Happy weekend, Portland! This week has included its fair share of brunch news — including a spicy update to our brunch list — but we’re not done. Get ready for Chorizo McMuffins and Biscuits and Gravy, as well as some new cart info.
BIT HOUSE BRUNCH — Bit House Saloon started serving brunch Sundays and Mondays, but the flavors are far from shy: The menu features a melange of breakfast classics with a hint of Latin American flavors, from horchata French toast to roasted poblano hash. But the $5 chorizo McMuffin might be the real eye-catcher, easily paired with the brunch menu’s frozen blackberry margarita. [EPDX]
FLATTOP SPECIAL — In more brunch news, Lents is getting a new breakfast spot, the Portland Mercury reports. Flattop & Salamander, founded by two Bar Mingo alums, plans to open this September. Expect pretty much the usual brunch fare — bloody marys, chicken and waffles, and biscuits and gravy [The Merc]
DUMP TRUCK — Dumpling aficionados, get ready: The Oregonian’s Michael Russell has found a new(ish) spot for the Shanghai classic sheng jian bao — essentially a fried soup dumpling. Dumpling cart Shanghai’s Best on 9th and Alder hawks dumplings for a dang-good deal: $2 for one, $5 for three. [The O]
CRYING OVER SPILT MILK — Oregon dairy supplier Sunshine Dairy filed for bankruptcy, The O reports. You’ve probably spotted the cheerful cartons of milk in the dairy case or NE Portland’s skyline: The giant spinning milk carton is going down. It’s unclear how many will lose their jobs. [The O]
HMONG HITS ALOHA — A Hmong food cart has come to Aloha, Portland Monthly reports. Hmong refers to the Chinese refugees in Southeast Asia from the 1800s, and now, locals can try a traditional dish of that population: house-made Hmong sausages at @La’s. They’re spiced with Hmong peppers, kaffir lime, and ginger, and truck owner La Vang-Herr hopes to bring them to a “hip and artsy” commercial kitchen. [PoMo]