Kir Jensen, she of the much-loved triple-threat chocolate chip cookies, has shut down her dessert street cart Sugar Cube. But this sad event comes with a sugary silver lining. Jensen is now the new tart at Two Tarts Bakery at 2309 NW Kearney (making it Three Tarts?) where the aforementioned cookies will be available to chocoholics, people with sweet teeth, and Cathy, from that lame comic strip.

New Deal has announced the opening of their new tasting room at their Southeast Portland distillery (1311 SE 9th). They'll be conducting tours of their facility most Saturdays with opportunities for visitors to taste and purchase. Your liver hates them.