We got some sad news this week about our favorite fancy restaurant here in Portland. Bistro Agnes, a small, pricy French restaurant with delicious food and great service, is closing up shop.
They were pretty new when the pandemic hit. They had only opened in 2018, just a few months before we found them and enjoyed our anniversary dinner in December of 2018.
Jason, our waiter, was knowledgeable and friendly. I think he understood that Bistro Agnes was the sort of place people went for very special dinners, and treated us accordingly.
We returned the next December for another amazing evening. Moules Mariniere and a pithivier filled us up with buttery French goodness. Nelson and I enjoyed a fruity red wine, and Auntie Bridgett got a fancy absinthe set up. It was amazingly pampering. The pace was leisurely, the food delicious, and the view of downtown outside, wintry and stunning. We spent more than two hours eating, drinking, and drowning in luxury.
I hope the folks who ran Bistro Agnes and their chefs will find new places to create wonderful meals and memories for the people of Portland.