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Fermenter Takes Over the Farm Spirit Space, Turning the Vegan Fine Dining Spot into a Pop-Up

Plus, Burger Stevens opens a cart in Beaverton, and more news to start your day

Aaron Adams sifts salt over black beans to make tempeh
Aaron Adams making tempeh at Fermenter
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Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Fermenter Takes Over Farm Spirit Space

Portland’s vegan scene has been understandably amped about the opening of Mama Dút, the pandemic pop-up-turned-deli in the former Fermenter space. But some have wondered about the future of Fermenter and Farm Spirit, Aaron Adams’ vegan deli and fine dining space, respectively. Adams has moved Fermenter into the Farm Spirit location on Belmont, adding a new deli case of salads and sides, and offering soups, sandwiches, tartines, bowls, and vegan charcuterie for lunch, dinner, and Saturday brunch. Farm Spirit will transition into a pop-up when it’s safe enough to do so. The space is open for takeout and delivery only for now. [EaterWire]

Two Portland Burger Names Open New Locations

After a long wait, Burger Stevens is finally reopening its carts. The first opened this weekend, at BG’s Food Cartel in Beaverton, while the Prost Marketplace location is still in the works for an opening this month. The menus will stay mostly the same, with lemon-chiffon pie slices and a new burger on the menu. Meanwhile, in Northeast Portland, Killer Burger is planning on opening a new location in the former Russell Street BBQ locale at 325 NE Russell Street. That restaurant should open in early 2021. [Portland Monthly, EaterWire]

In Other News...

A portrait of protests, from the windows of Heavenly Donuts. [WWeek]
An obit for the Pok Pok empire. [WWeek]
• Teardrop Lounge is temporarily closing because of the surge in coronavirus cases around the state. This decision comes after the bar invested in new safety tech for its indoor dining space. [EaterWire]