Bone broth bars became a thing
We’ve loved bone broth ever since it made its debut to the culinary scene way back when it as known as “soup.” Salt, Fire & Time offers up what amounts to shots of soup -- er, bone broth – with the option to mix in such exotic ingredients as meat, vegetables, and noodles (the noodles are kale). So, yup, that’s soup.
Bartenders turned a used car lot into a pop-up beer bar
For a city that’s proud of how little it relies on vehicles, Portlanders sure do love their parking lots. More importantly, they love turning them into actually useful things like food cart pods or, as was the case during the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference, pop-up beer bars with a digital tap readouts and a prime views of a giant Coors Light billboard. Imagine a petting zoo filled with neckbearded, cargo short-ed ex-firefighters from Orange County who cashed in their IRAs to brew IPA in their garage and you’re not too far off.