NOOOO! Dot's is Closing Being Sold!

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dammit! i wonder what they're gonna do with all the velvet paintings
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I don't want to live in a world without the Gentle Ben sandwich.
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This gives me a lot of sad.

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When we lived in the neighborhood, Dot's became a second home for Kitty and I. It was a fine refuge for delicious no-surprise grub after a week of upscale food reviewing. We planned our wedding there, conspired life changes, and drank away sorrows. Much thanks to the crew for being a part of our lives. We love them dearly and wish them the best of luck.

I hope the new owners keep the spirit and don't change the awesome PDX institution too much. In the meantime we'll have fond memories of the joint as it was.
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After the whole Einstein Bros. buying Kettleman's debacle, I will never believe the "keeping it the same in addition to changes" PR nonsense again.
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I really hate to be this jerk, but Willamette Week had this news (the accurate news) a week ago: http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-28780-f…

I hope I never have to do this again.
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@ZED: THANKS FOR POINTING OUT THE GLARING LAZINESS OF SMIRK.
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The place could use more light. And a credit card machine.
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Dot's has been taking credit cards for about a year now.

These guys are great and know what they're doing. This won't be another Einstein's debacle. I'm stoked to see what they do with the place.
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The Willy Week piece was a tiny blurb. I'm glad someone dug into this story a little bit to let us know some of the details. I can't count the hours spent NOR the dollars spent at DOTS. I am going to miss the hell out of this place, and based on the fact that I'm not that into any of the other restaurants on Clinton/26th, I don't have a lot of confidence that I'll be going back once Monica and Jennifer are no longer there. Good luck, ladies.
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Meh. Overpriced drinks, trucked in food and staff that'd stab you before smiling. I'm not quite sure I understand the fondness, other than a vague resistance to change and nostalgia for a youth spent in a smoke-filled bar with the first tattooed servers I ever encountered.

But I'm not a smoker, either. Which probably explains my assessment. Before the smoking ban, this place was near intolerable. Still, spent a lot of hours in there in my younger days. I took my BF (who is from Canada) in there a couple years ago. He didn't understand my fascination with the joint.

So, personally, I'm stoked for a change in ownership. If they're tweaking the menu and drinks, and dropping some of the d-bag staff, this is a GOOD thing. And all hail the velvet.
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SO......FRIES AND TOFU SAUCE OR NO FRIES AND TOFU SAUCE?
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Maybe they'll hire some competent waitstaff. That would be fucking amazing.
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It was a place to smoke and eat cheese fries back when I was too young to find that disgusting. Then indoor smoking was outlawed, I started eating food that didn't make me want to shit myself and that was about that for me and dots.
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Back in the day (early '90's), the Lesbian Avengers would go to Dots after our meetings. I've known Jen and Monnica for over 20 years, and they exemplify what a community space, where all are welcome, is about. I'm proud to have supported them, and wish them well in this time of exciting change.
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"dot's" was a portland institution.........for 20 years........it had a great atmosphere......music.....vibe....and staff..............so if you experienced it.......you understand..............if not.........you lost out..........one thing you can't stop is change.......so..... thanks dot's!... for being such a fun place for my friends & i.........we'll miss you.............!