NEW OPENINGS AND RETURNS
Pink Rabbit Like List owner Collin Nicholas debuted this “whimsical but moody” cocktail bar in the former Bar Dune Like List space on Tuesday. Drawing inspiration from the '70s, the space features details like wooden beaded curtains, earth tones, and custom patterned wallpaper. Executive chef Alex Wong provides Hawaiian-influenced bar snacks like fried saimin (noodle soup) and rabbit confit spring rolls, while beverage director Ben Purvis has created a cocktail menu with spins on screwdrivers and mezcal margaritas.
Meet Fresh Like List
Last Saturday, the Taiwanese dessert shop chain Meet Fresh, which operates over 30 locations in the United States, soft opened its first Oregon location in Old Town-Chinatown, slinging treats like tofu pudding, shaved ice, grass jelly, and purple rice.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Reverend Nat's Hard Cider Like List
Portland's resident "single-minded cider evangelist" Nat West has moved out of his Eliot production facility and is opening in a new space next to the Farmhouse Carts pod today. West noted on Twitter, "There’s still a ton of work to do over the coming weeks so come in early & often to watch things continue to come together." The new taproom is slated to host a grand opening in July.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Votum Restaurant Like List
According to a press release, chef Sarah Doyle and maître d'hôtel Nathan Ricker, who met while working at the now-closed, three-Michelin-starred restaurant Manresa in California, recently opened this upscale restaurant in the Columbia River Gorge. Doyle's locally sourced menu offers a nine-course tasting menu and à la carte options, with permanent dishes like "forest risotto" and Manhattan steak alongside a rotating selection of fresh seafood. The space also features two deck ovens, a saltwater live tank, and an open kitchen.
Zula Like List
Tel Aviv-born owner Tal Dubitski opened this vibrant Mediterranean restaurant in the Nob Hill neighborhood last Friday, March 17, serving dishes like Moroccan salmon skewers, shaved cauliflower salad, hummus, and goat cheese cheesecake, according to a press release.
Labyrinth Forge Brewing
This nanobrewery plans to open in the former Hair of the Dog Brewing Like List space this summer.
Pastrami lovers all over Portland mourned when the city's oldest Jewish deli announced on Sunday that it will be closing at the end of March after 30 years of business. The business didn't give a reason for the closure, writing in a Facebook post: "We truly appreciate all of our customers and we are sad about closing. Please come visit us before our last day."
Xico Like List
This Mexican favorite in the Richmond neighborhood shuttered on March 14, citing COVID closures, snow days, a lack of traffic, rising costs, and high staff turnover as factors contributing to the closure.
POP-UPS AND EVENTS
Past Event Like List Wrapped up in corn husks or banana leaves, tamales are the presents of the culinary world. Treat yourself to a bevy of these handcrafted delicacies at the Portland Mercado's festival, which will offer exclusive specials from businesses representing various regions across Latin America.
Portland Mercado, 11 am-8 pm
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
Free Coffee Cuppings!
If you're looking to expand your java knowledge, look no further than this complimentary coffee cupping. Sip a few different brews, savor their tastes and aromas, and participate in a discussion.
Nossa Familia Coffee, 10:30-11:30 am
Love in Action Bake Sale Past Event Like List
In honor of Women's History Month, the whimsical bake shop and ice creamery Holler Treats is throwing a bake sale that will raise funds for Rose Haven, a nonprofit day shelter and community center. Donations of items like new cosmetics, socks, underwear, and bras will also be accepted while you pick up treats from Saint Frances, Jen's Pastries, Little Red's Bakeshop, Zuckercreme, and many more lovely bakers.
Holler Treats, 11 am-2 pm
Celebrating Women in Wine
Past Event Like List To celebrate Women's History Month, Ponzi Vineyards will host a tour and tasting experience honoring winemaker Luisa Ponzi. You'll get to traipse through the winery, gawk at its gravitational flow systems, and taste wines curated by Luisa and Ponzi assistant winemaker Julia Cresto. The event also includes a lunch inspired by The Ponzi Vineyards Cookbook by Nancy Ponzi.
SUNDAY, MARCH 26
Women Crushing Wine
Taste vino from over 14 women-owned Oregon wineries and chat with the winemakers. If you're peckish, Enoteca Nostrana's longtime cook Griselda will be slinging tacos on the patio.
Enoteca Nostrana, 12-4 pm
THROUGH MARCH 31
Portland Brewery Dining Month
Nine Portland breweries will prove that they're not just a one-trick pony by showing off enticing food options in addition to their beer. All participating locations will offer a $35 three-course meal with an appetizer, entree, dessert, a drink (beer, house wine, or non-alcoholic beverage), and a $10 voucher for your next meal.
Greet the season with Freeland Spirits' new spring-inspired flight, which comes with four gorgeously garnished cocktails: "Spring Fever" (Freeland Bourbon, grapefruit and lemon juice, rhubarb bitters, rosemary simple syrup, and Peychaud’s bitters), "Life's a Peach" (Freeland Bourbon, peach nectar, lemon juice, orange cream bitters, chamomile-thyme simple syrup, and pink salt), "Lychee Blossom" (Freeland Dry Gin, lychee purée, coconut water, lemon juice, orgeat, rose water, and rose bitters), and "Garden Goddess" (Freeland Gin, matcha, lemon and lime juice, lavender simple syrup, and lavender bitters).
Kate's Ice Cream Like List
The vegan ice creamery is featuring four new seasonal flavors for spring: Blue Moon (a classic Midwest flavor that tastes like Froot Loops), Salted Chocolate Pretzel, Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake, and Birthday Cake.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
My-O-My Like List
While you wait for season three of The White Lotus, sip My-O-My's frosty cocktail of the same name, made with Montelobos Mezcal and a coconut juice blend.