Since the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Oregon, an ominous weight on the food and beverage world has been the potential for permanent closures: Which restaurants will be unable to hold out until the community settled back into normalcy? Which bars will succumb to the overwhelming debt of unpaid rent?
Now, more and more business owners are coming forward, announcing that, even if Oregon restaurants could safely reopen tomorrow, they will not be opening their doors to customers again. From Southeast Portland breakfast cafes to North Portland watering holes, these are the restaurants that will permanently close as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
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