Eat Beat's News to Chew

Top food news stories from around Portland, including Second Story's first anniversary and the closing of Hawthorne's Bird Dog restaurant to make way for Bar Dobre.

By Allison Jones October 31, 2012

Photo: Bar Dobre Facebook


SE Hawthorne: The short-lived handmade hot dog joint Bird Dog restaurant has closed after a year in business. Bird Dog owners David and Celeste Williams have sold the space, which will reopen as Bar Dobre this week. According to new owners Kimberly and Stan Pratnicki, "Dobre" means "good" in polish, and they'll be serving up Stan's house-made fare alongside beer, wine, and cocktails. 3962A SE Hawthorne Blvd

SE 11th: 2nd Story, the small-plates eatery perched above Cellar Door roasters, is celebrating their first anniversary with a Halloween party on Wednesday, October 31st from 6 to 9 pm. Stop by the cozy space for free nosh, cheap drinks, and prizes. Costumes and kids welcome. 2005 SE 11th Ave.

SE Foster: A new Latino public market is heading to Lents. The Portland Mercado, a project backed by Hacienda Community Development Corporation and a recent grant from the federal Office of Community Services, will occupy a space on Southeast 72nd Avenue and Foster Road, complete with butcher shop, commercial kitchen, produce, craft vendors, and food carts. The 5,700 square foot market is set to open Summer 2014. More information is available via the Oregonian or at


SW Washington: Eater PDX has confirmed (via ChefStable's Kurt Huffman) that the former Corazón space in the West End will be split to house Anthony Cafiero's Racion and the second location of Rick Gencarelli's sandwich sensation Lardo. The eateries are slated to open sometime in November, stay tuned for more information as it rolls in. 1205 SW Washington St.

SW Market: After just three months of business, downtown's Market will pare down its dinner service, effective immediately. Chef Troy Furuta's menu will only be available on evenings with shows at neighboring Keller Auditorium. Weekday lunch service will remain unchanged. You can read Portland Monthly's first impression of the space here200 SW Market St, Suite 101


Burgerville: To celebrate Halloween, Northwest burger chain Burgerville will be offering buy-one-get-one-free pumpkin milkshakes and smoothies throughout the Portland area. Find the location nearest you here. 


Milwaukie: Chef Pascal Sauton's Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine will begin dinner service starting Thursday, November 1st. The dine-in or take-out menu will feature fall comfort foods like Shepherd's Pie, Braised Pork, Roasted Chicken, and desserts from new pastry chef Corrie Klein. Dinner will be available Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday from 5 to 8, and Friday-Saturday 5 to 9. Reservations available for parties of six or more. 10610 SE Main Street

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