The first week of January came with a hefty number of restaurant and bar closures across Portland’s drinking and dining scenes — here are a few more to add to the pile.
— KGW reports that Sellwood’s Penguin Pub and Eatery has been put on the market by its landlord. DeAnn Charpentier and her husband have been running the dive bar (noted for its karaoke) for 44 years, and its history as a bar dates back to the 1930s. It’s not closing immediately, but the landlord reportedly put the venue on a month to month lease last week, and Charpentier suggested that the bar will likely be pushed out by June. The bar has been surrounded by construction, so it would seem that some kind of similar development is likely to be Penguin’s fate.
— Per Bridgetown Bites, NE Sandy coffee spot Wholesome Blends closed its doors permanently over the holiday season. A trailer for grain bowl purveyors The Whole Bowl that was set up at the coffee shop has also gone, but it moved deeper into the Hollywood District, apparently reopening at 2030 NE 42nd, in front of swimwear shop Popina.
— Old-fashioned Milwaukie wedding destination and central European restaurant Amadeus Manor has closed up shop, although somebody commenting under the Manor’s official Facebook account swears that it’s for renovations and that it will return later in the year.
— An Eater tipster reports that outer Southeast breakfast spot Tina’s Corner is no longer — in a Facebook post, the owner of the homey eatery wrote that she is giving up the business for health reasons, and because she “can no longer push the responsibility on [her] kids” — it closed December 31.