The news dropped just now on KGW news Channel 8 that Multnomah County will buy Veritable Quandary, one of downtown's most iconic restaurants. Veritable Quandary is located beside the Hawthorne Bridge, and its patio area is located on land owned by the county. In December 2014, Multnomah County announced its intent to build a courthouse on the property. Now VQ-owner Dennis King tells KGW he is closing in part because he fears the restaurant could not withstand the massive nearby construction of a courthouse. Located at 1220 SW 1st Ave., Veritable Quandary expects to close for good this summer.
The 45-year-old restaurant will make way for a new courthouse.