David Machado Closed All Five of His Restaurants Because of the Virus, Ending His Career In the Restaurant Industry. But He’s Not Bitter.
Machado, who has worked in the restaurant industry for more than 40 years, 30 of those in Portland, was considered a pillar of the city’s culinary scene. It took only two months for COVID-19 to topple everything. The restaurateur permanently closed his entire portfolio—Nel Centro, Altabira, Citizen Baker, Tanner Creek Tavern, and Pullman Wine Bar & Merchant—in May.