May 13, 2021
Michael Gibbons and his wife own Papa
Haydn and Jo Bar, which have been a staples in the Portland Food
world since they met each other as employees at Papa Haydn many
cakes and drinks ago. Since then, they've largely stepped
away from the day to day operations to leave that responsibility in
younger, capable hands, including their son Brendan.
We talk to Michael about his trajectory
from a kid in LA slinging burgers to Reed College in the 70s to his
building of Papa Haydn's bar program as a stop between semesters,
which of course turned into the love of his life with the love of
his life for years and years. We also talk about service,
Portland as a city now and how it may fare coming out of the
pandemic. And the Dodgers.