Portland chef and restaurateur Lisa Schroeder has announced the sale of her downtown Italian eatery, Mama Mia Trattoria, to local restaurateur Barry Brown, of Brown Family Restaurants LLC. The sale is scheduled to be complete July 1, 2011. Schroeder will remain the executive chef and owner of her original restaurant, Mother's Bistro & Bar. "I realized I'm not getting any younger, and owning and operating two busy restaurants was consuming all my time," she says. Schroeder says Brown has no plans to change the menu and will maintain all the standards and procedures at Mama Mia. Additionally, Schroeder will remain involved with the restaurant for a period of time to ensure a smooth transition.
· Mama Mia Trattoria [Official site]
·All Previous Lisa Schroeder Coverage [EaterPDX]
· All Previous Mother's Coverage [Eater PDX]
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