Forage Market (website, facebook, instagram, twitter) opened their new Portland location at 123 Washington Ave yesterday and sold out before the day’s end. They are open for a second soft opening day on Sunday with a grand opening slated for Saturday.
Forage is perhaps best know for the bagels which Saveur tipped for the best in the country. In addition, Smith and his team lead by Portland store manager Laura Posiak also plans to serve breakfast sandwiches and hand-made pastries in the morning and European-style market sandwiches along with soups and salads for lunch
Good News Coffee & Package (website, facebook, instagram, twitter) opened Wednesday in the former West End Omi’s space at 28 Brackett Street. As the name suggests, the business will be a combo coffee shop with beer/wine retail.
The Independent Ice Company (website, facebook, instagram) opened Saturday night serving a list of house cocktails, whiskey flights and with an extensive bottle list of whiskeys, bourbons, scotches, and ryes.
Independent Ice is located at 52 Wharf Street and will be open Sunday at 4pm. They’ll be closed Monday and will reopen Tuesday when they hope to have their kitchen up and full food menu available
“I’ve always kept my eyes open for potential expansion opportunities but was waiting for a location to really grab me and this one did. We had decided a while ago that any new Bob’s would need to be in a standalone building and this spot in Portland stood prominently and quaintly (as all clam shacks should), on the corner of five streets,” says Owner Michael Landgarten. “We are excited to continue revitalizing the East Bayside neighborhood and our team is definitely eager to grow, as proven by the explosion of energy and desire to go work in this new Bob’s outpost in Portland.”
Simply Vegan by Silly’s opened on Saturday. The 9-seat cafe and market is located at 68 Washington Ave where they serve a menu of vegan soups, toasts, salads, sandwiches and drinks, as well as Silly’s vegan Triple Layer Chocolate Cake.
Simply Vegan by Silly’s also has Silly’s foods, sauces, meals and baked goods available for takeout.