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Portland Restaurant With Menu for Dogs to Shutter

The Groaning Board is the latest restaurant to vacate South Waterfront

The Groaning Board
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According to its Facebook page, The Groaning Board, the 90-seat gastropub, will close after this Saturday’s dinner service, proving the South Waterfront neighborhood is still a tricky spot for restaurants. The Groaning Board will join beloved Muselet in exiting in the neighborhood, at a time when a third restaurant founded by Blue Star Donut’s Micah Camden moves toward opening. It appears fast-casual dining could be what sticks for now.

The Groaning Board was the first restaurant from owner Amee Finigan, and it made a bit of a splash in recent months when it announced a food menu especially for dogs. You can still get inside until October 29, the night The Groaning Board will close for good at 3500 SW River Pkwy. Here’s Finigan’s full farewell post from Facebook:

To our dear patrons and friends,

It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce that we must close our doors for good on Saturday, October 29 at 10 p.m. We will miss being a part of this unique community but we feel fortunate to have been able to serve all of our loyal and amazing patrons over the past two years and to share our dream of a neighborhood spot where everyone is treated like family. We hope to see your familiar faces over the next two weeks so that we can express our thanks and say goodbye. We will miss you all dearly. We will be open during our regular hours for the next two weeks: Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm.

The Groaning Board

3500 SW River Pkwy, Portland, OR 97239 (971) 254-9785