Portland’s favorite fried chicken and jo-jos are back on the menu: Reel M Inn Tavern re-opens for takeout and outdoor dining this Saturday. Reel M Inn Tavern

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This week brings some welcome news: A crew comprised of employees from Deadshot, Magna Kusina, and Pono Brewing are opening a tropical bar with boozy Capri Sun cocktails and fun Filipinx snacks in the former space of Bit House Saloon, and the well-loved dive Reel M Inn Tavern is slinging fried chicken and jojos once again. Plus, a new takeout- and delivery-only kitchen is serving up Kansas City-style barbecue, Diane Lam’s fried chicken pop-up Prey + Tell gets a permanent home inside Psychic Bar, and a new taphouse with over a dozen food carts opens in Oregon City. Read on for that and more culinary updates. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

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Bit House Collective
Deadshot bartender Natasha Mesa, Magna Kusina chefs Carlo Lamagna, Dante Fernandez, and Roberto Almodovar, and local brewery Pono Brewing are coming together to form a dream-team collaboration. The group will open their new project Bit House Collective, which they jokingly refer to as a “Michelin-starred dive bar,” in the former space of the historic Bit House Saloon next Wednesday, March 3. You can look forward to a menu of playful drinks from Mesa, such as boozy Capri Sun-esque cocktails served in pouches, fancied-up flaming Dr. Peppers, and a gin-spiked version of buko pandan (a Filipinx “dessert salad” with coconut milk and fruit jelly). Some other draws? Beers from Pono Brewing, like a hazy pineapple IPA and a blackberry-raspberry stout, and Filipinx-inspired bar snacks, like crab fat gravy waffle fries and pineapple barbecue-glazed burgers with atchara (pickled papaya).
Outdoor seating and limited indoor seating

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