Full Turn, the rotating menu concept restaurant on Anderson Street in Portland closed recently, roughly six months after it first opened.

A post on the restaurant’s Instagram page from May 27 included a photo of a sign in its window that states, “We did all we could, but we’re closed for good.

“It was a long, expensive and rough road between permitting, the city, construction, and hurdles of all kinds and when the new lease came, we just couldn’t sign it,” the post continued.

Full Turn owners could not be reached immediately for details on the closure.

Full Turn first opened last December in the space at 91 Anderson St. previously occupied by the popular Middle Eastern restaurant Baharat, which closed last September in part because mounting supply chain problems left the team unable to procure key ingredients.

Baharat owners Clayton Norris and his wife, Jenna Friedman, held the lease on the space until 2024, and partnered with former Baharat managers Chloe Kessell and Melissa Pappas when they opened Full Turn. The concept Kessell and Pappas had in mind was inspired by celebrated Chef Grant Achatz’s restaurant Next in Chicago, which fully changes its menu theme every few months.

Full Turn’s owners envisioned changing their menu about six times a year. Its opening menu theme was “staff comfort favorites,” including dishes like fried chicken sandwiches and smash burgers.

In March, after closing temporarily for interior renovations, Full Turn offered its second menu, with an “Italian Sunday dinner” theme, featuring dishes like housemade pasta Bolognese.

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