For the sake of timeliness in lighter coverage, I've created a Twitter account for up-to-the-minute food and drink news in this town, in my life, and wherever gastronomically germane things are occurring. Follow @PDXMercFD on Twitter to stay in the loop.

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We inaugurated the feed yesterday Sunday, March 11, with late afternoon coverage of the very sexy Cochon555, "Five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers." Portlanders will remember this event as, aside from interesting things, the scene of a sensationally-covered fistfight a few years back.