Just a quick note to call attention to the passing of Portland's "relatively" new Asian restaurant on Commercial Street - Oolong. I have mixed feelings about the restaurant/bar's passing - it was a needed addition to the restaurant mix, when it opened it was the first new restaurant of it's size and genre in the Old Port in what seemed like years. I had some good meals there, I had some disapointing meals there. While I critiqued the establishment on several occasions, I can't say that I ever had a "god awful" experience there and, without fail, the bar was always the most talented and professional in town.
Oolong is going to be replaced - apparently - by some manner of steakhouse, which seems an odd choice given its location but atleast the space has been renovated and hopefully the tradition of quality bar preparation and service will continue in the space's new iteration.
Perhaps someone closer to the sitation can shed some light on what's happening there...
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