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Longstanding Steakhouse Ringside Now Has a Killer New Happy Hour

Plus, Kells cancels a beloved event because of the rival protests Saturday

Pictured dishes include summer pole beans with almond butter, patatas bravas, and of course, a steak
A number of new dishes at Ringside Steakhouse
Aubrie LeGault/Official

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the weekly Stuff Eater PDX Didn’t Cover column, also known as EaterWire. This was a doozy of a news week — Filipino spot Magna opened on Thursday, a zero-waste grocery store is opening in Portland, one of Portland’s top pierogi spots just called it quits — but there were a few little news nuggets that never got their day on the homepage. Read on for more:

BACK IN THE RING — After a brief closure for a summer revamp, Ringside Steakhouse has reopened with a few new menu items, drinks, and a brand-new happy hour. Alongside its popular late-night happy hour, the restaurant is now hawking all food on the restaurant’s bar menu for half the price during the first hour of service, aka 5 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4 to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. That means Vietnamese steak tartare for around $8 and steak bites for under $6. [EaterWire]

OUT OF THE RING — Kells, one of Portland’s favorite Irish pubs, has decided to cancel its Summer Smoker, its annual amateur boxing match, because of the upcoming white supremacist rally and counter-protest this Saturday. “Rival protest demonstrations scheduled to take place on the nearby Waterfront have given us cause for concern,” owner Gerard McAleese said in a statement. “Our overarching interest is for the welfare and safety of our staff and customers, as well as the safety of Portland citizens and visitors.” [Willamette Week]

EL CAMBIOLa Neta, the Mexican restaurant within the Hoxton hotel, will switch up its schtick, making the hotel’s rooftop bar its Mexican holdout. It’s unclear just yet what will go into the remaining restaurant space, but the restaurant should reopen with a new concept by the end of the summer. [The Oregonian]

HOLY DAYS — Holy Trinity barbecue, the new barbecue cart that’s been turning heads all summer, is finally abandoning its weekend-only schedule and serving barbecue on Thursdays and Fridays starting this week. This change-up comes during a wave of cart vandalization throughout town, from MF Tasty on North Williams to Jojo PDX next door to Holy Trinity. [EaterWire]

THE COOP IS BIGGER THAN BEFORE — A new Oregon law mandates that all eggs sold in the state must come from cage-free hens by 2024. By their definition, a cage-free system requires any chicken coop to have “at a minimum, scratch areas, perches, nest boxes and dust bathing areas,” and enough room where an employee can stand in the same area as the hens without being separated by a cage. [The O]

RingSide Steakhouse

14021 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97230 (503) 255-0750 Visit Website

The Hoxton, Portland

15 Northwest 4th Avenue, , OR 97209 (503) 770-0500 Visit Website

Holy Trinity Barbecue

3582 Southeast Powell Boulevard, , OR 97202 (469) 964-9256 Visit Website

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