Some activity at the site of Portland's massive failed experiment in high-end fine-dining, Lucier, which until recently was so well preserved it looked like it had been cleared by neutron bomb. Three of Portland's most prominent African-American entrepreneurs—Frank Taylor of Portland Prime
, Bernard Foster of The Skanner
and parking don Roy Jay
—are on the liquor license application for a proposed new venture, Quartet
, at 1910 SW River Drive in the dully posh South Waterfront. The application promises live music from 6 pm to 10 pm.
Alan Davis, owner of the newly swank Produce Row Cafe
, has hopped the Willamette with an application to open a venue called the Multnomah Whiskey Library
at 1124 SW Alder
, between a nail shop and a beauty salon in an egregiously under-served West End neighborhood. Its name, at least, sounds promising for the happy hour crowd.
Bangkok Bites Thai cuisine at 7915 SE Stark in Montavilla is being repackaged as a full-bar venue called Redwood.