On October 20th, fancypants French-inflected Hawthorne restaurant (and Castagna neighbor) Sel Gris--one of the city's most expensive in a town that tends towards frugality--announced, via Facebook, that they'd be closed until October 28th due to damages caused by a neighboring fire. Just now, they've announced that they're actually going to have to stay closed and fixing the place up until mid-to-late November. Which can only mean that things were much worse than they thought, and that we're going to remain $32 "Lamb Two Ways"-free for even longer. Their Twitter, however, promises that "Like the phoenix... we shall rise from the ashes!" Anyone got the scoop on construction/renovation and/or how extensive the damage was? Our fire is always lit.
Post-Fire Sel Gris to be Closed for Even Longer
by Eva Hagberg
Brunch Box closes for good, Random Order Pie Bar says goodbye to Alberta, and the other Portland spots that aren’t reopening after the coronavirus pandemic ends