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This Week In Portland Food News: Dough Zone Is Here, Two New Bakeries Arrive, and Radar Closes

April 15, 2022 Edition
April 15, 2022
Stuff yourself with dumplings at the highly anticipated chain Dough Zone, opening this Monday. (Dough Zone)
The Portland food scene is enjoying an embarrassment of riches this week, from the arrival of the much-anticipated dumpling chain Dough Zone to the openings of two new bakeries. In other news, Canard is expanding to Oregon City, Akadi is returning soon, and Radar bids farewell. Read on for all of that and more food updates, plus upcoming events, like Portland Pizza Week 2022. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.


Bee's Custom Cakes List
Chef and owner Rebecca "Bee" Powazek is hosting the grand opening of this brick-and-mortar bakery today and tomorrow. Cakes range from funfetti rainbow chip to orange poppyseed to carrot with coconut and pineapple. Plus, if you correctly guess the amount of cookies in the cookie jar on the counter, you could win free Thornton Family Coffee Roasters coffee for a month.
Pickup, delivery

The Burnside Whiskey Bar List
The local spirits producer Eastside Distilling List opened this whiskey bar inside Moda Center on April 2.
Lloyd District

Champagne Poetry List
Just in time for spring, this pastel dream of a pâtisserie from pastry chef and former La Rose Patisserie owner Dan Bian opened on April 3, serving mango-passionfruit macarons, raspberry-rose croissants, strawberry-yuzu cakes, and other romantic confections.
Pickup, dine-in

Creative Culture List
Owner Dell Ann Upp will host the grand opening Past Event List of this unique new "family-friendly DIY craft studio, plant bar, and gourmet milkshake bar" in Sullivan's Gulch this Saturday, with activities like pottery painting and wreath making and over-the-top shakes in flavors like "Hello Lovely" (strawberry cheesecake topped with a strawberry Pop Tart and a pizzelle) and "Local Love" (cookie dough topped with a cupcake and a chocolate chip cookie).
Sullivan's Gulch

Dough Zone List
Rejoice: Washington's rapidly expanding dumpling destination Dough Zone plans to open its highly anticipated Portland location in the former River Space event venue on Monday. The restaurant is known for its juicy xiao long bao (soup dumplings) and signature "q-bao" (pan-fried steamed buns).
South Waterfront
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Maeve List
According to a press release, this late-night coffee and wine bar opened in the Sellwood-Moreland area on April 14 and will host its grand opening party Past Event List from 4-8 pm tomorrow. Guests at the opening will receive a free glass of sparkling wine to celebrate. The business will focus on organic and biodynamic wine and will serve crepes, Nossa Familia coffee, vegan pastries from Shoofly, soup and bread from Pizzeria Stellina List , and charcuterie boards from Cowbell.
Pickup, dine-in

OK Omens List
The hip wine bar and restaurant has reopened for indoor dining only after going on hiatus for remodeling.
Ladd's Addition
Pickup, delivery, dine-in


Akadi List
Portland's acclaimed West African restaurant Akadi List , which has been on hiatus for over a year, is set to reopen with an expanded menu in a new, bigger space at 1001 SE Division St. on May 8. Reservations are now available, so book a spot ASAP if you want to be there for the grand opening. Takeout and delivery will also be available beginning on May 9.

Canard List
Gabriel Rucker and Andy Fortgang's smash-hit cafe and wine restaurant Canard List is about to hit the suburbs: The spot plans to expand to Oregon City this summer.
Oregon City


Radar List
This romantic North Mississippi restaurant known for its tapas and cocktails revealed on Instagram last week that it is closing permanently today. The announcement reads, "After 10 years of business, we have decided to let Radar peacefully sail into the sunset...We know this news is bittersweet, but all good things must come to an end. And Radar is a very good thing."


Portland Cider Co. 9th Anniversary Party
Past Event List Help Portland Cider Company commemorate 9 years of business with over 30 ciders on tap, plus six new releases and anniversary heritage ciders. The pub will offer expanded indoor and outdoor seating for the occasion.
Portland Cider Company, Saturday, 1-8 pm

Pink Rabbit Bunny Party Past Event List
Spend your Easter frolicking with real-life adoptable bunnies at Pink Rabbit's party, which will feature a meet-and-greet with experts from Rabbit Advocate. Other festivities include a flash tattoo truck, DJ tunes, a special food and drink menu, and a secret Easter egg hunt in the Pearl District. Reservations via Resy are not required but recommended.
Pink Rabbit, Sunday, 1-6 pm

Dragmatic Brunch
Past Event List Coco Jem Holiday will host this spring celebration, featuring drag performances by Eurora Volt, Mona Chrome, Babylon Brooks, Leilani Volt, and Henny La Jade. Don't forget to eat while you kiki—complimentary brunch fare from Butch & Nellies Meals on Heels will include creamy lemon tarts, blueberry pancake bites, mousse, and delectable morsels of pecan french toast while supplies last.
Portland Center Stage, Sunday, 11 am-1 pm

Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza Past Event List
50 eggs will be concealed outside Pix Pâtisserie on Easter Sunday, each holding a golden ticket within. One lucky egg hunter will find a $50 Pix-O-Matic gift card.
Pix Pâtisserie, Sunday, 12:30 pm

Egg Hunt Market Past Event List
On Easter Sunday, CORE food pod will have an egg hunt, live music, and local craft vendors such as Prop + Root Collective, Bus 20 Ceramics, Whimsy and Jade, and more.
CORE (Collective Oregon Eateries), Sunday, 12-4 pm

Portland Pizza Week 2022 Past Event List
The Portland Mercury’s Pizza Week is returning in 2022 to team up with Portland's best pizza purveyors to offer amazing, delicious, $3 slices (or $20 whole pies) to the masses! With tons of restaurants and bars taking part, you’ll never be far from your next slice, and your week—nay, your life—will be all the better for it. Get excited.
Various locations, April 18-24

Earth Day Wine Flight Past Event List
Stop by Portland's "weirdest wine shop and bar" to try a curated flight of 10 wines "made to harmonize with palate and planet."
Pairings, April 19-30


Cheese and Crack List
The snack shop's latest creation is an eminently craveable caramel cornflake sundae, featuring vanilla soft serve layered with salty caramel pudding and topped with crunchy cornflakes.
Pickup, dine-in

Tulip Shop Tavern List
If you're looking for a refreshing spring cocktail to sip on a patio, you'll find it in Tulip Shop Tavern's new "Batida" slushie, inspired by the classic Brazilian cocktail and made with cachaça, passionfruit, coconut milk, and lime juice.
Pickup, dine-in

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