Madison's Grill — whose familiar sign looked SE Madison and 12th — closed over the weekend after 17 years in business. In an announcement on the restaurant/bar's official website (first spotted by the Oregonian), Madison's owners Steve and Hiroko Brown confirm the restaurant closed yesterday (Sunday, February 24), but all booked catering events will proceed as scheduled in the East Wing Banquet Room. The Browns write:
"We would like to thank Madison's patrons and catering customers who placed their trust and faith in us hosting their wonderful events. We have enjoyed serving you…. it is a blessing to have been a part of your lives. Madison's was often referred to as 'Cheers of SE Portland' by many regulars."