Iconic Portland Restaurant Paley’s Place Will Close After Thanksgiving

When you talk to him about why he moved to Oregon, Vitaly Paley likes to tell a story: While working at a two-star Michelin restaurant in France, he came across a gorgeous basket of morels. He marveled at them, turning them in his hands. He asked someone where they came from, and the chef said, “Oregon.” It pulled Paley back toward the United States, eventually toward Portland, and inspired him and his wife, Kimberly Paley, to open his restaurant, Paley’s Place, on a quiet corner of Northwest Portland in 1995. “There was enough here that it really piqued our interest,” he said in a 2018 interview. “At that point,

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