Four Things I Learned This Week (October 4)

Here we go again—four new-to-me things I learned in Portland food this week.

Raclette returns to Cheese Bar. You know the weather has cooled down when the raclette comes out. Cheese Bar (6031 SE Belmont Street) does a terrific version every Wednesday, “until the tulips come up in the spring.” The melty cheese action starts at 5:30pm and goes until the cheese is gone. For $7 you get a plate of roasted potatoes, ham, cornichons and house mustard all topped with this wonderful Alpine cheese.

The rent is too damn high in Montavilla. Townshend’s Montavilla Teahouse (7940 SE Stark Street) is closing; the last day is Sunday, October 13. Word on the street is that they can’t afford the rent. This is just the latest in Stark Street closings, with the fear of gentrification nagging with each shuttering.

But there’s a new tea spot coming to NE Glisan. Neighbor Benjamin K reports that Glisan Halal (7830 NE Glisan) will open a small cafe next door. They’ll offer Arab-style tea (“black tea with cream brewed with cardamom, cinnamon and sugar”) and small bites (e.g. sambusas). Look for them in a couple of months.

Delores has a new bar menu. A small but focused menu, the food at the bar at Delores (1401 SE Morrison Street) sounds delicious! Save a kielbasa slider for me.

Portland Area Food Events, December 7-14

Puerto Rico
Photo credit: Trish Hartmann on Flickr

Portland supports Puerto Rico hurricane relief in a number of events this week.

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.

PDX 4 Puerto Rico Citywide Fundraiser
Until Sunday, December 10, 2017
Various locations

Stop by select Portland bars and restaurants to enjoy menu specials benefitting Puerto Rico. Participants: Andina, Ataula, Aviary, Rum Club, Dig a Pony, Fireside, Kachka, Kask, La Moule, Lardo, Paadee, Les Caves, Little Bird Bistro, Olympia Oyster Bar, Pizza Jerk Super Bite, Taqueria Nueve, Upper Left Roasters, Wiz Bang Bar (list Is still growing). More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, December 7-14”

Portland Area Food Events, October 26-November 2

T Took It (the Pie)

Don’t worry about anyone taking the pie this time—you have Nine Days of Pie coming up!

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.

Brewpublic’s 9th Annual Killer Beer Week
Until Sunday, October 29, 2017
Various locations

This week+ of beer love starts with the Killer Beer Summit on Friday, October 20 and ends with the Killer Beer Week Recovery Beerunch on Sunday, October 29. In between are beer tastings and celebrations of brewing. According to the organizers, the Beerunch tickets are $50 (buy here) and “all other events are free to enter, pay as you go on beer. Killer Pumpkin Fest will ask for a $5 donation to CAMP UKANDU at entry.” More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, October 26-November 2”