This Summer, The Downtown Portland Will Be Hit By All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival
This week, Eater sites throughout the nation have been dominated by the United States of Mexican Food, the huge, multi-story exploration of how the cuisine has modified and shifted over time and distance. However, still, the news rolled on right here in Portland, including menu details from Gado Gado, a huge new restaurant development in Lake Oswego, and new details about chef instructor Daniel Brophy’s murder. Below, discover a few of the stories we missed, including an all-you-can-eat ice cream festival and a Spanish-style brunch. Portland is getting an all-you-can-eat ice cream festival this summer season. The “Scooperbowl” will hit Pioneer Square July 20 and July 21 with more than 30 flavors to select from, in keeping with the Facebook page. The festival may also have live entertainment, an inflatable 30-foot waterslide, and an interactive picture wall. Tickets are $15 for guests 14 years old or over, and $10 for guests under 14. The brand new brunch scene in Portland continues to develop: Spanish spot Can Font will begin serving brunch this weekend, with dishes like chicken croquettes, tortilla de patatas, and an eggs Benedict with salchichon. Brunch begins at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Colorful Cuban restaurant Pambicheis is going to be a lot less colorful very soon: The restaurant is getting a fresh coat of paint, and it’s… beige. Pambiche co-owner John Connell Maribona says the maintenance in rainy Portland was too much, and that the restaurant was beginning to look like ”a bad ‘80s album cover.” Not all is lost — the large mural on the east wall is sticking around.