Friend,The Biden administration hasn’t yet expressed support for replenishing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) even though dozens of mayors, hundreds of members of Congress, and thousands in the restaurant industry have called for action. That’s why we launched an open letter last week urging the White House to support our industry and make replenishing the RRF a … [Read more...] about Save Restaurants – Send a message to the White House
Portland Food and Restaurant News and Discussion
This is an archive of Portland metro area restaurant and food news, political debate, diatribes, discussion threads etc. If we aren't quite sure where a story belongs, you'll find it here.
$1.5 million will help immigrant-owned Oregon businesses impacted by the pandemic FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 22, 2022 Statewide Release – The Oregon Small Enterprise Fund (SEF) — a fund that is administered through Oregon Worker Relief (OWR), will reopen Tuesday, February 22 to provide a one-time relief grant to Oregon businesses who have been excluded from federal relief … [Read more...] about Oregon Small Enterprise Fund Set to Reopen
After 100 years of business, Portland's Skyline Tavern has closed. When I first came to Portland in 2004, I took a drive along Skyline to look at the view and came to an old tavern that had over 2 acres of beautiful grounds but had clearly seen better days. I enjoy dive bars, so I stopped, talked to the bartender, and developed a liking for the place, returning now and then … [Read more...] about It’s Official – The Skyline Tavern is Closed for Good
Kachka is doing away with tips, and instead, charging a 22% service fee, using it to offer a minimum of $25 per hour for employees along with free healthcare, profit sharing etc.Many Portland restaurants have tried variations on this plan and have ended up going back to tipping. It will be interesting to see how this works out. Here is the press release: On January 1st, … [Read more...] about Kachka begins the new year with a new business model to advance wage equity
Ken Forkish confirms he will be leaving Portland. Rumors started swirling a month ago that Ken Forkish, owner of Ken's Artisan Bakery and Ken's Artisan Pizza would be retiring.In an interview with Portland Food and Drink, Ken said both the pizzeria and bakery have been sold to long-term employees, and he would be fully engaged to consult if he's needed. When I asked … [Read more...] about Ken Forkish of Ken’s Artisan Bakery & Ken’s Artisan Pizza Leaving Portland