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Portland's New Late-Night Eats; Woman Sues Restaurant for $100,000 for Ruining Valentine's Day

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Donnie Vegas
Donnie Vegas
Dina Avila

NORTHEAST Portland is finally getting on board with late night eats. Two restaurants in NE Portland opened this week and are serving food into the wee hours of the night. Donnie Vegas, from two Ned Ludd alums, offers creative-but-cheap hot dogs alongside pint glasses of cocktails on tap until 2:30 a.m. Batter, Griddle and Drinkery, serves up cocktails and over-the-top hotcakes until 1 a.m. on weekends.

BAD NEWS Of all the many cities that produce an Edible Communities magazine, Portland has always seemed like the epitome of the brand's target audience. But Ecotrust, a nonprofit that has been publishing Edible Portland for the last eight years, announced that the Spring 2015 edition on newsstands now will be its last. They're actively looking for a new publisher to buy the magazine.

LAWSUITS A woman has filed a $100,000 lawsuit against Enzo's Caffe Italiano in Northeast Portland for ruining her Valentine's Day. She had made a reservation for two, but her husband declined to go because "he was still full from lunch." She says when she showed up to dine alone, she was treated so rudely she "cried for a day." And although her lawsuit makes no mention of racism, she told a local news station that she thinks the bad service she experienced was race-related. "I didn’t fit their decor in there," she says. "I was the only African American."