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Southwest Portland Vietnamese Restaurant Anchoi Has Closed

Plus, Williams Peruvian restaurant Las Primas has shuttered

A photo of vegan pho at Anchoi Kitchen + Bar, which comes with baby bok choy, bean sprouts, and slices of bright-green jalapeno
Vegan pho at Anchoi
Waz Wu/EPDX

Here lies 2020’s restaurant, bar, and cafe closures, from the taprooms to burger counters. Stay up to date with this latest shuttered spots by bookmarking this page — Eater Portland will update it periodically until the year ends. Seen any dark storefronts in your neighborhood or long-winded goodbyes on your timeline? Tell us about it.

February

SOUTHWESTAnchoi, the Vietnamese restaurant near the Portland State University campus, has closed unexpectedly. Cathy Pham, the chef and mother of co-owner Therese Tran, is retiring, and Tran is returning to her chiropractor business. Tran says they have sold the restaurant space to a Californian couple. [EaterWire]

WILLIAMS — Peruvian sandwich shop Las Primas closed its Williams restaurant after almost nine years. A statement posted on the restaurant’s website said it was time for the team to “move on,” saying the restaurant will close for good after service on February 22. The restaurant was known for its sandwiches and its pisco cocktails. [EaterWire]

WEST BURNSIDEZapapizza, the pizzeria topping pies with green chiles and whole taquitos, closed on West Burnside on February 8. In a social media post, owner Nick Zukin attributed the closure to a number of factors: bureaucratic red tape, contractor delays, and choosing “to serve a food that downtown lunchers weren’t really interested in.” “When business actually dropped after a positive review in the Oregonian and I had to put payroll on my personal credit card just to make sure everyone got paid, I knew it was over,” owner Nick Zukin wrote in the post. The restaurant opened September 11, exactly five months ago today. [O]

NORTHWEST Kyay Oh, the tiny noodle restaurant from the folks behind Top Burmese, closed a mere two weeks after it opened. Owner Kalvin Myint attributed the closure to surprising logistical challenges in having to run the restaurant with a shared kitchen space. The restaurant’s namesake dish now appears on Top Burmese’s menu. [O]

KERNS Stoopid Burger — the Kerns burger bar known for its hardcore, intricate burgers — closed on February 2. According to Willamette Week, co-owner John Hunt says he and co-owner Danny Moore have decided to part ways. [EPDX, WWEEK]

January

HAWTHORNEGrowler’s Taproom, a Hawthorne watering hole, closed at the end of January, according to its Facebook page. According to the post, the tenants and the landlords couldn’t come to a new lease agreement, and the landlords “decided that they will no longer allow any alcohol or food service on the premises.” [EaterWire]

PEARL DISTRICTOn Deck, the Pearl District sports bar that almost closed last year, actually bit the bullet in mid-January. According to a Facebook post, the ownership team couldn’t get an extension on the lease. [EaterWire]

SE STARK — After 17 years in Southeast Portland, Caldera Public House closed its doors. The bar announced its impending closure in December, but they didn’t note a reason for the closing. “What happens next in this historic space is still evolving so keep a look out,” the post reads. [EaterWire]

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