Here’s what my analytics tell me about September 2017—what you all were interested in on the site. As always, thanks for reading Bridgetown Bites!
Each week we will bring you a roundup of public food events in the Portland metro area. It’s not every single event that’s going on, but the ones in particular that catch our eye. Want to submit an event? Fill out this form. Listings curated by Meg Cotner.
As you probably know by now, I only attended a couple of Feast events this year, while I was volunteering. Frankly, it was probably for the best because my work as a writer and editor elsewhere last week was nuts and would not allow for too much time off. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do, but it was an intense and busy time. Feast was a nice break—a chance to be outside, get some fresh air, and see a lot of delicious food and drink being enjoyed by happy people… including me!
Well, Feast has come and gone, and from all I’ve read and watched, as well as from my own experience, of course, it was a rousing success. Scenes from the four-day food and drink festival were plentiful on social media, and it’s no surprise that people were having a wonderful time, whether they were at one of the larger events like the Grand Tasting or the Night Market or the smaller, “fun-sized” events or classes. A good visual overview is via the #feastpdx hashtag on Instagram.
2. Atomic Pizza Hollywood To Close September 23 (it also made it into last month’s top posts roundup)
It’s been a rough day in NE Portland food news—this morning I heard that Pollo Norte has closed their original location (5427 NE 42nd Avenue) and around noon I heard that the Hollywood location of Atomic Pizza will close on October 28 September 23. Atomic Pizzawas the first place I ate at after moving to Portland, so I have a lot of nostalgia wrapped up in the place.
Welcome to another edition of First Tastes, were we showcase good eats at new-to-us spots in Portland. This city is full of delicious food and lots of places to check out, so no doubt this column will run for some time.