A couple of quick summer notes to those who, like me, find themselves hungry and thirsty this summer. If you're fortunate enough to live in Portland it helps........
First off, Castagna is starting up their annual series of fabulously thirst quenching and appetite satisfying rosé dinners. I've been to several over the past couple of years, and they are always a great value at $50 for four courses with wine at one of the best restaurants in town! Click on the link above for more details.
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Another restaurant I am totally stoked for and went for the first time (more soon on that) this week was Biwa over on 215 SE 9th Street. Awesome Japanese food at a great price. They have just announced their sidewalk dining area has just opened, plus they have recently put out their new summer menu. Click the link to check it out. Believe me, based on my experience you need to be there. Cool space, great people. What more do you want?!
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Two new restaurants opening soon are 50 Plates in the Pearl; and Belly over on NE Fremont and MLK in the old Terroir spot, both much anticipated. I've been fortunate enough to be invited to their media preview dinners, so you'll get the lowdown soon!