It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the weekly Stuff Eater PDX Didn’t Cover column. Sure, Eater PDX covered some stuff — like the two new bars on the east side, or the adorable Korean cafe with kitten cheesecakes on East Burnside — but there were a few little news nuggets that never got their day on the homepage. Read on to learn about a new urban winery, an incoming pizzeria, and an update from Portland’s newest fast food union.
FOOD AND WINE — Two new(ish) Portland restaurants nabbed spots on Wine Enthusiast’s illustrious 100 Best Wine Restaurants list. Gabriel Rucker’s playful Canard and Castagna’s casual OK Omens both made the list, as well as Jory at the Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg. [Wine Enthusiast]
FROM SAUSAGE TO WINE — In more wine news, Jessica Hereth, a major player at Olympia Provisions and Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year, is opening her own urban winery in Portland. Stick Figurine Wines plans to use grapes from Washington and Oregon for approachable, $20-$30 bottles, eventually found at OK Omens, Portland bottle shops, and yes, Olympia Provisions in spring 2020. [Portland Monthly]
TANNERY PIZZA — Can Portland handle yet another pizza place? The Tannery Bar, which closed unexpectedly earlier this month, will become a new family-friendly pizzeria called Oly’s Pizza, from the owners of the now-closed Red Fig on NE Fremont. The pizzeria will have beer and wine (no spirits), keeping the patio for dine-in pizzas. Oly’s should open August 1. [The Oregonian]
THE VOTES ARE (MAILED) IN — Portland fast food union Little Big Union just won a mild victory as they prepare to vote for union recognition. The company will hold their election for recognition via mail-in ballot, compared to some... creative alternatives that were on the table: The company suggested employees vote in a U-Haul that would drive to all the different Little Big Burger locations in Portland. The National Labor Relations Board agreed to a mail-in ballot, which begins July 1. Ballots will be counted July 23. [Willamette Week, EaterWire]