OYSTERS, OYSTERS, OYSTERS—The Heatheman’s executive chef Michael Stanton is celebrating Oyster Month by offering differently prepared oysters each day in August. Expect flavors like bánh mì, po boy, and croquette.
NOSTALGIC SUMMER DINNER—On August 15, the Side Yard Farm & Kitchen’s Stacey Givens and five of her friends—Timothy Wastell (DOC, Old Salt Marketplace), Mika Paredes (Meatopia), Gregory Harrison (Grain & Gristle), Deepak Saxena (Desi PDX), Jared Goodman (Morgan St. Theater) and Dillon DeBauche (Little T American Baker)—are offering a 6-course meal based around "food nostalgia." Seating’s limited, so get your tickets here.
ROSS ISLAND BREWING—According to the Portland Brewpubs blog, Carston Haney, the fella who ran the show at Alameda Brewing Company, is opening his own brewpub at the corner of SE 7th and Powell. If all goes according to plan, Haney’s Ross Island Brewing could be open by December.
ATAUL’S NEW RESTAURANTS—Per PoMo’s Karen Brooks, Ataula’s Jose Chesa and Cristina Báez will open not one, but two Spanish restaurants on NE Broadway come winter. The first one will be dedicated to paella, while the other one will be home to churros and drinking chocolates.
PINE STREET MARKET UPDATE—Again per PoMo (this time via Benjamin Tepler), the Japanese ramen joint Marukin just inked a deal for a space at Pine Street Market, the Downtown marketplace that should be up and running by early winter. Marukin joins Olympia Provisions, Barista, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Andina and a spot to be run by Trifecta Tavern’s Ken Forkish.