Eccentric and at times controversial, The Feisty Lamb restaurant brought plates by Top Chef Season 3 contestant Micah Edelstein to West Burnside in 2015, but the restaurant reports via Facebook it has closed its doors. Edelstein writes, “I am happy to say the restaurant has sold, and I am off on some new adventures. The lamb bacon goes with me!”
Along with that lamb bacon, The Feisty Lamb served brunch and dinner plates that were difficult to pigeon-hole, with Edelstein telling Eater each day’s menu would be inspire by the ingredients available at the farmers market. The vivid decor, ranging from an alleyway decked out in bright, reupholstered chairs to a vintage necktie sculpture, will be especially missed.
But the service and food both took heavy blows from the critics. The Merc’s Andrea Damewood led the charge, writing that the food was overshadowed by the owner’s “bad attitude.” WWeek worried the dishes might be too “eccentric” even for Portland, but applauded Edelstein’s work ethic, which often saw her serving as both your cook and your waiter. And PoMo’s Karen Brooks described five stages of The Feisty Lamb — denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance — writing, "Micah, we’re in your corner. Just get your flock in order." Despite the criticism, The Feisty Lamb closed its doors with a 4.5 Yelp rating.