Genoa Restaurant Closing May 11th

Genoa Cauliflower Dish

Michael Garofola at Genoa Restaurant has announced that they are closing on May 11th for "an extended haitus". This decision was not an easy one--it never is with a beloved institution like Genoa--but the time is right for a new direction. We are truly proud of the Genoa tradition, and everything the restaurant has … [Read more...]

Portland Expands “Street Seats” Program

Outdoor dining

Ten restaurants will be joining the Portland Street Seats program this year. Street Seats is a program of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) that allows businesses or non-profit organizations to convert on-street parking into other public uses, such as café seating or a mini-park. Based on similar programs … [Read more...]

Coffee Machine Snubs Single People

Coffee Beans

"Can a coffee machine connect 2 strangers? After a year in the making, watch the Coffee Connector finally make its debut in a conference at the Time Warner Center in New York" How would you feel about having to make friends with a stranger in order to get coffee out of a vending machine? Not just an ordinary vending … [Read more...]

Fogo de Chão opens May 2nd


The Portland branch of Fogo de Chão (fo-go dèe shoun), the large southern Brazilian churrascaria chain, will open for dinner on Friday May 2nd in the old NikeTown space. The restaurant which has eight locations in Brazil and 23 around the United States, features gaucho servers patrolling the restaurant with an endless … [Read more...]