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Portland’s Outdoor Dining Plazas Can Stay Until March 31

Plus, another Blazer has started a wine label, and more news to start your day

Some tables are set up on 13th
An outdoor dining plaza on NW 13th
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Portland’s Outdoor Dining Plazas Can Stick Around Until March 31

Portland’s Bureau of Transportation will re-up its Healthy Business permit program, which allows restaurants and bars across the city to create outdoor dining spaces in streets and parking lots. Originally, the permits were supposed to expire on Nov. 1; technically, that’s still true, but restaurant and bar owners can now apply for Winter Healthy Business permits, which will allow for those outdoor dining areas to last through the end of March. The applications and permits are free. [WWeek]

Customer Arrested for Stabbing a Restaurant Owner, According to Police Records

A 23-year-old customer of the downtown Lebanese restaurant Habibi has been arrested for stabbing the owner after refusing to pay for his meal. According to police records, Moses Trujillo-Rodriguez admitted to a detective that he knew he couldn’t pay for the meal, and that he stabbed owner Mazen Khoury in the back before running out of the restaurant. [O]

Former Trail Blazer Channing Frye Will Start His Own Wine Label

Portland’s basketball stars are getting into the wine business. Months after CJ McCollum partnered with the Willamette Valley’s Adelsheim Vineyard to release McCollum Heritage 91, former Blazer Channing Frye has launched his own wine label, Chosen Family Wines. Like McCollum, Frye partnered with an existing winery — L’Angolo Estate — to get started, and is now selling a 2018 pinot noir and a 2019 chardonnay on the label’s website. [PBJ]

In Other News...

Portland Monthly has released its best new restaurants package, which includes features on places like Malka, Sunshine Noodles, and Bar King. [PoMo]
Higgins will reopen its dining room after a summer of its food cart, Piggins. [PBJ]
A new brewery is opening in NW Portland this weekend. [NSB]

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