Over the weekend, I learned that longstanding Vietnamese mainstay Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge (6820 Sandy Blvd) is closing in October. Continue reading “Farewell, Yen Ha”
We’re back with four news tidbits in Portland-area food this week.
Happy in Happy Valley. Loved learning about this place for hand-stretched (and hand-cut) noodles in Happy Valley, Noodle Man.
RIP Rip City Grill. Rip City Grill closed last Saturday 9/21 on SE Division at 60th. Good news, though: their truck and SW Waterfront cart are still in business.
Also closing: Laurelwood Brewing. The Sellwood-Moreland/Westmoreland location of Laurelwood Brewing is closing as well; their Sandy Blvd brewery will stay open. This weekend is the end of the road. It comes down to a hike in rent, something we will likely continue to see for some time and that could spell the end for restaurants throughout Portland. Competition will only get more intense.
Conventional wisdom says that the reason Portland’s food scene was able to flourish years ago was cheap rents and cheap land (property) prices. It’s not a surprise that those days are over, for the most part. Plus, some food carts will no doubt close because of new requirements re: cleanliness. Change—it’s the only constant.
Remember the request for apples and backyard fruit to make community cider at Portland Cider Company? Well, you have until tomorrow, September 28, to hand off your fruit—bring them down to the Clackamas Taproom + Cidery for a pressing party! Continue reading “Portland Cider Co Pressing Party is Tomorrow”
I’m so pleased that Beaverton Restaurant Week is back! Produced by the Beaverton Downtown Association and the City of Beaverton, it starts tomorrow, Thursday, September 26 and lasts through Sunday, October 6, 2019. Close to a week and a half, but who’s counting? 44 restaurants around downtown Beaverton are participating, which means the ability to get to these places via transit is even easier than in past years. Continue reading “Beaverton Restaurant Week is Back!”
The gorgeous, delicious, magical Adriatic Fig.
This past weekend I made it over to Fig Fest at One Green World Nursery. One of the things that was on my docket was to try the different figs they had to offer; there were seven varieties to sample. Continue reading “My New Fruit Love is the Adriatic Fig”