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Here Are the 96 Restaurants That Have Opened Since June 2016

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A continually-updated list of places that have recently opened in Portland

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This list aims to be comprehensive, rounding up all of the newly opened restaurants, bars, and coffeeshops in the city for posterity. Know of a fresh-faced spot that isn't below? Let us know over the tipline or in the comments below to get it on with the next update:

Opened December 2016:

SE GRAND—The new breakfast and lunch cafe by Renata, Figlia Americana started blending smoothies inside the Rejuvenation hardware and lighting store, at 1100 SE Grand Ave. [EaterWire]

WEST END—Chef Rick Gencarelli opened the Beer Belly beer bar and bottle shop next door to his two West End restaurants, Grassa and Lardo. [EaterWire]

PDX—Beloved local deli Kenny & Zuke's started slicing salami at the airport on December 20. It's passed security in Concourse C. [EaterWire]

NE ALBERTA—No sooner had Branch Whiskey Bar closed than its bar manager, Thomas O'Learyopened a new, more casual Irish pub in its place. Find whiskey flights similar to those at Branch and Irish plates by Liam Ashton (Urban Farmer, Bazi), at 2926 NE Alberta St. [EaterWire]

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Kim Jong Smokehouse. [Photo: Dina Avila]

NORTHWEST—The second location of Kim Jong Smokehouse replaced chef BJ Smith's flagship restaurant, Smokehouse 21. [EaterWire]

THE PEARLTea Bar put on the kettles at its third location, at 1055 NW Northrup St., offering loose-leaf teas, boba teas with house-made tapioca pearls, and house-infused matcha teas. [EaterWire]

SE WOODSTOCK—Taking over Tani's Japanese Kitchen at 4807 SE Woodstock Blvd., Shoko Sushi and Izakaya threw open the doors on Monday, December 12. [EaterWire]

NORTHEAST—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. Its bagel food truck continues to operate at 5221 N.E. Sandy Blvd., too. [Oregonian]

WEST END—Rebranding The AnnexBamboo Sushi relaunched its West End grab-and-go poke spot as QuickFish Poke Bar, on Monday, December 12. Find a new look, plus some new poke bowls. [EaterWire]

PDX—The sixth Portland location of the homegrown doughnut chainlet Blue Star Donuts opened inside the Portland International Airport, on December 12. [EaterWire]

NORTH PORTLAND—Not far from the Moda Center, Tamale Boy opened its second restaurant, at 668 N Russell St., serving well-priced Mexican plates. The second location shares seating with Labrewatory, the experimental brewery. [EaterWire]

SOUTHEAST—Located at at 928 SE 9th Ave., beloved beer bar The Green Dragon officially became Rogue Ales & Spirits' tenth location, Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery. The switcheroo will bring 35 Rogue taps and 19 guest taps. [EaterWire]

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Pearl Tavern [Photo: Dina Avila]

THE PEARL—Football player Joey Harrington's steakhouse, Pearl Tavernfired up the grills at 231 NW 11th Ave. It's a collaboration with ChefStable and features Ryan Magarian-designed cocktails and plates by Roscoe Roberson (opening sous chef at Racion; opening head chef at Cooper's Hall). [EaterWire]

ST. JOHNS—The food cart Reddit-famous for its Italian street food and handmade pastas Gabagool started boiling noodles at 7955 N Lombard Ave., on December 22. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—Located at 50 SW 3rd Ave., Sky Club at Ankeny's Well opened December 22. The bar and performance venue is the reincarnation of 24-year-old dive Captain Ankeny's Well. [EaterWire]

ST. JOHNSLombard House, the new beer bar from Brian Koch, a well-know figure in the Portland beer scene, is now pouring at 7337 N. Lombard, with ten beers on-tap. [New School Beer Blog]

CULLY—Owned by Moon & Sixpence's Kevin Dorney, Tom Cully Café opened at 4148 NE Cully Blvd., slinging frittatas, pastries, coffee, and more. [EaterWire]

Opened November 2016:

SOUTHWESTCart Lab opened with a 7,000-square-foot bar housing four food carts: Koi Fusion, PDX Sliders, FoMo Korean Fried Chicken, and Wasabi Sushi, just off Tom McCall Waterfront Park, on November 1. [EaterWire]

SOUTHEASTParasol Bar started pouring cocktails inside the former home to Biwa, at 215 SE 9th Ave.. Find working person's noodle bowls and other plates at the cocktail lounge. [EaterWire]

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Biwa Izakaya [Photo: Dina Avila]

SOUTHEASTBiwa relocated to a cozy 600-square-foot spot within the same building in fall 2016, retooling the menu with a greater focus on omakase (chef's tasting menus). Find more intimate service, but do not find Biwa's beloved burger or ramen. Those are both now served at Noraneko. [EaterWire]

SE GRAND—French-Vietnamese drinking lounge Lantern Lounge threw open the doors on November 29, next door to Kachka. It serves Vietnam-inspired cocktails and food by Adam Merlin, who worked beneath Gregory Gourdet at Departure and co-owns the Le Pantry food cart. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—The downtown seasonal bento restaurant Chef Naoko expanded next door, adding 60 seats. The restaurant is now named Shizuku by Chef Naoko; serves a new rotating selection of more precise bento boxes; and will officially reopen in 2017, though it currently keeps regular hours. [PoMo]

SE HAWTHORNE—Seattle's ginger beer sensation Rachel's Ginger Beer expanded to Portland, and it brought fried chicken sandwiches by chef Monica Dimas of Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches (and Eater Seattle Chef of the Year 2016 nominee). [PoMo]

DOWNTOWN—Hailed as the rebirth of Veritable Quandary, Q Restaurant started serving its comforting classics with roughly 95% of the VQ staff making the transition, at 828 S.W. Second Ave. [EaterWire]

SE DIVISION—The fro-yo and dairy-free ice cream shop Eb & Bean expanded with a second location at 3040 SE Division St., to serve classic and seasonal flavors, like guava and lime coconut.  [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—Local roaster and cafe Water Avenue Coffee started percolating in the lobby of the Sixth at Yamhill building, across the street from Pioneer Courthouse Square. It serves its coffees, plus grab-and-go foods for breakfast and lunch. [EaterWire]

THE PEARL—Beloved Nuvrei Bakery finally opened its follow-up, Pop Bagels, inside Big Pink. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—Located on Ankeny Alley, Opaline's began scrambling and sauteing weekend brunch, with a fleet of boozy breakfast drinks, in a historic venue. It's located next door to sister-venue Tryst. [EaterWire]

SE HAWTHORNE—Taking over the former Bombay Cricket Club, Maruti relocated from Mt. Shasta to bring its all-vegetarian Indian plates by India-born chef Falguni Khanna to Portland. [EaterWire]

NORTHEAST—Located at 6633 NE Sandy Blvd., the Kainos Coffee roaster launched a caffeinated cafe, serving pastries and bagels, too. The company is on a charitable mission and was previously known for bike-powered coffee roasting. [EaterWire]

Opened October 2016:

NE GLISANPollo Norte finally expanded, bringing its Mexican street food-inspired rotisserie chicken, along with a new cocktail program, to 2935 NE Glisan. [EaterWire]

SOUTHEASTAssociated took over the old P.R.E.A.M. venue on October 10, featuring pizzas, tacos, and appetizers in both meaty and vegan versions by chef Nick Ford. [EaterWire]

SOUTHEAST—On October 29, Pok Pok Wing fired up the fryers just off Powell Boulevard, at 3120 SE Milwaukie. [EaterWire]

SOUTHEAST—Big-name Tokyo-based ramen franchise Afuri chose Portland for its very first location outside of Japan. [PoMo]

DOWNTOWN—The highly anticipated fourth restaurant from Vitaly Paley, Headwaters started serving inside The Heathman Hotel on October 14. [EaterWire]

SOUTHEAST—Coming from a team that includes big-time restaurateur Nate Tilden (Clyde CommonOlympia Provisions), Bar Casa Vale opened in the same building as Biwa Izakaya to serve craft cocktails, sherries, and an eclectic Mediterranean menu focused on Northern Spain. [EaterWire]

SE DIVISION—The hole-in-the-wall masubi spot — creatively named — Masubifired up next door to Bar Avignon. [EaterWire]

SE WOODSTOCK—Hawaiian restaurant Ate-Oh-Ate lit the grills at its second location, on the corner of SE Woodstock and SE 52nd, on October 6. [EaterWire]

Look Inside Wayfinder, Opening Saturday

[Photo: Dina Avila/EPDX]

SOUTHEAST—The new brewery with a massive patio, Wayfinder threw open the doors October 1. It comes from Rodney Muirhead (Podnah's Pit), Charlie Devereux(Double Mountain), and Matthew Jacobson (Sizzle Pie). [EaterWire]

SE DIVISION—Taking over Trent Pierce's B&T Oyster BarRockin' Crab Cafe started serving whole crabs and individual hot pots — along with happy hour that runs all day through 6 p.m. It is the follow-up to the original location next door to 82nd Avenue's Fubonn shopping center. [EaterWire]

SE HAWTHORNE—Venice Beach-based Groundworks Coffee Co. started percolating at 4703 SE Hawthorne Blvd. [PDX Food and Drink Blog]

DOWNTOWN—The new food cart pod, Grubbintook over Ankeny Square across from the North Park Blocks. [EaterWire]

THE PEARL—Local pizza chain Pizzicato Pizza opened its fourteenth Portland location in the Cosmopolitan building. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—A new bar with approachable pub grub, Zarz on First started pouring October 29. [Oregonian]

VANCOUVERSmokehouse Provisions opened at The Mill, bringing BJ Smith's smoked meats and bourbon cocktails. [EaterWire]

OREGON CITY—The hot dog concept by Olympia Provisions, OP Wurst opened its second location, this one inside the Oregon City Brewing Co. [EaterWire]

ST. JOHNS—The follow up to the Ocean micro-restaurant complex, Two-Thirds secured its final tenant and is now home to 87th and Meatballs, The Sudra, and Garrison Tap Room. [EaterWire]

Opened September 2016:

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[Photo: Dina Avila/EPDX]

NORTHEAST—The brainchild of Bunk's Tommy Habetz, Pizza Jerk reopened after this spring's devastating fire. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—After Common Law quickly shuttered inside Pine Street Market, Kim Jong Smokehouse filled its spot: a collaboration between Kim Jong Grillin's Han Ly Hwang, Smokehouse Tavern's BJ Smith, and Langbaan's Earl Ninsom. [EaterWire]

SE WOODSTOCK—New owners transformed Mezza Restaurant into Bergerac, offering French dishes for brunch-lunch and dinner. [EaterWire]

VANCOUVERRally Pizza opened in Vancouver's The Mill, headed by long-time Ken's Artisan pizza maker, Alan Maniscalco. [EaterWire]

SE HAWTHORNE—The brewery that loves combining beer and cereal, Scout Beer began brewing on SE Hawthorne September 22, 2016. [EaterWire]

N KILLINGSWORTHThe Hop & Vine has more or less been reborn as the Backyard Social bar, with expanded food and a revamped patio at 1914 N Killingsworth St. [EaterWire]

NE KILLINGSWORTH—Sommelier Dana Frank and partner Jane Smith (The Knock Back) opened Dame, a natural wine-focused restaurant taking over the former Cocotte space at 2930 NE Killingsworth. Eli Dahlin, the former chef de cuisine at Seattle's The Walrus and the Carpenter, is in as executive chef, promising Mediterranean and Eastern European-inspired cuisine. [PoMo]

N INTERSTATE—A new family friendly pub, Patton Marylandtook over the old Pause Kitchen and Bar, at 5101 N Interstate Ave. It comes from James Hall and Josh Johnston, the restaurateurs behind Circe 33Paddy'sThe StationProduce Row, and more. [WWeek]

See Inside Open Tandoor, Opening on North Williams This Weekend

[Photo: Dina Avila/EPDX]

N WILLIAMSOpen Tandoor, the brick and mortar by the Portland Masala Food Cartis now up and running at 4311 N. Williams Ave., to serve chef Kinderjit "Kinder" Gill's chicken tikka masala, saag, channa masala, naan wraps, garbanzo bean curry, and meats cooked inside a clay tandoori. [EaterWire]

NORTHWESTThe Spot wine tasting room is pouring inside Artisan Avenue Marketplace at 602 NW 23rd Ave. It comes from Abbey Creek Vineyard, which serves its rosé, pinots gris, and noir wines, along with some other local wines. [EaterWire]

Opened August 2016:

NORTHWESTThe Solo Club flung open its doors beside sister-restaurant Besaw's on August 30. The cafe-by-day and tapas-bar-by-night concept delivers small plates inspired by the global travels of chef Dustin Clark and owner Cana Flug, and the cocktail menu focuses on cocktails with lesser-known amaro and vermouths selected by veteran barman Mark Bitterman. [EaterWire]

E BURNSIDE—One of 2016's most anticipated openings, vegetable-driven and Middle Eastern-inspired Tusk turned up the ovens on August 22.  [EaterWire]

SOUTHEAST—Seattle powerhouse chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi unleashed modern, Korean-inspired drinking plates and a hip late-night spot with Revelry. [EaterWire]

N MISSISSIPPITanner Goods, known for its fine leather products, now has a "secret" bar inside of its store at 4719 N Albina Ave. Find beer, cider, and cocktails on-tap in the "mid-century music den." [EaterWire]

Get a Sneak Peak of Jacqueline, Opening Ton

[Photo: Katie Acheff/EPDX]

SE CLINTON/DIVISIONJacqueline took over the former St. Jack venue on August 24, to serve globally inspired dishes from established chefs Derek Hanson and Brandi Lansill. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—The Bardot wine and beer bar and Park Ave Wines wine shop opened in the historic venue formerly home to Brasserie Montmartre, at 626 SW Park Ave. The two businesses are located adjacent to one another, and Bardot serves "obscure and delicious fermented beverages from every corner of the globe" and small plates. [Oregonian]

SE DIVISION—Chef-owner Benito Omana established his second Italian restaurant in August—this one at 3035 SE Division St. Casa Mia serves classic Italian dishes, with the occasional Mexican twist. [EaterWire]

NORTHEAST—On August 11, North Portland cidery Cider Riot opened a taproom, with food by the Ramy's Lamb Shack food truck and ten taps serving a mix of house and guest ciders, at 807 NE Couch St. [New School Beer]

SE 82ND AVENUE—Located at 7901 SE Powell Blvd., Chungdam Korean Fusion is now serving kimchi pancakes, dumpling soups, bibimbap, and more, just a few storefronts over from the new WinCo. [EaterWire]

SE WOODSTOCK—The taproom edition of Hood River's popular Double Mountain Brewery started pouring brews and firing pizzas at 4336 SE Woodstock August 6. [EaterWire]

GOOSE HOLLOW—In August, Sushi Mioga began pan frying gyoza and slicing sushi at 1939 SW Morrison St. near Providence Park. It comes with an all-you-can-eat buffet for lunch and dinner, too. [EaterWire]

ST. JOHNS—Occidental Brewing and Urban German Grill have teamed up to open Occidental Wursthaus on August 2. It has a patio with views of the St. Johns Bridge and is located at 6635 N Baltimore Ave. [New School Beer]

WESTMORELAND—The classic-car-loving Fairlane Coffee cafe opened August 1 at 6647 SE Milwaukie to serve Water Avenue Coffee and Lauretta Jean's baked goods. [EaterWire]

PSU—According to several reader tips, Duck House Chinese Restaurant has quietly opened at 1968 SW 5th Ave. [EaterWire]

Opened July 2016:

SELLWOOD—At the end of July, ambitious Ancestry Brewing opened its second Portland-area taproom at 8268 SE 13th Ave., serving American, English, and Belgian-style beers and food by PDX Sliders. [New School Beer]

NORTHEAST—Serving lesser-known, exotic wines and Italian food, Mars Wine Bar & Kitchen opened at 2393 NE Fremont St. It's currently open for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and weekend brunch. [EaterWire]

DIVISION—Located at 3384 SE Division St. in the former Sen Yai venue, Honky Tonk Taco started serving its "inauthentic" tacos and a tequila-heavy bar program July 22. [Oregonian]

WEST END—From Bamboo Sushi, The Annex specializes in Hawaiian poke bowls and is located right next to the sustainable sushi restaurant's West End location. The Annex threw open the doors at 412 SW 12th Ave. on July 21. [EaterWire]

PSU—The creative Asian fusion food cart Phat Cart put down roots as a brick and mortar at 420 SW College St., the former venue of Alexandria Mediterranean Cuisine, this July. [EaterWire]

LAKE OSWEGO—On July 14, two already established plant-based restaurants, Canteen and Next Level Burger, opened new locations inside of Whole Foods 365, the new breed of Whole Foods, located at 11 S State St. [EaterWire]

THE PEARLOpened July 11, Thelonious Wine Shop currently sells bottles of wine from around the world and offers wines by the glass or flight at 516 NW 9th Ave. [EaterWire]

[Photo: Dina Avila/EPDX]

ALBERTA—The Urdaneta Spanish tapas and wine bar opened at 3033 NE Alberta St. July 9. Javier Canteras, the man who won Restaurant Startup and who stands behind the Basque Supper Club, prepares tapas from his childhood in Spain. [EaterWire]

HAWTHORNE—Portland got its first restaurant dedicated to Hawaiian poke on July 7. Poke Mon serves build-your-own poke bowls at 1485 SE Hawthorne. [PoMo]

SOUTH WATERFRONTWhat's the Scoop? opened its second location on July 2, serving small-batch ice cream at 0664 SW Gaines Street. Find creamy ice creams like Bourbon Toffee and Brown Butter Almond Brittle—all made with help from liquid nitrogen. [EaterWire]

Opened June 2016:

N MISSISSIPPIQuaintrelle opened at 3936 N Mississippi Ave. June 29, taking over the old Mac! Mac & Cheesery with a more seasonal, upscale vibe and dishes by Bill Wallender (Ava Gene's, Little Bird Bistro, clarklewis). [EaterWire]

SE DIVISIONGestalt Haus slowly settled into its new home at 3584 SE Division (formerly Eugenio's) in June to serve well-priced beers and sausages. It's the second location of the Gestalt in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood. [WWeek]

NE KILLINGSWORTH—The Burmasphere food cart brought Burmese food to Portland June 25. [Oregonian]

SE FOSTER—The Don Churro food cart opened at the Portland Mercado mid-June to serve Spanish churros, Sonoran hot dogs, and drinks, like Mexican atole. [EaterWire]

SE ANKENY—A "French neo-bistro," Rue opened with swagger thanks to its hip decor on June 22 to serve seasonal, vegetable-forward dishes. [PoMo]

PORTLAND—Ashland's popular Sammich sandwich shop opened its food truck, Pastrami Zombie, in Portland June 18. [PoMo]

Century Bar

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SE SANDY—The ambitious Century Bar opened in all its glory June 16 with two bars—one replete with wrap-around bleacher seating. [EaterWire]

NE GLISAN—The Oregon seafood focused food cart opened by a Le Pigeon alum, Maritime opened June 13 (it then shuttered a week later, announcing plans to turn into a pop-up). [EaterWire]

N MISSISSIPPI—The farmers-market-fresh, Mexican-inspired restaurant Verde Cocina opened its fourth Portland location June 11, at 3746 N Mississippi Ave. [EaterWire]

NW 21ST AVENUEPlease Louise Pizzeria opened June 2 to serve signature pizzas, starters, and craft beer. The project comes from the founder of Breakside Brewing and partners. [EaterWire]

OLD TOWN/CHINATOWN—Operating from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kasbah Moroccan Cafe serves breakfast and lunch dishes from Fez Morocco. It opened at 210 NW Davis St. in June.

HILLSDALE—Classic burger-sensation Burger Stevens started grilling in the Hillsdale food cart pod on June 15. [Oregonian]

SE FOSTER—The Bari Food Cart opened quietly at the tail end of May to serve the Southern Italian street food, panzerotti (it's what would happen if a calzone and fry bread had a baby). [EaterWire]

SOUTHEAST—Wholesale bakery Portland Style Cheesecake & Dessert Co. opened the brick and mortar Neighborhood Dessert Shoppe at 1232 SE Oak St. in June, to offer retail sales of its butter cakes, brownies, cheesecakes, and seasonal desserts. [EaterWire]

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