Top 5 Posts On Bridgetown Bites, January 2021

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I thought I’d relaunch this monthly post featuring the top 5 posts from the previous month. I only posted twice, so it’s interesting to see what people were drawn to. As always, thanks to all my readers for stopping by!

5. My New Fruit Love is the Adriatic Fig

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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.

4. Dick’s Primal Burger Opens in Old Beeswing Space in Cully

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What a year it’s been. 2020 has been full of hard times, what with the pandemic, a major economic downturn, and a high-anxiety election—not to mention murder hornets (it’s on the news as I write this). Good news seems hard to come by, but I have some for you: the old Beeswing Restaurant space in Cully has a new tenant, and they are Dick’s Primal Burger.

3. Salt, Fire & Time To Close This Month [Ed: I’m amazed at how popular this post is!]

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I was very sorry to hear that Salt, Fire & Time/Broth Bar (115 NE 6th Avenue) is set to close on March 24, after 10 years in the business. Last summer I found their collagen coolers to be very tasty, and over the years I had heard high praise for their bone broths. Owner Tessa Yellig posted a long announcement about the closing on Facebook, which ended with the news that she will be continuing her teaching and consulting at Wild Heart Solutions.

2. Fairley’s Pharmacy and Its Soda Fountain Have Been Sold

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The other day I learned that Fairley’s Pharmacy has been sold. Fairley’s is home to one of Portland’s last remaining soda fountains, though it is currently closed because of the pandemic (the pharmacy continues operation).

1. First Tastes: Nepali Kitchen in Northeast Portland

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Despite its failings, there are some gems on Nextdoor when it comes to food. I’ve found direct-access to top-notch sources of Indonesian food, epic Lasagna Bolognese, Texas-style tortillas and plenty of local food recommendations, including the subject of this blog post, Nepali Kitchen. They’ve opened in what seems to be a house on the corner of NE Fremont and 49th Ave (across the street from Stanich’s), with a lovely little courtyard established in the front yard. And the food is excellent.

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Bridgetown Bites is written by Meg Cotner, a food loving freelance writer, editor and published author in Portland, OR.

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