Eat Beat's News to Chew

Top food news stories from around Portland, including the closure of Pastaworks' Mississippi location and the debut of a new downtown bagel food cart.

By Allison Jones January 15, 2013


N Mississippi: The North Portland outpost of Peter and Kevin de Garmo's mini-chain of Pastaworks specialty stores has closed after three years in business, citing intentions to focus energy back on Pastawork's Hawthorne and City Market NW locations. 4212 N Mississippi

N Mississippi: Fadi Elkhodr's two-story, 150-seat Yara Lebanese Cuisine is now open, offering a full menu alongside house-baked pita and loads of vegetarian and vegan options. 3928 N Mississippi


SE Division: Jun Robles, former chef of the recently shuttered BridgePort Ale House, is back in the kitchen. Robles has been hired as the Sous Chef of Jenn Louis' family-friendly Sunshine Tavern3111 Southeast Division


NE 28th: New cocktail bar Cardinal Club has opened next door to Navarre, in the former Chin Yen space, serving housemade sausages, brisket and pork sandwiches, fried seafood, and a pared-down cocktail menu. Current hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 5 pm to midnight, Friday and Saturday, 5 pm to 1 am (with nightly service set to roll out by the end of January). 18 NE 28th Ave


SW 6th: The next guerrilla in the PDX bagel revolution has arrived: Kevin Lawler's Rescue Bagels food cart debuted on Monday, serving New York-style hand-rolled and boiled bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and house cream cheeses in a new cart pod at SW 6th and Columbia. Bagels are available Monday through Friday from 7 am to 1:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am to noon. SW 6th and Columbia

West End: Ox bar manager Jamal Hassan is on the move. According to Eater PDX, Hassan will be debuting a new classic cocktail menu at John Gorham's the soon-to-debut Tast N Alder. Tasty 2.0 is still on track for a February opening, so stay tuned for photos and more information in the coming weeks. SW 12th and Alder


NW Everett: Don and Georganne Sader's family-owned Local Choice Produce Market is now open in the Pearl District, sourcing its products from farmers, ranchers, fishers, artisans, and small suppliers in Oregon and Washington. Photos and more details right this way830 NW Everett Street

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