Owner Anthony La Pietra at Tito's Taquitos last summer

Taco lovers, mark your calendars: Tito’s Taquitos, one of our favorite taco carts when we first tried it last summer, is finally reopening after a long hiatus. Plus, get your fried food fix, enjoy dinner and live art at Italian food hall Cooperativa, and choose from over 100 beers to sample. 

Tito’s Taquitos Reopens May 12

Tacos and taquitos from Tito's

When we first tried Tito’s Taquitos last summer, it instantly vaulted to one of our top taco spots in the city and favorite food carts, period, with fillings ranging from chickpea al pastor to grilled shrimp to potato taquitos topped with beef birria. Owner Anthony La Pietra also serves up impressive desserts, like a tres leches cake reminiscent of strawberry shortcake. After a long hiatus spent looking for a new location, Tito’s Taquitos is finally reopening at 3975 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, at the parking lot of a 76 gas station. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until sold out. 

ThiccBoi Celebrates its Grand (Re)Opening May 13

Fried food cart ThiccBoi has relocated from Alberta Street to Metalwood Salvage (4311 NE Prescott St), celebrating its grand opening May 13 from noon to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The menu includes gluten-free chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches, fried wings, fried cauliflower, fries, and tots.

Cooperativa Offers Dinner and Live Art with Sebo Walker on May 19

A spread of dishes from Cooperativa

Dinner and a show takes on a new meaning at Cooperativa’s first collaborative live art dinner on May 19, with seatings at 6, 6:30, and 7 p.m. Skateboarder and artist Sebo Walker, who is based in Portland, will be creating live art during the dinner, and each guest will get to take home a piece of Walker’s art made during the meal. Tickets, $100 per person available in packs of four or six, will include an antipasto, salad, Roman-style pizza al taglio, pasta, dessert, and gratuity. 

McMenamin’s Edgefield Announces BrewFest on May 21

The McMenamin’s Edgefield outdoor venue (2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale) will offer 100 different local beers to sample from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 21. Tickets are available online now—a $30 adult ticket gets you 10 tokens redeemable for beer or food and a souvenir glass, while a $5 kids’ ticket includes a soda token. The event is also dog-friendly and includes lawn games and a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band for entertainment.

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