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October 16th, 2013 WW Staff | Restaurant Guide
 

Restaurant Guide 2013: New, Incoming and Gone

Restaurants too new (or nonexistent) to include, and those that have passed.

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NEW & INCOMING

Roman Candle, the Duane Sorenson bakery bumping uglies with Ava Gene’s, opened at the beginning of July.

Trifecta, a bar, restaurant and bakery from Ken Forkish, will open this fall at 726 SE 6th Ave., site of an old auto garage, next to the new Voicebox karaoke.

At North Williams Avenue and Mason Street, Lardo will open yet another sandwicherie in a building now under construction, alongside a boulangerie (and future bread supplier to the Kurt Huffman empire) by Lyonnais baker Philippe Garcia.

Pacific Pie Co. is jumping into the Benevento building on Northwest 23rd Avenue that now hosts a revived and sanitized Lompoc Tavern.   

Just down the street, tapas spot Ataula opened in August with internationally accomplished chef Jose Chesa, in the old Patanegra spot at 1818 NW 23rd Ave.

Broder Nord, a cousin restaurant to the original Swedish mainstay on Southeast Clinton Street, will open this fall in the former Gotham Tavern spot, 2240 N Interstate Ave., and will include a marketplace. 

Lovejoy Bakers, fresh from opening a Southeast location, will double up on the west side with a storefront in a South Waterfront apartment complex at 3159 SW Moody St.

Little T American Baker is rolling a westside location into chichi new urban mall Union Way at Southwest 10th Avenue and West Burnside Street. 

Taqueria Nueve, the much-missed nueve Mexicana spot that closed three years ago, is back among the living, currently under construction at the Beaker & Flask space on Southeast Stark Street.

Micah Camden will follow up high-priced Boxer Sushi with Boxer Ramen in the new Union Way building at 1035 W Burnside St.

This October, former Paley’s pastry guru Kristen Murray plans to open Maurice, a patisserie and lunch house, in the former Reading Frenzy spot at 921 SW Oak St.

Because Division wasn’t crowded enough, Bollywood Theater will follow Alberta neighbor Salt & Straw to 3050 SE Division St.

Meanwhile, Bunk Sandwiches heads to Alberta, opening its fourth sandwich joint next door to Via Chicago, at Northeast 20th Avenue.

The moribund Spints Alehouse is getting out of the way for Prost! owner Dan Hart, who’s setting up a foodie-centric German bar called Stammtisch at 401 NE 28th Ave.

St. Jack promises a new outpost, sans bakery, on Northwest 23rd Avenue.

As reported in this space last year, Clyde Common will open a bar under its bar, called Pepe Le Moko.

KACHKA, a Russian/Eastern European spot, plans to open near Dig A Pony at 720 SE Grand Ave.

Rodney Muirhead’s Tex-Mex bar La Taq, around the corner from Podnah’s Pit, remains pending at press time.


GONE

June, on East Burnside Street, closed in July after a three-year run.

Wafu, Trent Pierce’s much-missed ramen house on Southeast Division Street, was replaced by Block and Tackle.

The Kingdom of Roosevelt, Eric Bechard’s small game-centric restaurant on Southeast Cesar Chavez Boulevard, was replaced by the bruncherie Trinket.

Kin, the Asian-fusion spot in the Pearl, closed last October.

Kir, the East Burnside wine bar, closed in August.

Ping, the Asian restaurant in Old Town, closed for remodeling on New Year’s Day. It’s now a commissary kitchen for Lardo and will soon house a bar.

Yaw’s Top Notch, the reboot of a venerable Portland diner in East Portland, closed after only eight months.

Central, across from Voodoo Doughnut, was briefly the home of Uncle Dick’s Deep-Fried Hot Dogs and is now Harlem. Harlem has Koi Fusion Korean tacos.

Riffle NW, the Pearl seafood joint, will continue in concept, says owner Jennifer Quist, “just not in Portland.”

Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine closed over the summer as chef Pascal Sauton retired.

Vindalho, David Machado’s Indian-ish restaurant on Southeast Clinton Street, closed in August after eight years.

2nd Story, the seasonal small-plates restaurant above Cellar Door Coffee Roasters on Southeast 11th Avenue, closed in July.

Manao Thai, the Sellwood spot opened by Pok Pok alum Ekkachai “Chew” Sakkayasukkalawong, closed in July.

Beaker & Flask, WW’s 2009 Restaurant of the Year, lost chef Ben Bettinger to Vitaly Paley’s Imperial before stopping food service, then closed its bar in July.

Plainfield’s Mayur restaurant, the 35-year-old Indian institution, had its building bought by the Multnomah Athletic Club and closed in June.

Matchbox Lounge on Southeast Division Street closed in June and will house the Richmond, a new bar from chefs at Olympic Provisions and Victory Bar.

Basa Basa, the Ocean’s Korean fried-chicken seller, flew the coop in June.

Otto, the idiosyncratic house of chef’s whim on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, closed in April.

Bar Alla Bomba, on East Burnside Street, lasted three months.

Carpaccio Trattoria closed after eight months on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Pasta Allegro followed at the same spot.

BridgePort Ale House closed its Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard location in December.

Hamburger Mary’s, the Old Town LGBT hangout, resurrected in 2010 before closing again in April.

Trigger, Bunk’s Tex-Mex bar, will become another Bunk Bar.

Del Inti, the Peruvian restaurant on Northeast Alberta Street, closed last December. It’s now a bar called the Knock Back.

Metrovino “suspended operation” in September.

 
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