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

Way Off-Key

Quartet tries to bring true fine dining to Portland.

Food Reviews & Stories
In this unicorns-and-rainbows town, all the food carts are fabulous, and free-spirited chefs never fail to deliver mealtime magic on the cheap. Sycophants cheer the indie scene with the shrill fer   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN


A wheelchair musical.

Movie Reviews & Stories
You’ve seen this film before: A pack of love-drunk song-and-dancers needs a ton of money to save their home, so they band together to put on a big music show. Can they pull it off? Will the big    More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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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