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Starky's Restaurant Closes on SE Stark After 28 Years

The restaurant and bar has roots in the gay community dating to 1984.

Starky's Restaurant
Starky's Restaurant

Having sent the announcement by Facebook, Starky's Restaurant and Bar is now closed. Starky's opened in 1987, and having hosted such events as the Red Dress Party, it was a fixture in the Portland gay community.

The most recent owners, Joe and Greg, took over in 2004. In their announcement, they do not cite a reason for closing, but according to the Mercury, which broke the news, Starky's will shutter to make way for a 46-unit apartment building.

That's right: make way = demolish.

Here's the final word from Starky's:

CLOSED FOREVER, NEVER FORGOTTEN, THANK YOU ALL, WE LOVED YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2913 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214 Visit Website

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