Restaurateur Nick Zukin has thrown in the towel on Zapapizza, which featured pan pizza with Mexican toppings. I have heard Zapapizza was good, and am a bit embarrassed I never visited the restaurant. It was on a street I don't happen down very often, and I pretty much forgot about it. Best of luck to Nick and his … [Read more...] about Zapapizza RIP
Portland Food and Restaurant News and Discussion
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The tavern had been closed since a 2-alarm fire in April of 2018. Renner’s Grill on SW Capitol Highway, a Multnomah Village institution since 1939, has reopened after a fire that started in a kitchen vent. It has been a long wait for the locals as it was the best watering hole in the area. Because of the age of the … [Read more...] about Renner’s Grill in Multnomah Village Reopens
I've kind of left this to the last minute this year, but the 2020 Valentine's restaurant listings are now online. You can see them here. If you'd like to add your restaurant or have a correction, just let me know. I'll be adding as I find more, so check back - the newest will always be at the top. … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day Event Listings Now Available
According to KPTV News, Shirley's Tippy Canoe in Troutdale a total loss. Shirley's Tippy Canoe has been a popular stop for travelers coming through the Columbia River Gorge for many years. The restaurant sat along the Historic Columbia River Highway since 1932, first as a roadhouse which morphed into a biker bar, but … [Read more...] about Shirley’s Tippy Canoe Restaurant Burns
When 180 Xurros closed in June 2017 many people were crushed. The news that they are reopening downtown is a big enough deal that it deserves to be posted here. Jose Chesa may have taken a few blows in the past with the closing of Chesa and 180, but he has landed on his feet in a big way, first by refocusing his … [Read more...] about 180 Xurros Returning!
OregonLive just made available what the Oregon Department of Agriculture wouldn't: the scores of grocery store food safety inspections. Oregonlive.com created their own searchable database of over 1000 Oregon store inspection results so you can view them, and listed the 12 worst offenders. The results may influence … [Read more...] about 21 Worst Grocery Store Inspections from OregonLive and More
Bar Avignon is closing for good on December 31st Sad news today from Bar Avignon. Here is the announcement from their newsletter - Dear Everyone, Bar Avignon is closing. After over a decade of serving Portland from our little corner on Division, our last night of service will be this New Years Eve, … [Read more...] about Goodbye Bar Avignon
Word on the street is that popular ramen chain Afuri is opening a store in Beaverton. According to my sources, the new Afuri restaurant is opening at the corner of SW 1st and Watson Avenue. This is just around the corner from Big's Chicken, and in the same building where Lionheart Coffee Co. opened this week. I … [Read more...] about Afuri Restaurant Opening and Other Beaverton Notes