Portland Food News: March 17-23

This week we’ve bought a restaurant closure, a Sicilian feast, and pop-up suggestions. Plus, a vegan and gluten free ice cream store opens its doorways, and extra.

Save the date: Feast Portland returns September 16 via 18 

On March 17, Feast Portland introduced in an Instagram put up that it might be returning to its authentic weekend-long pageant format this September. It’s a notable departure from final 12 months’s Feast, which passed off over the course of a month and targeted on native cooks. Stay tuned for additional particulars on the pageant. 

Fine eating spot Willow has closed for good 

Farm-to-table venue Willow, opened in 2016 and recognized for its hyper-local six-course prix fixe tasting menu, has closed completely, in line with Eater Portland. For further affirmation: “As of March 8, we are permanently closed,” intones the restaurant’s recorded voice mail message.

Kate’s Ice Cream opens a scoop store 

Just in time for spring, one in all Portland’s favourite vegan and gluten-free ice cream makers, Kate’s Ice Cream, is celebrating its grand opening in Mississippi on the former Ruby Jewel area (3713 N Mississippi). Known for flavors like salted peanut butter brittle and marionberry cobbler, the idea bought its begin in 2014 when Katelyn Williams began making ice cream for her lactose-intolerant sister. Hours shall be 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday via Sunday. 

Alchemy Desserts holds a bake sale fundraiser 

Brandi Lansill of Alchemy Desserts, together with a staff of over a dozen bakers, is holding a  bake sale to learn For Goodness Cakes PDX, a nonprofit group that bakes muffins for underserved and houseless youth. The occasion will happen on March 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the patio at Montelupo Italian Market (344 NE 24th Ave). 

Soen serves espresso jelly and extra at Courier Coffee 

Soen is doing a popup on March 20 and 21 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Courier Coffee (923 SW Oak St). Though it’s greatest recognized for its summertime-only kakigori, or Japanese shaved ice, the pop-up is doing one thing totally different this time with shiitake mushroom inari, handmade dango with flavors together with toasted rice powder, and Japanese espresso jelly that includes home made milk gelato and a hand-drip darkish roast by Courier Coffee.  

WEPA pops up with Puerto Rican lunch at Magna 

Puerto Rican pop-up WEPA is serving lunch March 21 and 22 from 11 am. – 3 p.m. at Magna (2525 SE Clinton). The occasion will function rice bowls, rellenos de papa, pastelillos de guayaba, and Puerto Rican cheese danishes, in addition to espresso to sip from Puerto Rican producer Alto Grande. The menu is take-out solely, however there shall be a patio for many who wish to dine onsite. 

Festa di San Giuseppe on March 21 at Café Olli 

Celebrate Festa di San Giuseppe with a Sicilian feast, wine, and amari at this pop-up at Café Olli (3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd).The menu contains mussel salad, sardine meatballs, and sfinci, Italian fritters with ricotta and orange.  Grab tickets, $80 every, for the 5:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. time slots. at Café Olli (3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd).  

Companatico pops up at Dame Restaurant 

Companatico is doing its weekly hoagie pop up on March 22 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Dame Restaurant (2930 NE Killingsworth St). The occasion will function meatball parmesan in addition to Genovese ragu with beef gradual cooked in onions and pecorino. Meatless choices embrace a vegetarian rabe soften and a vegan sott’olio blended with veggies, radicchio, arugula, and bean unfold. Potato salad and pasqua (Easter) buns shall be out there as a facet. Proof of vaccination is required to dine indoors. 

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