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Portland's Latest Restaurant Openings; Feast Tickets Now on Sale

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DOWNTOWN — The light-filled Marmo Deli and Bar is now open downtown, and the 30-seat casual Italian joint's menu features entrée salads, pasta salads, sandwiches served on Fleur de Lys breads, and a trio of sides and desserts, including bruschetta, gelato and cannoli filled to order. The menu was crafted with the help of former Bluehour chef, Thomas Boyce. Soon the cafe will be open for dinner and late night hours, with local craft beers on draft, as well as five red and white wines on tap, plus housemade limoncello and a menu of classic cocktails with an emphasis on Italian spirits like Campari, Tuaca and Disaranno.

FEAST — The epic food festival that is Feast Portland is set for next September, but today the complete schedule of events has been announced and tickets are on sale. New this year is an event called Smoked, which features live-fire cooking in myriad forms. The best events and dinners always sell out fast, so check out the lineup and make your plans fast. Visiting chefs this year include Amanda Cohen of Dirty Candy in NYC, Ollie Dabbous of Dabbous in London, Christopher Haatuft of Lysverket in Norway, and Alex Stupak of Empellon Cocina in Manhattan.

NORTHWEST — One of Portland's most popular Chinese restaurants has spun off a hipper, spicier sister restaurant called Kung Pow! The new space opened this week in the Alphabet District, and features a menu built on chiles and tingly Szechuan peppercorns. At the centerpiece is a jaw-dropping mural that took 60 days and six artists to complete. 

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