1) St. Johns: Tasty N Alder and Grüner alum Rick Weber has opened up his St. Johns neighborhood spot, Fourth Estate Coffeehouse, and contrary to the name, its menu features more than just coffee. The restaurant — across the street from the St. Johns Cinema, on N. Burlington Avenue — offers breakfast through dinner. In addition to Fleur de Lis pastries, Bowery Bagels, and Stumptown coffee, morning dishes include cinnamon roll French toast and a "Longshore plate" with smoked salmon, greens, and egg. An "afternoon menu" (served until close) features sandwiches, salads, and soup, like a "Bosley" with roast beef, cheddar and tomato. A daily "Student Special" dishes out a grilled cheese and bowl of soup for $5.50. Hours of operation: 6:30a.m. to 8:00p.m., daily. More information here.
2) Vancouver, WA: Chef Paul Klitsie's Vancouver restaurant, Willem's on Main, has swung its doors open on Main Street Vancouver with longtime Portland restaurant vet Courtney Wilson (Paley's Place, Toro Bravo) as its front-of-house manager. Klitsie, chef/owner the Pearl's Fratelli, moves across the river to serve both lunch and dinner: The former features a light, 10-item menu with dishes like chicken liver mousse crostini and quiche; the latter offering plates of beer-braised beef short ribs, sauteed rockfish with oregano griddle cakes, and potato gnocchi. Hours of operation: Lunch from 11a.m. to 2:30p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Monday; dinner from 3:30-8p.m., Sunday, Monday, and Thursday; 3:30p.m.-10p.m., Friday and Saturday. More here.