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Kure Downtown, Relish Gastropub, Pip's Original

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[Avila, 2/18/13]

1) Downtown: The once cart-only juice-slingers at SE Hawthorne's Kure Juice Bar debuted their downtown brick-and-mortar location on SW Taylor over the weekend, bringing their brand of organic juices and smoothies to an already-vegetarian-conscious block (it's also home to the Veggie Grill). In addition to liquid options (all available in 12-ounce, 16-ounce, and 32-ounce sizes), the spot also offers Kure's acai breakfast bowls (featuring an acai berry base and topped with a variety of fruit, granola, nuts, and coconut) and parfaits. Plans are to add more grab-and-go options in the future; more information here. Hours of operation: 8a.m. to 6p.m., Monday through Saturday.

2) Sellwood-Moreland: "Modern public house" Relish Gastropub swung its doors open last week in Sellwood's former Woods music venue. As previously reported, former Noisette chef Josef Valoff heads the kitchen, which offers an upscaleand vegetable focused — take on pub food. Five mains (a sturgeon and mussel stew; house burger) range from $12 to $19, while nine dishes on the "greens" and "snacks" menu (toasted butternut squash and radicchio, root vegetable hash) are vegetarian-friendly. Meanwhile, the bar menu features nearly 20 beers on tap and 25 wines by the glass. Relish is currently open for dinner and happy hour, Tuesday through Sunday, with plans to launch lunch service soon. More here.

3) Alameda/Beaumont: A tipster reports that coffee/donut shop Pip's Original has debuted at 4759 NE Fremont. Per the official Facebook page, Pip's offers made-to-order mini donuts ("more like classic sweet Beignets than anything you'll find in a 'traditional' donut shop"), to be eaten either plain or with toppings. Coffee's by Extracto. Hours of operation: 7a.m. to 7p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; Sunday and Monday, 7a.m. to 2p.m. More information here.

Kure Juice Bar

4409 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, , OR 97215 (855) 777-5873 Visit Website

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