Portland News to Chew

Everything you need to know about this week's Portland food and drink news, including the debut of Andy Ricker's Sen Yai noodle house.

By Allison Jones May 15, 2013


Noodle up: Andy Ricker (Portland's Thai food guru of Pok Pok fame) will officially open the doors of his new SE Division eatery Sen Yai noodle house on Thursday, May 16. Eat Beat will have photos and first bites from opening night. 3384 SE Division St.

The ramen revolution continues: Hot eatery Boke Bowl is getting cool this summer with new menu items: a cold ramen noodle salad (dressed with a lemon-soy vinaigrette and served with pickled carrots and cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and topped with either tender pork tenderloin or house smoked tofu), new warm-weather carbonated cocktails including a cucumber gin fizz, and ramen with rabbit three ways (house noodles topped with rabbit sausage and slow-roasted confit). 1028 SE Water Ave

Go east, young man: Squish Durawa's SE 50th from-scratch pizza cart Wy'east shuttered on May 12. In a public statement, Durawa noted he will by "moving our business to Milwaukee, Wisconsin soon. The cart is for sale. If you know someone who is looking for a food cart, please send them our way." More here

GCB, the next generation: Southeast's Grand Central Bowl recently underwent a full revamp of their menu, beer list, and cocktail offerings and just finished construction on a new all-ages arcade room, complete with 4-way PacMan, Pop-A-Shot, ski-ball, 4-way air hockey, and Big Buck Hunter HD. 808 SE Morrison St


Upper crust: Mary Sheridan, the owner of Belmont-based pie cart the Honey Pot, will launch a brick-and-mortar bakery and cafe on North Mississippi by July. According to Eater, the new watery will offer all of the cart's sweet and savory pies, full espresso service, and an expanded menu—and the Honey Pot cart will remain open. 4220 N. Mississippi Ave


Lights...Camera...: Bistro Marquee (the new Rick Widmayer-powered restaurant taking over the former Market space) will be ready for its closeup on May 17, offering lunch Monday through Friday and dinner Monday through Saturday (as well as prix fixe dinners on show nights at the nearby Keller Auditorium). Stay tuned for more details and photos of the new space.

Heart National coffee blog broke the news that Wille Yli-Luoma's Heart Coffee Roasters will open a west side location on SW 12th and Alder, next to Gruner, by August 2013. 616 SW 12th Ave 

Full service: SW Broadway's Raven & Rose is now full speed ahead after launching lunch service on May 13. Diners can expect salads, bison burgers, carved roast beef sandwiches with smoked cheddar, battered fish & chips, classic Shepherd’s pie, and more. Lunch is available Monday through Friday from 11 am to 2 pm. 1331 SW Broadway

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