This week, Eater sites across the country were dominated by the United States of Mexican Food, the massive, multi-story exploration of how the cuisine has changed and shifted over time and distance. But still, the news rolled on here in Portland, including menu details from Gado Gado, a huge new restaurant development in Lake Oswego, and new details about chef instructor Daniel Brophy’s murder. Below, find a few of the stories we missed, including an all-you-can-eat ice cream festival and a Spanish-style brunch.
ICE CREAM PARTY — Portland is getting an all-you-can-eat ice cream festival this summer. The “Scooperbowl” will hit Pioneer Square July 20 and July 21 with more than 30 flavors to choose from, according to the Facebook page. The festival will also have live entertainment, an inflatable 30 foot waterslide, and an interactive photo wall. Tickets are $15 for guests 14 years old or over, and $10 for guests under 14. [The Oregonian]
SPANISH-STYLE BRUNCH — The new brunch scene in Portland continues to grow: Spanish spot Can Font will start serving brunch this weekend, with dishes like chicken croquettes, tortilla de patatas, and an eggs Benedict with salchichon. Brunch begins at 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. [EaterWire]
FEELING GRAY — Colorful Cuban restaurant Pambiche is going to be a lot less colorful very soon: The restaurant is getting a fresh coat of paint, and it’s... beige. Pambiche co-owner John Connell Maribona says the upkeep in rainy Portland was too much, and that the restaurant was starting to look like ”a bad ‘80s album cover.” Not all is lost — the big mural on the east wall is sticking around. [Willamette Week]