Slate closed for good at 830 N Shaver St. last Monday, August 22, and owners Tara George and Michele Stultz have sold the venue, according to their Facebook goodbye. Featuring the cooking and sourcing talents of executive chef Kelly Weiss (Farm Cafe), Slate opened April 1, 2016, to serve comfort food bolstered by local ingredients for dinner and brunch. George and Stultz had previously owned and operated Equinox Restaurant and Bar in the same venue for nearly 13 years.
George and Stultz left the following farewell on Facebook:
To our loyal patrons,
Slate closed it's doors on 8/22/2016 for good. We have sold the restaurant and a new concept will be coming to the space soon. We want to thank everyone for supporting us!
Slate's location, just off North Mississippi and close to North Williams restaurants like Tasty N Sons, was in a bustling part of Portland, and thanks to both Farm Cafe's popularity, Weiss's cooking had a built-in audience. The closure will come as a surprise to many. The growing Mississippi/North Williams neighborhood has been the site of numerous recent restaurant openings, including Quaintrelle, Verde Cocina, Coco Donuts, and Kayo's Ramen Bar.
Eater has reached out to the owners to learn more, both about Slate's closing and the new group taking over the North Shaver venue.