Updated 2/23/17, at 2:43 p.m.: Tails & Trotters published a Facebook update reporting the shop had an electrical fire and “everything is lost.” It vows to reopen, and its neighbor, newly opened Nomad.PDX, is holding a fundraiser on Monday, February 27, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. The $25 entry fee includes “drinks and food, music, and hanging out with good people.” All proceeds, including tips at the bar, will go to the Tails & Trotters fund. RSVP here.
Original article, published 2/23/17, at 8:48 a.m.: Around 11:30 last night, February 22, a fire broke out inside one of Portland’s most acclaimed fine meat purveyors and sandwich shops Tails & Trotters, located at 525 NE 24th Ave., and spread to neighboring Pie Spot, according to KGW. In a Facebook post early this morning, the Pie Spot writes, “No one was hurt, but there is significant damage and we will be closed until further notice.” Eater has reached out to Tails & Trotters to learn the extent of its damage.
In KGW’s coverage, it says the Pie Spot appears to have mostly suffered “smoke damage," but the fire was more severe at Tails & Trotters. Both locations will be closed today.
Tails & Trotters is best known for its cured Pacific Northwest meats, finished on hazelnuts, and its line of deli sandwiches. The Pie Spot makes individual-size, mini pies in both sweet and savory varieties.
These Tweets show some of the havoc caused by the fire:
Sad news for these businesses & customers. Fire ripped through Pie Spot & Tails and Trotters. Not sure on cause yet pic.twitter.com/JfKP5wsH0D— Kandra Kent (@KandraKPTV) February 23, 2017