Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dining out or staying in? Either way, new businesses around the state can help!

This week's edition of Around the State is filled with great options for those who like to cook their own dinner, as well as those who could use a night off from kitchen duty.

Stores and goods for the home diner:
  • Gabberts General Store opened in Myrtle Creek. It sells organic food, jewelry, and other crafts for sale on consignment. The News-Review, 7-25-10
  • Olene Store opened on Highway 140 near Klamath Falls. It offers groceries as well as gasoline and diesel fuel. Herald and News, 7-11-10
  • Shearer's Foods in Hermiston will undergo an $18-million expansion that will add 140,000 square feet to its snack food plant. Construction should be completed by next winter. It will add 50 workers as it starts production of kettle fries. East Oregonian, 7-25-10
  • Hummingbird Wholesale, a distributor of organic foods in Eugene, will expand to a 24,000-square-foot location. It employs 21 workers and plans to add at least two more. Register-Guard, 7-25-10
For an evening out:
  • The Irish Table restaurant opened in Cannon Beach. It employs 12 people. Cannon Beach Gazette, 7-22-10
  • The Fremont Inn in Lakeview opened a restaurant and lounge. It hired five people. Lake County Examiner, 7-17-10
  • Two brew pubs - Hair of the Dog Brewery and Tasting Room and Cascade Brewing Barrel House - will open in southeast Portland. The Oregonian, 7-16-10
  • McMenamins will build a 5,000-square-foot restaurant in Wilsonville. Wilsonville Spokesman, 7-27-10
  • Hawaiian Time Cafe will open two locations in south Salem and one in west Salem. Portland Business Journal, 7-23-10
Read about even more new places to visit, including The Electric Cave, Helium Comedy Club, and the Funky Munky Urban Consignment Boutique by reading the full issue.

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