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You Should Hang This Portrait of Nong’s Chicken in Your Kitchen

Plus, a new Portland grocery store with meal kit stations

Nong’s Khao Man Gai
Jordan Johnson/Official

As we hit the end of the summer, we have to suck it up and say some hard goodbyes. Nong’s original cart is closing today, and Sellwood’s Taiwanese cafe Wei Wei is shutting down Sunday, taking its beloved beef noodle soup with it. But it’s not all farewells: A new grocery store with a very contemporary schtick is opening on NE Sandy, you can get a portrait of Kachka’s Herring Under a Fur Coat for your kitchen, and New Seasons is selling Maya Lovelace cookies sandwiches stuffed with Ruby Jewel ice cream. Here’s what’s up:

CRAVINGS IMITATE ART — Instagram portrait artist Jordan Johnson of @drawnhungry is selling gorgeous sketches of Portland’s iconic dishes, from chicken and rice from Nong’s Khao Man Gai to Herring Under a Fur Coat from Kachka. $5 of each $18 sketch goes to the Oregon Food Bank. [EaterWire]

NOT QUITE THE BASICS — A new Portland grocery store will open with complimentary cooking and nutrition classes, local goods, and pre-set recipe stations; think of it like a Blue Apron brick-and-mortar with a serious Portland focus. The ironically named Basics grocery will open at 5035 NE Sandy September 15. [EaterWire]

MOLASSES MONSTER — Portland food festival Feast launched a line of culinary collaborations to sell at New Seasons, and Portland Monthly ranked the full line from best to worst. The mag’s winner was a garlicky sausage made by Olympia Provisions and Ava Gene’s Joshua McFadden, but Eater Portland has heart eyes for Maya Lovelace’s molasses cookie filled with apple butter ice cream. You can try them all at New Seasons. [PoMo]

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