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Portland Restaurants and Carts Closing for the Snow

Some restaurant owners, remembering the hot (or cold) mess that was the winter of 2016-2017, are just shutting down for the next few days

Snow piles up on the banks of the Willamette on a cold day in 2017
Portland in the snow
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Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Whenever it snows in Portland, chaos ensues. Cars crash, kale disappears, and East Coast and Midwestern expats mock the desperate West Coasters terrified by frozen water. Restaurant and food cart owners are technically able to reopen for indoor dining Friday, but some are opting to close down altogether, concerned about the potentially treacherous roads and bleak food cart conditions — not to mention the probable lag in business. Below, find a list of restaurants, food carts, and bars that are choosing to wait out the winter storm, at least for a few days:

Nacheaux: Closed early Thursday
Skidbladnir: Closed early Thursday
Boba Milk: Closed Thursday
Coquine: Closed early Thursday
Ruthie’s: Closed Thursday, likely Friday
Azul Tequila Taqueria, Milwaukie location: Closed early Thursday, potentially Friday and Saturday

Jojo: closed at 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday
Kim Jong Grillin: Closed Thursday and Friday
Gypsy PDX: Closed Thursday and Friday
Smokin Fire Fish: Closed Thursday and Friday
OK Omens: Closed Thursday and Friday
Short Round: Closed Thursday and Friday
Kee’s Loaded Kitchen: Closed Thursday through Sunday
Matt & Memere’s: Closed Thursday through the weekend
Wolf’s Head Smokehouse: Closed early Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Malka: Closed Friday
Drink Mamey: Closed Friday
Nightingale: Closed Friday
Duck House: Closed Friday
Rangoon Bistro: Closed Friday
Burger Stevens Beaverton: Closed Friday (Prost is open)
ThiccBoi: Closed Friday
Ditto: Closed Friday
Sweet Creatures: Closed Friday
GrindWitTryz: Closed Friday
Cliff’s: Closed Friday
Gracie’s Apizza: Closed Friday

Gabagool: Closed Friday
Quaintrelle: Closed Friday
Victoria: Closed Friday
Dame: Closed Friday
Swift: Closed Friday
Acadia: Closed Friday
Dots: Closed Friday
Angel Face: Closed Friday
The Automatic: Closed Friday (probably Saturday, as well)
The Sweet Hereafter: Closed Friday
The Old Gold: Closed Friday
The Hazel Room: Closed Friday, “until the weather allows us to open again”
The Farmer & The Beast: Closed through the weekend
Urdaneta: Closed Friday, through the weekend excluding Valentine’s Day pre-orders
Paley’s Place: Closed Friday and Saturday
Firehouse: Closed through the weekend
MF Tasty: Closed through the weekend
Rose + Lincoln: Closed Friday through Sunday
Thai Champa: Closed until Monday
Bark City BBQ: Closed Friday through Sunday
Cafe Rowan: closed Friday through Sunday
Kayo’s Ramen Bar: Closed until Monday

This story will continue to be updated through Friday. Know of a spot that’s closed for the snow? Let us know via the tip line.