The weekend has arrived, which means it’s time to eat wildly lavish pierogi and return to the old Wildwood space for dinner. Beyond the development of those two to-do list items, the week was dominated by the release of the Eater Awards (shocker: Canard won Restaurant of the Year). Below, find the news that hit the back burner this week: New brunches, happy hours, and the departure of a longstanding Pearl restaurant.
GONE, PARAGON — Paragon, the Pearl District restaurant from the massive Moana restaurant group, will close this month, according to a Facebook post on the restaurant’s page. “After 21 incredible years in The Pearl, Paragon (as we know it), will close towards the end of December,” the post reads. “Thank you for many years of support.” Paragon’s sibling restaurant in San Francisco closed in 2017. [EaterWire]
HORA FELIZ — La Neta, the new contemporary Mexican restaurant within the Hoxton, now serves happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. It’s the best time to get the restaurant’s dry-aged cheeseburger, which is then $12, as well as a few drinks: The bar slings a handful of $8 cocktails, including the Kiss Me Quick, with gin, pistachio, and cardamom. Check out the rest of the menu here. [EaterWire]
HEY BRUNCH — Lush and luxurious new Burnside bar Hey Love just started serving brunch and lunch. For Sunday brunch, the bar serves dishes like shrimp and grits, buttermilk donuts and gravy, and cinnamon rolls with warm CBD caramel from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., serving things like this sandwich with tonkotsu-braised spam. [Portland Mercury]
TCBD — Here’s some more CBDwire to finish out the week: Minimalist cafe Tea Bar has just started swirling CBD soft serve, using THC-free, full-spectrum CBD from Pacific Daze. The CBD goes into the matcha soft-serve, which combines imported matcha from Uji, Japan with a coconut soft-serve base. Each serving contains about 5 to 8 mg of CBD. Find it at the SW, NW and SE Tea Bar locations. [EaterWire]