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Now Open in Eliot: Labrewatory

Portland’s beer scene just got a lot more interesting. Thad Fisco, who sells industrial brewing supplies at Portland Kettle Works, has teamed up with a trio of friends (Chris Sears, Patrick Walsh and Joe Watzig) to open a brewing laboratory, the first of its kind in Portland. Here’s how it works: The lab invites brewers from large-scale operations to swing by and “rent” their small 4-barrel more...

Now Open in Arbor Lodge: The Coop

Solomon Flores, along with the help of his mother, Berni Pilip, is now bringing the residents who live a little deeper in North Portland’s neighborhoods a 40-seat cafe that offers sandwiches (bánh mìs, Cubanos, cheesesteaks and clubs), pasta salads, mac and cheeses, and rotisserie briskets, chickens and baby back ribs. The 40-seat space does lunch and dinner for now, with weekend brunch plans in more...

Now Open in Beaumont Village: Thrive

For years, Erika Reagor has operated Thrive, a health-forward catering operation to feed Portland’s banquet class. She still has that mobile business, but now she has a new headquarters in the shape of a 50-seat restaurant that, for the last several decades, had been home to the Alameda Cafe. The lunch-and-dinner spot now offers Reagor’s healthy, mostly vegan noodle and rice bowls, alongside six draft more...

Now Open in Multnomah Village: Tastebud

After nearly three years of closing his pizzeria on SE Milwaukie Avenue, baker Mark Doxtader is at it again, reopening Tastebud, which has now been reborn out in Multnomah Village. The 40-plus seat space offers six pizzas daily (three of which rotate on a regular basis), salads, lamb chops, chickens, and bread, as well as draft beer and simple signature cocktails. Doxtader says his place is only open for dinner now, more...

Now Open in Downtown Portland: Quality Bar

Four years after opening its second spot on W Burnside Street, the folks behind Sizzle Pie have finally opened the doors to their long-awaited Quality Bar, directly adjacent to the pizzeria in Portland’s West End. Naturally, the 50-seat joint serves Sizzle Pie slices and whole pies, but this time the pizza-meet-beer joint is for the first time augmented by a full bar featuring local spirits and high-quality more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: SE Grand at SE Morrison

If you’re looking for a good place to unwind for happy hour, look no further. The corner of SE Grand Avenue at Morrison has it all: Russian drinking fare, craft cocktails, late night burgers a couple of blocks north and, tucked away just a block to the east, Ken Forkish’s Trifecta Tavern. And these are only the spots there that we’ve already hit up for happy hour—the corner’s also home more...

Beer, beer and plenty of beer.

Now Open in Lents: Zoiglhaus Brewing Company

Now Open in Lents: Zoiglhaus Brewing Company

For several years, brewmaster Alan Taylor has overseen all of Pints Brewing Company’s beer-making operations. He still does, only now he’s opening his own brewery, a family-friendly 200-seater in Lents that will be a hop, a jump and skip from that neighborhood’s future minor league baseball stadium. Expect 10 of Taylor’s brews to roll out on draft (think single-hop IPAs, pale radlers and more...

Taylor Railworks: Now Serving Dinner in Inner-SE

A year after leaving the executive position at downtown’s Little Bird, chef Erik Van Kley—with the help of his friend, Daniel Neely, and his sweetheart, Gabriella Ramos—has put the finishing touches on his new restaurant—a 50-seat spot in the old Plow Works Building done up in brick, steel, reclaimed wood and cork (for the floor), and featuring a 20-item menu divided into four five-dish more...

Now Open in Cathedral Park: Stumptown Chiropractic

When she was a little girl growing up in Syracuse, New York, Melissa Bartoszewski hasted taking her medicine—what kid doesn’t? So her interest was piqued when a family friend—a chiropractor, natch, told her that she could cure people’s aches and pains just using her own two hands. With that, the die was cast. After finishing college, Bartoszewski earned her chiropractitioner’s degree and more...

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Where to Get Your Egg on in Portland

Where to Get Your Egg on in Portland

You can do an awful lot with an egg, and these 13 Portland restaurants show how you can turn something so humble into something out of this world. LastFriday was World Egg Day. Not the most important holiday, but it didremindus of all the truly spectacular eggy dishes we’ve tried over the last few years. Here’s a quick run down of some of our past brunch write-ups—a baker’s dozen, in more...