Monday, January 15, 2007
From the day we arrived in Portland, scant months ago, SLABTOWN has been a welcome stop; I've been a frequent guest-host of their weekly open mic, and a regular at the bar.
Well, the joint has been sold, and the staff are losing their positions. It's to close and reopen, I don't know yet if they are even keeping the name.
Like all the best taverns, the warm character of the place was mostly due to the bartenders; particularly Amanda, Chloe and Alan, as cheering and friendly a crew as I've ever met. I wish them all the best luck, and hopefully, we'll be keeping in touch.