Portland, February 8th, 2013. The VIP preview of “Quartet” drew dozens of Portland’s movers and shakers. The new restaurant will open on Valentine’s Day. It features an upscale menu offering Pacific Northwest cuisine with a Southern influence. Portland restaurateur Frank Taylor says of his new waterfront venture, “Quartet is a combination of hospitality, cuisine, music and lively, friendly ambiance.”

Portland restaurateur Frank Taylor smiles at the opening of his new restaurant with Multnomah County Commissioner, Loretta Smith

Portland restaurateur Frank Taylor smiles at the opening of his new restaurant with Multnomah County Commissioner, Loretta Smith.

Roy Jay, president of the African American Chamber of Commerce and principal in several Portland hospitality-related businesses, described himself as “banker” to the new restaurant. He's pictured with Juanita Walton.

Roy Jay, President of the African American Chamber of Commerce and principal in several Portland hospitality-related businesses, is one of the backers. He’s pictured with Juanita Walton.  Quartet is owned and managed by Keeler Hospitality Restaurant Group.

The establishment’s first fundraising preview party will take place on February 13th and benefit Self Enhancement, Inc., the a local non-profit helping at-risk youth.

Situated in a single-story standalone building 10 feet from the Willamette, Quartet preserved much of Lucier's interior design including, African hardwoods, a water channel snakes around the dining room, and bronze tube chandeliers. (Lucier held Oregon’s AAA four-star rating.)

Situated in a single-story standalone building 10 feet from the Willamette, Quartet retained much of Lucier’s interior design including, African hardwoods, a water channel which snakes around the dining room and dramatic bronze tube chandeliers. (Lucier held Oregon’s only AAA four-star rating at the time, but closed in 2008.)

Barbara Brady, Josh Brett, Rachelle Jacovr and Craig Boretz

Barbara Brady, Josh Brett, Rachelle Jacovr and Craig Boretz

Much of the Lucier decor remains, but new additions include a grand piano int eh dining room for performers and a pared-down bar to take advantage of the river view.

While much of the Lucier decor remains, new additions include a grand piano for performers and a pared-down bar to take advantage of the river view.

Daryl Mitchell and Ashley Anderson

Daryl Mitchell and Ashley Anderson

Robin Tompkins, Martha Caldwell and Marcia Turnquist

Robin Tompkins, Martha Caldwell and Marcia Turnquist

The Quartet staff is gearing up for the February 14th opening.

The Quartet staff is gearing up for the February 14th opening.

Menu items will include table-side Caesar service, truffled lobster mac & cheese and other Seafood entrees which range from $33 to $55. Quartet will be open for dinner seven days a week and is located at 1910 S.W. River Drive.

 

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