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Pok Pok LA Closes, Good Coffee Starts Roasting, Plus More PDX Food News

… including a new Pearl District restaurant from David Machado, Heart Pizza’s second location, and new Mexican spot Chalino.

By Benjamin Tepler March 21, 2017

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Good Coffee

Good Coffee Enters the Roasting Biz 

One of Portland Monthly’s best-looking coffee shop picks is getting into the roasting game. Co-owner Sam Purvis describes Good’s roasting style as between medium and medium-light, and hopes to "roast insanely sessionable coffees." Says Purvis: "Think the session beer of IPAs and the French Gamay of red table wine–approachable, delicious, crushable." Their roasts are available at both Southeast locations, and (soon) for sale online.  

David Machado to Open Tanner Creek Tavern in the Pearl 

Altabira and Citizen Baker’s David Machado (previously of Lauro and Vindalho), is opening a Pearl District tavern with a pioneer-Pacific Northwest aesthetic slated for next summer. No word on the food or menu yet. 

Heart Pizza Opens Second Location

Micah Camden and Matt Lynch (of Blue Star, et al. fame) have opened the second location of their super-speedy artisan pizza concept at 672 SW Gaines Street. Expect toppings like Fior de Latte mozzarella, bone marrow, and white truffles anointed by legendary gun for hire, chef Morgan Brownlow. 

Pok Pok LA Closes

Eater LA reports that Andy Ricker has closed his Los Angeles satellite operation, opened in October 2015. Bottom line is that we are not making it financially and it is not sustainable to be in this position," Ricker says. People in LA don’t like Ike’s Fish Sauce wings? Weirdos. 

Mexican Restaurant Chalino Opens 

Earlier this month, former Clyde Common/Stray Dogs chef Johnny and Xico sous Dave Haddow opened their “Mexico-inspired” restaurant at 25 North Fremont St. An early menu shows plenty of vegetables, beet mole to mushrooms with mojo de ajo fried shallots and miso, beef tartare tostadas, crema-fried chicken, and a michelada pumped with beef stock. Chalino is open 5–10 p.m., Monday-Saturday.

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