NORTHEAST: With brunch goes lunch. After launching a weekend-only brunch menu in November, Ned Ludd chef Jason French announced that he'll cease daily lunch service when the clock strikes on 2011.
CARTOPIA: The deep-fried pie guys at Whiffies will hold their annual white elephant gift exchange tonight at 8pm: Bring a wrapped gift (retail value $10 and under) and exchange it for another with your fellow pie fans.
THE MARKET: The Portland Farmers Market has named its new executive director: Trudy Toliver, an eight-year veteran of environmental organization EarthShare Oregon, will take over the reins from Ann Forsthoefel, who submitted her resignation at the end of the summer.
Image of Portland Farmers Market courtesy MizD! via Flickr