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

Brasserie Montmartre
The restaurant's exterior in May 2013
Restaurant information
Established1978 (1978); 2009 (2009); May 2012 (2012-05)
Closed2006 (2006); 2011 (2011); April 30, 2015 (2015-04-30)
Food type
Street address626 SW Park Avenue
Postal/ZIP Code97205
CountryUnited States
Coordinates45°31′11″N 122°40′49″W / 45.51981°N 122.68031°W / 45.51981; -122.68031

Description and history

The restaurant's interior, 2013

Brasserie Montmartre was a restaurant and jazz club that operated three different times in Portland, Oregon.[1] 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".[2] It closed in 2006.[1][2]

New owners Matt and Sara Maletis, who were longtime Portland residents,[1] 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.[1][2]

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.[1] According to The Oregonian, the most recent iteration of Brasserie served "accessible French food with a relaxed vibe".[2] In 2012, Chureau sold his share of the business and the restaurant's menu began offering more Mediterranean cuisine options.[1][2] It closed for the third time on April 30, 2015.[1][2]



Brasserie was known for featuring roving musicians.[1][2] According to Eater's Danielle Centoni, Chureau's iteration of Brasserie received "good marks for solid, classic, French brasserie fare, including flights of frites fried in a range of fats".[1] The third and final iteration of the restaurant received mostly positive reviews.[2]

See also



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Centoni, Danielle (April 23, 2015). "Brasserie Montmartre to Shutter April 30". Eater. Vox Media. Archived from the original on March 19, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Bakall, Samantha (April 23, 2015). "Downtown Portland's Brasserie Montmarte closing April 30". The Oregonian. Archived from the original on April 9, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016.