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Here Are the 74 Restaurants That Closed in Portland in 2016

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This list of 2016 Portland restaurant and bar closings is designed to be comprehensive. Know a restaurant or bar that isn’t on the list? Share it in the comments or on the Eater Portland tipline. Or, if you’re looking for all of the restaurants that have recently opened, head here.

Closed December 2016

NORTHWESTBasta Trattoria boiled its final noodle after 25 years at 410 NW 21st St. [PDX Food and Drink]

KERNS—The bustling NE 28th Avenue restaurant row lost 14-year-old Tabla Pasta e Vino. [WWeek]

DOWNTOWNBlue Collar Baking baked its last bundt cake at 319 SW Pine St. [EaterWire]

ST JOHNSJames Johns Cafe locked up for good. [EaterWire]

DIVISION—A pioneer in Portland’s vegan cooking, Portobello Vegan Trattoria closed up at 1125 SE Division. [PoMo]

DOWNTOWN—The second location of John and Renee Gorham’s Pollo Bravo shuttered to make way for Shalom Y’All, their Israeli-inspired restaurant originally located in Pine Street Market. The original Pollo Bravo powers on inside PSM. [EaterWire]

PEARLThe Pink Rose threw its final mimso brunch. It had shuttered in February 2016 and reopened in May 2016. [EaterWire]

GOOSE HOLLOW—After three years, the Laughing Planet franchise rolled out of its SW Jefferson Street digs, but there are plenty of other locations still around. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWNSushi Mioga closed its location near Providence Park after six months. Its sushi spot at 11835 NW Cedar Falls Dr. is still open. No word as to whether the company still plans to open two additional locations. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—Local burger chainlet Joe’s Burgers shuttered at 625 SW 4th Ave. Other locations are still in operation. [EaterWire]

NORTHWEST—Cha Cha Cha served its last taco on the corner of NW 21st Avenue and Everett. Other locations are still in operation. [EaterWire]

WOODSTOCK—Located at 4807 SE Woodstock Blvd., Tani's Japanese Kitchen closed to make way for Shoko Sushi and Izakaya. [EaterWire]

NORTH PORTLAND—North Portland's New American shuttered at 2103 N Killingsworth St. after two years. [EaterWire]

PEARL—Portland’s most iconic jazz club Jimmy Mak’s, serving food and drink for 20 years, let out a final blue note on New Year’s Eve 2016. [Oregonian]

SOUTHEAST—Beloved beer bar The Green Dragon poured its final pint to make way for Rogue Ales & Spirits’ tenth pub. Rogue has owned the venue since 2008. [New School Beer]

Closed November 2016

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OLD TOWN/CHINATOWN—One of the year’s saddest closures, Alexis Restaurant concluded 36 years at 215 W Burnside. Alexis Inc. remains in operation. [EaterWire]

NE ALBERTABranch Whiskey Bar poured its final whiskey flight on November 5. [PDX Food and Drink]

E BURNSIDEAmericano, founded by Blair Reynolds and Ian Christopher, shuttered after just eight months inside the Burnside 26 building. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—After 25 years, Tom’s First Avenue Bento served its last customers the day before Thanksgiving to make way for a new Multnomah County courthouse. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—After 24 years, the Captain Ankeny’s Well dive bar shuttered, only to relocate to 50 SW 3rd Ave. as Sky Club at Ankeny’s Well. [WWeek]

Closed October 2016

GRESHAM—Embroiled in controversy after refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex couple in 2013, Sweet Cakes by Melissa officially gave up trying to reopen its brick and mortar. [WWeek]

DIVISION—A true shocker, Honky Tonk Taco shut the doors after just three months, but the big-name restaurateurs behind the restaurant are keeping the lease and opening the third location of OP Wurst. [Oregonian]

SOUTH WATERFRONT—The 90-seat Groaning Board closed up shop on October 29. [EaterWire]

SE DIVISION—The little pub across the street from the Tidbit’s food cart pod, Loon, shuttered in October. It’d opened early in 2016. [EaterWire]

Closed September 2016

OLD TOWN/CHINATOWNDavis Street Tavern, a favorite for the afterwork crowd, grilled its final happy hour burger. [EaterWire]

NORTHEAST—Adored by many for its "inauthentic Asian" cooking, Johanna Ware's Smallwares shuttered at 4605 NE Fremont on September 24. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—After 45 years, beloved Veritable Quandary held its final service September 30. [Oregonian]

THE PEARLThe Parish, serving Creole and Cajun inspired dishes, shucked its final oyster, taking away one of the city's best oyster happy hours in the process. That said, the oyster deals continue at sister-restaurant EaT: An Oyster Bar. [WWeek]

SOUTHEAST—Despite its cultish following, Oso Market & Bar extinguished its burners next door to Kachka. [EaterWire]

OLD TOWN/CHINATOWNThe Boiler Room karaoke bar turned down the volume for good after 15 years on September 15. [Mercury]

Closed in August 2016

N MISSISSIPPI—After taking over the old Equinox venue, Slate closed after fewer than five months. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—Located inside of the ambitious Pine Street Market food hall, Common Law shuttered to make way for Kim Jong Smokehouse. Common Law lasted only four months and was a collaboration between Patrick Kee, the long-time chef at Paley's Place, and Earl Ninsom (PaaDee, Langbaan). [EaterWire]

SE DIVISION— James Beard-nominated chef Trent Pierce shutter B&T Oyster Bar, announcing plans to relocate his iconic Roe seafood restaurant (hidden in the back of B&T Oyster Bar) to the West Side. [Oregonian]

NORTH PORTLANDPause Kitchen and Bar ended its run as a go-to family-friendly spot, with Patton Maryland taking its place. [WWeek]

THE PEARL—The Oregon Table wine bar closed after less than seven months. [EaterWire]

SE HAWTHORNEBombay Cricket Club served its last plate of curry on August 31. It had been in operation 21 years. [Oregonian]

DOWNTOWN—After 92 years, the one-time gambling den and rumored brothel, The Lotus Cardroom and Cafe, closed downtown. [Oregonian]

SE DIVISION—The Korean-Californian-Mexican fusion spot, Koi Fusion, closed its only full-fledged brick and mortar, known as DStreet. It still operates five other food cart or micro restaurant locations. [EaterWire]

THE PEARL—Located at 1101 NW Northrup St., Streetcar Bistro shuttered August 24. [EaterWire]

THE PEARL/N MISSISSIPPI—The Coppia Bistro in the N Mississippi neighborhood and Coppia Restaurant in the Pearl closed simultaneously without comment. [Portland Food and Drink]

SOUTHEAST—After establishing itself as an art hub, Vie de Bohème, located at 1530 SE 7th Ave, shut its doors at the end of August. [WWeek]

Closed in July 2016

NE KILLINGSWORTH—Popular Hop & Vine beer bar poured its last brew on its eight-year anniversary. [EaterWire]

SOUTHEAST—Part of the ChefStable group, Hip-hop pizzeria P.R.E.A.M. closed after about a year to make way for Associated, which will be helmed by the same chef. [EaterWire]

SOUTH WATERFRONT—The ambitious, modernist, and wine-centric restaurant Muselet closed after a little more than a year. Ahead of its time? Perhaps — as the neighborhood continues to take shape. [EaterWire]

NORTHWESTThe Bent Brick shuttered on the eve of going tipless. Sister-restaurant Park Kitchen powers on on the North Park Blocks. [WWeek]

Closed in June 2016

N WILLIAMS—The iconic sandwich shop Lardo shuttered one of its locations, citing slow business. [EaterWire]

SE DIVISION—The old-school barbecue spot, Clay’s Smokehouse, stopped welcoming diners in June, hoping to reopen at 6305 SE King Road in Milwaukie down the road. [EaterWire]

NORTHEAST—The classic and beloved Bacchi's Italian Delicatessen closed after reportedly receiving an eviction notice. [EaterWire]

NE GLISANKerns Kitchen topped its last waffle with fried chicken, bacon, and a fried egg on June 24. [EaterWire]

SOUTHEAST—The renowned supper club,Simpatica Dining Hall, halted dinner and brunch June 26. [Oregonian]

DOWNTOWNBroadway on Deck closed to become The Independent Sports Bar & Grill. [EaterWire]

SOUTHEAST—The popular Umai ramen food cart shuttered June 18. It was opened in 2014 by bluegrass musicians Forest Carter and Austin Moore. [Oregonian]

Closed in May 2016

SE DIVISION—Part of Andy Ricker's (Pok Pok) restaurant empire, the Sen Yai noodle house closed May 9, and some of its most popular brunch dishes can now be found at Whiskey Soda Lounge, just down the street. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—Chef Ken Norris's creative sausage food cart, Clutch Sausagery, stuffed its last sausage for the foreseeable future. Norris will take over as head chef at Vitaly Paley’s hotly anticipated restaurant, Headwaters. [EaterWire]

N MISSISSIPPI—The popular North Light bar closed, ultimately making way for a new Verde Cocina. Sister-restaurant Night Light Lounge still goes strong on SE Clinton. [EaterWire]

NORTHEAST—Coming as a surprise, one of Portland's most famous sandwich shops, Big-Ass Sandwiches, stuffed its last hoagie. [EaterWire]

Closed in April 2016

DOWNTOWN—The classic Blueplate lunch counter at 308 SW Washington St. locked its doors for good after nine years. [EaterWire]

Closed in March 2016

THE PEARL—The buzzkill was confirmed March 21: One of the last Trader Vic's in operation in the United States shuttered after a fire. [EaterWire]

N MISSISSIPPI—After nearly 13 years, the Equinox restaurant stopped serving its well-priced brunches and dinners March 27. [EaterWire]

NORTHWESTLe Vieux Restaurant closed at 1937 NW 23rd Pl., just up the block from Ataula. [EaterWire]

E BURNSIDE—The Russian-Uzbeki restaurant Uzbekistan put out its grills at 18488 E Burnside St. [WWeek]

Closed in February 2016

DOWNTOWNHop Dog, the gourmet hot dog restaurant from the restaurateurs who founded Little Big Burger and Blue Star Donuts boiled its last frank in the West End. [EaterWire]

NORTHWEST—Located at 2327 NW Kearney, The Peddler and Pen closed after about seven months of business. [EaterWire]

NE GLISAN—The beloved Din Din Supper Club shuttered at 920 NE Glisan St. [PoMo]

SE HAWTHORNE—Popular food cart Carte Blanche went dark but promised to reopen as a brick and mortar. [EaterWire]

SE HAWTHORNE—After 36 years, the Sewick’s dive bar poured its final Olympia at SE Hawthorne and 49th. [WWeek]

DOWNTOWN—The Palace Cakes bakery announced it would turn off its ovens. [EaterWire]

THE PEARLChristopher David, the cafe located on the corner of Jamison Park, made its final real-deal flat white February 20. [EaterWire]

Closed in January 2016

NORTHWESTSorellina closed to make way for a new Lovejoy Bakers location. Both businesses are owned by Marc and Tracy Frankel. [EaterWire]

N WILLIAMS—The Dalo’s Ethiopian Kitchen food cart closed for good on Alberta after begin booted from its N Williams brick and mortar location, where it had operated for 12 years. [Oregonian]

NORTHWESTWimpy’s dive bar locked up for good after 20 years on NW 21st. [EaterWire]

NORTH PARK BLOCKSRemedy Wine Bar closed, vowing to reopen, after three years at 733 NW Everett St. It cited “pervasive camping in and around the park throughout summer and fall of 2015, and the related crime issues, that went largely unaddressed by the city." [Oregonian]

NORTHWESTPastini Pastaria boiled its last noodle at 1506 NW 23rd Ave., leaving three locations in the city. [Portland Food and Drink]

SE DIVISIONDetour Cafe closed on SE Division after 15 years of business. [EaterWire]


25 North Fremont Street, , OR 97227 (503) 206-6421 Visit Website

Trader Vic's

1203 NW Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97209 503 467 2277 Visit Website

Sen Yai

3384 SE Division St, Portland, OR 503-236-3573

Din Din Supper Club

920 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR

North Light

3746 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227 (503) 477-7079

Hop Dog

1122 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205 (503) 227-0900 Visit Website

Broadway On Deck

225 SW Broadway #100, Portland, OR 97205

Oso Market & Bar

726 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Veritable Quandary

1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204 (503) 227-7342 Visit Website

Christopher David

901 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (503) 206-8226

B&T Oyster Bar

3113 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202 (503) 236-0205


830 N Shaver Street, Portland, OR 503.460.3333 Visit Website

Common Law

, Portland, OR (503) 477-9364

Big-Ass Sandwiches

304 SE 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204


417 NW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 503 295 9536

The Parish

231 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 Visit Website

Le Vieux

1937 NW 23rd Pl, Portland, OR 97210 (503) 208-2907

Carte Blanche

2114 Greenville Avenue, , TX 75206 (214) 434-1538 Visit Website

Pastini Pastaria

1506 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 (503) 595-1205 Visit Website


, Portland, OR (503) 502-4428

Bacchi's Italian Delicatessen

6633 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213 (503) 281-6578 Visit Website

The Bent Brick

1639 NW Marshall Street, Portland, Oregon 97209 503 688 1655

Palace Cakes

1401 SW Yamhill, Portland, OR

Simpatica Dining Hall

828 SE Ash Street, Portland, OR 97214


733 NW Everett, Portland, OR 97209