Latest Portland Restaurant News and Reviews: Indian Holiday, Beer Cuisine, More
(Portland, Oregon) – Sparkling wines will be featured at one local restaurant in great abundance, a unique beer pairing feast is coming up and India's Diwali gets a Portland twist, along with an abundance of new reviews and restaurant news at OregonTravelDaily's sister site.
Why didn't Panera's honor system store in Oregon work? This has been the talk of the town in Portland recently. Apparently, the Rose City has a culture a little more conducive to homeless folk taking advantage of business models like this, especially when it came to simply hanging out for hours on end. Several news outlets have covered this, readable at PortlandRestaurantDining.com.
The NBA lockout may actually be threatening economic health of some Portland restaurants, according to some news outlets. You can see these articles at PortlandRestaurantDining.com as well.
Also on PortlandRestaurantDining.com: news coverage of what famous Republican politician was spotted at a famed Portland steakhouse, Thai restaurant empire Typhoon! shuts down two local restaurants, and plenty of reviews and other eatery news from a variety of sources.
Upcoming Dining Events for Portland:
SW landmark Castagna Restaurant s teaming up with Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Upright Brewery and Oakshire Brewery for its first-ever beer dinner on October 19. The shindig will center around beer inspired dishes.
You'll find goodies like tomatoes with mustard seeds, herbs from the garden and cured beef, pork jowl with molasses, Chinook salmon with cream, eggplant, amaranth, toasted nuts and seeds, and even some ice cream paired with beers. There's even beef that was fed on beer.
6:30 p.m. Reservations available now 503.231.7373. 5 courses, $65 per person. 1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Corner of 18th Ave. Portland, Oregon. www.castagnarestaurant.com.
East India Co. Grill & Bar invites Portlanders to celebrate Diwali, or the Indian New Year, with a special tasting menu for $22 available October 25-29. The menu will feature traditional dishes to honor this important Hindu festival, also known as the “festival of lights.” Menu highlights include Paneer stuffed ‘Koftas’ in a creamy cashew gravy, a creamy pot roasted chicken, and “Biryani” - a rice dish with marinated vegetables, then spiced with saffron, cardamom, mace and whole black peppers.
Dinner only, Tuesday, October 25 through Saturday, October 29. $22 per person. Does not include gratuity. East India Co. Grill & Bar. 821 SW 11th Ave. Portland, Oregon. 503-227-8815.
Also, Pix Pâtisserie’s N. Williams location will be soon celebrating their 4th annual Bubbly Spectacular, with more than 100 sparkling wines featured for a long period of time. Details will be announced soon at their website, www.pixpatisserie.com.