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This week, the new Viking-inspired mead hall Wyrd Leather and Mead opens in Southeast Portland (complete with swords and drinking horns), and Andy Ricker's iconic Pok Pok is gone for good. Plus, Andina makes a comeback, a new Mexican cafe called República comes to the Pearl District, and Brandon Weeks of HunnyMilk launches his new pop-up Yakipura. Read on for all the details and more food updates, or check out our complete food and drink guide—including our Halloween specials roundup!
NEW OPENINGS AND RETURNS
The Pearl District's enduring Peruvian standby, which has been serving takeout since March, re-opened at limited capacity for indoor dining on October 26. Along with the reopening, the restaurant is returning to its roots by renewing its focus on seasonal ingredients, emphasizing its partnership with the Corvallis farm Peace Seedlings. Co-owner Doris Rodriguez de Platt is handing the reins to her sons Peter and Victor Platt, and the restaurant's former chef Jose Luis de Cossio is coming aboard as a consultant. The restaurant will also add a new takeout program called Chicha, serving Peruvian street food.