Portland Chef Jenn Louis Arrested for Domestic Violence
The Oregonian reports that Jenn Louis, co-owner of Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern (and a Food & Wine Best New Chef), was arrested April 29, after punching her husband and co-owner David Welch in the nose. Charges were dropped on Monday. Louis plans to open a still-unnamed Israeli restaurant in Los Angeles later this year.
PDX Int’l Switches Up Its Food Carts
Aybla Grill and the Whole Bowl join the list of rotating food carts at the Best Airport in America. Aybla brings Mediterranean fare—think lamb gyros—while the Whole Bowl has been serving up heaps of rice, black beans, and avocado since 2001.
Edible Portland is Reborn
Edible, the locavore media giant that publishes more than 90 different editions across the US and Canada, ceased to produce a physical magazine in Portland in March of last year. Free Range Media will now take over as publisher, serving 80,000 devoted readers with six issues per year, starting September 2016.
Sizzle Pie Opens in Seattle
Joining the ranks of beloved Cap Hill pizza joints like Hot Mama’s and Big Mario’s, Portland’s quickly growing heavy-metal spot Sizzle Pie opened its first out-of-state location April 28. Can a vegan, Spinal Tap-themed pie compete in Seattle? We'll find out soon enough.
Coco Donuts Brings Fried Dough Goodness to North Williams
Portland’s booming Doughnut market continues to grow, with a fourth location for Coco Donuts at 33 N Skidmore, just off North Williams. Ian Christopher, the man behind the doughnut and an independent coffee roaster, has been a serious player in the fried dough game since 2009, and recently opened Americano, a coffee shop and bar on E Burnside.