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Old Town Sushi Restaurant Sube Will Close This Month

And the team has “set (their) sights on a new concept”

Sashimi from Sube
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Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Old Town sushi restaurant Sube has decided to close, but another project is on its way. The restaurant announced its plans to shutter August 12 via Instagram, with a heartfelt note and a photo of the restaurant’s staff. “After much thought and consideration, we have decided to set our sights on a new concept and are closing this Sunday,” the post reads. “To my staff, our success is a tribute to your exemplary hospitality and dining experiences you bring to our guests. I thank you for your loyalty and hard work.”

Sube opened in 2014 as a home for “office workers looking for a post-work dinner or drink, and club-goers looking for a late-night nosh that’s not greasy bar snacks,” Eater Portland wrote in its opening story. The restaurant originally planned to stay open until 2 a.m. on the weekends, though its closing hours now sit in the 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. range. Its intricate sculptures of raw fish and vegetables, from cucumber swans to flowers of salmon and hamachi, became its selling point, and it developed a loyal following on SW 3rd. Sube has not yet responded to requests for comment, so stay tuned for potential updates on this mysterious “new concept.”

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