- FUTURE DRINKING: The news from this week’s OLCC applications: Fire on the Mountain Buffalo Wings has applied for a brewing license for its new location on Northeast Fremont Street. >> Harvester Brewing has applied to open Portland’s first gluten-free brewery at 715 SE Lincoln St. Appropriately, the brewery will be just four blocks from gluten-free New Cascadia Traditional Bakery. >> Pacific Crust Inc. is opening a restaurant called the Broadway Rose—not to be confused with the Tigard theater company of the same name—in the former Almost Normal Cafe space on Northeast Broadway.>> Finally, the Portland P Palace, coming soon to the former auto dealership at 2340 NE Sandy Blvd., will be, according to its application, a “family fun center that all can enjoy,” with pingpong, pool and putt-putt golf. And beer!
- VAN DAMAGE: Local grindcore band Transient was involved in a head-on collision Saturday en route to a tour stop in Savannah, Ga. Its van was totaled and all involved were injured, although luckily everyone in the band survived. Singer Krysta Martinez, however, had to be extricated from the wreck by the Jaws of Life, the band reports. “She is one of the toughest people I will ever know,” guitarist Adam Wilson wrote in his announcement of the accident on Facebook. Martinez was airlifted and underwent surgery for a broken wrist and a displaced hip. The band is quickly racking up medical bills, and also needs to raise money to get home to Portland. A donations link is up now at the band’s website, transientbrutality.com. Transient’s label, End Theory Records (endtheoryrecords.com), will also be donating its profits to the band.
- SO LONG LUCY, HELLO DICK: Monday morning brought the news that longtime Northwest Portland dining fixture and canoodling spot Lucy’s Table will close Tuesday, Aug. 9,
after 13 years in the biz. The cozy spot at the corner of Northwest
Irving Street and 21st Avenue won’t stay empty for long. The Lucy’s crew
has announced that a second Portland outpost of Dick’s Kitchen—the
healthy diner project from Laughing Planet mogul Richard Satnick—will
open in the space later this year after a round of remodeling.
- FINDER BUZZ: To celebrate the release of WW’s newest edition of Finder and everything in Portland worth a damn, we’re teaming up with some of our favorite coffee shops next week to give you free coffee to enjoy with our 2011 magazine-style guide to Portland. The week of Aug. 8, WW will be heading to a different coffee shop each day, handing out copies of Finder and cups of free local coffee. Slurp and read 9-11 am at the Killingsworth Extracto on Monday, Aug. 8, the North Williams Ristretto Roasters on Tuesday, Aug. 9, and Oui Presse on Wednesday, Aug. 10. To find out where else we’re going, check out wweek.com/promotions or follow us on Twitter @wweek.