Portland Favorite Forest Gardens To Get New Name; New Owners
Portland's restaurant/bar scene is a constant spiral of change and that doesn't exempt favorites that have been around for decades. That includes the beloved Forest Gardens, which has been around since 1936. According to Portland Food Map, the staple of Forest Avenue will soon have new owners and a name change but hopes to continue being that neighborhood place people enjoy.
The new name of Forest Gardens will be 371, inspired simply by the longtime address of the establishment, 371 Forest Avenue. The name change comes per request of the building owner. Despite that cosmetic change, the new owners are hopeful to retain the same feel, vibe and atmosphere that has made Forest Gardens popular for decades.
It's a continued lucky life for the classic Portland dive that was in danger of being demolished just two years ago to make room for a pharmacy chain. Instead, Forest Gardens will continue to live on as 371 for the the foreseeable future.