Restaurant and Bar Updates

Hop & Vine Closes, Kachka's Happy Hour Grows, Tanner Goods Introduces the Wayback, and More PDX Food News

... including Bluehour's new weekend brunch, Broth Bar's second location, and a cameo by the Kosher Burrito.

By Michelle Porter and Ramona DeNies June 28, 2016

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Olympia, hold tight—we're bringing the bone broth.

Broth Bar’s Second Location Will Be In Olympia
Open just one year in it's east Burnside digs, the country’s first dedicated bone broth café is set to expand to a second location—two hours north in Olympia, Washington. With a late summer open date planned, the new eatery will be located inside new food hall 222 Market. (So far, neighbors will include an oyster bar, artisan grocery, breadshop and distillery tasting room.) Broth Bar's Olympia location will also retail Olykraut, a local line of handcrafted sauerkrauts, pickles, and sipping brines. 

Kosher Burrito Lands at Chinatown for Fourth of July
Because the only stove you should be slaving over this Independence Day weekend is outdoors and mesquite-fired—like the Good Lord intended—you might just be planning to pick-up some pre-made grub for your backyard bash. Mi Mero Mole can accommodate, if you order your pibil by Friday. But here's a meaty twist: head to the taco shop's Chinatown location on July 4 (one day only!) to order the off-menu Kosher Burrito: "LA's only-in-America mashup of Tex-Mex and Jewish deli." That's pastrami, all-beef chili, kosher dogs, rice, pickled onion, and cheese "to make it Treyflicious." 

Bluehour Debuts New Weekend Brunch and Sunday Dinner Service
Lunch service at Bluehour ended last Friday, June 24. But! Fans of the Bruce Carey Group's Pearl District mainstay can still feed daytime appetites with a just-launched weekend brunch featuring benedicts, blintzes, and omelets from Chef Chris Carriker—along with 23Hoyt’s $2 mimosas. Bluehour has also added a Sunday night dinner service, making Bluehour now open every night of the week. 

Tanner Goods Relocates and Introduces the Wayback
Tanner Goods has been in the high-end leather goods game for a decade now. Time for a change? Sometime over late July/early August, the West End retailer expects to be fully relocated to the new Albina Yard Development at 4719 N Albina. (The Union Way store will close at the end of June.) The new flagship location will contain a shop-in-shop for sister brand Mazama Wares, and a concept called the Wayback—a casual in-store bar and café opening to a 2,000 square foot private back patio. The "mid-century den" will feature beers, sangria, and cocktails on draft, and rotating vinyl playing from 11am to 8pm daily. Tanner Goods and Upright Brewing will be releasing a limited edition beer collaboration.

Hop & Vine Closes After Eight Years
The N Killingsworth craft drinking destination and bottle shop will close at the end of July. After eight years in business, owner Yetta Vorobik-Yakobson announced via email press release that "my husband and I have decided not to renew the lease as the expense to proceed with a new lease was too great.” Yet and husband Chad plan to continue their AMPERSAND collaboration fermentations previously released at Hop & Vine. Next in this series: a golden sour "botanical ale" aged in Ransom Old Tom gin barrels.

Kachka Expands Summer Happy Hour Menus
Two years in and borscht-powered Kakcha is still going strong. Last week, the Soviet-inspired restaurant announced the expansion of its early and late-night happy hour menus with seasonal dishes "from the Dacha" and beyond, along with items selected specifically to accompany vodka, beer and cocktails. New additions include pickle soup (the restaurant is calling it "Russian Gatorade"), drinking boards, Russian druzhba cheese, and a crudités plate served with buckwheat honey butter, and more.

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