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Thai Barbecue Destination Eem Is Preparing to Start Serving Lunch

Yonder starts table service, a Pokemon pop-up is heading for Portland, and all the other news to start your weekend

A picture of a red bowl of coconut-milk-free curry with a single chunk of halibut, pieces of cabbage, and snap peas. The curry is served in an ornate bowl with a side of rice.
Tamarind curry at Eem
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Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

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 week — like the upcoming topless taco fest and the (former) Alder Street food carts’ new home — but there were a few little news nuggets that never got their day on the homepage. Read on for more:

VACATION LUNCHEem, the perpetually buzzy Thai barbecue bar, is gearing up for lunch, according to its Instagram. The team is currently hiring some extra staff to handle the new service, so Eem fans should stay tuned for details and a start date. [EaterWire]

AT YOUR SERVICE — Yonder, the fried chicken restaurant from Eater Young Gun Maya Lovelace, has scrapped its counter-service model, now taking reservations and offering table service in the dining room. Visitors interested in making a reservation should call (503) 444-7947. [EaterWire]

DELAYS FOR DAYS — Highly anticipated Filipino restaurant Magna has hit another speed bump. According to a Facebook post from chef and owner Carlo Lamagna, the restaurant’s contractor essentially ghosted him (rude), which has slowed things down. [EaterWire]

POKEMON GO (IN A YEAR) — A Pokemon-themed pop-up bar will land in Portland in July 2020. Pokébar will serve themed drinks, sling disturbing burgers designed to look like Charmanders, and offer costume contests, games, and trivia. Spots will be extremely slim, so Portland’s most dedicated nerds can get on the pre-sale list now. [EaterWire]


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