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Communion Bakehouse Is Now Open in Westmoreland

A Burmese delivery-centric restaurant, a Eugene-based taqueria outpost, and all the other openings to know

Breakfast shakshuka at Communion Bakehouse
Communion Bakehouse/Facebook

Portland continues to open restaurants an an alarming rate, and keeping track of every pizza joint, bar, taco counter, and bagel cafe rolling through town can be a nightmare. This handy-dandy list will be updated periodically with the latest opening need-to-know info; keep it bookmarked if you’re a giant food nerd like the rest of us.

The Latest

Communion Bakehouse

What it is: A bakery and cafe from two San Francisco culinary transplants
When it opened: February 8 with a limited menu
What to get: Breakfast shakshuka
If you go: 6116 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Read more: A Bar Tartine Alum Is Opening a Cafe in Westmoreland [EPDX]

Top Burmese

What it is: A delivery-and-pick-up-only restaurant specializing in the Indian-influenced food of Myanmar
When it opened: Early February
What to get: Green tea leaf salad, Burmese samosas
If you go: Order on GrubHub, UberEats, Postmates, DoorDash, and Amazon Prime
Read more: A Delivery-Centric Burmese Restaurant Just Opened in Portland [EPDX]

Eem

What it is: A Thai barbecue bar from Earl Ninsom (Thai fine dining restaurant Langbaan), Matt Vicedomini (popular Texas-style barbecue cart Matt’s BBQ), and Eric Nelson (tropical cocktail pop-up Shipwreck)
When it opened: February 2
What to get: Chopped barbecue fried rice, barbecue pork steak with nahm prik noom
If you go: 3808 N Williams Avenue
Read more: Eem, The Highly Anticipated Thai Barbecue Bar on N Williams, Opens Saturday [EPDX]

Erizo

What it is: An ultra-sustainable tasting menu restaurant from the team behind tapas destination Bar Casa Vale
When it opened: February 1
What to get: The tasting menu, with dishes like purple sea urchin and retired dairy cow ribeyes
If you go: 215 SE 9th Avenue
Read more: Look Inside the Ridiculously Sustainable Seafood Restaurant from Bar Casa Vale [EPDX]

Wonderly

What it is: A Fremont cocktail bar from the team behind Aalto lounge, serving olive-oil-washed Alaskas, large-format Manhattans, and fondue
When it opened: February 1
What to get: Oil Washed Alaska, Smith and Cross Negroni
If you go: 4727 NE Fremont Street
Read more: Look Inside Fremont’s Gorgeous New Cocktail Bar [EPDX]

Assorted snacks and entrees from Farm Spirit
Katie Acheff/EPDX

January

Tacovore

What it is: A Fremont outpost of the Eugene-based taco shop, serving a variety of alternative-diet-friendly tacos and rice bowls
When it opened: January 29
What to get: The Old E hard-shell taco (ground beef, cheddar, and molcajete salsa), tempeh chorizo tacos
If you go: 3707 NE Fremont Street
Read more: A Popular Eugene-Based Taco Shop Has Opened a Taqueria on Fremont [EPDX]

Anchor End

What it is: A Hungarian-Polish restaurant and bakery serving everything from pretzels to pierogi Benedict
When it opened: January 23
What to get: Pierogi, vanilla kreme, soft pretzels
If you go: 4641 NE Fremont Street
Read more: A New Hungarian-Polish Cafe Is Opening on Fremont [EPDX]

Mac’d

What it is: A pick-up counter serving customizable macaroni and cheese, with toppings and mix-ins like Korean short rib and Hot Cheetos
When it opened: January 22
What to get: Ramen Mac, The Basic with chorizo and roasted mushrooms
If you go: 5145 SE McLoughlin Blvd
Read more: San Francisco’s Popular Build-Your-Own Mac and Cheese Chain Arrives in Southeast [EPDX]

Fried Egg I’m in Love

What it is: A beloved breakfast food cart’s new restaurant, known for its pun-laden sandwich names
When it opened: January 19
What to get: Yolko Ono sandwich (egg, pesto, sausage), Sriracha Mix-a-Lot (egg, ham, avocado, havarti, sriracha)
If you go: 3549 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Read more: Absurdly Popular Brunch Cart Fried Egg I’m in Love Opened its Restaurant This Weekend [EPDX]

Farm Spirit (New location)

What it is: An experimental vegan tasting menu restaurant, now housed in a larger location of SE Belmont
When it opened: January 17
What to get: Full tasting menu, with dishes like barley tacos with abalone mushroom and green tomato preserve
If you go: 1403 SE Belmont Street
Read more: Inside the New Roomy Digs of Vegan Tasting Menu Restaurant Farm Spirit [EPDX]

Pink Rabbit

What it is: An ‘80s-retro bar with colorful cocktails from Tyler Stevens (Teardrop Lounge) and Billy Hasson (Barista)
When it opened: January 17
What to get: Solid Gold cocktail, happy hour Pink Sour
If you go: 232 NW 12th Avenue
Read more: A Cocktail Bar With ‘80s Vibes and a Rockstar Chef Opens Tonight [EPDX]

Char Latin Grill

What it is: The new Latin American restaurant from the folks behind the former Polli-tico cart
When it opened: January 16
What to get: Saltado bowl, Charrito, Char fries
If you go: 3336 SE Belmont Street
Read more: A Popular Latin American Food Cart Just Opened a Restaurant on SE Belmont [EPDX]

Dawn Patrol Coffee

What it is: A cafe serving Confiterie pastries, Tamale Boy breakfast burritos, and espresso with Stumptown beans
When it opened: January 4
What to get: Pastries, in particular Italian almond ganache cake or Northern Italian cocoa biscotti — ideal with a cortado
If you go: 670 N Russell Street
Read more: Holiday Moves Downtown, Paiche Closes, and More PDX Food News [Portland Monthly]

Jinx

What it is: A family-friendly bistro-style restaurant with pinball machines and a full bar
When it opened: New Year’s Eve (Eater PDX counts New Year’s Eve openings as 2019 openings)
What to get: Cognac-soaked, feta-stuffed, bacon-wrapped fried dates
If you go: 3000 NE Killingsworth Street
Read more: A New Family-Friendly Bistro Is Open on Killingsworth [EPDX]

Tope

What it is: A taco and cocktail bar within the Hoxton hotel, with city views and greenhouse vibes
When it opened: New Year’s Eve
What to get: Pastor tacos, Sonoran hot dog
If you go: 421 W Burnside Street
Read more: A Hip New Taco Bar Is Open on West Burnside [EPDX]