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Neighbors to Close


The home of the popular drag show “Shebang” will be closing on Feb. 28. The bar, Neighbors Bar and Bistro, has been open for nine or 10 years, owner Cindy Hill said. Hill said the building was sold, and the new owner plans to open a new restaurant.

Hill said she is currently not planning on relocating.

Until its final day, Neighbors will continue to hold “Shebang” on Friday nights at 10 p.m.

I’m quite surprised the owner isn’t considering relocating. Most distressingly, this means I’ll never be able to hear “some of my very best friends visit Neighbors!” again.

  1. Brandon says:

    Hooray! I was right. In your face, space coyote!

  2. Melissa says:

    Tacos. Neighbors. The irony.

  3. Gabrielle says:

    I still miss that Taco Time. It was my parent’s favorite Taco Time when I was a kid. Neighbor’s is deffinitely in the old McDonalds that was next door.

  4. Chris says:

    As a local. Taco Time occupied what was once a Taco Bell. It is now occupied by the pasta place. It was indeed a McDonalds that occupied the building that now houses Neighbor’s.

  5. Danimal says:

    I think Neighbor’s was an Arctic Circle or something back in the misty times when I was a freshman here. Not a Taco Time, anyway.

  6. ian says:

    Hmmmm, I guess you’re right now that I come to think of it. Neighbor’s has been in business for 10+ years yet I definitely remember the Taco Time being there about four years ago.

  7. Brandon says:

    You might be wrong about that. The place next door, which is now an Indian restaurant if memory serves, was the Taco Time. Neighbor’s was always Neighbors while I was at U of O but the locals told me in its prior life it had been a McDonald’s. Compare the two buildings. The restaurant looks like a Mexican fast food joint while Neighbor’s design harkens back to the average Golden Arches circa 1980.

  8. ian says:

    Ryan – Yup.

  9. Ryan Ositis says:

    If I recall correctly, Neighbors was the one that took over the old Taco Time on Villard, right?

  10. Timbo says:

    Huh. Seattle also hosts a bar named Neighbors with, I presume, a similar atmosphere and clientele. I don’t think this one is closing.

    So next time you’re feeling distressed, tell those friends to head to Capitol Hill.

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