Photo of Noisette courtesy Avila/EPDX
Chef Tony Demes will soon close his NW fine dining restaurant Noisette, after two-and-a-half years of serving small plates and towering souffles: The Oregonian brings first word that Demes has listed the restaurant for sale, with no firm closing date just yet. Demes does tell the newspaper, however, that he has "decided to retire from the restaurant business in order to focus on some real estate commitments that need our attention." (A real estate listing notes Demes placed the business up for sale earlier this month.)
In an interview with Eater in December 2012, Demes noted the importance of his owning Noisette's corner building, saying: "being a small chef/restaurant owner, one of the biggest attractions is to actually own the building... your real estate is almost like your retirement." The restaurant debuted in winter 2011, marking Demes' return to Portland: He previously owned and operated fine-dining spot Couvron. Updates as they become available.
· Noisette Restaurant in NW Portland to Close [OregonLive]
· All Previous Noisette Coverage [Eater PDX]