While most will recognize February 14th as northwest restaurant Carlyle's last day of service before owner Bruce Goldberg wanders off to other projects and Jake Martin wanders over to Fenouil, a few will recognize it as the best/worst day ever. Yes. As it is every year, it will be Valentine's Day. With that, Eater's interested in rounding up a few options. Last time, we checked out some high-larious tongue-slips. Today, it's all about events where it's totally ok to show up alone. Totally.
Image of The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel courtesy Perfectly Pearl
Jason Barwikowski and Nate Tilden's downtown domestic & foreign spot Clyde Common is joining forces with their new East Side Industrial charcuterie-focused restaurant Olympic Provisions to rock a $25 breakfast buffet. Adding charm to cruise ship, it'll all be going down in the Cleaners, the Ace Hotel's event space. Adding Portland to Valentine's Day, "entry to the party includes breakfast, photos, and crafting." Because nothing says hot like "crafting." Call the front desk in advance or just show up day-of, between 10am and 2pm.
And it's a little bit of a drive out, but Domaine Serene Winery in Dayton is hosting a Wine and Chocolate tasting, chocolate courtesy Meat Cheese Bread backroom chocolatier Xocolatl de David. Extra credit here for its being totally far away so over/under on running into anyone who'll ever judge you, starkly reduced. Swears.
·Best/Worst Day Ever Coverage [EaterPDX]