KGW brings sad tidings for fans of the Greek plates at Alexis Restaurant: After 36 years of business at 215 W. Burnside, the restaurant will close for good after dinner on November 7. Owner Gerry Tsirimiagos told KGW he spent a year deliberating over whether or not to close, and in the end, he decided to retire. In his farewell message on the Alexis Restaurant Facebook page, he writes, “It is time for me to start the next chapter in my life, spending more time with family and traveling.”
The Facebook message also confirmed that Alexis, Inc., which imports and distributes foods and offers retail sales at 215 SE Stark, will remain in operation. Here’s the complete goodbye message as posted to Facebook:
To our valued Customers and Community,
I have made the difficult decision to close Alexis Restaurant indefinitely after Monday, November 7, 2016. To be clear, this does not include Alexis, Inc., which is a separate entity and will remain open indefinitely.
After 36 wonderful years of serving you, it is time for me to start the next chapter in my life, spending more time with family and traveling.
We hope to see you one last time, so feel free to stop by, enjoy some Greek food, and have one more “Opa!!!” before we close.
Thank you all for your support!!!
Gerasimos “Gerry” Tsirimiagos & the Alexis Restaurant family
Alexis Restaurant, 215 W. Burnside, Portland, Oregon, 503.224.8577