Mark Doxtader, chef and owner of the wood-oven-worshiping Tastebud, says he is closing his SE Milwaukie Avenue restaurant for the month of July, if not longer.
But don’t freak out! You can get still get those rustic, malty bagels and farm-fresh, brick-fired pizzas at the farmers market (now on season 11). If one month of carbo-loading isn’t enough to satisfy your Tastebud cravings, you can now rent out the dining room for private dinners and parties (we’re thinking of those juicy chicken Wednesdays). Doxtader is also rekindling the ol’ mobile wood-oven for catering purposes and is “ready and willing to hit the road with oven, firewood, and dough to cook up at any location”—it’s the ultimate pizza party on wheels.
In his newsletter, Doxtader also mentioned a possible re-location after July, from Tastebud’s quaint but unfortunate space. “The current location has never matched our style, food, and personality,” he explains. Fingers crossed for the Tastebud 2.0: the redux.
3220 SE Milwaukie Ave