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A Mead Hall Straight Out of the Middle Ages Has Opened in Southeast Portland

Plus, Expatriate has reopened for takeout, and more news to start your day

Two people at the table at Wyrd pose with food
Wyrd Leatherworks and Meadery
Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

A New Mead Hall Has Opened in Southeast

Within the basement of the former Old Town Crier, Wyrd Leatherworks and Meadery has emerged, a medieval bar and leather shop complete with wood carvings, fur pelts, and mead made with Bee Local honey. The hall serves both the house-fermented mead and bowls of beef stew, charcuterie, and sandwiches. Wyrd is located at 4515 SE 41st Avenue.

Expatriate Has Reopened for Takeout

Expatriate, the cocktail bar and restaurant from Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy and Kyle Linden Webster, started serving burgers and wonton nachos last night for the first time in months. From 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, the shop takes orders via Instagram DM, with a tiny menu of things like shrimp toast with daikon salad, a Burmese tea leaf salad, and Taiwanese beer. Next week, the bar will land on the delivery app Caviar.

Langbaan Goes All-In on Boat Noodles

After a summer of seafood and kanom krok, Langbaan has transitioned over to a menu of noodle soups. Wednesdays through Sundays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., the team at Langbaan serves a menu with highlights like boat noodles with beef and oxtail meatballs; dumpling soup with halibut, shrimp, and Dungeness crab; poached chicken soup with shiitake mushrooms and bitter melon. The menu is available for pre-order here.

In Other News

Von Ebert will fully close for the two weeks of the social gathering “pause” in Portland [WWeek]
Burger Stevens has opened its Prost Marketplace location [EaterWire]
Oregon blew past its record of new coronavirus cases in a single day yesterday, especially in Portland. I’d take a second before leaving your house. Curbside pickup and delivery are your friends. [O]