Viande Meats and Sausage has pulled up steaks (ha!) from City Market in order to relocate to a new Eastside location. The location remains undisclosed, but Viande partner Jason Owens told the Mercury that construction would begin this week on a building, owned by Viande, on East Burnside. Rumor is that you may hear some swinging hammers at the old Laurelhurst Market building.
Portland police raided Ibiza, a tapas restaurant and club in Old Town, on the morning of January 9 in connection with an ongoing investigation into alleged fraudulent bank transactions. One arrest was made during the raid. Representatives of Ibiza told the Mercury they had no comment on the raid or the future of the restaurant.
Thursday, January 15, marks the release of Lompoc's Pagan Porter. The rare brew, conditioned for three months in bourbon barrels, will be tapped at the 5th Quadrant before being served at other Lompoc pubs on Friday. Supplies are very limited.