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NORTHEAST—Chef Courtney Sproule's din din Supperclub has announced the launch of a weekly "cocktail hour, during which guests not looking to commit to the week's full prix fixe menu are invited to drop in for cocktails and a la carte dishes off that week's supper club menu. Cocktail hour launches this Thursday, July 11 from 4-8p.m. More information here. [EaterWire]

NORTHEAST—According to a press release, newish butcher shop/deli/restaurant Old Salt Marketplace will welcome a weekly farmer's market to its parking lot, starting this Thursday, July 11. Every Thursday, vendors like the Side Yard, Kiyokawa Orchards, and Fressen Bakery will set up shop between 4-7p.m. More information here. [EaterWire]

IT'S A MYSTERY—The Oregonian hosted an afternoon "online chat" about its recent Top 10 Barbecue Restaurants story, and during the discussion, the question of "worst" local BBQ joints came up. Critic Michael Russell wouldn't name names, but did allude to two disappointing meals. So, blind item time! Which spots were Russell talking about here: 1) "there was a Southeast Portland joint — a spot that people are still bugging me about for not including— that was incredibly bad" and 2) "one downtown cart (a spot that has gotten some recent press) had 'pressure-smoked meat, textureless ribs and brisket more pureed than chopped, then doused in a sweet tomato sauce'"? [OregonLive]

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Old Salt Marketplace

5027 Northeast 42nd Avenue, , OR 97218 (971) 255-0167 Visit Website

Din Din Supper Club

920 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR