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The brainchild of Seattle native Aaron Allina and his wife, Julie, Memoz doesn’t emit the homogenous ambience of seemingly every other eatery promising a customized experience. Instead, the space has a charming intimacy and, on our visit, was filled with families eagerly indulging in sweets or waiting patiently for their creations over a game of Uno.
JAB Holding Company bought a controlling stake in Stumptown Coffee in 2015.
Nick’s Famous Coney Island, the 84-year-old restaurant renowned for its chili-and-onion-smothered franks, has new owners. And they’ve got some plans for the place.
After a two-month closure for a build out and renovation, Joshua McFadden’s acclaimed Italian restaurant Ava Gene’s is reopening this Sunday.
Paley’s Place is hosting a multi-course dinner on June 27 featuring dishes made to pair with Benedictine Brewery’s beverages. The Northwest Portland restaurant is the only business that pours these blessed beers outside of the abbey.
Pretzels are the platonic ideal of an appetizer. They’re usually oversized and salty, and served with a sauce or two to encourage communal ripping and dipping. It’s rare to find them as the focal point of proper restaurants outside of Bavaria—but Anchor End Eurocafe is in the business of changing that.
Bless Your Heart, the much-praised burger joint from Toro Bravo and Tasty n Daughters impresario John Gorham, is opening a second location in Northeast Portland this summer, inside the small shack formerly occupied by Cannon’s Rib Express near the corner of Northeast Killingsworth Street and 33rd Avenue.
The pod is the latest casualty of Portland’s hotel boom, which has seen the construction of several sky-scraping new buildings, despite indications that supply is outstripping the demand.
The business’s Facebook page announced that while it will be moving out of the building on Southwest Alder Street near 12th Avenue, Chizu will continue on as a pop-up.
Vancouver has grown to become one of the defining cities in the Northwest, thanks to a robust economy and creative entrepreneurs putting down roots in the town. Old time Portlanders will be pleasantly surprised by this new Vancouver, with eclectic food offerings, playful street art and a backyard view of rivers and mountains.
Before you start to fret that Lovelace has gone and tinkered with the chicken, take a deep, calming breath and have a seat…because she tinkered with the chicken.