Future Drinking: Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

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Food & Drink
82nd Avenue's Main Street Restaurant and Lounge has closed. Taking its place is Saigon Pearl Restaurant & Lounge, a Vietnamese bar with pool and video poker. Solar-powered, vegan burger cart Off the Griddle is opening a brick-and-mortar offshoot named AnD Cafe at th former Cafe Monet space at 5420 E Burnside St. It will serve breakfast and lunch.Little Big Burger has applied for a full license—liquor ...   More
 
Thursday, November 3, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Nov. 14-17.

Yet another craft distillery, and Nostrana alum to open Asian restaurant and bar

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Food & Drink
Yet another craft distillery is coming to town! Industrial Row Distillery has applied for a license at 645 N Tillamook St.Now here's a business name: Sweatpants Corporation, the business identity of Nostrana Sous Chef Johanna Ware, has applied to open Smallwares, an Asian restaurant and bar open until 2 am nightly, in the space at 4605 NE Fremont St. that last housed Doc George's Jazz Kitchen.Two realtors, ...   More
 
Friday, November 18, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Feb. 27-March 1

This week in OLCC applications.

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Food & Drink
This week brings several applications of note from our friends at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.Zak Melang, owner of the seven-restaurant Tex-Mex chain Matador, has applied to open Southland Whiskey Kitchen in a long-vacant storefront in the same building as the 23rd Avenue Matador.Hot on the heels of owner John Taboada’s announcement that Navarre will expand into half of the former Chin Yen ...   More
 
Friday, March 2, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: March 19-22

This week's new liquor license applications

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Food & Drink
 After a two-week drought, today brings lots of new applications to report today:Berni Pilip (great name!) has applied to open a new limited business, The Coop, in the formerly run-down building next to Swans Garden at North Interstate Avenue and Holman Street. As if we didn't have enough bird-themed bars (Swift, the Nest, Blue Bird, Little Bird, etc.), Songbird Cafe is opening in the Mt. ...   More
 
Friday, March 23, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Portland Restaurant Generator

Want to get written up in The New York Times? We can help.

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Food & Drink
Want to live the Portland dream of owning a failing restaurant, cafe, brewpub or food cart? After munching our way through some 148 Portland eateries for Cheap Eats 2012 (Out today! Go! Read!), we reckon we've got the Portland dining formula down to an exact science. Below you'll find your randomly precisely calculated new business. Don't like it? Hit refresh, and get a whole new one. There are ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 by Ruth Brown

JUICY SUITS: Troubled Thai Restaurant Typhoon! Sued for Unpaid Produce Bills

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News
 A Tigard-based Thai restaurant chain's legal troubles continue this week with a series of lawsuits in Multnomah County Circuit Court for alleged unpaid produce bills.According to three lawsuits filed March 8, Typhoon! locations in Northwest Portland, downtown Portland, Beaverton and Gresham owe a total of more than $88,500 in unpaid bills to Portland-based T.P. Produce. The lawsuits include attached ...   More
 
Friday, March 11, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Alexis Turns 30

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Food & Drink
Given the difficulty of operating a restaurant in this food-crazy town, we're constantly amazed when an eatery survives, let alone thrives.  Which is why we take a brief moment to mark the 30th birthday of Alexis Restaurant, the Greek establishment that brought deep fried squid and old world charm to Portland.  The restaurant founded by the Bakouros family has not been without adversity.  ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Sandwichworks: Kenny & Zuke's Strikes Back


News
It's official. Kenny & Zuke's Sandwichworks, the offshoot of the duo's successful downtown Jewish deli, has opened at 2376 NW Thuman Street. And, damn, they serve some tasty meat-on-bread. A trio of WW staffers strolled down to the new sandwich-centric spot (our office is only a few blocks away) for a hefty meatball hero ($8.75), lightly spiced Chicago Italian beef ($8.25) and a "Super Torta ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Future of McCormick & Schmick flagship outpost uncertain.


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What's goin' on with McCormick & Schmick? Former WW staffer and gossip maven about town Byron Beck reported on his blog Wednesday afternoon that the Portland-based seafood empire will close its big First Avenue and Oak Street location on Thursday. M&S also owns downtown staples Jake's Famous Crawfish and Jake's Grill. Beck writes: UNHAPPIEST HOUR: I've just heard that Thursday, April 9, will ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

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