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This Week In Portland Food News: A New Cocktail Lounge, A Japanese Bakery, and A Lesbian Bar

July 1, 2022 Edition
July 1, 2022
The Japanese bakery Tanaka is now open and selling stunning treats. (Tanaka)
Welcome to July! We're starting the month off strong with an influx of fresh dining options, including an internationally inspired cocktail bar, a new lesbian bar, and a Japanese bakery. You'll find out about all of those and more, plus an upcoming vegan French taco restaurant and cookie butter cup doughnuts, below. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.


CereusPDX List
A new cocktail lounge called CereusPDX aims to flip the script on tiki culture. Along with co-owner Phil Chung, nationally recognized bartender Bradley Thomas Stephens is taking inspiration from the escapist ethos of tiki—minus the colonialist overtones and aesthetic. The menu features cocktails with international influences, as well as South American tapas from chef Diego Cortes.
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Doc Marie's List
This lesbian bar named for early medical doctor, activist, and lesbian Marie Equi opens in the former Elvis Room List space on 203 SE Grand Avenue today. The opening weekend festivities include a DJ and dance party, karaoke, and a debut Queens, Queers and Quiche Remind List drag brunch, which will feature a mimosa special created in collaboration with Chambord and will raise funds for the Black Resilience Fund. The bar is Portland's only self-described lesbian bar.

Tanaka List
The team behind the buzzy ramen shop Afuri opened this highly anticipated Japanese bakery in the former Blue Star Donuts List space in downtown Portland last Saturday, June 25. The Osaka-inspired spot specializes in milk bread and serves katsu sandos and cream-filled sandos studded with jewel-like fruit, as well as macarons, malasadas, miso croissants, yuzu meringue tarts, and other baked goods. Beverages include beer, wine, tea, coffee, and soft drinks.
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Le Tacos List
Jewan Manuel of Plant Based Papi List has something new up his sleeve: After learning about the phenomenon of "French tacos" (a popular French fast food dish consisting of a flour tortilla grilled and folded around French fries, cheese, meat, and other fillings) in a viral New Yorker article, the chef set out to create a vegan take and will open a shop serving them in a TBD location in Northwest Portland by the end of the summer. Fillings will include fries or cauliflower, vegan cheese, house-made vegan meats, and sauces.

Living Häus Beer Company List
This brewery is set to take over the former Modern Times List space on July 15, with a lineup of West Coast and hazy IPAs, a Munich-style helles, and an unfiltered Pilsner. Afuri (which has a location next door) and Tanaka List will provide the food menu.



Food Truck Fridays Past Event List
Venture out to 82-acre Abbey Road Farm, located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, for a different food truck each Friday from June through August. While you're there, say hi to the farm animals and stop by the tasting room to try some wines.
Abbey Road Farm, 11 am-5 pm


Portland Craft Beer Festival Past Event List
After a two-year hiatus, the Portland Craft Beer Festival is making a triumphant return in 2022, with plenty of craft beer from local brewers, plus cider, wine, spritzes, beer/cider slushies, table tennis, cornhole, hula hoops, giant Jenga and Connect Four, and more.
The Fields, 12 pm

Tiki Kon: Rim of Fire
Past Event List This festival pays homage to the Polynesian craze that swept America after World War II, with four days of music, dancing, food, cocktails, art, parties, vendors, symposiums, and classes, plus a fashion show and a luau-style banquet.
Doubletree Hotel (Lloyd Center), 10 am-11 pm


Cute-a-Versary Past Event List
From July 1-4, the adorable vegan convenience store Cutiee Buys will celebrate its one-year anniversary with plant-based versions of some of your favorite Fourth of July staples, including "Hawt Dawgs" from the pop-up Phatt Dawgs and ice cream from Oatly. Plus, enjoy coffee and beer from sibling business Coffee Beer and bubbly seltzer cocktails and zero-proof mimosas from Liquid Death.
Cutiee Buys


A Strawberry Brunch Past Event List
The market and cafe Zuckercreme will bid farewell to strawberry season with this sweet weekend brunch, featuring strawberry waffles with brown sugar malt whipped cream and pretzel crumbs on Saturday and vanilla shortcakes with mango chamoy-marinated berries on Sunday. Gild the lily with a scoop of ice cream, available as an add-on both days.
Zuckercreme, 10 am-2 pm


Doe Donuts List
Good news for lovers of Speculoos: The vegan donut purveyor recently added a new cookie butter cup flavor. The shop is also scooping up several ice cream flavors, including s'mores, strawberry lime, passionfruit, bubblegum, chocolate chip mint, maple coffee, dark chocolate, and birthday cake.
Pickup, delivery

Sorbu Paninoteca List
This week, the Tuscan food truck is dishing up a vampire-repelling mushroom cavatelli special with garlic scape pesto and fermented black garlic powder.
Pickup, dine-in

Straightaway Cocktails List
The takeout cocktail purveyor recently launched its new food menu of sausages and hot dogs, just in time for the holiday weekend. The lineup of "Dapper Dogs" includes a Coney Island beef dog and basil chicken sausage from Zenner's Sausage Company List , OG Bratwurst and Raclettewurst from Olympia Provisions, and a plant-based beer brat from Tofurky.
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