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PNW Food News: Spot Prawns in Vancouver; A Chef Shake-Up at Portland's Clyde Common

VANCOUVER— The seafood equivalent of the cherry blossom season—short, sweet and oh so beautiful—the BC spot prawn season opened yesterday. Here's everything you need to know about where to eat these super-sustainable prawns and the top twenty places across the city where you can eat them. [EVAN]

PORTLAND— Two stories this week from Portland's cocktail scene: A chef shake-up rocked downtown destination Clyde Common, and after a six-month stint, chef Johnny Leach (famously an alum of NYC's Momofuku empire) departed, with Chicago's Carlo Lamagna stepping in. Meanwhile, Eater PDX chatted with Angel Face bar manager Kelley Swenson about the charming bar's decision not to feature a cocktail list. The result: "We are making drinks that we didn't know we'd normally be making." [EPDX]

VANCOUVER— New season cocktails hit the bars and restaurants this week so we mapped 18 of the best. Keeping it fresh for spring there are plenty of florals, fresh-pressed juices and—unexpectedly—an aquarium pump. Trust us: it works. Also: what's up with this new slushie trend? [EVAN]

PORTLAND— Popular Korean food truck KOi Fusion opened the doors to its first proper brick-and-mortar restaurant, which sits on Portland's "Restaurant Row" on SE Division Street. In addition to KOi's familiar line-up of bulgogi beef tacos, kalbi-stuffed burritos, and kimchi quesadillas, owner Bo Kwon's brick-and-mortar plays with new mashups like a Korean-inspired Reuben sandwich (topped with "kimchi sauerkraut"). [EPDX]
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