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Portland News to Chew | April 9
Everything you need to know about this week's Portland food and drink news, including a new breakfast menu at The Honey Pot and Tails & Trotters' sugar-free bacon.
Wake up and smell the artisan pop tarts: Belmont-based pie food cart The Honey Pot is now offering breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 am. New menu items include homemade raspberry nutella and cinnamon apple butter pop tarts, prosciutto egg cups, and The Aristocrat (puff pastry filled with pork, spinach, sage, and cheese). 4290 SE Belmont
Meatballs and pints: As previously reported (Ten 2013 Openings to Watch Out For), Carl Singmaster's 1,300-bottle neighborhood bottle shop Belmont Station has been outfitted with an outdoor beer garden, complete an on-site food cart The Italian Market, serving epic meatball subs and soft pretzels. 4500 SE Stark.
Turn it up to 11: Hawthorne is now home to new music venue-meets-rock pub Analog Cafe & DRD Records Little Theater. The record-label-powered space hosts local and national bands, open mic nights, and the in-house bar offers upscale pub grub from Spanish-born chef Javier Canteras. 720 SE Hawthorne
View from the top: Erin McBride's 2nd Story small plates eatery (above neighborhood coffee roaster Cellar Door) launched brunch service this week, serving morning dishes like eggs benedict atop a crispy potato cake, pecan coffee cake, crepes filled with rhubarb and lemon curd, and fried duck egg sandwiches from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturdays and Sundays. 2005 SE 11th Ave
Bacon for all: Hazelnut-finished pork purveyor Tails & Trotters is now offering house cured, house smoked bacon and hams made without added sugar for folks avoiding the sweet stuff. Need more than pork? The butcher shop will also serve as an official Portland drop site for Creative Growers Organic's CSA, and farm shareholders will get a 5% discount on all T&T products on pick-up day. 525 NE 24th Ave
De-Centralized: St. Johns' new cocktail bar Juniper & Rye is leaving the Central Hotel less than three months after its open date. According to a web announcement, co-owners Chris Bollenbacher and Julie Waldman ended their contract with Central Hotel on April 3, and hope to re-open within the neighborhood at another location.
Pastries for lunch: New casual eatery Cafe Theobroma (pictured at right) has debuted on NW 11th and Flanders in the Pearl, offering sweet and savory crepes, panini, salads, soups, and housemade pastries and desserts from 7 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. 1037 NW Flanders St
Meat Across America: Portland's DIY butchery guru and Portland Meat Collective mastermind Camas Davis has launched a Kickstarter campaign to launch PMC-style "meat schools" around the country.
Hometown Pride: Portland-based foodie favorites Little Big Burger, Laurelhurst Market, Boke Bowl, Natural Selection, Salt & Straw, and Ken's Artisan Pizza wooed readers in Sunset Magazine's "Best of the West" dish poll.
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