It’s a beautiful Monday, Portland, and it’s time to be grateful for uncontaminated water, more chocolate and doughnuts, and our talented neighbors. Let’s get into it.
STACKING UP — Local chocolatier Woodblock Chocolate is opening a “1,500-square-foot chocolate café-cum-roastery and manufactory” on Broadway and 17th, Portland Monthly reports. The cafe will have Stumptown coffee drinks, bonbons, and of course, plenty of bean-to-bar chocolate. [PoMo]
DOUGH BOY — Eater Portland doesn’t tend to cover “National [insert food here] Day,” but last week people were big on the doughnut version of that schtick. Hunnymilk announced plans to launch Sunday doughnut pop-up Outer Darkness Doughnuts at Jacqueline, Portland Monthly reports. Meanwhile, over at the Oregonian, Michael Russell ranked Portland’s best doughnuts. No, it’s not Voodoo or Blue Star; both were the worst ranked, in fact. Underdog Delicious Donuts on SE Grand took the title of Portland’s best doughnut with a whopping 6.1 points out of 10. Yikes. [PoMo, The O]
We’re thrilled to announce our next Chefs Who Inspire dinner series will be with Edouardo Jordan of Salare and JuneBaby on 7/11. Jordan recently received two James Beard awards—Best New Restaurant in the country and Best Chef Northwest. We’re feeling so jazzed to collaborate with Chef Jordan, &hope that you will join us on this special dinner . . . Dinner is $175, a collaboration tasting menu that includes beverage pairing. There will be two seatings, 6pm & 8:45pm. 15% of the proceeds will go to chefs’ charity of choice! Tickets drop 6/7 at 1pm . . . #langbaanpdx #langbaan #pdxeats #pdxnow #pdxfood #eaterfood #portlandmonthly #pdx #thaifood #thaicuisine #portland #portlandoregon #foodpics #foodphotography #foodstagram #bonappetit
JULY IS FOR JUNEBABY — The brand-new James Beard winner Edouardo Jordan (Seattle’s Salare, Junebaby) is heading south to cook with Langbaan’s Earl Ninsom on July 11, but tickets go on sale Thursday, June 7, at 1 p.m. via Resy. Considering how quickly Langbaan’s reservations fill up — most diners wait about six months for a seating — this bad boy will likely sell out fast. Dinner is $175, with two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. [EPDX]
SOMETHING IN THE WATER — In case you missed it, Salem’s water supply was tainted with low levels of a toxic algae last week, potentially sickening children under 6, pregnant or nursing parents, and the immunocompromised. Water is back to safe levels, but for a few days, chefs were getting creative (and controversial) with well water cooking, specific water-free menus, and bottled water. In other food safety news, five are dead from the e. coli outbreak earlier this spring. [The Statesman Journal, the AP]