After 35+ unforgettable years, Chez José off Terwilliger Boulevard in Portland decided to close its doors on Oct. 8, 2022. Like many businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic changed how they were able to run things, directly impacting business. Like many other Portlanders, the Byrum’s had been dining at Chez José for more than two decades. However, as regulars amongst so many others, Mark and Carla had the resources and background to do something about the closure. Once they heard the news, they jumped to purchase the space and keep the legacy alive.