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Stumptown's new airport location
Stumptown's new airport location
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PORTLAND—Portland International Airport finally has some decent coffee options. In what has been a caffeine buzz of activity, three new coffee shops opened at PDX in July alone. On July 1, Stumptown Coffee and Peet's Coffee (Stumptown's new owner) opened, and Portland Roasting Coffee, the airport's only locally-owned and -operated roaster, joined them yesterday, July 18.

DOWNTOWN—Yesterday was celebrity chef Doug Adams's last night at Imperial, and laments are flooding social media in what some are already describing as an "end of an era." Adams quickly became one of Portland's most celebrated chefs after coming in third in BravoTV's Top Chef season 12. On his Instagram, Adams wrote a parting message, thanking his mentor, the renowned Vitaly Paley, and sharing the last dish he cooked at the restaurant: Guajillo-Braised Pork, with barbecue pork cheek chips, avocado, peppers, basil, Viridian Farm peaches, and Groundwork Organic tomatoes.

PORTLANDSee the updated Eater 38, the list of the restaurants that define what it means to eat in Portland. This month, leaving the list are cute-as-a-button North Portland breakfast spot Sweedeedee; old-school, late-night spot Le Bistro Montage; and Vietnamese soup hotspot, HA VL. Taking their place are Beast, Holdfast, and Rose VL.

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