PORTLAND — Le Bistro Montage, a classic Portland late-night restaurant known for an epic mac and cheese menu and extravagant to-go tin foil creatures, is closing permanently.
According to a Facebook post, the restaurant will close after 27 years in Portland.
“We want to thank our city and everyone who has dined with us over the years,” read the post, shared by the restaurant Wednesday. “We are grateful to have been a part of your countless anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, and special occasions. We depart with the special feeling that most Portlanders have a memorable Montage story–whether it was a first date or the last stop after a night on the town.”
The restaurant, which served Cajun food under the Morisson Bridge in Southeast Portland, was one a few all-ages restaurants open late at night in Portland, making it a popular prom destination.
In about an hour, the Facebook post from Le Bistro Montage, generally just called Montage, had garnered 2.5 thousand shares and over a thousand comments, mostly of people sharing fond memories of the restaurant and pictures of tin foil animal creations.
“Above all else, we owe our greatest gratitude to our truly remarkable staff,” read the Facebook post. “We lost count, but we employed thousands during our many years in business. We have seen some of the best people come in and out of our doors. Each and every one of you has made an impact on what Montage became. It was our privilege to continue the legacy of comfort food, fine wine, and unforgettable people that our founders Jon Beckel and Daris Ray originally started. We love you all and can’t thank you enough.”