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Sally Dussin, the Co-Founder of Oregon-Born Chain the Old Spaghetti Factory, Has Died

Plus, yet another taproom is opening in Beaverton this year, and more news to start the day

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An Old Spaghetti Factory location in San Jose, California
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Sally Dussin, The Woman Behind the Old Spaghetti Factory, Has Died

Sally Dussin, who helped expand the Old Spaghetti Factory, died of natural causes last month. The Old Spaghetti Factory is an Oregon-born chain known for its red sauce Italian and family-friendly setting, with more than 40 locations in 12 states. The first Old Spaghetti Factory opened in January 1969; Dussin and her late husband, Guss, helped grow the brand and opened locations across the country. She was actively in the office into her 90s, only staying home after the coronavirus pandemic hit Oregon in March. She died on January 28, at 92 years old. [O]

Binary Brewing, Once Known As Uptown Brewing, Is One of the Many Breweries Opening in Beaverton This Year

Binary Brewing, a nano-brewery in Southwest Portland, will take over the former Beaverton Bakery space by the end of the year — hopefully in the mid-to-late summer, if things go according to plan. It’ll join beer bar Loyal Legion and notable Oregon brewery Breakside Brewing in opening Beaverton locations this year, hoping to quadruple its current production, with a pinball hall and patio for onsite drinkers. [WWeek]

In Other News...

Trader Joe’s could be eyeing the Lamb’s Garden Home Thriftway location in Southwest Portland for a new store. [PBJ]
• Despite the city being cleared for indoor dining this week, Nostrana is planning on reopening for indoor dining only once staff is able to get vaccinated. [EaterWire]
Stoller is planning on opening a new pop-up location in Bend within the Box Factory. [EW]

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