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💵 Oregon restaurants are pleading for more relief funds going into winter. The head of the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association held a press conference yesterday morning calling on the federal government to add more funding to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund for assisting struggling eateries. While thousands of Oregon restaurants received funding from this program last year, those monies have since dried up. With the seasons becoming colder and rainier, outdoor dining will start to dwindle, and restaurants could see significant losses if they don’t get assistance. (KGW / KOIN)
🍹 Bottoms up — here’s where you’ll find the best Stumptown events (and drinks) for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women. Portland Monthly put together this awesome list for folks in the community, because in all honesty, it’s been hard to find spaces and places that position queer, femme-presenting Portlanders at the fore since the Egyptian Room shut down 11 years ago. You’ll find everything on here from Phreak Bish’s upcoming dance party at Polaris Hall to Incite: Queer Writers Read — a virtual event devoted to connecting people the latest in LGBTQ+ literature. Is there a place or event that wasn’t covered on this list? Hit reply and let us know so we can shine a light on them. (Portland Monthly)
🍩 Portland and breakfast are a classic power couple; here’s where you’ll find some of the finest Stumptown offers. From the truly classic fare at the Derby in Kenton to Little Griddle’s perfect benedicts topped with succulent braised pork shoulder, tender avocado, and drizzling poached egg, all nestled under a blanket of gravy — your brunch squad will be satisfied. (Eater PDX)
🕸️ This gothy vegan bakery has arrived just in time for Halloween. Come the witching hour (or rather 10 a.m.) on All Hallows Eve, the owner of the delectable Mama Dút (known for their delicious vegan Vietnamese-inspired eats) will transform into Baker Ghoul Magic and dish up devilishly good treats until she’s sold out. Be prepared for graveyard cakes, pumpkin-and-pecan cinnamon rolls, and matcha coconut cupcakes. (Portland Monthly)
👻 Speaking of Halloween treats… Eater Portland has a full list for you to peruse as you’re putting your costume together. For example, you can hit up Stem Wine Bar for some blood-red “Fangria” and bring your dressed up pup to their Howl-O-Weenie costume party. The Midnight is throwing an all-out party in their basement space this Halloweekend — costumes are encouraged but not required. However, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test are. Regardless of whether you’re going for a ghoul’s night out or you’re wanting to creep it real at home, you’ll find something on this list that’ll give folks pumpkin to talk about. (EaterPDX)
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