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Don Churro Fires Up the Fryers at Portland Mercado

Famous Jimmy Mak's jazz club finds a new home, and Melissa Mayer OUT at Olympia Oyster Bar

Portland Mercado
Portland Mercado
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SE FOSTER—Home to eight Latin-flavored food carts and seven other food businesses, Portland Mercado now has churros. The Don Churro food truck opened last week, and on the menu are Spanish churros and elephant ears; Sonoran hot dogs topped with beans and pico de gallo; Mexican atole, a drink made of corn and spices; and elote. Don Churro is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, and some Mondays and Tuesdays. [EaterWire]

THE PEARL—When the city's number-one jazz club and restaurant, Jimmy Mak'sannounced it would relocate to make way for a 12-story apartment building, many hoped the move would be swift. Jimmy Mak's now confirms it will relocate across the street to 228 NW 10th and is aiming to reopen October or November. Whether it will shutter this summer or fall remains unclear, but one thing is for sure: The new venue has one sweet patio. [Portland Business Journal]

MISSISSIPPI—As it nears its six-month anniversary, Olympia Oyster Bar has lost one of its founders and chefs, Melissa Mayer. After three years of building the Olympia Oyster Bar brand and restaurant, Mayer is exiting to work with oyster farms. Along with the announcement, Mayer writes, "Words simply can't describe my humblest gratitude to Maylin Chavez for all she has done."

Eater reached out to Chavez, who co-founded the restaurant, to see whether Mayer's departure would bring changes. She says Olympia Oyster Bar will keep the course, while updating its happy hour, drink, and food menus and launching a new website for the summer. [EaterWire]

Portland Mercado

7238 Southeast Foster Road, , OR 97206 Visit Website

Olympia Oyster Bar

4214 North Mississippi Avenue, , OR 97217 (503) 841-6316 Visit Website

Jimmy Mak's

221 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (503) 295-6542 Visit Website