Portlands growing smash burger scene just got two newcomers, including Monster Smash (pictured) and Mid-City Smash Burger.
Portland's growing smash burger scene just got two newcomers, including Monster Smash (pictured) and Mid-City Smash Burger. Monster Smash

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The Rose City food scene is abuzz this week, as indoor dining returns to the Portland metro area at 25% capacity today and the trailer for the upcoming Top Chef season in Portland is revealed. Plus, two new smash burger food carts have arrived, Bailey's Taproom says farewell, and a brewery, a tropical vegan food cart, and a thin-crust pizza restaurant are all on the horizon. Read on for that and more culinary updates. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

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Bargarten
The Bavarian-themed bar reopened its patio for in-person dining after an almost ten-week hiatus on February 10 and received a very warm welcome in the form of a $2,000 tip left by a customer, who was enjoying the chicken schnitzel. The tip was shared amongst the members of the team.
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