Acadia, One of Portland’s Only Cajun-Creole Restaurants, Closes This Weekend

For 20 years, Acadia Bistro provided Portlanders with a rare experience in this city: Diners would sit at the small wooden bistro tables or at cozy up to the small bar for bowls of gumbo and platters of shrimp Creole and jambalaya, suck crawfish tails paired with absinthe, and, when available, down soft-shelled crab specials. When it opened, there were very few Cajun or Creole restaurants to compete with in Portland, and since then Acadia remains one of the finest spots for Gulf shrimp and house-made andouille; when Acadia closes its doors this weekend, Portland will have lost one of the last of its kind.

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