Southeast 

SE Hawthorne: Rick Gencarelli’s pig-powered sandwich shop is now open Mondays, meaning hungry diners can fill up on Pork Meatball Banh Mi, Smoked Coppa Cubano, and Griddled Mortadella seven days a week from 11 am to midnight. 1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd 

Northeast

NE Russell: Tommy Habetz, Nick Wood, and Matt Brown, and Jimmy Albee will launch Trigger, their new eatery under the Wonder Ballroom, on Wednesday, October 24th. According to the Oregonian, the initial menu is set to feature queso, guaq, nachos, flautas, soft tacos, quesadillas, fajita plates, chocotacos, and Mexican wedding cookies. 128 NE Russell St

NE Fremont: Johanna Ware's lauded Beaumont eatery Smallwares has debuted a daily happy hour menu available between 4 and 6 pm. Offerings include a $2 fried six-minute egg with Chinese mustard, $3 chicken lollipops, $4 pork and kimchi pancakes, $6 pork belly sandwich, $4 sake and beer, and a $6 cocktail dubbed "The Happy" featuring gin, Campari, grapefruit, and soda. 4605 NE Fremont St

NE Alberta: The Nest Lounge suffered extensive fire damage last Wednesday and will be closed for at least three months for repairs. A benefit will be held on Tuesday, November 6th at The Know to support those temporarily without work and to help with rebuilding. 1801 NE Alberta St

Northwest

NW Marshall: The Bent Brick has launched a new happy hour chef's choice trio special every day from 5 to 6:30 pm. In addition to $5 glasses of wine, $3 beers, and $5 cocktails, the $25 chef's choice special will feature three modern small plates from chef Will Preisch. The happy hour menu is still home to several $3 bar snacks, like smoked salmon poofs and pickle or ham plates. 1639 Northwest Marshall St

NW Glisan: Kevin Shikami closed his Pearl District eatery Kin last Thursday in order to relocate to Hawaii. With this weather, can you blame him? 524 NW Glisan

National

Denver: The Great American Beer Festival took place in Denver this week, and Oregon's top brewers took home a total of twenty four medals, including eight for the city of Portland alone. Our local medalists include The Commons, Burnside Brewing Co., Breakside Brewery, Laurelwood Brewing (x2), Harvester Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Columbia River Brewing. The complete list of winners is available here.

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