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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
Starky's/Facebook

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 In their announcement, they do not cite a reason for closing, but according to the Mercury, which broke the news, Starky's will shutter to make way for a 46-unit apartment building.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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Starky's

2913 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214 Visit Website

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