The highly anticipated Buckman Public House, the restaurant and bar tucked inside the former Washington High School building, appears to have closed before it hit its first anniversary. The massive restaurant, which sat 300, appears to have quietly dissolved its internet presence; the website is down, the Facebook has disappeared, and Yelp has reported the restaurant as closed. Worth noting: The Yelp page for Buckman was claimed, which means the ownership team was connected to the account. Multiple attempts to contact the team have gone unanswered.
The Washington High School building, also home to Revolution Hall and Marthas, welcomed the new restaurant to the Northwest corner of the building, the Oregonian first announced. Owners Gregg Matteucci, David Regan, and Suzanne Regan opened Buckman in June with chefs Jeff Emerson (Tucci, Cafe Castagna) and Ian Wilson (Fenrir). The restaurant had a somewhat sophisticated menu, with dishes like albacore carpaccio and pork and pistachio terrine, as well as a late-night menu with corn dogs and pork belly mac and cheese. No word on why the restaurant has closed; this story will be updated as information becomes available.
• Buckman Public House [Official, no longer working]
• Buckman Public House [Yelp]
• All previous Buckman Public House coverage [EPDX]
• 300-seat Buckman Public House will open in former Washington High School [The O]