It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the weekly Stuff Eater PDX Didn’t Cover column, also known as EaterWire. Sure, Eater PDX covered some stuff this holiday week — like Farm Spirit’s new vegan luncheonette, the incoming Burnside bar serving insects, and the hardcore new brunch coming to Gado Gado — but there were a few little news nuggets that never got their day on the homepage. Read on to see what’s going into the airport, which restaurants failed health inspections, and what it really looks like when you add cement to a milkshake.
FLYING HIGH — Portland International Airport has announced the new round of Portland restaurants, bars, and cafes opening in the terminal, which will include Southern fried chicken spot Screen Door, a Tillamook cheese stall, a cafe from Good Coffee, and a new “women in aviation”-themed bar called Juliett from the people behind The Bye & Bye. Vietnamese stall Bambuza will also open a second location within the airport. All of these restaurants should arrive in 2020 or 2021. [The Oregonian]
PASS OR FAIL CLASS — The Oregonian just unleashed a new database for checking restaurant inspection scores, and to kick things off, the city’s paper of note made a list of restaurants that failed health inspections this year. Notable names include Peruvian restaurant Andina, dim sum destination Ocean City, pretzel-happy Pop Bagel, and Japanese restaurant Shigezo. [The O]
NOTHING CONCRETE — Almost two weeks after the whole cement milkshake debacle, Willamette Week decided to challenge Portland Police and alt-right protesters’ claim that quick-drying cement may have been mixed into weaponized milkshakes during a June riot. The alt-weekly mixed Quikrete into vegan milkshakes and threw it at a mannequin, to see a) if you could even successfully mix quick-drying cement into a vegan milkshake and b) how different it would look from a cement-less vegan milkshake. The quick-drying cement did, in fact, mix into the milkshake, but it looked pretty different from the original beverage. It also didn’t dry, which, like, what a ripoff, Quikrete. The accompanying video, entitled “Milkshake Mythbusters,” is something to behold. [WWeek]