NW Thurman's eight-year-old Spanish restaurant Patanegra has closed after eight years in business. Portland Monthly was the first to spot owner Ricardo Segura's online announcement, which reveals the restaurant closed for good on May 11. Per the announcement:
"For nearly seventeen years we've had the good fortune and wonderful opportunity to serve the Portland community and only after much consideration did we come to the bittersweet decision to sell our current lovely establishment of the last 8 years and shift our direction onto other adventures and journeys. And so, after Saturday, May 11, 2013 Patanegra will close its doors for good. We would like to thank all of you for your valued visits and patronage and for making Patanegra such a special place since day one."
Prior to opening Patanegra, Segura operated the tapas restaurant Tapeo, transitioning it into Patanegra after nine years in business. According to PoMo, "current Ciao Vito chef Jose Chesa (a recent transplant from Barcelona) has purchased the space." Updates as they become available.
· Patanegra [Official site]
Image of Patanegra courtesy Antonio J. via Flickr