The Portland Mercury reports that Scandals, a gay bar that’s been open since 1979, is planning on opening a second family-friendly location called Scandals East. The news broke after Iain MacCoinnich posted a copy of the liquor license on the social media platform X. Owner David Fones confirmed the opening to the Portland Mercury, adding that the new restaurant will include a full bar, food, and a large outdoor patio. In contrast to the original Scandals, which is only for those 21 and over, Scandals East will welcome guests of all ages.

While a date hasn’t been announced yet, Scandals East is slated to open at 827 NE Alberta Street.

Magna Kubo permanent closure

After announcing an extended break in an Instagram post on May 2, Beaverton’s Magna Kubo has confirmed to the Oregonian that the closure is permanent. The lechoneria from chef and owner Carlo Lamagna first opened in early 2023 with a menu of Filipino-style rotisserie meats like lemongrass-marinated chicken, smoked brisket, and lechon. Though Magna Kubo is now closed, Lamagna’s cooking can still be enjoyed at Portland restaurant, Magna.

Behind the producers that supply Portland’s restaurants

Oregon Public Broadcasting explores the history of Produce Row and its relationship to Portland’s restaurants, in a new report. The story traces the beginnings of Produce Row back to the early 1900s when Italian families started to set up fruit and vegetable carts and independent grocery stores. Today, trucks carrying that produce supply restaurants across Portland and beyond.

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