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DoorDash launches today, and the company is giving away free meals for the hungry with each delivery order.

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Good morning, Portland. It’s hot, beautiful, and springy, and after All Dumplings Day yesterday (thanks for that gem, Alexander Basek), it’s time for some ice cream news and charitable delivery. Read on, eat on, and enjoy this beautiful Wednesday.

MEALS ON WHEELS — Restaurant delivery company DoorDash launches in Portland today, featuring restaurants like Kinn Kao Table & Bar, Flying Elephant Delicatessen, and Kim Jong Smokehouse. Here’s why it matters: From today until May 24, DoorDash will donate a meal to someone in need for each delivery order. A portion of the proceeds will also go to the Oregon Food Bank. Look here for more restaurant options. [EaterWire]

SIMBA & STRAW — Local ice cream darling Salt & Straw continues its California takeover, but now, the Maleks are headed to Disneyland. Portland Monthly broke the news that the company will open a scoop shop in Downtown Disney. No details yet on flavors, but hopefully those are coming soon. Meanwhile, closer to home, The Oregonian broke the opening date for Salt & Straw Lake Oswego; the shop will open May 4. [PoMo, The O]

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SOCIAL MEDIA DEETS — For those Portlanders who eagerly follow incoming restaurants on social media, both Maya Lovelace’s Yonder and Troy MacLarty’s Churchgate Station have new Facebook and Instagram accounts, respectively. The former, a Southern fried chicken counter that will house popular Carolina pop-up Mae in the back, now has a pretty bare Facebook page featuring Lovelace and an empty fried chicken bucket. MacLarty, the man behind Bollywood Theater, created an Instagram for his incoming supper club. Not much there, either; just a shot of a rendering. Follow both for (hopefully) more opening details. [Facebook, Instagram]

NO MORE WILLAMETTE RIVER SUSHI — Please, please don’t eat fish from the Willamette. A story from the Portland Mercury revealed that people have probably been eating toxic fish from that river for over a decade. “The riverbed of the Willamette has a high concentration of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, the extremely toxic man-made chemicals used in insulation, flame retardant, and pesticides,” writes Kelly Kenoyer. That means a slower immune system, a higher risk of cancer, and possible liver damage. Hard pass on that Willamette salmon. [The Merc]

It Looks Like Din Tai Fung Is Planning to Open at Washington Square [EPDX]
Dumpling Cart Kargi Gogo Will Open A Full-Blown Georgian Restaurant [EPDX]
DoorDash [Official]
Salt & Straw Is Going to Disneyland [PoMo]
Salt & Straw announces Lake Oswego opening date [The O]
Yonder [Facebook]
Churchgate Station [Instagram]
You Still Shouldn’t Be Eating Willamette River Fish [The Merc]

Salt & Straw

2035 Northeast Alberta Street, , OR 97211 (503) 208-3867 Visit Website

Yonder

4636 Northeast 42nd Avenue, , OR 97218 (503) 444-7947 Visit Website

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