Kimpton Riverplace Hotel is closing Three Degrees, its on-site restaurant and bar, with plans to open a new concept in its place in spring 2018. Kimpton tells Eater Three Degrees will close after breakfast service on November 12. Its bar area will remain open through December 31, 2017, with limited menus and hours. The forthcoming restaurant has yet to be named but will focus on Northwest seafood.
Over the years, Three Degrees has mostly stuck to more traditional hotel offerings — round-the-clock dining with menus built to please — but executive chef Lauro Romero added some promising Mexican flavors when he took over last year. Romero will remain executive chef at the forthcoming restaurant.
Adjacent to Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Three Degrees is one of Portland’s few waterfront dining options, with a lively patio scene when the weather’s warm. The venue is getting fully renovated. Perhaps with the right food and drink offerings, it could finally become a dining destination.