Slabtown's Emanon Cafe has closed and been reborn as Caps & Corks bottle shop.
Multnomah County's Ship Tavern has applied to finally start serving liquor.
So has Alberta-neighborhood pizza joint Al Forno Ferruzza.
Hollywood's Aliviar Coffeehouse has applied to start serving beer and wine.
The awesome/scary Super King Buffet on Southeast 82nd Avenue has applied to start serving beer and wine.
The space once occupied by Pork on Fire—still my favorite Portland restaurant name—will soon become UC Green Cafe. Your guess is as good as mine.
Side-by-side restaurants Bartini and Urban Fondue have changed hands.
Kelly Peake, the owner of Lake Oswego's Play Boutique ("a modern family piazza"), is opening a cafe—with booze!—called Beeztro at the new Play location in Beaverton.
Winner's Motorsports Bar, a NASCAR-obsessed Parkrose establishment I had no idea existed, is changing its name to Winner's Motorsports Bar by GI.
Way-outer-northeast joint River Plate Sports is becoming Tienda Mexicana Imar. They're coming for our bars!
Gresham will soon have a locavore burger joint called The Local Cow in a former quilt shop at 336 N Main St.