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Pop-Up World Cup Beer Garden; Portland Chow Masters

NW/ALPHABET DISTRICT— Attention, soccer fans: When the tournament gets underway on June 12, a pop-up World Cup Beer Garden will set up shop at next door to the former Gypsy Lounge on NW 21st Avenue, screening all 64 games while pouring a line-up of local beer and cocktails. Food will be provided on-site by carts Fried Egg I'm in Love (breakfast only) and the double-decker fish-and-chip shop Bus Stop Cafe, and organizers also promise coffee by Sterling Coffee Roasters, free wi-fi, and beer from Coalition, Occidental, Deschutes, and Burnside, among others. More information here. [EaterWire]

FOOD TV— Travel Channel's food show Chow Masters recently visited Portland to film an episode dedicated to finding the city's best "unsung cheese fries": And since the episode aired this weekend, clips have trickled online. Hosts Frank and Sammy try the "Kim-Cheese Fries" at Bubble Crunch, and Gladstone's C Bar. Go, watch chef Andrew Wood (of the latter) making his "Gladstone poutine" below:

Video: Chow Masters: The Gladstone Poutine

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