I thought I’d catch us up on the current status of stories I’ve been following here on the blog.
The Lift Off Lounge is open. Newcomer praised as a highly anticipated “non dive-bar” for the neighborhood (Rose City Park/Hollywood), The Lift Off Lounge had their soft opening last week; response from the neighborhood seems pretty positive. On Tuesday they posted on their Instagram account, “Thanks to everyone who came out to support for our soft opening weekend!!!……. we will be opening for regular hours sometime this week.” From what I can gather, 5pm seems to be their opening time of choice until they establish their regular hours. 5216 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland
Photo credit: The Lift Off Lounge Continue reading “Restaurant Updates: Pizza, Bagels, Brunch and More”
I love reviewing the previous month’s posts to see what readers are drawn to. For October it was restaurant news all the way—from burgers to bagels to bars. As always, thanks for reading!
5. Black Seed Burger Cult Does Not Take Itself Too Seriously
While perusing the latest liquor license applications, I ran across the intriguingly-named Black Seed Burger Cult; they’ve applied for a limited on-premises license. They’re opening up in the old Verde Cocina space (3746 North Mississippi), which closed last January. Continue reading “Top 5 Posts On Bridgetown Bites, October 2019”
It’s always interesting to see what posts do well on this little blog site each month. Below are the top five posts from September. As always, thanks for reading!
5. Red Sauce Pizza Moving to Fremont and NE 47th Avenue
Yesterday afternoon I opened up Instagram and saw the news: Red Sauce Pizza is moving! I never thought I’d see the day, since they are such a presence on that strip of 42nd Avenue. They’ll be moving into a space on NE Fremont and 47th Avenue, which can only be the location of the now-shuttered Anchor End (and before that, Thrive). Anchor End closed in early August 2019. Continue reading “Top 5 Posts On Bridgetown Bites, September 2019”
Welcome back to the Top Five Posts! This time around it’s August 2019 (better late than never). Thanks to all of you for visiting and reading!
5. Vote For Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters For More Community Space
Bottom line: I urge you to vote for Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters in a contest put on by Business Impact NW. $10,000 is at stake and they are in the third round at this point. You can vote here, once a day until Wednesday, August 28 at 11:59pm PST (to vote, click on the black button right under the video that says “Vote for this Business”). Continue reading “Top 5 Posts On Bridgetown Bites, August 2019”
While driving along NE Sandy Blvd (again), I noticed that part of Second Profession Brewing windows were papered over—at this point after so many years of neighborhood blogging, papered-over windows always catch my eye and get me wondering. I stopped by and saw that the old pub that was part of the brewery is now going to be the restaurant Arrowood. The pub’s final day of business was July 31. Continue reading “Second Profession Brewing Partnering With Arrowood Restaurant”