Yonder will close on June 26th.
Owner Maya Lovelace made the announcement via newsletter on June 3rd.
She plans to reopen in the same space with the name Hissyfit. Here is the announcement –
The last time we wrote you, we were celebrating our three year Yonder-versary. The past few years have been a roller coaster of tremendous highs and staggering lows, from opening our first brick and mortar restaurant to pivoting time and time again to make our little business run during a global pandemic. Now, we’re writing a new chapter with a brand spankin’ new concept and menu under the name Hissyfit!
Hissy fit” is a classic southern-ism for a tantrum, specifically used in regards to the sass and emotional outbursts of women. We’re adopting the name for its linguistic ferocity, its cultural depth, and its evocation of the wild and untamed feminine. Hissyfit will be decked out in funky shades of pink and deep green, gilded with gorgeous plants and lush botanical wallpaper, and gloriously cozy in its aesthetic. Rich, earthy stoneware and Dundee red clay platters will share the table with matte gold flatware, soft burlap-inspired napkins, and vintage glassware…
Our dining room manager Eric Pavey, formerly of Little Bird, Nostrana, and Gruner, brings grace and a little fun to the party with funky wine picks and excellent service. Chef de Cuisine Kevin Jones, formerly of Xico, Sitka & Spruce and Girin (Seattle), lends years of experience with many rich cuisines and a love for nostalgic American cooking. Chef/owner Maya Lovelace will continue to weave Southern flavors and stories into the daily menus, but with less adherence to tradition and a voracious desire to make food that is always fun, incredibly delicious, and ever-changing.
Lovelace says they plan to open Hissyfit restaurant on July 6th. If you have an unused Yonder gift card, they will accept them at the new restaurant. No sign of her other restaurant Mae which closed during the pandemic returning. You can see the full statement here.
4636 NE 42nd Avenue, Suite A
Portland, Oregon 97218