Eat Beat's News to Chew

Top food news stories from around Portland, including the final weekend of Departure's brunch service and a new coffee bar from Nossa Familia.

By Allison Jones September 25, 2012


SW Morrison: Departure's popular, short-lived brunch service will end with one final a.m. hurrah this Sunday, September 30th. Chef Greg Gourdet's morning menu made waves with smoked salmon on Bowery Bagel’s M.S.G. (miso, soy, ginger) bagels, Korean-style fried chicken and waffles, wok-fired steak and eggs (left), and French toast made from slices of housemade bao. The brunch is expected to return with warmer weather come Spring 2013. 525 SW Morrison St


NW Johnson: The Portland roasters at Nossa Familia have turned to Kickstarter to raise funds for their first PDX coffee shop, a ‘Brazilian Espresso Bar’ in the company's Pearl District roastery at NW 13th and Johnson. The Espresso Bar will feature full coffee service in addition to Brazilian treats like the 'cafezinho' (a small shot of dark, sweet coffee) and 'Pao de Queijo,' savory Brazilian cheese bread. 1319 NW Johnson St

NW 11th: New hours to report for Christopher Handford and Blake Smith’s Jamison. The Pearl District eatery off of Jamison Square is now open seven days a week, serving daily lunch from 11:30 to 3, Happy Hour from 3 to 5, and dunner from 5 to close. Weekend brunch is available from 9:30 to 3 on Saturday and Sunday. 900 NW 11th Avenue


NE Glisan: Two more "micro-restaurants" have opened at The Ocean. Oswaldo Bibano (of Autentica and Mextiza) has debuted his taqueria Uno Mas (serving over 20 taco options), and local culinary pros John and Caprial Pence have launched Korean fried chicken joint Basa Basa. Still to come at the food-powered strip? Slow Burger, Pie Spot, and the Tails & Trotters retail store. Stay tuned for more info. 2329 NE Glisan St.


SE Division: Downtown Japanese eatery Shigezo will open a new location in a new mixed-use building on SE Division and 39th in November. The spot's first American outpost debuted off the SW Park Blocks in October of 2010, followed by Minixo, a ramen-centric food cart that's currently parked at the Asian-inspired Alberta 15 pod. 3810 SE Division St.


NE Russell: Tommy Habetz (of Bunk Sandwiches) and Jimmy Albee's Tex-Mex eatery Trigger is set to debut beneath the Wonder Ballroom on October 15th. As previously reported, the space will offer a rock ‘n’ roll vibe with a good jolt of Tex-Mex joint kitsch, 40 to 50 seats, and a bar focused on first-rate margaritas. 128 NE Russell St.


Beaverton: The Beaverton Farmer’s Market will, for the first year, offer an extended market season through November 17th, operating every Saturday from 8 am to 1:30 pm. Additionally, the 2013 season will start off with a new Winter Market, popping up every first and third Saturday from February through April from 10 am to 1:30 pm.

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