Eat Beat’s News to Chew

Top food news stories from around Portland, including a new opening date (and photos!) for Marco Frattaroli’s Cibo, the re-opening of Donut-O-Rama’s downtown cart, and a top Portland chef on the cover of Food & Wine.

By Allison Jones June 12, 2012



SE Division: Marco Frattaroli’s new pizza-centric eatery Cibo is nearing its June 26th opening date, and we’ve got the first look inside. Check out the slideshow to the left for a peek at the eatery’s imported pizza oven and decor (designed by Frattaroli himself). In more Cibo news, the casual Italian restaurant’s wine list will be managed by neighboring Division Wines bottle shop, and the walls will be decked with photographs of Italy taken by Frattaroli in the 80s. 3525 SE Division Street

SE Milwaukie: The next battle of Bagel Wars 2012 is about to begin. Following the footsteps of Portland’s Bowery Bagels, Kenny & Zuke’s Bagelworks, and Spielman Bagels, James A. Hilsenteger of Learned Monkey Bagels has turned to Kickstarter to raise $30,000 for a Brooklyn Neighborhood boiled bagel food cart on SE Milwaukie.


NE Alberta: Siam Society will be shuttering after seven years in business and will reopen as a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant/gastropub. Stay tuned to Eat Beat for more information on the new restaurant. 2703 NE Alberta Street


SW Ash: Popular donut cart Donut-O-Rama re-opened this week on the corner of SW 3rd and Ash, serving traditional beignets with powdered sugar and their crave-worthy Crème Brûlée donuts. Get your fix Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm (along with Friday and Saturday late night hours from 11 pm to 3 am).


Food & Wine Magazine gives Jenn Louis of Lincoln Restaurant and Sunshine Tavern the cover girl treatment for their July “Best New Chefs” issue. The article features 12 of the nation’s culinary VIPs, and includes a recipe for Louis’ Melon, Berry and Feta Salad.

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