Opening mayhem has almost settled as we trudge through April: Gabriel Rucker’s Canard is finally open, as well as Enoteca Nostrana and Il Solito. Now the openings left out of the spotlight are wondering what gives. Portland wrangled itself a few new bars, more bagels and doughnuts, and boozy brunches (of course). Let’s get into it.
HOLY PRETZEL, BATMAN — While Portland was going Italian food crazy, pretzel bagel spot Pop Bagel opened a second location in the Pearl, the Mercury reported. Visit for beet-cured lox and jalapeno bagels from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 433 NW 10th. [The Merc]
CRAZY FOR COCO ‘NUTS — Picture-perfect doughnut company Coco Donuts opened a fifth location on the PSU campus, because nothing goes better with an all-nighter than a morning doughnut. Coco keeps things pretty traditional compared to some spots in town; the wildest flavor on the menu is a lavender glaze, but as the name suggests, the chocolate frosted varieties are the way to go. The new location is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 1808 SW Broadway. [EaterWire]
KEYS TO SUCCESS — From the folks behind Radio Room, Keys Lounge has now opened on Killingsworth in a restored locksmith’s shop, the Mercury reports. The food menu has a Southern twang, from pimento croquettes to fried chicken sandwiches, and the cocktail menu includes sections of spicy and boozier drinks. Keys is open from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily at 533 NE Killingsworth. [The Merc]
BRUNCH BUNCH — Restaurants across town continue to launch brunch programs, and now a handful of bars are getting in the game. Treasured downtown bar Clyde Common is relaunching brunch this weekend, going all out with a special appearance by Maseo of legendary rap crew De La Soul. Across the river, Gold Dust Meridian will start serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with dishes like sweet banana lumpia and French toast sticks paired with an array of champagne cocktails. [EaterWire]