I have two business plans I`m shopping and will implement depending on what kind of structure I can find to house it in- I`m counting on hitting the distress sales that always happen in the restaurant scene come early February.
Both are based on offering late night drinking and dining options- something that Portland is crying out for. We`ve got a huge number of industry professionals with no where to go after they get off of work.
One is to do a Japanese izakaya format and the other is to offer more of an upscale lounge atmosphere with a big focus on updated "hangover/comfort" foods.
Hopefully what I can`t offer by way of start up advice of my own here I can make up for with cooking/restaurant tips in the foodie forum.
Thanks for the welcome!