Portland News to Chew

The debut of Double Barrel and Cheese & Crack Snack Shop, St. Honore's edible tribute to the new Wes Anderson film, and a historic renovation of a Northeastern Oregon landmark tavern

By Salish Davis March 12, 2014

Cheese & Crack's house ham sandwich with sauce mornay


Double Barrel Now Open: Complete with old-school pinball machines and a rustic wood bar, the crew behind Gold Dust Meridian and Club 21 crash-lands on Division with a traditional American tavern. Expect eight local beers and ciders on tap, cocktails like the Root Beer Cowboy and Mazatlan Margarita, and happy nosh from $5 burgers and hushpuppies to fried pickles. 2002 SE Division 

Cheese & Crack Snack Shop Arrives: Nathan Hall and Will Steuernagel have converted their cheese-fueled food cart into “a nice little neighborhood spot for a morning cup of ambition, an afternoon treat, or a late night munchie” off of East Burnside. At their new location, clean aesthetics, cheese plates, and carefully selected spirits are the rule. All ‘Cheese and Crack Plates’ come adorned with housemade rustic butter crackers, savory oatmeal cookies, a baguette, olives, cornichons, dijon, honey, and chocolate ganache. 22 SE 28th Ave


TEDx Portland: Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual ideas expo, where fourteen speakers and three musical performers will explore the question of perfection. Speakers range from Nong Poonsukwattana of Nong's Khao Man Gai to Andy Revkin, an environmental sustainability writer for the New York Times. Keller Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave. 8 am-8 pm. $100.

St Honore Boulangerie Honors The Grand Budapest Hotel: Wes Anderson loves clean lines, rectilinearity, khaki pants, and witty deadpan. He’d also love St. Honore Boulangerie’s spin on the Religieuse, pastry that plays an important role in Anderson's latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. All three St. Honore locations will be serving these colorful, limited-run desserts—filled with raspberry and lemon creme moussline and decorated with buttercream—now through the end of April. Multiple locations

Greater Oregon

Lostine Lodge, Rural Eatery and Community Hub: Coming May 2014 to the Wallowa Valley in Northeastern Oregon, the Lostine Tavern will be much more than just a restaurant. The soon-to-be-refurbished historic site will serve as an eatery, community center, and gathering place for Lostine residents and visitors replete with old-timey pie socials and cookouts. Co-owners Lynne Curry and Peter Ferré are advocates of sustainably sourced rural foods eager to begin their biggest project yet. Donations to the team's ChangeFunder project will be amply rewarded with rural delectables from pickles to sandwiches, dinner parties, and initials branded into the reclaimed wood around the new bar. 125 Oregon 82, Lostine, Oregon

Sea Level Bakery—Francophiles on the Beach: One block from the boulder-studded waterfront in Canon Beach, Sea Level Bakery is in the works—a family patisserie with a passion for old world baked goods and coffee. Jason and Liz Menke met in France where they fell in love with each other and the dream of serving housemade pastries and quality francophilic coffee. Be a part of their dream (and score a free drink every day for an entire year) with their Kickstarter campaign. 3116 S Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, Oregon 

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