Portland’s restaurant opening game has blown up all of a sudden, with the bar Pink Rabbit opening doors yesterday, a cafe opening next week serving pierogi Benedict, and Fried Egg I’m in Love opening its new restaurant next Thursday. That doesn’t even touch on the other stuff coming down the line, like hot pop-up Gado Gado’s soon-to-open restaurant, fresh-off-the-press menus from Maya Lovelace’s Yonder, and a fresh new locale for the soon-to-open Magna. Still, there is plenty of other restaurant news Eater PDX didn’t touch, which is now helpfully packaged in the below roundup.
Grower, not a Shower
Great Sex Brewing — a Redding, California-based brewery — will potentially open a brewpub in Oregon. A liquor license application insinuates Great Sex may stick a location at 4629 SE 17th Avenue, but attempts to contact the brewery have gone unanswered. If it does open here, it’ll have some stiff competition in Hillsboro’s BDSM Brewing. [Willamette Week]
Internationally celebrated dumpling house Din Tai Fung is ditching its reservation policy Monday, now only taking walk-ins at the Washington Square Mall restaurant. That may mean hour-plus wait times at the restaurant; the Oregonian argues that perhaps the wait is no longer worth it, citing under-seasoned dishes and a few missteps. [The O]
Mother’s Bistro & Bar, the restaurant mainly known for its long brunch lines, has moved to the much roomier Embassy Suites hotel, where it will start serving diners on Monday, January 21. Chef Lisa Schroeder apparently “led a parade of staff and loyal customers from the restaurant’s original home to the new location,” complete with a marching band. [The O]
Portland brewery Hopworks has opened a location within Portland International Airport Wednesday, taking over the former Laurelwood Brewing in Concourse E. Like its other brewpub locations, the mini-pub will serve pizzas, salads, and of course, several hoppy beers. [The O]