Scoop: Burgerville Radio, a Bunch of Bunk and New Brew Pubs
Gossip that’s totally sick of Lady Gaga costumes.
’WRIGHT STUFF: Portland
Playhouse, the 4-year-old theater company recently evicted from its
Northeast Portland home by the city, announced some good news Monday.
The company has commissioned its first new work, from playwright
Christina Anderson. Anderson, whose plays address the black experience
in America with a magical bent, is among 15 young artists American Theatre magazine says “will be transforming America’s stages for decades to come.”
RADIO FREE KETCHUP:
From sourcing local ingredients to composting your nasty-ass trash,
Burgerville has long positioned itself as a hip and decidedly Northwest
fast-food chain. Now your local Burgerville even sounds cool: This month
the company is launching an in-restaurant radio service with a focus on
local music. In a press release that name-dropped indie-rock acts like
Radiation City and Viva Voce, Burgerville said it plans to dedicate
one-third of “BV Radio” airtime to local and regional artists.
Burgerville says you’ll also be able to stream the station from home by
year’s end. Local musicians can drop off their CDs at Burgerville HQ for
Portland may soon get its first food trucks! Portland, Maine, that is.
We sorta take trucks for granted but, believe it or not, they’re still
verboten in many parts of the country, including our namesake back East.
A special committee charged with making Other Portland more “creative”
has approved the measure, which now goes to a city council committee,
etc. Good luck, Other Portland, may your city someday have as many food
carts as one PDX ’hood.
Downtown Irish-themed bar chain Kells has applied to open Kells Brew
Pub in a former furniture and fabric showroom at 210 NW 21st Ave. Kells
is the third Northwest chain to place a claim on the street in recent
weeks. The second location of Dick’s Kitchen and fourth Blitz sports bar
are slated to open on 21st in the near future.
Michele McDonnell and Gabriel Lageson, owners of East End, have applied
along with Zachary and Kyja King to open Garageland, a “space for art,
film and other performing arts” in the building next door to the bar at
215 SE Grand Ave. The new business will serve Mexican food and have a
The meatball sub-pushers at Bunk Sandwiches have opened a new location
at 211 SW 6th Ave., between Little Bird Bistro and Lauretta Jean’s