Indian “spice route” restaurant, Vindalho at 2038 SE Clinton Street, is closing tonight.
Vindalho was opened by restaurateur David Machado in 2005, at the time, his second restaurant. David Anderson, formerly from Cafe Lauro, moved to this location as the chef de cuisine, but left a few years ago to cook at Genoa. Unfortunately, the restaurant seemed to drift downhill over the last few years, and Machado’s focus seemed to be on the more popular Nel Centro, in the downtown core.
The interior space was designed by Portland’s Sienna Architecture, and is quite striking. Modern with lofty ceilings, big bright windows, a mezzanine level that overlooks the space below, it has a contemporary yet comfortable feel. The kitchen was obviously a large investment, and it will be interesting to see what happens to the space in the future.
Ross Pullen says
WOW. I know there are many reasons for this happening,but it is like an epidemic in Portland. Three in the last week? Somewhat akin to an attack of the tsetse flies or the e coli virus….or worse. I just am so sad for all of the lost jobs for these hard working folks.
Please feel free to allow those very talented – well experienced- hard working individuals that are losing employment in pdx to relocate to the Willamette Valley. We are absolutely HUNGRY for these individuals to join our teams.
Rachel Schoening says
You said it, Deborah.
What a shame to hear about the demise of Vindalho. I’ve enjoyed wonderful meals there.
I wondered how much longer Vindalho had when I saw the OLCC change of ownership/name application for Ahi this week: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/457775
At the end of the day it is the food!