Sizzle Pie Will Move Into Old Hollywood Atomic Pizza Spot

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Out with the old pizza, in with the new.

I’m currently out of town on a “working vacation,” but I still got the news via email from the neighborhood that Sizzle Pie is moving into the old Atomic Pizza space next door to the Hollywood Theatre. Their Instagram account confirms their arrival in late October, and a renovation. Continue reading “Sizzle Pie Will Move Into Old Hollywood Atomic Pizza Spot”

Good News: Reo’s Ribs Will Return

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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”

Atomic Pizza Hollywood To Close September 23

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It’s been nice knowing you, pepperoni slice.

Update 9/22/17: Atomic Pizza Hollywood is closing Saturday, September 23 (see comment below this post).

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 Pizza was the first place I ate at after moving to Portland, so I have a lot of nostalgia wrapped up in the place. Continue reading “Atomic Pizza Hollywood To Close September 23”

Top 5 Posts On Bridgetown Bites, July 2017: Summer and Events

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It’s always interesting to go through the stats and see what readers are drawn to here on Bridgetown Bites. July 2017 was our inaugural month so there’s not a ton of content on the site yet, but here’s what you all were reading over the month.

5. Portland Area Food Events, July 20-27

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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. Continue reading “Top 5 Posts On Bridgetown Bites, July 2017: Summer and Events”

Keep Cool In the Hollywood District

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This week in Portland we will have a legit heat wave on our hands—the predicted forecast as of the writing of this article is three days in the triple digits preceded by a day in the upper 90s (image via Weather Underground).

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Now, I don’t have air conditioning in my apartment so there will be times during the day when it will be roasting inside, to put it mildly. But the good news is this—dew points in the 40s and low 50s mean it won’t seem overly humid, especially compared to past summers back east. And there are plenty of ways to keep cool here in the Hollywood District—here’s my roundup of options.

Hollywood Theatre. This is the big dog of available choices, and spending the evening in their air conditioned theater sounds like a great way to stay cool. Critically-acclaimed Dunkirk is playing in magnificent 70mm each day at 6:30pm and 9pm, and on Friday An Inconvenient Sequel, part of the Portland EcoFilm Festival, screens at 7pm and 9:15pm. Amp up the chill factor with a serving of Salt & Straw ice cream or a cold bottle of kombucha, both sold at the concessions stand. 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, hollywoodtheatre.org

The Magnolia. Across the street from the Hollywood Theatre is The Magnolia, a beer and wine bar that serves primarily vegan food (though there are a few deviations from that—the tuna salad is particularly tasty). Recently on Facebook they posted, “The Magnolia has (pretty much the best) Air Conditioning,” so you can expect a comfortable time in their friendly and welcoming space. Open from 4-11pm except for Friday when it’s 4pm-midnight (closed Sunday and Monday). Happy hour is 4-6pm and starts again at 10pm ($4 drafts, $5 house wine, and $4 Garlic Cheesy Bread). 4075 NE Sandy Blvd, themagnoliabar.com Continue reading “Keep Cool In the Hollywood District”