Portland Food Map has new info on two Portland locations under construction. The first, Dutch's, is taking over 28 Preble Street, the former home of Down Home Cookin', which closed in May. Named for owner Ian Dutch, the restaurant will serve breakfast and lunch with a possible tagline of "If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much." See the Facebook or Instagram pages for plenty of coming-soon test images, including a Crispy Chicken Sandwich with "Red Pepper Jelly, Bacon Cheddar, Romaine Lettuce," an Egg Salad Sandwich with "Arugula, Tapenade, Potato Bun," and a Braised Beef Sandwich with "Red Wine Braised Beef, mashed Potato, Crispy Onions, Dutch Crunch." Dutch Crunch will be one of the restaurant's "signature house made breads."
The second, Makara's Market, which actually reopened at 1100 Brighton Avenue in early July, is the reincarnation of Mittapheap Market. Owner Makara Meng, a genocide survivor of Cambodia, closed the new Makara's for a few weeks while moving houses. She is now seeking $6,500 on IndieGoGo for signs, banners, flyers, initial cost of inventory, and a new to-go kitchen. Meng sees the market as more than just an international grocer, but rather as a community center and "a place of refuge for Portland's newest arrivals." The crowdfunding campaign ends September 19.
· Under Construction: Dutch's [PFM]
· Under Construction: Makara's Market [PFM]
· Save Makara's Market! [IndieGoGo]
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