Summer’s done, hibernation deteriorate is around a corner, and new restaurants are gathering adult with juicy offerings to lift us by a stormy season.
The Valkyrie Wine Tavern
A bison (taxidermied) perches on tip of a grate during The Valkyrie, and heterogeneous booze tavern in downtown Independence. The former YMCA space is now home to a casual, comfortable, and quirky tavern. The menu is inflected with flavors of New Orleans, a nod to a city from co-owners Savannah Pearce and Lindsay Darling, who met there a decade ago. Look for a shrimp po’ boy, pimento cheese, and a muffuletta. An indoor colourless oven lends hazed punch to dishes like roasted cauliflower with cucumber yogurt sauce, and it usually competence be a usually place in a Mid-Valley where we can find buffalo frogs legs with celery apple slaw.
If we go: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays (hours will change Mar 1), 380 High St. NE, 503-393-2087
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Chen’s Family Dish
A new grill portion Cantonese and Sichuan dishes has non-stop in a former plcae of Lucky Monkey Bento on Lancaster Drive NE. Completely renovated with a contemporary interior, it’s a fourth plcae of Chen’s Family Dish, a string of restaurants from Michael Chen and his brothers with locations in Dallas, Roseburg, and Florence. Though a menu is mostly a same during that in other locations, Salem’s plcae also has a full bar.
If we go: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daily, 2138 Lancaster Drive NE, Suite 139, Salem, 503-588-9800
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Rice vs. Noodle
Perhaps you’ve had Thai for dinner, though have we ever had a Thai breakfast? Stop by Rice vs. Noodle on Fairgrounds Road NE to ambience Joke Gai (chicken porridge) or Thai Omlet filled with vegetables and served with pork sausage and minced pork. If you’re longing something sweeter, there’s also a full menu of Western breakfasts as well, including waffles and pancakes. They offer breakfast all day, though Thai lunch and cooking specials are also abundant.
If we go: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays by Saturdays, 2360 Fairgrounds Road NE Salem, (503) 385-8540
Now that Jason Lorraine has been smoking for a month a Stayton brick-and-mortar he non-stop in September, he’s in a slight of adding new menu equipment built from an array of smoked meats: Grilled Tri-Tip Sandwich, Rib Sandwich, Grilled Sausage Sandwich, Brisket and Pork Tacos, Loaded Pork Fries, and a Papa Squatch Sandwich.
If we go: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily, 1005 N. First Ave. Stayton, 503-769-3669
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Lin’s Rolled Ice Cream
A new place in Salem where we can try a rolled ice cream trend, Lin’s also offers smoothies and boba tea. A pull for those eating keto or avoiding dairy, they have options to greatfully solidified dessert lovers of all kinds.
If we go: 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Daily, 3820 Commercial Street SE Salem, 971-707-4645
The Benedictine Brewery in Mt. Angel on Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2018. The brewery, operated by a monks of Mount Angel Abbey, opens Sep 22.
Anna Reed, Statesman Journal
The monks of Mount Angel Abbey are settling into a gentle slight of brewing for a St. Michael Taproom. Now they’ve also combined a food menu catered by their neighbors at The Glockenspiel. Look for a singular menu featuring soft baked pretzels, pretzel bites, sausage, cheese, fondue, meatballs, cabbage rolls, clam chowder, and macaroni and cheese.
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If we go: Wed-Thurs 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; Fri – Sat 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; SUnday 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; Closed Mon-Tues; 400 Humpert Ln NE, Mt Angel503-845-3030
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Hong Thai Express
This infrequent Thai mark joins Lucky Garden, Sushi Kyo, and 22Below in a Rickey Street selling center. Though a interior is sincerely unadorned, a menu delivers several dishes that aren’t always accessible in a frame mall grill setting. In further to a customary curries, pad thai plates and open rolls, demeanour for dishes featuring house-made curry pastes including Khao Soi—a abounding coconut-curry noodle soup—and Kua Gling, sharp dry-fried pork.
If we go: Mon. by Sun. Lunch 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Dinner 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., 4155 Rickey St SE #134 Salem 971-707-4682
John and Jill Bard sealed their stand at a Salem Center food court in July and reopened with a indication that, in some ways, is a conflicting of a former cut shop. The new Eat Pizza! is located during 545 Chemeketa Street NE in Equitable Plaza, though for now it’s smoothness only. At a food justice they served slices, though now they prepare all to order. Instead of slices, personal sized pies (up to additional large) that can be surfaced with classical or resourceful combos; customary Hawaiian and also pies desirous by buffalo duck or spinach artichoke dip. The menu is rarely customizable and includes an choice for a vegan and gluten-free membrane as good as vegan Daiya cheese. Their smoothness domain stretches from West Salem to Cordon Road NE, as distant south where Commercial joins I-5 and north to include Keizer. Though they might open a opposite and offer pick-up in further to delivery, they devise to hang to a pared-down model.
If we order: 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Daily 545 Chemeketa Street NE (503) 391-4830
The Newbergundian Bistro
The large space during 203 Villa Road in Newberg that was once home to Bert’s Chuckwagon BBQ has been reinvented as a accidentally superb small bistro with an open kitchen. Called a Newbergundian, it’s a initial restaurant from industry veterans Noelle and Sean McKee, who also possess a catering company Flavor Memories. The lunch menu offers a strong array of salads and sandwiches. From 3 until 5:00 p.m. a menu of snacks rounds out a bar offerings for early happy hour. At dinnertime, suffer engaging though receptive plates that they call French-inspired new American: appetizers of clams with Toulouse sausage with garlic and white wine, or potato croquettes with fondue. Entrees embody a classical burger, beef frites, coq au vin, and wild fungus penne with pecorino cream sauce.
If we go: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun. 11 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Fri – Sat 11:00 a.m. until 11 p.m. Closed Tuesday; 203 Villa Road Newberg, 971-832-8687
Emily Teel is a Food Drink Editor during a Statesman Journal. Contact her during firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook, or Twitter. See what she’s cooking and where she’s eating this week on Instagram: @emily_teel