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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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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.”

Sube [Official]
Sube [Instagram]
Now Open in Old Town: SuBe Sushi and Sake Bar [EPDX]


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