Reo’s Ribs—all boarded up but will open eventually.
This week I read an update on Reo’s Ribs by the Hollywood Star. They report that “plans are underway” to restore the building that was home to the most aromatic restaurant in the neighborhood. I miss the smell of barbecue as I walk by, and I feel bad that the building burned and forced Reo to temporarily stop operations this past May. So I’m heartened by the news that he’ll be back and that progress on repairing the building is going well. Continue reading “Good News: Reo’s Ribs Will Return”
I recently heard from the fine folks at the Portland Cider Company about their annual project, PDX Apple Recycling, now in its second year. While it might sound like an opportunity to recycle your electronics, it’s actually a kind of gleaning program that collects excess apples from Portland Metro area backyards and hand presses them into cider. The cider will be sold later this year and proceeds from the sales will go to benefit the nonprofit Oregon Wild; their conservation efforts work to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters for the enjoyment, love and appreciation of all Oregonians. Continue reading “PDX Apple Recycling Is Back”
The Belmont Dairy building, former home to Zupans, future home to H Mart
While in the midst of a late night internet rabbit hole session, I came across the good news that H Mart will open up shop in SE Portland in 2018. This is relatively old news in internet time, but I’m still elated about it—it means a good Korean grocery will be a short bus ride away. They’re opening up in the space that formerly held Zupans, at 3301 SE Belmont Street.
My previous experience with H Mart was in NYC; you’ll find H Marts throughout the city and in eastern New Jersey. I used to visit the original store in Woodside, Queens, still called Han Ah Reum, which in Korean means “one arm full of groceries; it’s relatively small but packed with products. Actually, a lot of H Marts can feel cramped, but there are some large megastores in New Jersey. The SE Belmont space is over 20,000 square feet, which is about half the size of the average American supermarket, but for a standard H Mart it might feel spacious. I have not been to the other H Marts in the suburbs to compare. Continue reading “Happy H Mart News”