Shake Shack Brings East Coast Burger Love to Portland

Plus, a permanent location for a vegan food cart that's teaming up with well-known local vegan partner
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East-coast burger legend, Shake Shack, will open its first Oregon-based location, with a grand opening on April 16. Danny Meyer, a restauranteur who founded Shake Shack with Union Square Hospitality Group, announced it will reside in Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton. Shake Shack is known for its crinkle-cut fries, tasty frozen treats, and burgers and has garnered a loyal following for years. 

There’s even more good news for downtown Portland, as the popular burger joint will be opening a location across from Powell’s Bookstore. According to DJC Oregon, Shack Shack has vied for the location and will open sometime in 2022.

Dave’s Hot Chicken opening first Portland metro location.

LA’s deep-fried chicken sensation Dave’s Hot Chicken will be coming to Tualatin this spring, making it the first location in Oregon, while other sites are spanned across California. Dave’s is known for its mouth-watering chicken tenders, with their signature sides, including delicious mac and cheese and coleslaw. 

It all started in 2017 when four childhood friends came up with a basic concept that led them to an East Hollywood, California parking lot, where they have since created a cult following.

Portland vegan food lovers get more options. 

Northeast Portland’s vegan sensation, Dirty Lettuce, is originally known as a food cart; but by the end of April, owner Alkebulan Moroski will open up a permanent fixture in NE Fremont. Customers can expect to see their favorites, but with a twist. 

The new location will be open for a New Orleans Jazz brunch on the weekends and will further explore other culinary tastes that include Korean barbecue or Italian sandwiches.

Almost a year after Mama Dút’s owner Thuy Pham opened her brick-and-mortar restaurant on SE Morrison, she’s recently announced on her Instagram page that she’s opening up a second location on Alberta and 15th. Miami Nice will join the sensational vegan restaurant. This Cuban vegan restaurant will serve up its usual Burnside menu and will team up with Pham’s team for a tapas bar concept called Miami Mama at night.

A haunted-themed bar named Raven’s Manor will be casting spells and mixing up elixir cocktails in Old Town come late April 2021. The haunt will be located inside the historic Henry Failing Building on 1st Avenue and Oak Street. 

The bar’s design will mimic a mansion that looks like it came straight out of the movie Clue and will depict a spooky vibe in every corner of the bar. But it’s not just horror fans that will enjoy the ambiance; co-owner Rebecca recently told Willamette Week that “while we do want to make it dark and spooky, the overall ambiance of the place is one that really anyone can enjoy.”

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