This last week was a busy one, with the Mercury reporting that Ro Tam’s new North Williams coffee shop, Either/Or, is also a great restaurant for rice bowls, breakfast tacos, and cocktails. We took a look at Fossil & Fawn, Stedt, and Hanson Vineyards, which are three of this state’s best small wineries. We reported that the boys behind Kure are opening their sixth juice bar in the Pearl next month and we reminded you that Hawthorne’s Vietnamese drinking snacks spot Short Round is offering $5 bánh mìs and $5 margarita and Blue Hawaii slushies to celebrate its first year in business, starting today and lasting through Sunday.
The O reported that Kargi Gogo will get back to making cheesy Georgian bread next week from its new shop in the old Big Egg spot on Alberta, and it paid a visit to one of its favorite food carts, Little Conejo, which just opened up a new car in the hottest pod in Portland.
Willamette Week visited the new King Tide Fish & Shell seafood restaurant in the old Three Degrees space on the SW waterfront.
New School took a first look at Mt. Hood Brewing, which just opened a new taproom/pizzeria in an old railcar at Tilikum Station up by OMSI.
Finally, Eater took to the field to report on the first day of Micah Camden’s new and highly anticipated Super Deluxe burger concept which opened on Monday on Foster. It reported that Hey Love Superette is serving CBD lattes at the Jupiter Next Hotel, that Dana Frank’s Bar Norman is now pouring wine, that a new Argentine food cart has sprung up at BG’s Food Cartel in Beaverton, that Dan Hart (Prost, Stammtisch) has plans to open Bantam Tavern, a small plates and craft cocktail spot, on NW 21st sometime this fall, and that Robbie Wilson aims to open a gin bar in the Pearl around the exact same time. Finally, it reported on the most bummer food news of the week: Old Salt Marketplace on NE 42nd is closing its doors after five years. There is some good news, though. The owners are migrating some of OSM’s best dishes over to their other restaurant, Grain and Gristle over on Prescott. So there’s that, at least.