Dec. 13, 2008: The fanciest restaurant in Portland’s history crashes in only seven months…

40th Anniversary
Of course Lucier was doomed. In May 2008, at the height of the Bush recession, a scion of the Old Spaghetti Factory empire rented prime space on the South Waterfront and spent $4 million build   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Quartet Finally Closes

Troubled South Waterfront fine dining spot lasted almost 14 months


Food & Drink
Quartet, the South Waterfront's famously troubled fine dining restaurant, is closed. "We have decided to close the restaurant after a year and two months," owner Frank Taylor told WW. "We've decided as of today." The wildly ambitious, opulently decorated South Waterfront fine-dining restaurant opened in February 2013. The initial ownership included parking magnate Roy Jay, restaurateur Paul ...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scoop: Quartet Rises From Lucier’s (Incredibly Expensive) Ashes

Gobble down some fat, juicy gossip.

LUCEY DEUCEY: Big news for the space that formerly housed the massive high-end restaurant Lucier, which took a spectacular belly flop on the South Waterfront in 2008. Until recently, it was so well-   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Future Drinking: Vacant Lucier Space Resurrecting as Quartet

And other new places to eat and drink in Portland


Food & Drink
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 ...   More
Monday, November 19, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE


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