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Alexis Restaurant
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Restaurant information
Established 1981 (1981)
Closed November 7, 2016 (2016-11-07)
Previous owner(s) Gerry Tsirimiagos, Alexis Bakouros
Food type Greek
Street address 215 West Burnside
City Portland
County Multnomah
State Oregon
Postal/ZIP code 97209
Country United States
Coordinates 45°31′24″N 122°40′22″W / 45.52345°N 122.67290°W / 45.52345; -122.67290Coordinates: 45°31′24″N 122°40′22″W / 45.52345°N 122.67290°W / 45.52345; -122.67290

Alexis Restaurant was a Greek restaurant in Portland, Oregon's Old Town Chinatown neighborhood, in the United States. It closed on November 7, 2016, after operating for 36 years. The restaurant was replaced with a two-story nightclub called Nyx.

History

In 1981, a few years after immigrating from Greece, Gary Tsirimiagos opened Alexis Restaurant. Alexis Restaurant was located in the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood, in Portland, Oregon. It was the first restaurant in Portland to serve fried calamari. In 2015, Tsirimiagos bought out co-owner Alexis Bakouros, who continued ownership of Alexis, Inc., a grocery store and catering business that had been affiliated with the restaurant.

On November 7, 2016, after operating for 36 years, Alexis Restaurant closed. Owner Tsirimiagos stated that he was closing the restaurant to focus on his family and traveling. The restaurant was replaced with, Nyx, a two-story nightclub that planned to include elements of Greek mythology in its décor as a tribute to Alexis Restaurant. Alexis, Inc., a separate entity and grocery store owned by Bakouros, remains open for importing and distributing foods as well as catering.

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