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A Popular Hotel Restaurant Is Rolling Out a Weekend Brunch

Lovely Rita is serving massive cinnamon rolls, and a popular Milwaukie coffee shop has closed its doors

Lovely Rita’s new brunch dishes
Fried chicken hash at Lovely Rita
Lovely Rita/Official

It’s Friday, so time to round up all the news we didn’t get to yet. This week saw even more closings, but a new bar, pizzeria, and Jewish deli to look forward to. Plus, Kex Hotel finally opened its doors and Micah Camden’s fried chicken shop is ready for business. In other news, downtown gets a new brunch, a brewery finds a new home, and a Milwaukie cafe closes. Let’s get into it.

LOVELY LOVELY BRUNCH — This weekend the recently revamped Lovely Rita in the Hoxton will roll out its brunch program. Only offered on weekends, the menu skews classic but creative, with items like cornmeal pancakes, a fried chicken breakfast hash, smoothies, and toasted rice porridge. There will also be an option for a colossal cinnamon roll layered with three different flavors. [EPDX]

NEW DIGS, WHO THIS — Bent Shovel Brewing, which recently closed its tasting room due to traffic congestion, has found a new location. The Oregon City brewery has moved into a beer garden, leasing a space at Viewpoint Restaurant and Lounge, and will be open all through the winter while its owners look for a more permanent location. [Willamette Week]

NO MORE PAINT — The Painted Lady Coffee House in Milwaukie (not to be confused with the Painted Lady in wine country), is closing up shop. In a Facebook announcement the owner cited nearby construction issues hurting business. The cafe stood for seven and a half years, and was a well-loved shop by people in the Milwaukie area. [EPDX]

The Hoxton, Portland

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