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FEAST Will No Longer Be Held
2022-12-22 22:01
FEAST Portland, the food festival that drew people from all over the nation to our local food scene has taken its last bow. Gutted to get this press release this morning from Mike Thelin of… Read More
Renata Closes For Good
2022-10-27 19:47
Eater broke the story this morning that the SE Portland restaurant, Renata has closed for good. Renata Italian RestaurantLovers of their frozen pizza will be glad that they will continue to… Read More
Famed Portland Chef Sarah Pliner Dies
2022-10-06 07:06
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… Read More
Pix Patisserie Closing August 22nd
2022-07-04 02:47
Pix Patisserie owner Cheryl Wakerhauser announced yesterday that the popular restaurant would close. The first date I ever had in Portland was to Pix, a quirky dessert spot way out on SE Div… Read More
More From FEAST
2022-05-20 22:35
I’ve been fielding a few comments and emails about why FEAST for 2022 was canceled. This newsletter explains their reasoning and is posted in its entirety. Welcome to the Feast newslet… Read More
FEAST 2022 Cancels
2022-04-26 21:35
Feast Portland announced on Facebook today that they will postpone all live events this year. A sad announcement from feast this morning: After some thoughtful discussions and heartfelt cons… Read More
You Can Help Ukrainian Refugees
2022-03-17 20:06
Please, Please Help by Donating In light of what is going on in Ukraine, I wouldn’t be able to look myself in the mirror unless I had done what I can to help the approximately 3.2 mill… Read More
Now Open: The Woodsman Tavern Returns!
2021-12-01 22:36
OPENED 2011. CLOSED 2018. OPENING AGAIN TONIGHT. After a 3-year hibernation, it’s our pleasure to reopen the doors at The Woodsman Tavern. A Pacific Northwest-inspired restauran… Read More
2021-10-19 20:51
The well-known Grano Bakery in Oregon City has closed. Another closure due to Covid, etc. I’m surprised how many places made it through the last year-and-a-half yet are closing now. I… Read More
2021-10-13 06:16
The New York Times released a list of “The 50 places in America we’re most excited about right now.” Portland restaurants Coquine and Eem made the list. Coquine, PortlandTh… Read More
2021-10-04 23:43
Paley’s Place, one of Portland’s great restaurants is closing Thanksgiving weekend. In a statement released Monday, the Paley’s said the closure will be permanent. This ann… Read More
PFD: This Is What I’m Doing
2021-07-20 04:23
When I started Portland Food and Drink back in 2004, I never expected it to last this long. Newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it was something to do, a reason to get out of bed in the… Read More
2021-06-21 21:15
Finally, a bit of news about the 2021 FEAST Portland. It will be held this year but in a greatly modified form. Here are the details from the press release. Friends. Rollercoaster doesn&rsqu&hell…Read More
Coffee Guide: The Great North Coffee
2021-06-09 00:56
The Great North CoffeehouseWhen Matt Brown and Jonathan Felix-Lund opened Great North Coffee in St. Johns five years ago, they came with some serious creds. Matt had worked at Stumptown, Bar… Read More
Tonari, Nodoguro Close Permanently
2021-04-22 21:13
It sounds like the closings came down to landlord issues. Photo: NodoguroFrom the owners, “Since my last post, we have lost our restaurant leases and my little family had to pack up, a… Read More
Ataula Catalan Restaurant Closing For Good
2021-04-22 20:34
Updated: 4pm This one really hurts. According to Portland Monthly, Jose Chesa and Cristan Baez will not reopen their popular Spanish Tapas restaurant, Ataula. The building has been sold, and… Read More
2021-04-17 01:33
I was caught by surprise by the warm weather, and have rushed out the patio dining pages with a few caveats. I’ve culled all of the restaurants that I know have closed. Let me know if… Read More
Nicholas Restaurant Opens New SE Location
2021-04-01 23:14
The restaurant’s larger footprint adds more indoor seating, an outdoor patio, and a new bar area with a Lebanese-inspired beverage program Photo credit: Bassel Hamieh  This is goi… Read More
2021-03-16 01:27
“I was busily working with someone who was interested in taking over the Cheese Bar space, but unfortunately it did not materialize.” Steve JonesI get so many questions about wha… Read More
2021-03-05 07:34
Portland photographer David Lanthan Reamer passed away on February 21st, 2021, of pancreatic cancer. His photos were gorgeous, not just shots of food, but of moments that make the viewer pau… Read More
Ripe Cooperative, God Help Me
2021-01-19 03:11
Have you been to Ripe Cooperative? It’s the pivot Beast restaurant made to a to-go storefront when the restaurant closed. They are doing all kinds of heat and serve meals – curri… Read More
Burrasca Closes For Good
2021-01-16 01:01
Thank you for seven years of celebrating la cucina toscana Dear friends, we have closed Burrasca for good. Certainly the past year has been challenging, but your love and support sinc… Read More
Cocktails To-Go Now A Reality
2020-12-27 00:21
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 leg… Read More
2020-11-12 21:34
Sad news for the Cheese Bar in Portland: I consider it one of the best cheese shops in the Northwest. I certainly will be stopping in many times before January 24th! Photo ©Tim RothIf… Read More
Dessert Tank, Don’t Desert Me!
2020-11-03 23:15
Eclairs – courtesy Ken’s Artisan BakeryI have a dinner tank and a dessert tankNote: I think most of us are pretty stressed this evening, and going through old posts today, I thou… Read More
The Pok Pok Empire Is Finished
2020-10-30 21:54
A Farewell to Pok Pok [from Andy Ricker]From Facebook: It’s Loi Krathong in Thailand, a festival where one floats a small boat made of a slice of banana trunk and decorated with folded… Read More
Naomi Introduces Ripe Cooperative
2020-10-30 18:37
After 13 incredible years (thank you, we love you!), we’re transitioning the space formerly known as BEAST into something totally new:We’re excited to reconnect home co… Read More
Cecilia Chiang Of The Mandarin SF Dies
2020-10-29 01:36
The news came today that Cecilia Chiang of The Mandarin restaurant has died at the age of 100.All of this brought back a flood of memories from my childhood.Cecilia ChiangMy father organized… Read More
Cacao Drink Chocolate Calling It Quits
2020-10-27 21:55
The pandemic claims popular Cacao Drink Chocolate store.When Cacao first opened in 2006, it was a game-changer for Portland, a shop that focused on selling nothing but chocolate, manned by o… Read More
An Updated Closure List
2020-10-25 23:31
With everything going on, I haven’t been updating local news as much lately. Here is a roundup of closures I’ve seen around the Portland restaurant scene.Darryl Joannides of Viol… Read More
Saucebox Closes Permanently
2020-10-01 05:59
Joining Bluehour, Saucebox, the restaurant from Bruce Carey and company, has closed. Closing first reported by Eater.From the day it opened in 1995, Saucebox was a hit. Under the experienced… Read More
RESTAURANTS Act Needs Your Help
2020-09-29 22:41
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is joined by local Portland chefs and restaurant advocates.Today we are proud to share our biggest news to date: the RESTAURANTS Act — the bill we’ve… Read More
2020-09-20 04:40
Sad to get this today from Ataula, the Spanish restaurant in Northwest Portland just off of NW Thurman. I always enjoy my meals with them. This follows the same lines as the announcement fro… Read More
Ford Food & Drink Closes For Good
2020-08-29 21:15
Ford Food and Drink Restaurant in the historic Ford building at SE 11th and Division has officially pulled the plug forever. They are selling off everything they own today… glasses, c… Read More
Aviary Closing Permanently August 29th
2020-08-21 00:56
Aviary, one of Portland’s best restaurants, has announced they will be closing.Aviary: Charlotte – butternut squash, black garlic, egg yolk fennelThe announcement on Facebook is… Read More
Remembering Food …
2020-07-17 02:00
David Jenkins is no longer with us, but his spirit is in this website through the stories he told us over the years. I was cleaning out old posts today and thought I would repost this one fr… Read More
Alma Chocolate Permanently Closed
2020-07-02 22:42
Chocolate Icons by Alma Portland (at Cacao Chocolate Shop)Alma, what was once one of the best handmade chocolate shops in the area has closed for good. This posted on their website this morn… Read More
Bluehour Permanently Closes.
2020-06-29 22:40
Bluehour is throwing in the Towel.Owner Bruce Carey sent out the following email today. No word on the future of 23Hoyt, Saucebox, or clarklewis, though I have been hearing lots of rumors.Op… Read More
Le Bistro Montage Closes Permanently
2020-06-25 00:17
After positive notes as recently as June 18th, the restaurant has reversed direction and decided to close.This along with a ton of rumors about other restaurants closing. From their website… Read More
2020-06-23 07:25
This list of restaurants that have closed so far will be updated regularly.In the order of most recent closures first.The Bomber – OregonLiveLapella – VancouverThree Sixty Kitche… Read More
Pok Pok Closing Most Locations Permanently
2020-06-16 00:58
Pok Pok Chicken WingsThe original Pok Pok opened as a walk-up window in about 2005.At the time I said, “It was a chilly night, and I felt like the fox that had gotten into the chicken… Read More
Feast Portland 2020 Canceled
2020-05-15 00:32
Food Celebration Feast Portland has been canceled this year.Over the years, not only has Feast brought in millions of dollars in tourism but according to their website, has raised over $520… Read More

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