Friday, December 19, 2008

Restaurant Deathwatch PDX: Ruth's Chris and Morton's

The death of high end dining in Portland? Hot on the heels of the Titanic-like dining disaster that was Lucier, a well placed source has told me that come January both Ruth's Chris and Morton's, those bastions of expense account dinners, are about to shut their doors sometime in January. Not only is the upper tier (cost-wise) always affected most when the economy is circling the drain, but when businesses are cutting back...drastically...how many $75 steak dinners can be justified to the accounting department?

6 comments:

SauceSupreme said...

Wouldn't surprise me. There's word of a free slider promotion at Morton's this Sunday, maybe to drum up interest in a slow market.

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bb said...

So what you're saying is we'd better get our sliders on while we can?!

Billy Fangs said...

Pause on Interstate has much better sliders than any steakhouse.

Anonymous said...

Nightlight Lounge on SE 21st & Clinton (a pitch-perfect neighborhood bar with upscale pub grub) has smokin' sliders as well. Not that I wouldn't mind a few of RC's before they downsize out of PDX...

bb said...

The slider search. That is a worthy pursuit. Thanks for the tips. Also worth noting are the pulled pork or brisket sliders at the Chuck Wagon food cart in SE 13th & Lexington. $3 each...rocking!

tommy said...

This can't be bad news for El Gaucho... Oh and btw, Ten-01's bar menu sliders are great as well. Forego the fries for the bacon shallot tater tots!