Eat Beat's News to Chew

Top food news stories from around Portland, including the opening of Shigezo's Maru on Division and Redwood in Montavilla.

By Allison Jones January 29, 2013

Celebrate a decade of Pix in Portland at Bar Vivant on May 18


East Burnside: Beginning in March, Bar Vivant will host a weekly themed Flight Night every Monday from 2 pm to 2 am to help guests dive into their selection of local and Belgian beers, sherries, cognac and armagnac, Basque cider, and more. Flights will range from $10 to $30 and will often be paired with food specials, trivia nights, and free swag. Food and drink industry folks will receive 25% off by flashing their OLCC or business card. 2225 E Burnside St

NE 28th: Sarah Hart's Alma Chocolate has reopened after a temporary shutter for remodeling. The new-and-improved shop now features six specialty chocolate drinks, Spella Cafe coffee service, house-baked pastries (branching beyond Alma's stellar chocolate chip), and eight seats for dine-in noshing. 140 NE 28th Avenue


SE Division: The second brick-and-mortar outpost of Japanese import Shigezo—dubbed Yataimaru according to signs in the window—will debut next to Little Big Burger on Wednesday, January 30th. The new eatery is smaller by half than the restaurant's downtown location, and will offer lunch (Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 2:30), dinner (Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 10, Friday and Saturday 5 to 11), and nightly happy hour from 4 to 6 and 9 to close. 3810 SE Division St.

SE Stark: Former Broder kitchen maven Susie McWilliam's Redwood is now open in the former Bangkok Bites space, serving cocktails and upscale seasonal comfort food like pot roast with fried onions, pork shoulder with apple fritters, fried brussels sprouts, roasted beet salads, trout with charred poblano vinaigrette, and paprika-stewed chicken. Opening hours: Sunday through Thursday, 5 to midnight, Friday and Saturday 5 to 1 am. Happy hour is available from 4 to 6 pm and 10 pm to close. 7915 SE Stark


South Waterfront: According to FacebookLittle Big Burger's Southwest Waterfront location is set to open in "early February". 3720 SW Bond Ave.


Huffmanville: Kurt Huffman's ChefStable Group members Lardo West, Gruner, and Oven & Shaker are branching out of their brick-and-mortar walls with full service and set up-only catering for groups small and large. For more information, email [email protected]

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