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Cracker Barrel Confirms First Portland-Area Location | Ground Kontrol Is Expanding

Ned Ludd launches Steak Mondays.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

TUALATIN—Earlier this week, the Pamplin Media Group reported that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, the massive, multi-state diner chain, might open its first West Coast location in Tualatin, and now WWeek confirms the news. So prepare for all-day breakfast and corn muffins with real butter: The permitting officially goes through sometime mid-March. [WWeek]

OLD TOWN/CHINATOWN—Located at 511 NW Couch St., Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade is taking over its neighboring space, formerly home to Backspace Cafe, adding 4,000 square feet and a state-of-the-art bar with twelve taps. The arcade has kept Portlanders' thumbs busy since 1999, with a huge selection of vintage pinball machines and games—not to mention adult beverages and classic fare like corn dogs and Frito pie. [PoMo]

NORTHEAST—Mondays at Ned Ludd continue to be a special night, with its new Steak Mondays dinner series. Every Monday, the wood-fire-fueled restaurant will serve three-course steak dinners for $55 for one person, or $85 for two. Currently, the steaks come from Oregon's Laney Family Farms, and dinners include one glass of red wine. Here's the current menu:


Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209 (503) 796-9364 Visit Website

Ned Ludd

3925 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, , OR 97212 (503) 288-6900 Visit Website