Certainly the past year has been challenging, but your love and support since the onset of the pandemic has kept us afloat and helped provide jobs and income for our staff. With our lease at an end, we felt it was time for a change: time for renewed focus on well-being … [Read more...] about Burrasca 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.
Oregon State Legislature Passes Bill Allowing To-Go Cocktails, Commission Caps on Food Delivery Legislation will provide relief to hard-hit restaurant industry The legislature has passed legislation allowing restaurants to allow cocktails to-go. The regulations require that restaurants have to serve a "substantial food item per every two drinks purchased.The cap or lid, … [Read more...] about Cocktails To-Go Now a Reality
After the unfortunate timing of opening just as the pandemic was heating up, Bar King and The Bakery at Bar King have announced they will be closing January 2nd. Dear Portland friends and family,We are heartbroken to announce the permanent closure of Bar King and The Bakery. To our team, thank you for the hard work that you have put in to make this more than just a … [Read more...] about Bar King and The Bakery at Bar King Closing Permanently
John and Renee Gorham, previously of Toro Bravo, Tasty n Sons/Daughters, MEC, etc. sent out an email this morning regarding their future plans:A thank you to all that supported us over the years: our honored guests, our staff, community partners and friends. It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to Portland. The memories and experiences we created together over … [Read more...] about John and Renee Gorham: Farewell from the Bullring
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association and National Restaurant Association Call for Congress to Act Immediately New Survey Findings Reveal Dire Situation for Restaurant Operators without Federal Financial Assistance Today, the National Restaurant Association is releasing a letter to Congress with the results of the latest survey on the economic health of the industry, … [Read more...] about New Survey Findings Reveal Dire Situation for Oregon Restaurant Operators