It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the weekly a.m. intel round up of all those news items we didn’t quite cover. This week involved the opening date of Bar King and the new all-vegan food cart pod opening this month, but a few stories did fall through the cracks:
Magna starts serving new meals
Over the last few months, Portland’s hot new Filipino restaurant has expanded outside of the world of dinner. In February, the restaurant started serving silog brunch, a breakfast dish with garlic fried rice, eggs, and a choice of protein; Magna’s options include the Filipino sausage longanisa, the sweet pork belly dish tocino, and more. Starting next week, Magna will begin offering a happy-hour style service called merienda, with things like short rib fried rice, grilled pork belly skewers, and croquettes made with bringhe, a Filipino rice dish. The serve is available from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, starting March 10; brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.
Voodoo Doughnut Hires for Its Milwaukie Location
Last year, news broke that Voodoo Doughnut, the longstanding Portland doughnut shop with outposts around the country, would open a new location in Oak Grove. The doughnut shop will open sometime this spring, but the team is now hiring for positions within the incoming location. Employees who work 25 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits, and all employees are eligible paid time off. Voodoo Doughnut will hold a hiring fair March 7, March 8, March 14, and March 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 14620 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Brewery Supplier Fraud
A brewery distributor based in Bend is looking at several charges of wire fraud for allegedly stealing more than $80,000 from clients. According to Willamette Week, Matthew Mulder has been accused of accepting payment for jobs he knew he could not do; Mulder allegedly defrauded 23 separate clients since 2017.