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Can’t Keep Up? Here Are the 7 Restaurants Opened in the Past 6 Days

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Catch up on this past week’s flurry of December 2016 restaurant openings

QuickFish Poke Bar
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Along with the snow, a storm of restaurant and bar openings struck Portland this past week. Here’s the vital 411, rounded up for convenience:

Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

Taking over The Green Dragon, Rogue’s tenth location opens at 5 p.m., December 15, at 928 SE 9th Ave. Rogue has owned The Green Dragon since 2008, and the switcheroo will bring 35 Rogue taps and 19 guest taps. The rear bar has been removed, and Rogue's in general spiffing up the place.

Blue Star Donuts

The sixth local location of the homegrown doughnut chainlet Blue Star Donuts opened inside the Portland International Airport, on December 12. Find its gourmet, brioche-style doughnuts served daily starting at 4 a.m.

QuickFish Poke Bar

Rebranding The Annex, Bamboo Sushi relaunched its West End grab-and-go poke spot as QuickFish Poke Bar, on Monday, December 12. Along with a new look, the rebranding brings some new poke bowls, including one featuring tako (that’s sushi-grade octopus).

The Bridgetown Bagel Company

Run by Kettleman’s Bagel Co. alums, The Bridgetown Bagel Company opened as a brick and mortar on Saturday, December 10, at 545 NE Couch St. The Bridgetown Bagel Company’s food cart will keep serving its hand rolled and boiled bagels at 5221 N.E. Sandy Blvd., too.

Beer Belly

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The new beer bar by Lardo’s Rick Gencarelli is now pouring from 30 taps and offers a bottle selection of around 30 beers, including a hefty selection of aged brews. And the best part for Gencarelli fans? Beer Belly is connected to the chef’s West End locations of Lardo and Grassa by an interior hallway.

T.C. O’Leary’s Irish Pub

No sooner had Branch Whiskey Bar closed than its bar manager, Thomas O’Leary, opened a new, more casual Irish Pub in its place. Several of Branch’s former staff made the transition, so find a similar selection of whiskey flights, as well as Irish pub fare by Liam Ashton (Urban Farmer, Bazi), now served at 2926 NE Alberta St.

Shoko Sushi and Izakaya

Taking over Tani’s Japanese Kitchen, at 4807 SE Woodstock Blvd., Shoko Sushi and Izakaya threw open the doors on Monday, December 12.

BONUS: Rockin’ Crab Cafe

This spot actually opened in October, but it took a bit to track down details, and coverage went out this week. So... Rockin’ Crab Cafe opened its second location on SE Division in Trent Pierce’s old B&T Oyster Bar, to serve a Louisiana-style seafood boil given a twist with Asian spices and herbs. Also on the menu are some familiar Chinese appetizers, hot pots, and a fleet of deep-fried chicken wings.

Rockin' Crab Cafe

3113 Southeast Division Street, , OR 97202 (503) 236-0205 Visit Website

Blue Star Donuts

3325 Southeast Division Street, , OR 97202 (503) 477-9635 Visit Website

QuickFish Poke Bar

, , CO 80211 (720) 269-4778 Visit Website

T.C. O'Leary's

2926 Northeast Alberta Street, , OR 97211 (503) 477-5969 Visit Website

Bridgetown Bagels

545 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97232 Visit Website


1212 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, , OR 97214 (503) 234-7786 Visit Website

Beer Belly

1205 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205 Visit Website