SE 2nd & Oak: The Central Eastside Industrial District's new food cart pod The Row is now open next to the historic Produce Row building. The pod is now home to Big-Ass Sandwiches, KOi Fusion, Whiffies, and Pyro Pizza. Popular North Mississippi cart Burgatroyd will call The Row home by the end of November.
SE 28th: After moving from its longtime perch at the now-closed D Street Noshery, roving St. Helens-based brewers Captured By Porches are re-opening at two new spots on the East Side. First, a new beer cart will open this weekend in the Southeast 28th and Ankeny mini-pod currently home to Grilled Cheese Grill and the newly-relocated Wolf & Bear's and Fuego de Lotus (also a refugee from the shuttered Noshery). The brewers' second cart is now open in the new Rose City Food Park at NE Sandy and 52nd.
NE Fremont: Tricia Leahy, owner of Multnomah Village's long-time candy store Sweets Etc., is debuting her latest venture Hattie's Sweet Shop with a grand opening slated for Thursday, November 8th. The space will offer housemade fudge, dipped chocolates, and bulk candy favorites. Stay tuned for photos and more information this week on Eat Beat. 4815 NE Fremont
NE Glisan: Slow Bar owner Rob Hemmerling's new burger eatery Slowburger has debuted at Northeast's micro-restaurant row The Ocean, offering five kinds of burgers (both meat-lover and veg friendly), onion rings, fries, beer, and a simple salad. The space is open from 11 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. 2319 NE Glisan St
SW Alder: After a series of permit delays (thanks to city rezoning of the former parking building that will house his new Tasty n Alder), construction begins this week on the second outpost of John Gorham's tasty empire. The new eatery is slated for a mid- to late-January opening. Stay tuned for more Tasty n Alder information as it rolls in! Southwest Alder and 12th
SW Market: Chef Troy Furuta's ChefStable-powered Market has closed after just three months in business. Portland Monthly's Karen Brooks has the exclusive details behind the shutter here.
SW Park: Winter has arrived at the Portland Farmers Market. All non-PSU neighborhood markets have closed for the season and the PSU market will be open for its winter hours (from 9 am to 2 pm) until the season ends on December 15th. PFM's Winter Market will open for its second year on Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at Downtown's Shemanski Park. The Winter Market will operate every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, through February 23. More information available here: portlandfarmersmarket.org
Conetown: Sunset Magazine has its eye on ice cream this holiday season. The November issue features a roundup of the fall and winter flavors from Ruby Jewel Scoops (chocolate peppermint bark), What's the Scoop? (caramel apple cobbler or pumpkin bread pudding), and Salt & Straw (figgy pudding with brandied figs), in case you want to skip the pie this Thanksgiving. On newsstands now.
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