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Brasserie Montmartre
Brasserie Montmartre, Portland, Oregon (2013) - 1.JPG
The restaurant's exterior in May 2013
Restaurant information
Established 1978 (1978); 2009 (2009); May 2012 (2012-05)
Closed 2006 (2006); 2011 (2011); April 30, 2015 (2015-04-30)
Food type
Street address 626 SW Park Avenue
City Portland
County Multnomah
State Oregon
Postal/ZIP code 97205
Country United States
Coordinates 45°31′11″N 122°40′49″W / 45.51981°N 122.68031°W / 45.51981; -122.68031

Brasserie Montmartre was a French, and later Mediterranean, restaurant and jazz club in Portland, Oregon, in the United States.

Description and history

Brasserie Montmartre (interior), Portland, Oregon (2013) - 2
The restaurant's interior, 2013

Brasserie Montmartre was a restaurant and jazz club that operated three different times in Portland, Oregon. The original restaurant, which featured French cuisine, opened in 1978 and was described by The Oregonian as having "customer-drawn crayon art on the walls, black-and-white checkered floors, nightly jazz and a solid food menu". It closed in 2006.

New owners Matt and Sara Maletis, who were longtime Portland residents, re-opened the French restaurant in 2009. The couple signed a twenty-year lease and spent nearly $1 million renovating its interior. However, Brasserie was closed a year and a half later, in 2011.

Carl Coffman, the building owner, and chefs Pascal Chureau and Michael Hanaghan re-opened the restaurant for a third time in May 2012. Coffman and Chureau had purchased the restaurant in the spring of 2011. According to The Oregonian, the most recent iteration of Brasserie served "accessible French food with a relaxed vibe". In 2012, Chureau sold his share of the business and the restaurant's menu began offering more Mediterranean cuisine options. It closed for the third time on April 30, 2015.

See also

  • List of defunct restaurants of the United States
  • List of French restaurants
  • List of jazz venues in the United States
  • List of music venues in Portland, Oregon
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