Portland News to Chew

Farina Bakery opens, Anzen shutters (belatedly), and Top Chef star Gregory Gourdet is NOT moving to Denver.

By Eat Beat Team November 3, 2014


Kure Juice bar is opening a third, Central Eastside location (scheduled for January 1), and a fourth, flagship store in West End at SW 12th and Stark (tentatively opening March). 81 SE Yamhill St.

Farina Bakery will open on November 6. Owner and former Nuvrei baker Laura Farina is cooking off pumpkin cinnamon sticky buns, seasonal hand pies, cheddar chive biscuits, and the full spectrum of her impeccable macarons. Hours: Mon - Sun, 7am-2pm. 1852 SE Hawthorne Blvd.


For those who missed it: Late last September, Anzen Hiroshi’s, Portland’s 109-year-old specialty Japanese import store, closed its doors for good. Anzen, which originally opened in 1904 in Old Town amidst a thriving Japanese community, hopped the river in 1968 after the Japanese-American internment shut it down. Anzen was one of the city’s only centrally located Japanese markets.


Despite circulating rumors, Top Chef hometown hero Greg Gourdet tells Eat Beat he is NOT leaving Portland for Denver. Sage Restaurant Group, the team behind Departure PDX, will be replicating the Departure model inside a larger hotel project in the Cherry Creek area of Denver, Colorado. Gourdet will help develop the menu, while maintaining his perch at the flagship in Portland.  525 SW Morrison St. 


Our Table Cooperative, a 58-acre farm in Sherwood, is opening an on-farm grocery and kitchen on November 8th . The majority of the grocery’s offerings are sourced from the farm itself, featuring dairy, produce (almost all organic), meat, dry goods, and prepared meals. 13390 SW Morgan Rd. Sherwood, Ore. 

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