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Friday, April 12, 2013

Joe's Cellar Building Deemed Unsafe. Bar to Close Sunday.

Posted by Dirk VanderHart on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 10:46 PM

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Joe's Cellar, one of the better dives/diners in the NW 21st area, will close its doors this weekend after city officials deemed the building too dangerous.

According to an entry dated Thursday on the city's Portland Maps website, "the building is leaning out and the roof joists have separated from the wall so that the wall is no longer attached to the roof."

The bar is in full swing tonight, though.

"Sunday is the last hoorah," said bartender Sara Blanke, who answered the phone at Joe's this evening. "It's sad. We all just found out today."

Blanke said the bar will stay open through Sunday night. If you're a fan of Joe's Cellar, and don't require the walls to connect to the roof in your drinking holes, maybe stop in.

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