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Clyde Common has closed, ending go-go era for downtown Portland dining

Looking back, Nate Tilden remembers the crowds. They were waiting out front on Clyde Common’s first day, as Tilden put the finishing touches on his downtown Portland restaurant and bar. He hid his nail gun behind the bar, invited everyone inside and began pouring drinks. During its heyday, crowds would be three deep at the bar as the young cast of “Twilight” lit up the dining room or Fred and Carrie huddled with the “Portlandia” cast upstairs.
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From the Archives: The Early Days of Ken’s Artisan Bakery

This story was originally published in the Jan. 22, 2003, edition of WW, under the title “Yeast of Burden.”. At 4 am, normally bustling Northwest 21st Avenue sleeps quietly. I wish I were, too. But I need to see a guy about some bread. A pool of light spills...
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Owner of Portland barbecue restaurant Reo's Ribs dies

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – The owner of longtime Portland barbecue restaurant Reo's Ribs has died. Family posted on social media that Reo Varnado died Friday night. Varnado is also the uncle of rapper Snoop Dogg. Varnado was the owner of Reo's Ribs on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. The restaurant was...

FRESH: Crabs, Sturgeon, Escolar, Tuna, Cod, Oysters, &c.

CHEF SHACK COMETH (NEXT WKND) At last, it is official: CHEF SHACK IS OPENING! The Chef Shack — two words, we’ve decided — is our brand new food cart semi-permanently stationed on our patio as a complement to our in-house menu. It will feature a rotating cast of chefs from around Portland and the region, putting their spin on all kinds of fishes and all kinds of dishes. And it begins NEXT SATURDAY January 22 with our own main man, FF sous chef Trever Gilbert, whose latest IG post has a lil preview of what to expect:

Portland co-ops say they haven't been hit as hard with grocery shortages

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – As grocery stores around the country experience empty shelves, stores in Oregon are seeing a different impact. Shortages at U.S. grocery stores have grown more acute in recent weeks. Portions of the United States are being slammed with winter weather. That is compounding with a...

A New Food Hall Hosting Popular Portland Brands Will Open in Downtown Hillsboro

A collection of Portland-based restaurants is continuing a westward expansion after announcing plans to form a Hillsboro food hall. Ex Novo Brewing, Sizzle Pie and The Sudra are among the businesses slated to open inside the former U.S. Bank building at 210 E Main St. in the city’s downtown core. All three began to move into the suburbs by launching outposts in Beaverton’s Old Town, beginning with Ex Novo in 2019.

Portland restaurant Kachka swaps tipping for automatic service charge in new employee equity plan

Your browser does not support the audio element. Since opening in 2014, Kachka has been a popular spot for Portland foodies. It has received plenty of acclaim over the years. Now, Kachka is gaining attention again — but not for its food this time. The restaurant has announced a wage equity plan. It involves charging diners a 22% service charge in lieu of tips, offering full healthcare coverage for its employees and introducing a profit-sharing model.

Check It Out: Next best thing to a cow hug is a cow book

Ready for a delightful bovine story? It’s all about cow hugs, and yes, this is a real thing. I recently read an article about a cow named Lucky who was rescued from going to the slaughterhouse and sent to live out his “lucky” days at an animal sanctuary. (Actually, Lucky is a steer, but his rescuers call all of their bovine residents “cow boys” and “cow girls” — a practice I find rather sweet). The best part about Lucky, the cow boy, is that he has a unique talent for receiving and giving hugs. In fact, he’s become something of a celebrity, and people stop by the sanctuary just to experience a Lucky hug.

Whiskey Review: Westward American Single Malt Cask Strength

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Portland restaurants face new challenges during COVID-19 surge

PORTLAND, Ore. — Many Portland restaurants are struggling to keep doors open during the current wave of COVID-19 cases. Some are now making the decision to temporarily close for weeks at a time. After several team members tested positive, Mother's Bistro decided to close its doors downtown on January...

Willamette Humane Society receives $75k grant

Willamette Humane Society (WHS) has received a $75,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help ensure shelter pets in the Salem area are ready for adoption. In 2021, WHS took in more than 2,500 animals. Many of these dogs and cats needed significant medical care, such as wound repair or dental procedures, before they were ready for adoption. Most required spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines.

2022 Winter News from Trail Distilling

Join us for our Valentine’s Mixology Classes where we will create and learn about cocktails and spirits history. Enjoy tastings of your cocktail creations, take home the recipes and enjoy Small Baking Co’s delicious dessert pairings. There will be a drawing for a bartenders set so you will...

Fills – Updated Hours + New Sando!

We’re Back to Regular Hours + Added a Vegetarian Sandwich. We’re excited to launch a new sandwich at our Lake Oswego shop, with house-made hot sauce, fried “chick’n” tenders, lettuce, tomato, and pickles, sandwiched between our fried brioche bun. Want it vegan? You got it.

US Bank building in downtown Hillsboro set to be renovated into food hall

HILLSBORO, Ore. — The former U.S. Bank building in downtown Hillsboro will be renovated into a food hall. The 17,000 square foot building, which U.S. Bank vacated earlier in the pandemic, will have a rooftop deck and plaza on the south side, and house several local restaurants like Sizzle Pie, Grand Central Bakery, Ex Novo Brewing and The Sudra.

This Week In Portland Food News: Bing Mi Opens a Dumpling and Noodle Bar, A New Winery Arrives, and Baby Blue Pizza Says Goodbye

This week's edition of food news is packed with delicious morsels, including a huge new winery, a new dumpling and noodle bar from Bing Mi, a new red sauce joint, and the reopening of Sweet Lorraine's Latkes & More. Read on for all of that and more, plus two upcoming restaurants for seafood lovers to look forward to. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.