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SE Clinton’s Jacqueline Will Reopen as a Brunch Spot This Month

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Crab rolls, salads, and fish dishes at Jacqueline.
Dishes at Jacqueline
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Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Jacqueline Will Transform into a Brunch Cafe

Back in the day, Jacqueline was one of the most delightful places to eat seafood in Portland, with its oyster happy hour, framed Bill Murray portrait, and creative plates featuring local fish. However, the restaurant — like many others — had gone on hiatus back in October; soon, it will reopen as a brunch cafe, Fair Weather. Popular dishes from Jacqueline will be brunch-ified: the cedar-plank trout will come with scrambled eggs, and the crab toast now gets a poached egg on top. The menu will also include a congee, some yeasted waffles, and espresso from local roasters. [Oregonian]

Portland Bar Owner Turns a North Portland Chinese Restaurant into a Cocktail Bar

Jeremy Lewis, the man behind Roscoe’s in Montavilla, has taken over the former Lung Fung space on Lombard and transformed it into a bar, Named for the Chinese restaurant’s lounge, the Tiny Bubble Room currently sports a lengthy craft beer list, a menu of Southern fare like jambalaya and gumbo, and a cocktail menu with 20th century vibes (think: banana daiquiris, aviations, Irish coffee). The bar opened in October, and currently has a patio setup for onsite dining and drinking. [WWeek]

Eem Shuts Down for a Week After an Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The team at Thai barbecue bar Eem has decided to close the restaurant for a week following an employee’s positive COVID-19 test. The employee last worked on January 7; over the next week, all employees will get tests and the restaurant will get a deep clean. “We have planned for this and discussed this possibility at length,” an Instagram post announcing the closure reads. “We are taking every precaution.” [EaterWire]

In Other News...

• The Star, the deep dish pizzeria on Portland’s west side, is now donating 15 pizzas every Sunday to the nonprofit Outside In. Outside In provides healthcare, food, and hygiene products to unhoused Portlanders and young adults, [EaterWire]
Bushel & Peck bakery has fully rebranded as St. Beatrix, after longtime employee Jessie Smith purchased it last year. [EaterWire]
Portland Business Journal checked in with a few Portland brewers to see how they are faring during the pandemic. They think spring will be a crucial moment for the survival of the industry. [PBJ]