Portland News to Chew
◊ SE Grand's landmark Coava Coffee Roasters (boasting two-time Northwest Regional Barista Competition winner Devin Chapman) will be opening a second location on SE Hawthorne and 26th. The building is currently under construction—stay tuned for updates. 2625 SE Hawthorne
◊ A new bottle shop and bar dubbed Oso Market & Bar is slated to open next to Dig A Pony. Owned by former House Spirits boozemaster Colin Howard and his wife Holly Johnson, the combo space will serve French and Spanish inspired bar bites alongside curated grocery selections. 726 SE Grand
◊ Kir Jensen, pastry chef behind the pioneering dessert cart Sugar Cube, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her upcoming NE Alberta brick-and-mortar bakery. Find out more about Jensen's plans for the space via Eat Beat's exclusive. 3039 NE Alberta St
◊ Bunk Sandwiches's Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood will bring their fourth brick-and-mortar sandwich shop to a new mixed-use building at NE Alberta Street and 21st. The new eatery will join Bunk's existing locations on SE Morrison, the Central Eastside Industrial District, and SW 6th. Look for more info as updates roll in!
◊ Amalie Roberts's cozy wine bar Kir will close its East Burnside location on August 17. According to a Facebook announcement, Roberts is actively looking for a new home for Kir. We'll raise a glass to a swift resurrection! 22 NE 7th Ave
◊ Denver transplant Punch Bowl Social (a combo bowling alley, billiards hall, and 70-seat diner boasting three meals daily plus a late night menu) is now open in Downtown's Pioneer Place Mall. 300 SW Fifth
◊ Posh Pearl district perch Bluehour has added a fancy-pants new caviar service to its dinner menu, complete with Northern Divine certified organic, Canadian sturgeon caviar (rated among the top five sustainable caviars in the world). 250 NW 13th
◊ Throughout the month of August, Irving Street Kitchen will donate $1 from every sale of their popular Butterscotch Puddings to Share Oure Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. This "Sweet Relief" project will also build buzz for Irving Street Kitchen’s annual No Kid Hungry dinner, which will take place on Monday, September 30. Stay tuned for more information on Eat Beat. 701 NW 13th St
◊ Barista owner Billy Wilson has announced plans to open a fourth coffee cafe on NW 23rd, joining Wilson's three existing locations on NE Alberta, NW 13th, and SW Third. 827 NW 23rd Ave
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