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This Week In Portland Food News: Bolognese Fries, Cider, and Calamansi Cream Puffs

April 19, 2024 Edition
April 19, 2024
The big-name cidery Bauman’s debuted its new taproom earlier this month. (Bauman’s on Oak)
From banana pudding tiramisu to Fruit Loop Danishes and from calamansi confections to rainbow cookie-flavored gelato, this edition of food news presents an array of distinctive sweets that we can't wait to try. Get the scoop on all the latest culinary happenings, including the spaghetti-western-flavored Gabbiano's sibling Take Two, the new cider taproom Bauman’s on Oak, the upcoming gelato shop Pronto Gelato, and where to find the best 4/20 munchies, below. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.


3 Howls Remedy House List
This new plant-based restaurant and craft cocktail bar in Vancouver hosted its grand opening last weekend, serving up libations made with spirits from 3 Howls Distillery as well as a coffee menu.

Bauman’s on Oak List
The internationally award-winning cidery Bauman's debuted this new taproom on April 6, with a food program headed by former Cafe Olli List baker Daniel Green.

Paik's Noodle List
This Seoul-based Korean-Chinese chain known for its jajangmyeon, jjamppong, and sweet and sour pork recently launched an outpost in Tigard.

Pizza Gold List
The buzzy Hinterland List pod is preparing to welcome this New York-style pizza cart from former Black Seed Burger Cult List chef Mikey Williams.
Mount Tabor

Take Two List
Perfectly timed with the Cowboy Carter era, this chic new spaghetti western-themed bar from the Gabbiano's List  crew opened at the beginning of April and features a blend of American and Italian cuisine, from bolognese-topped fries to a banana pudding-tiramisu mashup (I'm listening), not to mention drinks like "Get Back on the Horse" (a combo of Fernet and Borghetti with Budweiser).


Phin Caphe List
More ube coffees for all: The Vietnamese coffee spot announced this week that it will open a Beaverton location in May.

Pronto Gelato List
Campana List chef George Kaden and Spella Caffé owner Andrea Spella are joining forces to open this gelateria later this spring. Better yet, they're teasing prospective flavors like Oregon hazelnut and Bella’s Italian Bakery List rainbow cookies.


Viking Soul Food List
This popular spot known for its lefse (Norwegian flatbread) and other Scandinavian specialties closed its iconic Southeast Belmont Street cart on Sunday, but all is not lost: The Southeast Woodstock Boulevard brick-and-mortar restaurant will remain open.



John's Marketplace presents Wild Ale Fest Past Event List
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of John's Marketplace's Beaverton location, this event highlights funky, fermented favorites such as wild ales, fruited sours, and lambics, accompanied by live music.
John's Marketplace, 11 am-9 pm


Calamansi Week Past Event List
The tangy, sweet-tart citrus hybrid calamansi, prized in Filipino cuisine, is finally getting its day in the sun with this week hosted in its honor by the team behind this month's Sobrang Sarap. Look forward to exclusive specials like a calamansi lime pie sundae from Sugarpine Drive-In, calamansi cream puffs from Baon Kainan, bangus bistek with soy calamansi butter sauce from SUNRICE, and more from a total of 16 participating vendors.
Various locations


The Flip Side - Vegan Market Past Event List
The consumption of animals and animal products is one of the leading causes of climate change. How 'bout we do Mother Earth a little kindness this weekend and support vegan vendors at the Flip Side market? (Monday is Earth Day, after all.) Grab a tasty "cinnasnail" from Hail Snail, check out adult beverages from Arbor Beer Lodge, and maybe even make your love for the earth permanent with a tattoo from Liv of Awoken Woke Tattoo. Green Acres Farm Sanctuary will be there sharing info about their Saturday work parties, raising funds for the animals in their care, and selling merch. SHANNON LUBETICH
Hail Snail, 11 am-5 pm


Flour Bloom List
If you're searching for some playful yet sophisticated stoner snacks for your 4/20 festivities this weekend, look no further than Flour Bloom's "get baked" menu. With items like Froot Loops Danishes, mac and cheese with fried mortadella and beer cheese, and potato chip chocolate ganache croissants, this lineup is as elevated as you'll be.

The sandwich shop has brought back its fan-favorite Bronx Bomber sandwich, featuring shaved steak, fennel salami, provolone picante, house-marinated peppers, "shrettuce," red wine vinaigrette, and Duke’s mayo on a Franz pub roll.
Various locations

Lilia Comedor List
The elegant "hyper-seasonal" destination is putting a twist on classic strawberries and cream with its exquisite fresa con crema dessert, made with white chocolate cremeux, macerated strawberries, graham cracker cookie crumble, and strawberry gel.
South Waterfront

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